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Touch your time

Photo courtesy of Eone

Eone has created the Bradley Timepiece, a sleek and modern watch that tells time by touch or sight.
Designed for touch when you can’t easily use sight — during a meeting, in a movie theatre or due to a vision impairment.

Wearers can tell time by touch with raised markers and two ball bearings that travel around the watch face in separate, recessed tracks: one for the minute, and one for the hour.

The timepiece was named after former naval officer Bradley Snyder, who became blind while serving as a bomb diffuser in Afghanistan. Snyder persevered after his injury, learning how to thrive in a world that wasn’t designed for people with vision impairments. Eone chose Snyder as its spokesperson because of his dedication to breaking down barriers for people who are blind — speaking out against stereotypes and proving that the obstacles of living with a disability come from social inequality and not from disability itself.

The Bradley timepiece features raised hour markers that let wearers feel the time by touch: a triangular marker for 12, elongated line segments for three, six, and nine, and shorter line segments for the other markers. Two magnetized ball bearings travel around the watch face in separate, recessed tracks: one track around the center of the watch face’s surface for the minute, and one track around the outside edge of the watch face for the hour.

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