Here at The Watch Lounge we are introducing a new weekly segment called “Weird Watch Wednesday”, a tongue in cheek look at some of the more ‘interesting’ watch creations out there at the moment. To kick off the inaugaural post for this segment I have selected a watch whose sole purpose seems to be to make it as confusing as possible to read the time. The Singularity LED Watch.
How It Works?
This is a very good question and one which needs many hours of patient instruction and practice to answer. Essentially the watch displays the time and date in vertical and horizontal columns. Sounds simple enough but in reality this is far from true. To bring the screen to life you need to press the display button on the right side of the timepiece. You are rewarded with a myriad, albeit confusing, litany of colors.
As you would expect from a geek inspired watch the time and date is show in binary code. There are two different modes to enable you to differentiate between the time and date. In Time mode, the vertical column represents hour information in binary code. The horizontal row represents minute information also in binary code. In Date mode, the vertical column represents the month, and the horizontal row represents the day of the month, in binary code. See below for a graphic representation of how this is supposed to work:
Its up to whether you want the watch to display the time randomly (every 10 minutes or so) or only show the time when you tap the button.
The Final Word
As strange and confusing as this watch is for the $25 odd dollars it sells for it could make a pretty cool novelty gift for someone you very much dislike. Once you get the hang of it reading the time and date becomes less challenging but still somewhat confusing and I can’t imagine the lifespan of this piece would be too long. Especially when you consider that all you need is for one LED to fail and then the watch is useless.
Make sure you tune in next week for our next instalment of ‘Weird Watch Wednesday’ and if you have suggestions for weird watches you would like me to write about on the site please feel free to contact me and let me know!
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