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Feel the time... All the time...
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I have dozens of watches that have the tinny hourly chimes. Their alarms are not much of an improvement either... Especially when I have to get up early in the morn; a time when an unholy war wouldn't get a stir out of me.

Also, I have seen a few models of talking watches and clocks that can tell the time when the correct button is pressed; products like these are a great boon for our blind brethren.

This is where I think a watch that VIBRATES as well as sounds its bleeps will help. Strong vibrators are already being implemented in the numerous models of cellular phones; so there is no reason why they can't be used in wristwatches also.

For the audibly challenged, the Vibra-Watch can serve the functions of Alarm, Countdown Timer (time-up alarm) and Hourly Chime.

For the Nothing-in-the-world-can-wake-me-up people, it *should* serve as an alarm more effectively. It may also liven up the last minute dreams a li'l bit!

And for the I-ironicaly-dont-have-the-time-to-see-the-time people, it serves as the shaking cuckoo bird that tells them they are on the top of the hour in a more substantial manner.

joker_of_the_deck, Apr 22 2003

"all purpose digital watch with a vibrating alarm" http://www.dynamic-...vibrating_watch.htm
[half, Oct 04 2004]


       Appears that it may be baked as proposed. (link)
half, Apr 22 2003

       So it seems... I'll keep the idea up for sometime (to justify all the typing that I did!) and then delete it. Sorry.
joker_of_the_deck, Apr 22 2003

       Oh no!!! Hold on a minute! That site disclaims the propensity of their watch to be used as a Wake-Up alarm! Seems like I stumbled on the right path after all! No more plans of deleting the idea!
joker_of_the_deck, Apr 22 2003

       //serve as an alarm more effectively//   

       Nokia mobile phones vibrate when the alarm goes off.   


       I remember seeing a $200,000 Parmagiani Fleurier minute repeater that worked on the same principle. A classically styled quartz watch such as you describe would be able to achive the same for about $20.   

       1,000,000% saving? Croissant!
FloridaManatee, Apr 22 2003


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