We are all very familiar with the name Tesla; not just the American automaker but the inventor himself. The Serbian American inventor, Nikola Tesla was well known for his contribution in designing the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system and plenty of other inventions like the “Tesla coil” (which is still widely used in radio technology today). And obviously, he is one of the inspirations for Tesla Motors, Inc. because of his invention of the electric motor. Needless to say, it is only fitting for the automaker to create a constant reminder of how this man has changed the world in a lot of ways.
Now, Tesla Motors only produces cars but various apparels related to the manufacturer appeared... this time, a watch. It’s not just some ordinary wrist watch because it brings out the inner geek in us. Thecoolest watch you’ll ever see – the Tesla Watch. No, it does not shoot aliens and neither does it come with a time machine but it sort of looks like it time travelled because of its steampunk design.
For non-geeks who do not know what “steampunk” is, here’s a bit of a background for you. “Steampunk” is a science fiction sub-genre that is mainly depicted by gears and steam powered machinery inspired by the 19th century industrialized Western civilization. Now moving on with our discussion of the Tesla watch, it will surely captivate geeks and steampunk fashionistas alike because the watch features gears and switches that are very much steampunk.
This analog chronometer watch has a weathered-brass look on the metal and comes with ornamental winding wings, a stainless steel case, a glass covering and a leather strap (where you can also store the winding wings). What make the watch even cooler are the two faux vacuum tubes on the upper part which is lit up by red LED lights.
These standout faux vacuum tubes are what make it a tribute to Nikola Tesla. It’s not just an ornament like some toy watch but it comes in handy with its clear numbers and a chronometer used to determine celestial navigation and longitude, perfect for travellers.
However, caution must be practiced as the Tesla watch is not waterproof and neither is it water resistant. The Tesla watch is sold by ThinkGeek website at a low price of only $59.99. It is a perfect gift for family and friends (and even for yourself!) because it comes with a matching tin. It is very attractive because of its antique classic design with a bit of a steampunk kick.
The Tesla watch is a creative way of paying tribute to the man who has worked hard in order to change the world. Way to go! And by that we mean both the automaker and the inventor.