Eone Watches – The Watch You Can Touch To Tell Time
Eone Watches are truly a revolution when it comes to timepiece design. Its main purpose is to be used by the blind, but these watches are so attractive that even sighted people have fallen in love with them. The focal point of these funky watches is ball bearings, which the user can feel to tell the time, in addition to raised marks. If the bearing is pushed too hard, it will roll around the track, but that is intentionally designed this way. The ball bearing will return to its position with a simple flick of the watch.
A logical question that arises is why wear Eone watches when there are other methods of telling time for the visually impaired, like a talking watch or a regular watch with glass cover removed. Well, talking watches are too hard to hear in noisy places. If they are used in quiet environments, like business meetings, they do not allow for a discrete time telling. The problem with regular watches that have their glass cover removed is that the hands can be broken with touching or moved unintentionally, meaning the watch will tell the wrong time. This is where Eone watches come in. They are beneficial not only for the blind, but also for healthy people because the watch allows them to tell time even in the dark.
Eone watches were named after Lt. Bradley Snyder, who lost his sight as he was serving the United States Navy in Afghanistan. Determined not to feel the immense sadness because of what happened, he decided to train rigorously for the Paralympics, even though his physique was not athletic. But his utmost devotion to training resulted in winning a gold medal for swimming! Eone decided to use Bradley as an inspiration in creating a watch that is not exclusive, but inclusive – meaning it can be used by both blind people and people that have no vision problems.
What makes Eone watches unique is the fact that they do not boast with being the first ones to tackle the problem of creating a watch for the blind. There have been many attempts in the past, which is good sign, in the sense that there is a recognised need for this kind of product and Eone was inspired by these efforts to create a watch that can serve a humane purpose. They added innovation to past designs by putting the hour indicator on the side of the watch, rather than on the front.
All in all, the revolution that was sparked by these watches was welcomed around the world and if you want to be a part of that revolution, why not treats yourself or your loved one with an Eone watch.
Here is a a short video of the eone collection in detail.