The Cesium 133 is the world's first true atomic wristwatch

By Shawn Knight · 18 replies
Apr 14, 2014
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  1. If the current crop of smartwatches isn't to your liking, perhaps this truly smart watch on Kickstarter will fit the bill. It's called the Cesium 133 and is the world's first wristwatch powered by a cesium-based oscillator... or in other...

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  2. Oh, but I need one that's accurate to one second over the course of a million years!
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    Very cool, but I hope it's water proof. Cesium explodes if it comes in contact with water. I'm sure they protect against this, but it is something most watch owners don't need to worry about. :)
  4. Sir Alex Ice

    Sir Alex Ice TS Enthusiast Posts: 31

    The watch looks like ****, no way I'm tempted to pay 6000$ for a brick that tells time.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  5. The current prototype is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery that’s capable of running up to 30 hours depending on operating mode.

    Wow, what is the goal of having a watch that need to be recharged every day?????
  6. "...battery that’s capable of running up to 30 hours depending on operating mode."

    You know, I'd rather just get a regular plastic watch that will cost me $5 and the battery will last ~2 years.
  7. I don't have time for this ;)

    nor do I have the $$$$
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,694

    Whats the point in keeping your arm accurate when you have to continuously set the time with other non-accurate devices. I'm willing to bet your boss is not gonna decide whether or not you are late, depending on the time of your wrist watch.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Now why would I consider spending $6000 on a watch that's accurate to the second over a thousand years? If I lived and the battery lasted a thousand years it may make a bit more sense.
  10. I think this is what they call "a conversation piece" and an expensive one at that. Recharge every 30 h..LOL
  11. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Well, aren't internet clocks getting their time from atomic clocks?

    Though I am pretty sure that I missing a few msecs due to latency...
    Unless they actually accounted for that.

    But if you're setting it to the wrong time, it's still wrong. Hur.
  12. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    This is just bad.
  13. Explodes with water? hum...
  14. SnipeD

    SnipeD TS Rookie

    Are you F___in kidding me? How can anything be accurate if it continually has to be reset? I guess we all want to ware ugly bricks around on our wrists.
  15. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Yes, code has the provisions to account for latency when sending timestamps. :)
  16. This is retarded. I am accurate to 30 million years of one second but I only last 30 days of that time. hahahaha. So I have to be set 30 days anyways. hahaha. And my size is that of a cell phone that sets itself over the network to be accurate anyways. Also I only need a watch that can stay accurate while I am alive. What do I care if it is going to be accurate for my grand children. They can learn to set their own watches. Hahaha.
  17. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +901

    Well I think you all missed the point... AN ATOMIC WATCH FFS!! Even if it's ugly or expensive as hell, it's a freaking ATOMIC WRIST WATCH!! I mean... COME ON! How cooler than that could you get?? (No pun intended).

    I thought we were in here for the OOMPH, how much OOMPH do you need than A FREAKING ATOMIC WRIST WATCH!!
  18. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 452   +180

    I'm not rich enough to afford OOMPH :)

    Great concept. Horrible design. Questionable safety. Plus I haven't worn a watch in years. It's just one more thing that smartphones have replaced. And they can probably sync daily to an online atomic clock.
  19. NewTechGeek3

    NewTechGeek3 TS Rookie

    I think most of y´all are missing the point...
    If one of you owns a echanichal watch, you have to set the time every week or so because it goes forward or backward. you have to wear it so the automati movement coils the spring, or you have to turn the dial to coil the spring. so the battery part is a null argument...
    For the safetly... CSACs are being used by military for location purpouses.. also the device they were using to find the black box for the Malasia air plane had one of these CSAC clocks in it... so as to safetey, im sure its pretty safe...
    its all about what the watch CAN do, not what it IS going to do. most watches/cars/cellphones arent being used to their capacities. Im sure that you didnt know that your smarphone chip processor, with the adecuate conditions can run to 800,000 mega hertz... will you do it? probs not. but if you have a 4x4 car and arent using it to go off road... then why own it.
    its the technology behind the watch that makes it kickass. as a previous coment said... its an ATOMIC clock on your wrist... if yáll havent googled a picture of an atomic clock, please do... it will help you appreciate the miniaturization and amazingness of this project...
    PS also google tourbillon... those are the most acurate mechanichal watches... ALL above 50,000 USD... just saying...

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