The Old Cathode Corner Nixie Watch is the perfect way to show your retro-geek cred. It is a two-digit wristwatch using Nixie tubes, a forty-year-old display technology that is delightfully easy to read.
The watch requires no button-pushing to operate. Just hold the watch at your standard viewing angle, and the hours, then the minutes, will appear in perfectly-formed, 14mm tall, glowing orange digits.
It is water resistant and rugged. The case is machined from aircraft aluminum and hard anodized to handle years of abuse and still look great.
What they're saying
“A timepiece such as this could make grown geeks cry.”
“If I wanted to buy a watch that guaranteed I would never get laid, I certainly wouldn't have to spend that much on it.”
—random Slashdot comment
“I would have loved to have invented that.”
—Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
|Status||I am now building the old style, round Nixie Watches.
If you order a watch now, I will ship it within two weeks of receiving the order.
Click here to buy a Nixie watch.
I am also working on a new design, which is here. It's not complete yet.