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gas wristwatch

a wristwatch that has its movement powered by gasoline engine
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wouldn't be great to see the inner workings of a gasolin engine inside a watch. Just develop a micro two cylinder gasoline engine(preferably from transparent materials) inside a watch to generate more than adequate power needed to move a watch, we'll have a computer handle the accuracy of the watch. Then eventually develop a 4,6,8,12 cylinder version, and have a little gas knob to rev up the engine at will.
romanmar, Aug 05 2004

at first i m-f-d'd this for magic http://www.economis...fm?story_id=1020811
i apologize *eats crow* [xclamp, Oct 04 2004]

Not quite the idea but impressive . . . http://www.gizmodo....terpiece-015710.php
Bring money. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004]

It's not internal combustion http://www.nsti.org...te+University%2C+US
but having a watch that ran off body heat would sell. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 04 2004]

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       I'm sure you can eliminate the burning of my wrist, so croissant!
swimr, Aug 05 2004
  

       //Just develop a micro two cylinder gasoline engine(preferably from transparent materials) inside a watch//   

       is that all then? no problemo, simple enough. wait. how we gonna do that then? (link)   

       very nice [romanmar]. (+)
xclamp, Aug 06 2004
  

       While the idea of a miniature two cylinder engine is appealing, surely it would deliver entirely the wrong kind of power for a watch (seeing as that requires tiny amounts of power over a very extended length of time).   

       Would be interesting to do something with a slowly leaking compressed gas watch, though.
DrCurry, Aug 06 2004
  

       i thought the same thing [DrCurry] but probably wouldn't be too far fetched to build in storage for the produced power. make a 'hybrid' electric/gas watch.
xclamp, Aug 06 2004
  

       no, wait, think about it. How much gas can an engine the size of a penny use? Probably not much.
swimr, Aug 06 2004
  

       I'd prefer a steam engine, but this is good enough.
angel, Aug 06 2004
  

       steam engine... now your talking. Your alarm could be a toot.
etherman, Aug 06 2004
  

       Exhaust gases issuing from your wrist, hmm, probably need to wear an extended sleeve or glove.   

       Still, stoking your wrist watch with a little coal shovel could be interesting...   

       How about rocket fuel?
WYBloke, Aug 06 2004
  

       Looking forward to seeing the posting of the gasoline powered, two-cylinder, two-stroke, turbocharged pacemaker. Octane 92 or higher is advised.
normzone, Aug 06 2004
  

       I want to see a stirling engine powered wristwatch.
Freefall, Aug 06 2004
  

       vroom vroooooom. [+]
Machiavelli, Aug 06 2004
  

       Super idea. Great links. [+]
bpilot, Aug 07 2004
  

       Rods: or a gas-powered search engine.
DrCurry, Aug 07 2004
  

       again the same thing-voting in favour of such ideas . where is the real innovative part ?   

       Very high temperatures are involved in gasoline powered engines. Better choices would be Kalina Cycle Based system or ORC which work at much lower temperature. But these would also require micro heat rejection systems.
vedarshi, Aug 07 2004
  

       [verdashi]There far better choices than whatever you have proposed, and that's the current mechanisms you can find in an everyday watch. The purpose of this watch is to cater to people who love cars, and/or fascinated with automotive technology. I've included a knob in the description to rev up the engine, which would have no practical applications other than aesthetic.
romanmar, Aug 08 2004
  

       [romanmar]//There far better choices than whatever you have proposed, and that's the current mechanisms you can find in an everyday watch//   

       it is really amazing that not very old patented Kalina technology has already found its way even inside a watch. i would certainly buy one if i find.
vedarshi, Aug 08 2004
  
      
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