Most watches are boring, these five are not. You’ll find the Just-in-Time, slot machine watch, and more in this geeky feature.
5. Slot Machine Watch
Yes, Girard-Perragaux’s latest watch actually has a built-in slot machine. Unfortunately, the price has not yet been announced, but expect to shell out $10k+ for this masterpiece.
In addition to the usual crown, the right side of the case has a small handle that can be pulled to set the reels in motion, Luxist says. (Three bells in a row denotes a jackpot, FYI.) The unique 18k timepiece even has a hammer that strikes a small gong while they’re spinning, creating a mini-casino atmosphere
4. Sony Ericsson MBW-100
This Bluetooth watch is capable of displaying caller ID, text messages, etc. and allows you to control your cell phone’s music player via the buttons on its side. [Source]
3. Aigo F029
The Aigo F029 PMP watch features a 160 x 128 OLED display, 512MB or 1GB of memory, and a mini-USB 2.0 port. Supported media formats include MP3, WMA (DRM), MPEG-4, XviD, and AVI. [Source]
2. Pong Watch
Designed by John Maushammer, this watch features a 1.2-inch 96×64 yellow-and-white OLED display and a rechargeable battery.
I succeeded in compressing all the electronics for this watch in to a 10mm-thick case. The 96×64 OLED display runs continuously – unlike older LED watches, there is no need to press a button to see the time. Battery life is 25 hours, so recharging is done every night
Designed by Martin Frey, the JIT (Just-in-Time) watch “can use GPS to know where you are, when and where your next appointment is, and when you should leave.” Additional image after the jump.
This way, the watch can quickly show you how much time is left until your appointment, how much time you have until you’re supposed to leave for your appointment, and how late you are if you haven’t already left. Sure, it might be a little bulky, and could probably use a few months / years of polish before it’s ready for market, but we want one now