Thursday, February 08, 2007

Slide Rule Watch

Most circular slide rules on watches were for aviation use, and have "60" at the twelve o'clock position on the D-scale. The Ikopod Megapod by Marc Newson has "1" at the twelve o'clock position, making it better for general arithmetic use. Very nice watch, but expensive at almost $4,000.

For an affordable slide rule watch, I recommend Citizen. I've worn a Citizen Navihawk for the last 8 years, and if I lost it I would buy the Skyhawk. The Skyhawk retails for ~$400, but the street price is almost half that. The watch is well made, the bezel has just the right amount of friction, and it never needs a battery.

Thanks Retro Thing

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