Klokers Klok-02: A Travel Watch by the Hour

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For the frequent flyer, one of the most tedious tasks can be resetting your clocks to the correct time zone. But while most phones and laptops can be updated with a simple touch or click, the old-fashioned wrist watch always makes the process a chore. The usual method is especially irksome because the only hand that needs to be adjusted is hour hand, as most areas of the world have the same minutes and seconds. For years the best solution has been watches with multiple clocks on the face, but this leads to minuscule markings that in a hurry are hard to read.

Its unique face design shows the minutes and seconds within an upper semicircle

Understanding this dilemma, the designers at Klokers have created a novel solution in the form of the Klok-02 Watch. Its unique face design shows the minutes and seconds within an upper semicircle, marked by a visibly striking pair of a circle for the minutes and arrow for the seconds. The hour is then housed in a faux leather case, displaying the number next to the abbreviated city associated with the time zone (e.g. LON for London). This approach makes switching times a breeze, as only the hours need to be adjusted. Plus, the added convenience of listing a city in the time zone helps a jet-lagged traveler ensure they are not making a mistake that could cost them their punctuality. The whole thing is powered by a Swiss movement, and comes with a genuine leather bracelet to match the case. It’s a clever idea, and gives a fresh look to the classic design of a travel watch without sacrificing legibility or style.

 

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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