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Shiva watch

The look of the god, plus the time.
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I was reading about the rolex stealing problem. The problem is that watches are detachable. They need to be more like a prosthetic hip or a breast implant. Only a few bones are close enough to the skin to implant a watch and have it be visible. The forehead is one such bone. The watch could be implanted such that a standard watch face faces out from the forehead, which would be a striking look. The problem is that the skin might get infected where the posts went through, which would spoil the Shivaness of it (unless it turned blue).

Better would be a watch completely under the skin, like a pacemaker. It would glow visibly through the skin. A full circle would be noon or midnight, and as time advanced, an increasing pie slice would be dark, until at 1150 only a sliver would remain.

The Shiva watch could either have an automatic motion driven rewinder, or be charged from an external inducer like a pacemaker.

bungston, Nov 14 2002

Shiva http://www.hindudevotion.com/shiv3.gif
in all his groovy glory [bungston, Oct 04 2004]

Larry Niven http://www.larryniv...loak_of_anarchy.htm
One of the characters has an implanted watch. [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]


       view it with your third eye? trouble is by viewing from the back (i.e. from the inside) - it would read the wrong time.
po, Nov 14 2002

       You could make the display mirror - image. When you want to know what time it is, simply find a mirror.   

       I thought this was going to be an idea to organize some sort of lookout post for Hindu Deities.
snarfyguy, Nov 14 2002

       Despite the fishbones, I like these comments a lot. Snarf, you have a croissant held in trust for when you write up the Lookout Post idea.
bungston, Nov 15 2002

       // Better would be a watch completely under the skin, like a pacemaker. It would glow visibly through the skin. //   

       This is half-baked in a sci-fi story - "The Park", maybe ? One if the characters has a timepiece implanted under the skin of his wrist.
8th of 7, Nov 15 2002

       Couldn't find a link yet, but the latest Popular Science lists a technology for morphing tattoos using some sort of implant.
RayfordSteele, Sep 17 2003

       How about the Ganesh watch? Eight hands!
n-pearson, Sep 17 2003

       [n-pearson], that's exactly what came to mind for me when I read the title.
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 17 2003

       Jive, let's start a company then: Second Hand Watches.
n-pearson, Sep 17 2003

       Tee hee!
jivetalkinrobot, Sep 17 2003

       The display could be made up of bumps protruding and retracting from your forehead to create a dot-matrix image of the time, in reverse. You give yourself a good solid dope slap with the heel of your hand, then read the time in the divots left in your skin. Other people could avoid asking you if you have the time, and just give you a dope slap and see for themselves.
oxen crossing, Sep 17 2003

       I like the underskin glow idea.
sartep, Sep 17 2003

       It was also halfbaked on Arthur C. Clarke's "The Light From Other Days" I think. Well, sort of, because what they used were glow in the dark tatoos, if I remember it correctly. I would absolutely want one.
PauloSargaco, Sep 18 2003

       When I read the title, I assumed this was going to be some sort of vigilante group, on the lookout for rogue Shivas.
hippo, Oct 08 2007

       //tatoos, if I remember it correctly. I would absolutely want one.// Just get "7:47pm" tattoed on one forearm, and "8:23pm" on the other. If you get your timing right, that gives you two chances per day to amaze and impress your friends.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 08 2007

       Not so sure that your links are much more than adverts for selling watches [ram1367] - Links only [marked-for-deletion].
xenzag, Oct 09 2007

       Hm. All that this ex-user ever posted were links to commercial UK sites vaguely in the general area of their host ideas. Sometimes he tried to tie them in with the specifics of the idea, usually not. Not one of them was actually on topic. (Hence the "ex-".)   

       There weren't many of them - only about six - and they were from different genres - carpet tiles to personalized license plates to, now, watches - and from different host providers. How very odd.
jutta, Oct 09 2007

       Maybe they were Ninjatisements.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 09 2007


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