Modernizing the Pocket Watch

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  1. pc747

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    When you think pocket watch you think antique, classy, but with smart watches on the scene why not try and put a new spin on the pocket watch. Though the watch is running Firefox OS, I think it looks intriguing. Be interesting to see if a company decide to make an android version of the pocket watch.
     
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    I like that idea. You could put a bigger screen and bigger battery without it affecting the aesthetics too much since a pocket watch was already traditionally larger than a regular watch and many already carry their phones in their pockets BUT it would NEED standalone capability or it'd just be pulling a smaller phone out of the pocket, no reason to carry both just to check notifications or speak a message. A 2"+ screen would be feasible and make it much more useful to the elder crowd that actually remembers pocket watches.

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    LOL, hipster device. Also totally agree with Mountainbikermark, whats the difference of just using your phone?
     
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    It would be cool to have on the coffee table, but it is too large to tote around all day. Make a smaller version that clips to your belt loop and I would consider it. Did y'all hear the price? "Just under the price of an unlocked phone like the iPhone." Ouch.
     
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    I didn't look at the video because it'll never take off. I'm reading a book, "the 11th commandment" where in the distant future they use a device called an "omnipalm" that is a combination phone (as phones go in the future, more like ptt) a pda, a secure communication for business, regular for personal calls that is tied into a micro chip inside the eyelid for visual display of the web, email (as email hours in the future) , etc. Now that is even better than the earpiece Will Smith wore in I Robot that was basically a Bluetooth earpiece but tethered to the web instead of a phone.
    What that pocket watch will be used for is what will keep it from taking off imo. It's time to move forward from the smartphone to the next level.

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    For that one yes but I was more interested in the concept than that particular product. The product in the op runs on Firefox OS. But Ollie you are right in if they drop the size a bit, drop the price, add a way to clip it to a belt,(and I'll add) use more premium material and design it to look even more like the classic pocket watch and they may have a niche market.
     
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    I like the concept as well. It looks pretty cool. It needs a down sizing though.
     
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