Sep 10, 2006
Tim and Tom discuss the origin, design, and use of wristwatches.
Due to their function as fashion accessories as well as timepieces,
wristwatch designs are extraordinarily diverse. The guys discuss
very different examples from their personal collections, and Tim
fondly reminisces about the most usable feature he ever had in a
watch: tritium backlighting, which required no power and no
button-pressing to use.
NEWS FLASH: apparently tritium watches are still made, although Tim still wonders why they aren't common. See Fred's excellent Luminox review at GeekHideout --he's a tritium fan as passionate as Tim, which we didn't think possible.
Citizen's website explains Eco-Drive (if you can get their site to work).
And here's a
tangentially related article about the percentage of
left-handed people in various cultures. Interesting how it varies
so widely...email us if you have a theory or a comment on designing
for this segment of a population.
Finally, house band Peter Grey sings Fade.