FORUM

Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Stylish Timepiece Originally Intended for the Blind
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
December 8, 2018 - 2:47 pm
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 1107
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

There may be some interest in an inexpensive watch I use that was originally intended for use by the blind.  It is called the Eone Bradley Timepiece.  It has a titanium body and utilizes two captured ball bearings as a substitute for the conventional clock hands.350FABCB-654A-489A-B9A0-0AE6E2232F06.jpegB522E6D2-CE97-46E1-A082-9875B2E2003A.jpeg

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

Avatar
Gordon Shumway
London, England
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 3:02 am
Member Since: August 1, 2016
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I like it.

But I wouldn't describe it as inexpensive.

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

Avatar
bocaholly
Boca Raton, Florida
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 7:30 am
Member Since: July 8, 2018
Forum Posts: 639
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

That does qualify as titanium jewelry ... very cool!

Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 11:03 am
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 1107
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A clarification regarding price.  About $150 and up on eBay (less 15% if you wait eBay out on one of their code word for the day sales, which I like to do) and about $250 and up on Amazon.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

Avatar
Gordon Shumway
London, England
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 11:43 am
Member Since: August 1, 2016
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yeah, Amazon should be avoided if possible.

I while back I bought a Shure SM57 on Ebay, but it was a fake, so I got a refund and bought a genuine one from one of Shure's recommended stockists.

Then someone recommended a pair of Neumann mics. Cheapest on Amazon was £1,700 the pair, so I bookmarked them, in order to look again when I had won the Lotto.

Then a while later, I wondered if my Shure-recommended stockist sold them. Yep, £1,000 the pair! It will still need a Lotto win, but the price difference is interesting.

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

Avatar
Irv
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 12:09 pm
Member Since: December 23, 2017
Forum Posts: 1107
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

For books and CDs, I check both sites since it can go either way.  Amazon has a more sophisticated computer system IMO.  I like to purchase Knilling pegs from the Amazon Warehouse deals.  I found that once you put them in your cart, the price never continues down.  

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.         —Frank Zappa

Experience is a difficult teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after.

Avatar
Gordon Shumway
London, England
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 9, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Member Since: August 1, 2016
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Irv said
I check both sites since it can go either way.

Absolutely - people always tell me to use Abebooks, but I find Amazon comes up trumps about 10 times as often as Abebooks.

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 231
Currently Online: Fiddlerman, bocaholly
148
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today vitthal36
Upcoming freesbee, paulinefiddle, estudy, oneloudmime, MsJoy, augustoad, Ripton, Space., Mirrim9999, loveluach, husseinHr, reedc83, Guido
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2673
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Kevin M.: 1969
damfino: 1913
cdennyb: 1814
TerryT: 1726
Ferret: 1575
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 2
Members: 22783
Moderators: 0
Admins: 8
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 58
Topics: 7847
Posts: 98012
Newest Members:
josephqr60, Walterwew, Georgesnish, meaganbv16, Heidiblume, ERRoger
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 14417, KindaScratchy: 1735, coolpinkone: 4168, BillyG: 2907, MrsFiddlerman: 1, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, SimplePressHelp: 0, peopleshost: 0