Wrist watch Tattoo

by Mark R

wristwatch-tattooI don’t know if this next product is some sort of joke, but it feels like a sick one. If the photo to the left here was a video, you might see what I am talking about.

What you see in the picture is not some guy with a stamp of “01:35” on his wrist, but those numbers change as time goes by.

Yes, this is a wristwatch that is somehow implanted onto your wrist. It uses the natural kinetic energy for power, and it uses a wireless signal to sync up to an external clock to make certain your wrist is always on time.

So this an electric tattoo of a watch that is always there, no matter what. It is even planned to have the numbers glow when you hold your wrist up to view the time. I can’t help but wonder if this guy has the month and day on his left wrist.

Okay, I personally think that a device like this is some kind of unnatural relationship between technology and humanity. I mean, we’re not far off from Borg technology with something like this. It reminds me of a weird tattoo that Russell Crowe received in A Beautiful Mind.

However, I will let you, the readers, decide that. Leave a comment if you think this is an aberration of nature or just another advancement in technology.


19 reviews or comments

Nick Says: July 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

I think its a fake

Bubba7 Says: July 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm

If it is real, which I doubt, a slight advancement in display tech, as you still need the external clock for time sync. Now, if this had its own internal sync it would be an improvement.

My next question is: features? Stopwatch? Night Light? Alarm? Otherwise, what is the benefit of having this attached besides always knowing what time it is? Or am I wrong?

But now, when someone invents this as a fully internal HUD, call me, yea?

gary Says: July 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Super fake. There would be an obvious lump under his skin. You can see his veins through the numbers. So unless they created see-through electronics while I wasn’t looking, this guy or really hairy chick should get an epic slap to the mouth. Concepts are ok, as long as you are touting them as such. But, super obvious fake stuff makes me mad.
Other faults:

It wouldn’t be black, it would have to be illuminated by something(Radium(harmfully radioactive), Tritium, Phosphorus, a laser).

Kinetic watches don’t provide electricity they manually wind your watch.

You would have a giant lump under your skin from the lcd.

Your body can act as a battery, due to the ph, but it would be very hot(and I am pretty sure having a skin watch wouldn’t be worth having the feeling of someone putting a cigerette out on your wrist perpetually).

People are made of water, so having bare electronics under your skin would short them out(then you would just have a gross lump under your skin)

There are very few inert materials that can be inserted under the skin and not be rejected by your body. That is why piercings have to go through fleshy tissue and not just skin. Imagine a splinter the size of a watch being rejected by your body. So, instead of a cool watch, you would have a seeping, possibly infected wound.

But hey, what do I know. Guess, I’m just not rich enough to pay the price for cool.

Miriah Katz Says: July 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

seems that if this product was real there would be a link to where to get it or more information about it, or at least some information about who developed it and where. that’s in other coolest gadget posts. so, don’t expect to be believed, and why are you wasting people’s time with stuff like this?

Aliza G Says: July 10, 2009 at 8:00 pm

But….what if you move to different time zone???? What about daylight savings time? How would you turn your clock back? By walking backwards?

Michael Says: July 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm


Chris Says: July 11, 2009 at 1:45 am

Its a fake you bad journo’s. Anyone can see its been photoshopped….duh!

Viper the mystery cook Says: July 11, 2009 at 8:58 am

I’m tempted to think this is actually real

Jan Shelton Says: July 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Personally I love the watch. I’m tired of spending my money on watches. Think of the reactions you’ll get when someone asks you for the time. This is one I would buy.

angel Says: July 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm

whAt is the advantage of this invention?

Another David Says: July 12, 2009 at 9:01 am

oh come on, it doesn’t even crease with his wrist! fake fake fake fake fake. i could have done a better job in ms paint.

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ak Says: August 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm

it is real, just not an implant. if you look closely, you’ll see that it’s a very thin clear material with simple digital numbers. energy-wise, it would be very low-consumption so any little bit of energy it is designed to use should easily power such a small/simple function.

Aklestes Says: September 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

Now when they invent moving tribal style designs that can snake around the body at the users will, call me.

money Says: February 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm


Zero Says: May 27, 2010 at 11:42 am

The dumbest idea in the world ever!

Phoghat Says: May 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

I’m pretty sure it’s a fake, but the idea has been around in countless SF stories. Someday, it will happen, only question is when.

Nigel Says: January 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

Clearly fake but I would like one when they are available

Doc Win Says: June 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm

This is very real!!!! Look up smart skin and e-ink. put those two together and you’ve got this. Trust me, we’ve been experimenting on this for some time now.

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