Incredible and unaffordable solar system wristwatch with orbiting planets


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/05/incredible-and-unaffordable-so.html


#2

So what is the shooting star? Halley’s comet? A minute hand?


#3

If I had a few hundred thousand to spare, I’d love to have my own li’l wrist-orrery! Plus, it tells time, so, you know, bonus.


#4

I’d actually have a slight preference for a geocentric version that would show you where the planets were in the sky rather than how far around the Sun they were.


#5

How much is the app for my smart watch?


#6

In my books, if it doesn’t have Pluto it ain’t worth shit.


#7

Can it track Elon’s roadster?


#8

If I won a couple of millions in a lottery, I’d be very tempted to get that watch, or something similar. :slight_smile:


#9

That would cost a bit more, with the complication of making gear trains that simulate the retrograde motion.


#10

Don’t you know that you are?


#11

Speaking of complications, you’ve helpfully provided the segue to my post.


#12

I love wristwatches.

This is a really neat video with minute repeaters -


#13

It’s so much money for a watch, but the craftsmanship commands awe.
Here’s a really good video of the making of a different high-end watch:


#14

shut-up-and-take-my-money-o|nullxnull

Sees price of over $200,000…

kevin-durant-save-dat-money


#15

Fairly trivial to do with a smart watch I would think.


#16

Here’s a similar but less pricey option


#17

*longer if you forget to wind it


#18

can i get instead an Antikythera device for the wrist? how about that? Archimedes can knock one together for lots less, Im thinking.

Van Cleef and Arpels, blech, i have pseudofrench levels of disdain for this crackerjack box pseudo-nerdbait.


#19

I think I’ll stick with my casio, thanks


#20

This one is a dollar. It’s almost the same I think.