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A wristwatch with no hands or numbers, just
the word "Now" in large letters on the face.
Wristwatch of the aeons
[Voice, Apr 16 2021]
Halfbakery: Shifty Watch
Similar to [pocmloc] and [hippo]'s musings about watches that react to being looked at. [zen_tom, Apr 20 2021]
||[Voice] Oh no! This pseudo-Zen idea is baked by [zen_tom]'s
annotation on your Zen-ish idea. I'm going to be very Zen
about it though and return the bits that make up this idea
to whence they came... [marked-for-expiry]
||Several years ago I made a piece of work in the
form of a retracting inch tape, that was calibrated
along its length with the words "more" and "less"
||It scores at least a triple zen-conjunction and as such the
idea would appear to be at one with itself [+]
||Being that the idea is in regards to timelessness, feel free,
[hippo] to delete it never. Or then, or now. Ommm
||A faux watch face on a fob case.
||The watch has a normal face and tells the time accurately to the nearest second (perhaps calibrated by the radio signals to ensure accuracy). However there is a tiny camera with image recognition generic algorithms which detects when you are looking at the watch, upon which detection the face goes completely blank and remains blank until you look away.
||[pocmloc] That's good - you should post that as a separate
idea. A variant of your idea would be a watch on which the
time changed slightly when being viewed. This would be
marketed as the "Quantum Watch", the point being that, like
a subatomic particle, the act of observing it changes the
state of the thing.
||That would be a very suspicious feeling, [hippo] if every time
you looked at it the bloody thing pretended to bei doing
something else. It would be very Sus indeed. I'd call it a Sus-
Qua-Watch. (But I do have big feet)