|How long does the battery last?
||The battery lasts at least four months with daily use.
It ought to be replaced every year even if the watch is not used regularly,
as the timekeeping logic does use up the battery.
|Will the case scratch easily?
||No, the case is hard-anodized aluminum. I've been wearing the watch
that's pictured on the website daily for over 5 years, and it has just a few
tiny specks of bare metal showing through the black.
|What about broken tubes?
||The tubes may break if the watch is dropped on a hard surface.
I will replace the tubes for $10 each plus return postage.
|Is the face crystal tough?
||I've banged my watch against all sorts of stuff and only
scratched the crystal a couple times. The only broken one I've seen was on
a watch that The Woz wore while playing Segway polo.
|Can I take the Nixie watch on an airplane?
||I haven't had any reports of people having trouble getting through
airport screening while wearing a Nixie watch. All the internal components are
readily visible to the security personnel, so it's easy to inspect.
|Will you sell me a kit or the bare PC board or the case?
||Sorry, I only sell assembled and tested watches.
The parts only play well with each other. Also, I don't have time to provide
kits or assistance to the DIYer.
|Do you work with dealers?
||Sorry, I am not looking for dealers or resellers.
I'm selling all the watches I can build, just through this website.
This may change in the future; if so, I'll change this FAQ.
|How big is Cathode Corner?
||Cathode Corner is just myself, who also has a wife and kids and a
part-time job at the local University. I'm responsible for R&D, purchasing, shipping and
everything in between. So if I take a while to get back to you, feel free
to send a reminder email.