The Tesla Watch is a new chronometer by ThinkGeek that is sure to delight any steampunk fan. For those not familiar with the term, steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that focuses on industrial steam-powered machinery–some have referred to steampunk as Neo-Victorian in style.
This particular watch was inspired by Nikola Tesla, an inventor who is best known for his contributions to the alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
The highlights of this design are the two faux vacuum tubes with red LEDs that you can turn on and off with the flick of a switch. Everybody will want to ask you what time it is so they can see your watch. The watch features a worn-out brass look and a leather strap.
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Here’s some specs on the watch:
- Steampunk-styled Tesla analog watch
- Weathered-brass look on metal findings plus leather strap
- Japanese movement
- 2 light-up vacuum tube-style LEDs on top
- Ornamental winding keys
- Not water resistant
- Batteries: SR626SW (minutes/hour), SR521SW (seconds), and CR2032 (LEDs) button cell batteries (included)
- Dimensions: Watch face 1″ diameter, total face 1.6″ diameter, 2.7″ tall including vacuum tubes
- Strap 1.2″ wide, fits a wrist 6.75″ to 8″