When the apocalypse finally arrives, those with the booksmarts will be the upperymen. Maybe somebody you know will be the readerwriter and maybe somebody you know will learn how to make the brandywine and maybe you’ll have a bakerman among you but who will be the mather?
The mather will be the one with the Slide Rule watch from Caliper, and friends, the mather can be you. This mechanical watch runs a Miyota 82S0 automatic movement and features a unique slide rule bezel that lets you multiply and divide even if all electric everywhere goes dead shapes and you and your tribe have to hide from the Face Eaters in an old mall.
- The First Production Tesla Model 3 Rolls Off the Line | Crunch Report
How does it work? To multiply, for example, align the first number to the first arrow and “find the second number on the same ring as the arrow and read across to find the result.” Division is a similar process. Caliper has outlined the instructions here and the watch can also manage currency and unit conversions.
The watch costs $299 for early birds and the team is raising $50,000 on Kickstarter. They plan on shipping in February 2018 but I saw a working model complete with circular slide rule and was very impressed. The big circular slide rule they’re shipping with the watch is a great conversation piece for your desk and, if you’re an engineer or someone who wants to get their smartypants on at the market house in Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, then feel free to pull back your ragged sleeves and show the dumbsters what a mather you are and how easy pie it is for you multiplicate two numbers that the Old Peoples used to have to use iPhons to perform.
Caliper has already shipped its minimalist watches after a few successful Kickstarter campaigns and I’m really pleased with this one. It’s very rare to find a unique timepiece with a unique complication. Obviously Megapod and Breitling have made circular slide rules for a few years but they’re not quite as popular as, say, the eternally useless tachymeter and I’d like to see more of them. I’m glad that Caliper made a solid watch for a low price and added a feature that will help you convince the Goat Herders to join your war against the Trash Picksters by telling them exactly how much grazing land they will get if they burn the Pickster’s middens to the ground. Ultimately, I’m saying something like this might come in handy when the world ends.
You’ll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content.
Replay with sound
Line icon alert icon applepay icon arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-point-left icon arrow-point-right icon arrow-right icon arrow-up-right icon banner icon bar-chart icon bell icon book icon bookmark icon brand-assets icon cart icon chat icon check icon circle-back icon circle-forward icon circle-k icon circle-left icon circle-right icon clipboard icon clock icon close icon closed-caption icon compass icon conversion icon delta-down icon delta-left icon delta-right icon delta-up icon duplicate icon embed icon eye icon facebook-contained icon facebook icon flag icon gear icon global-africa icon global-america icon global-asia icon graph-bar icon graph-line icon heart icon help icon human icon icon—pause icon icon–alert icon icon–arrow-down icon icon–arrow-left icon icon–arrow-right icon icon–arrow-up-right icon icon–arrow-up icon icon–bell icon icon–bookmark icon icon–calendar icon icon–check icon icon–circle-around icon icon–circle-back icon icon–circle-forward icon icon–circle-loader icon icon–clipboard icon icon–clock icon icon–closed-caption icon icon–code icon icon–compass icon icon–confirmation icon icon–cross icon icon–delta-down icon icon–delta-left icon icon–delta-right icon icon–delta-up icon icon–download icon icon–external icon icon–eye icon icon–facebook icon icon–filter icon icon–flag icon icon–gear icon icon–globe-africa icon icon–globe-america icon icon–globe-asia icon icon–graph-bar icon icon–graph-line icon icon–heart icon icon–home icon icon–human icon icon–humans icon icon–image icon icon–inbox icon icon–info icon icon–instagram icon icon–lightbulb icon icon–link icon icon–lock icon icon–mail icon icon–menu icon icon–message icon icon–mobile icon icon–pause icon icon–pencil icon icon–pin icon icon–pinterest icon icon–play icon icon–plus-human icon icon–plus icon icon–prohibit icon icon–question icon icon–reply icon icon–search icon icon–sound-hi icon icon–sound-lo icon icon–sound-mute icon icon–star icon icon–trash icon icon–tumblr icon icon–twitter icon icon–unlock icon icon–upload icon icon–video icon icon–youtube icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter icon leaf icon lightbulb icon link icon loading-spin icon lock icon mail icon map-pin icon menu icon message icon mobile icon pause icon pencil icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-human icon plus icon question icon search icon share icon solid-arrow icon sound-hi icon sound-lo icon sound-mute icon star icon stopwatch icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon user icon volume-up icon warning icon write icon x icon youtube icon