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    Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    Swiss watchmaker Romain Jerome just launched the "Day & Night watch. The watch won’t tell you what time it is. . But it does tell you whether it’s day or night.

    As the company’s Web site boasts: “With no display for the hours, minutes or seconds, the Day&Night offers a new way of measuring time, splitting the universe of time into two fundamentally opposing sections: day versus night.”

    The watch is made in part with steel salvaged from the sunken Titanic, along with material from the shipyard where it was built.

    The watch retails for $300,000. And here’s the best part: The watch sold out within 48 hours of its launch and there is a two and one half year wait on new orders.

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    Watch without time is a hit at luxury trade fair | Lifestyle | Living | Reuters


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I want to punch somebody now.


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    maybe in alaska this will be a hit. most other places we tell simply by the position of the sun.


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I've always had problems telling if it's day or night. Finally something to solve my problem.


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    well, I guess I would argue that it's not really a watch then...

    What's next? A compass that doesn't tell direction? A hawk football player that doesn't go to prison?



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I am so mad at myself for not thinking of this earlier than this guy!



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I just don't get it. That just blew my mind.



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    This is called a braclet... Not a watch.



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I call it "The Window."


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    This does nothing useful and costs as much as a house. Seriously people...


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    Did they blow the whole budget on that recycled Titanic steel and not have anything left for a time mechanism ?




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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    He's basically a lock for the Nobel Prize. He granted the gift of discernment between day and night.



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    i think i saw glen dorsey wearing one of those at the draft. i dont know if it was made from metal of the titanic tho, it looked more like big diamonds.



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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    Honestly, the fact that it's completely useless makes it much, much more valuable to some people.

    I found a great place to get real cheap high quality tools. I go to these antique stores, and if a tool is still "useful" it is generally found in the back of the store, in a box for 25 cents.

    But if a tool as rotted/rusted away and is no good for anything, it is in the window, priced at $3000. I bought a bunch of block planes for $1 and $2 using this method, as well as some very nice antique Craftsman and Crosley wrenches.


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    Re: Watches are now being sold that don't tell the time

    I'm gonna invent a machine that tells you if you're alive or not. LOL



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