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Space Watch

Out of this world timepiece
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A standard "speaking" watch, but when the button is pressed instead of saying "2:10pm", it says "Two, plus ten of your Earth minutes" thus giving the illusion that the watch comes from outer space.
Micky Dread, Nov 23 2002

The Day The Earth Stood Still http://www.cofc.edu/~marcellm/edsssnd.htm
Sound bites. [dalek, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       rep cha'maH
po, Nov 23 2002

       Well, I suppose it could tell the time in "Nimonian", so instead of saying "2:10pm" it would say "narccrht, trouckda graraght Earth kietsta" Unfortunately there is no Nimonian equivalent to the word Earth, so it has to say that part in English.
Micky Dread, Nov 23 2002

       Captain's log, stardate, 723.5. Or not. Apparently, my watch has stopped working, so now I'm going to have to find out what the stardate system is actually based on...
RayfordSteele, Nov 23 2002

       As Rods said but in light years, or "0.5902777 of your planet's rotation time."
FarmerJohn, Nov 24 2002

       We have come to visit you in a timepiece, and with goodwill
thumbwax, Nov 24 2002

       This all assumes your average space alien cares about our arbitrary division of the world into time zones.   

       Wouldn't they just use "100011 gazillion seconds since the big bang" or "Time for lunch" or other more relevant measures?
herilane, Nov 24 2002

       Can we have a voice of our choice please.
skinflaps, Nov 26 2002

       "Klaatu, Barrada, Nicto"
8th of 7, Nov 26 2002

       Klaatu, Barrada, Necktie?
DrBob, Nov 26 2002

       "The time is three sqruatkui - a Nimonian unit of time, similar to your earth hour - after midday."   

       God help us if it has a calendar function.
friendlyfire, Nov 26 2002

       It would tick every 3 * 10^8 metres.
Malakh, Nov 26 2002

       waugsqueke: according to my sources, "Klaatu Barada Nikto" is itself what you have to yell to prevent imminent destruction. (Though it's been a long time since I saw the film, so I cannot confirm that.)   

       [As an aside, it is thoroughly amazing that Google can correct the spelling of words in alien languages.]
dalek, Nov 26 2002

       I wanna be the first person on my block to own one. Croissant!
MrSheep, Nov 26 2002

       waugs, I always thought that "Deklato brosko" either meant "Careful man! You'll have someone's eye out with that thing!" or "Don't waste ammo on these puny earthlings, stupid!".

"Klaatu Barada Necktie" was used as a mispronounciation of the sacred words in 'Army of Darkness', thus leading to the raising of an army of undead. Recommended watching.
DrBob, Nov 27 2002

       Thinking about this, a watch that spoke the time in Klingon would be really cool. And you could have a button you could push to make it say "Now is a good time for someone else to die !".
8th of 7, Nov 27 2002

       "Two, plus ten of your Earth minutes" sounds unrealistic, since our hours are every bit as arbitrary as our minutes are. It should be more along the lines of "Two and one-sixth Terran hours", assuming it's AM, or "Fourteen and one-sixth Terran hours", assuming it's PM. That aside, I've never been much for themed things, and especially unrealisticaly or poorly done ones.
Tempest, Jul 19 2005


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