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    Solar atomic Shinola Runwell homage anyone?

    I came across this today by chance. It's made by a company called Lifemax who make a variety of products for the elderly or disabled.





    Whether or not it's a deliberate homage to the Runwell I don't know, but what struck me was that fact that a company who aren't a real watch company are making a fairly good looking solar atomic watch for a reasonable price. In their case there is a definite argument for it, but it makes me wonder why the the more traditional companies don't do this more. It's the kind of strap on and forget model that I would have thought was very appealing to many customers.
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    They're talking watches too.

    This non-talking one is pretty good for 17.99 -


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    Think I've seen those in Maplins. And yes, a utilitarian style it would be good to see more watches made in :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    They're talking watches too.

    This non-talking one is pretty good for 17.99 -


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    Yeah, the talking bit I forgot to mention because it's such a common complication
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    I would consider it less of a Runwell homage and more a simple railroad dial, right? That's a nice set of features for the price. My eyesight is getting flakey enough I should consider something along those lines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywatch View Post
    I would consider it less of a Runwell homage and more a simple railroad dial, right? That's a nice set of features for the price. My eyesight is getting flakey enough I should consider something along those lines!

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    That's a fair point, maybe they just have a common ancestry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Nope, nope, nope.....Nope!
    Yeah... But it talks!
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    Imagine if you could buy celebrity voices for it like you can for your TomTom, so instead of saying "The time is 10:05" like Steven Hawking it said "It's 10:05....." like Scarlett Johanssen, with that very suggestive.... at the end
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    There is already a spinoff of Shinola called Filson. These are more sport watches for this outfitters company(all under the same ownership). They are assembled at the Shinola facility in Detroit.

    http://www.filson.com/watches/?gclid...RykaAlvf8P8HAQ
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