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LCD clock/watch displays are very cheap.
Why not make an overcoat that has a large LCD watch built into one cuff, protected in a tough rubberized surround ? No need to remove gloves, pull up sleeves, dig in pockets for phones - just look at your wrist.
It could have EL or LED backlighting, which
could be recharged from photovoltaic epaulettes.
Watch That's Sewn/Built Into Clothing
2005 [notexactly, Apr 12 2019]
||//Why not// well, perhaps because it would give the
appearance of having a large LCD watch built into your
overcoat? That in itself embodies several reasons.
||And naturally bluetooth to your phone so it would always
have the correct time and not need setting.
||As long as the all-up cost of the accessory adds no more than about USD $3 to the price of the coat, for the entry-level version.
||I think we have product liftoff. Somebody copyright
||//integral// spelling inserted.
An overcoat that changes form or density to the current time might be more advantageous.