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kleinbl00  ·  398 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The winner of the Mechanical Exception Prize at the 2017 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie:

    You could slap a GPS receiver in a digital watch and have something that still worked when you went on vacation.

Yours for $800.

    Gears are cool and all, but I think they passed the typewriters and cassette tapes but for rich people mark several miles back.

I mean, dude. It's over a million dollars and if you need the tides at two breaks, you have to buy another. You know that game where people find the stupidest thing they can run Linux on?

This is kind of like that but for insanely wealthy people.

(apropos of nothing, I love that guy's accent and hair, and I love that VC made a like $15m watch, quantity 1, by finding a rich dude and saying "dude you're rich we'll make you anything" and then calling the thing "57260")

FirebrandRoaring  ·  398 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are still fans of a mechanical calculator around.

Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame is one of them.

kleinbl00  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Adam Savage and I agree about a lot of stuff. We both own Yes watches, for example.

My uncle used to rally against guys who used Curtas. They were made fun of for carrying pepper grinders around but they won a lot. I've been following them off'n'on on eBay for 20 years now and they have yet to come down to my comfort level, but I certainly appreciate them.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    My uncle used to rally against guys who used Curtas.