If you’ve read my blog for a while you’ll know that I like unusual digital clocks. One of the more interesting things I saw while on holiday this year was the clock tower in St Mark’s Square, Venice which displays the time digitally in Roman Numerals. I had assumed that digital clocks were a relatively modern invention, but this clock's mechanism dates back to 1857.
I always enjoy expanding my knowledge, and that’s why when a chap called Michel from Australia got in touch and asked me if I’d like to make a video about his new Solar Powered Single-Tube Nixie watch, I jumped at the chance.
Michele, like myself, is a one-man operation but that’s where the similarity ends because his skills far exceed anything I can comprehend. Being able to design and manufacture something as complicated and intricate as a solar powered nixie tube watch requires an exceptional set of skills developed over many years and Michele tells me that he has been working with electronics since he was about five years old.
If you are interested in buying the Kopriso Mi Esposita watch or just want to learn more, you’ll find some useful links below. (Michel is based in Australia and therefore some prices shown may be in Australian Dollars).
Here is Michel’s ebay page - his watches will go on sale here as and when he makes any more.
Here is a link to an old completed auction (to give you a bit more info).
Here is a link to his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/nixiewatch (Lots of info here)
Oh and if you want to see more of those crazily expensive and eccentric watches I mentioned at the start of the video - the Unique Watch Guide is the site to visit.
Looking for Ready-made Nixie clocks?
Here are two ebay sellers with comprehensive ranges
Any of these clocks would make an excellent and unusual Christmas gift.