Retro watch calls in for the time

Retro watch calls in for the time


When you think retro, you may think that you should depart from anything digital. While you don’t have to reach quite as far back as a sundial, this Japanese Retro Analog Watch is pretty darn close, as it doesn’t even display the time. Instead, you have to dial 117 on its face, just like you would on an old school telephone in Japan.

You see, between 1926 and 1989, you could pick up just about any telephone in the land of the rising sun, dial those magical three digits, and some unknown voice would tell you the time. The can be said here, except its in a robotic female voice. And you’ll probably need to understand Japanese (or at least your numbers).

Retro chic? Maybe. No word on price.