For most, what you wear on your wrist has stayed relatively the same, barring the most recent disruption to that trend with the advent of the smart watch. But ultimately, a watch stands for more than just time keeping or being another peripheral technology, they are symbolic of the wearer and what they do, similar in a way to how shoes are described by Forrest Gump. Different aesthetics, weather it be size, function, or color determine the character of a watch and reflect on the person wearing it.
But one thing remains fairly constant amongst watches, in that the overwhelming majority of them are some variation of the 12-hour dial, going around twice in one day and allowing the telling of time to the exact minute and second. But you have a phone for that, and a good majority of us wearing watches will still look at our phones for the time. So comes the question of why you still need a watch?
Wundrwatch looks to address that question, a new product whose Kickstarter campaign just launched today. This 24-hour, one-hand watch doesn't show you the exact time, but rather a general idea of what time it is (within 5 minutes or so). Their goal isn't to have you monitor the time to the second, but to appreciate the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day that need to be taken advantage of. The watch comes in silver with a white face or black on black, and can be paired with their beautiful tan suede strap or a sporty nato band, and the first 10 supporters of the campaign will get one their very own for free. Today is the official launch of the Wundrwatch fundraising, so get behind this great product and hopefully grab yourself a new time piece.
Remember the fact that watches are symbolic, they can stand for something much more than just keeping time. In this case, it can remind us that we need to make the most of the time we have, not just keep track of it.