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YES Watch Equilibrium Collection

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No other watch on the planet offers the functionality and wealth of time information that the new 24-hour Equilibrium collection from YES watch does. Many moons ago we decided to grab hold of the true essences of time and make that the foundation of the unique 24-hour watches our team has gone on to produce since 1999. It was not an exercise in design for the sake of design – it was an exercise in design for the most comprehensive presentation of time ever offered on your wrist. It was a calling.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

At a glance, the YES Equilibrium will give your hours, minutes, and seconds as well as times for sunrise, sunset and twilight, moonrise, moonset, and moon phase plus alert you to solstices, equinoxes, and cross quarter days for exactly where you are. It also has a range of alarms and an electronic compass along with a host of other time data information and features. The unique design has one 24-hour hand that follows the sun. The multiple circular dials sync up with this hand and the 24-hour dial.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

These are the Equilibrium hardware specifications:

  • 48x17mm titanium case with sapphire crystal in silver-tone and IP black with water-resistance to 10ATM .
  • 3 and 5 link titanium bracelets with locking clasp.
  • Additional choice of silicon, leather, and NATO straps.
  • Choice of 5 rotating bezels in 3 different colors with mirror backed orange/yellow sun/moon stones.
  • High resolution near white positive TDF LCD. Black negative non TDF LCD by request. TDF means Transflective Display Film which greatly increases perceived contrast in LCD. In a negative LCD however, TDF has an adverse effect.
  • Inner 24-hour dial with 24 tritium T100 tubes, plus one tube on the analog hand, and a bright luminescent backlight. Together they provide a gorgeous nighttime viewing experience. See this link for more info on what T100 means.
  • The master quartz crystal is attached to the PCB and controls all the timings. This master is connected directly to the CPU. The timing and the accuracy of the Ronda analog drive are also driven from this CPU. The computer controlled analog hand and the digital time is automatically synchronized.
  • Custom made lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery with 2-3 months of battery life on a full night charge. Expected battery life is 5 years.
  • Comes in a strong custom presentation box with room for additional straps, jeweler’s tools, recharge clip with USB wire, and Instruction Manual.
  • Two year limited warranty.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

Review our Indiegogo campaign for additional information. Perhaps pre-order one for your wrist at an awesome price that will not last.

For only $590 this one of a kind time machine will find it’s way to you in October.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

“It all started out while traveling the Caribbean decades ago. I simply wanted to know when the sun would rise the next morning. Go for a beach walk at the first rays. My gleamingly beautiful Rolex Submariner was of no use at all. So I decided to make my own watch.”

-Bjorn Kartomten, Founder, YES watch

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

Following the Sun

Once you study timekeeping beyond the springs and screws and luxury bragging rights they have made you think it is all about, you will find a millennia-long timeline of fascinating evolution, understanding, and history. Calendars and timekeeping were spawned by the heavens above, by the sun and the moon, everything else followed. It is in this realm of wisdom and awareness that the Equilibrium finds its platform and ancestry. What a fashionista might be hawking as trending today is completely irrelevant. Time is timeless.

This is the man-made time data the Equilibrium keeps track of.

  • Hours, minutes, and seconds in AM/PM or 2400 format
  • City name. 587 cities worldwide have been pre-programmed into the watch. It can also be set by LAT/LON, TZ, and DST
  • Year, date, month, and day
  • LAT/LON
  • TZ and DST
  • DOY & WEEK #

Any quartz movement has an accuracy of about +/- 20 seconds a month. It comes with the territory. In the EQ software program we have added a +/- 60 seconds accuracy adjustment capability of the quartz oscillator. Once you have determined the variation in your watch, you can trim the EQ to an accuracy of +/- 1 second a month.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

The Circles of Time in the Equilibrium

Time isn’t linear and it isn’t just a number. Time is spatial and it is alive. The stunningly detailed LCD in the EQ takes a hold of this universal knowledge and creates a display of circular dials that will relate your space and time to the rotation of the earth and to the cycles of the sun and the moon.

The black 24-hour circle of time
This is by far the most essential time in society today. Everything runs according to it. Jet planes, shops, rock concerts, what have you, it all relates back to this time.. when something begins and when it ends, when to meet, and when to leave. In 1883 the powers that be divided the world into 24 time zones, on average 15 degrees each, even though over land the TZ border follows geographical specifics and can vary greatly. All time calculations in the Equilibrium are based on UTC time.

In the EQ, the 24-hour dial has a tritium tube for every hour and markers at quarter and half hours.

The orange sun circle 
Next to the 24-hour dial the orange sun circle gives you the time data for the sun. Sunrise and sunset, times for morning, and evening twilight, solar high noon or zenith, and finally solar midnight. The dark area gives you nighttime. The checkered part gives you twilight and the light orange part indicates daytime.

The yellow moon circle
The inner yellow circle will give you time for moonrise and moonset and lunar high noon or midnight. When the moon is up and when it is down. This circle can also be used to display SR/SS for an alternate location. The moon phase display is accompanied by waxing /waning arrows.

The AM/PM circle
Just outside the 24-dial, on the titanium collar that holds the crystal in place there is a shiny/satin finish on the two halves indicating AM/PM from 0000 – 1200.

The outer circle, the rotating bezel
Offered in five different bezel insert designs in three different colors. You choose which one makes the most sense for you.

At the push of a button the following time data will read out in the dot-matrix. It is accurate to +/- 2 minutes.

  • Times for sunrise/zenith/sunset/civil twilight/nautical twilight/astronomical twilight.
  • Times for moonrise/lunar noon/moonset/% luminescence/date and time of next new moon/time and date of full moon.

YES Watch Equilibrium Collection Watch Releases

These are solstices, equinoxes, and cross quarter dates. The inner yellow circle will display a gradual checkered pattern as the year progresses. At the top of the hour the event name as well as exact time for it is displayed. For those who want the full package at $780 with the titanium bracelet, review the Indiegogo pre-order offer for the EQ silver-tone finish at this link. Delivery is for October 2017.

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  • Pete Pete

    NO

    • Berndt Norten

      Come on Pete Pete. Shouldn’t it be at least No No?

      • Pete Pete

        indieNoNo

        • Moonraker

          NoFundMe?

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      A gorilla hiding in social media talking time keeping? You gotta be kidding me.:-)))

  • Raymond Wilkie

    That circuit board picture sent a shiver right down my spine. My feeling on these ” things ” are well documented so i’ll leave it their.

    • Moonraker

      Well then thank you for another enlightening contribution.

      • Raymond Wilkie

        You’r more than welcome you smarmy git 🙂

    • Gokart Mozart

      Is it the lack of circular graining and Geneva stripes?

      • JimBob

        Needz moar lizards.

  • Berndt Norten

    Yes yes yes? No no no.

  • WINKS
    • BNABOD

      They are out there damn hose

      • Berndt Norten

        Who let this hose in my room?

    • Mark1884

      I will buy one…… if one of the “hose” deliver it to me.

    • Gokart Mozart

      See Marius’s picture above.

      A ho with a hose attached

  • Yan Fin

    “I’m gonna make the EQ my hiking watch for a while.”
    -Ariel Adams

    • IG

      I wonder what he means on “hiking”.

      • Marius
        • Raymond Wilkie

          Everyone of them has a have had their dick chopped off.

          • Sheez Gagoo

            Not necessarily. Some still have them and surprise you in the most shocking and embarrassing way with it.

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Please keep that memory between you and your diary.

          • BNABOD

            That is simply just disturbing

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Agreed, we seem to have digressed from the subject at hand.

          • SuperStrapper

            I doubt it. Go cruise a few threads on /b/ sometime. I go for those dank ass memes, but the inevitable “cannot be unseen” will happen.

          • Mark1884

            Wow, thats a lot of chopped off dicks……
            We are pretty far from a digital watch right now.

        • Sheez Gagoo

          I was “climbing” some “hills” in the Chabaa Samui Resort/Koh Samui. The YES would just have underlined Situation by it’s name.

        • Moonraker

          My God, those are all men! I don’t even know what I’m “into” any longer. Personal crisis moment.
          Or to quote Raymond Wilkie, “Do I look straight?” 🙂

          • Raymond Wilkie

            Why do I put up with so much abuse here ? 🙂

          • Word Merchant

            You don’t have to buy anyone a drink here.

          • Berndt Norten

            You don’t have to be a star, baby
            To be on this show

          • Moonraker
          • Berndt Norten

            Cue Roxy Music here

          • Word Merchant

            I thought that was Girls Aloud.

          • SuperStrapper

            How to tell what you’re “into”

            – born with a vagoo, still has vagoo and all the other girly bits? You’re into women
            – born with peen, had it carved into vagoo? You’re into men and hate yourself for it.
            – born with peen, still has it but otherwise body of lady? You’re into men, and while you prefer to keep it to yourself you dont hate yourself over it because you love having peen in your mouth and boobs in your hand (Marius, etc)
            – born with peen, still have it and everything else still looks male? Your into men and want everyone to know.

            ABTW sex guide. Sponsored.

          • Moonraker

            Damn, I thought I had it all sorted but now I think I’m a #4. Shoot! Didn’t see that one coming, so to speak.

          • SuperStrapper

            Meh, its nothing to get worked up over. Embrace your sexuality and worry about more important things.

          • Gokart Mozart

            Depends if one leg is longer than the other

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          Yes, if you are looking for a wild adventure Pattaya is hard to beat. I have fallen for Lamai beach myself, much more laid back. Cheers! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1bdc66c3d2a926a8a3ca2766409552b8555935427c20f6e445175f6813ab7176.jpg

      • JimBob

        Is it like cottaging?

        • Berndt Norten

          Hopefully in the Canadian not British sense

        • Moonraker

          Frottaging?

  • cluedog12

    Like the watch, but a bit thick.

    This post itself has the hallmarks of copy that was written by a heavily caffeinated (and delusional) individual at 5 am…for a 7 am deadline. There’s such a thing as too enthusiastic.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Delusional huh? I wonder if you would have said that to my face.
      Now I am completely committed to the EQ. 🙂
      Enthusiastic, hell yes, you should try it sometime.
      May I suggest that what is truly delusional is how the watch biz having fooled guys like you into thinking that time keeping is just about screws, whirring wheels and luxury bragging rights. No clue or awareness whatsoever of real time keeping.
      PS: Not caffein, just the finest California smoke. Usually in the saddle by noon.:-)

      • cluedog12

        Fair enough. I’m definitely the fool and have never denied it.

        Typically, when I encounter this level of enthusiasm about a product or concept, it’s part of a network marketing program. Many of those ventures function as pyramid schemes, where a certain level of delusion (and charisma) is required to be successful. The EQ is a legitimately cool watch though. Simultaneously, your copy is way over the top. I’ve written this way before. At the time, I had been awake for 40 hours straight and I was running on pure adrenaline. Reality and fantasy were melding as one and I was brewing a fantastic word storm in my head.

        I backed the CST-01 on Kickstarter a few years ago. That project crapped out after raising $1M, leaving me and many others the fool, but the campaign copy was good. Which is to say, leave my whirring wheels alone! They are so shiny.

        • I hear you, the folly in the watch business runs very deep.

          For me it simply started out wanting a watch that would give me time for sunrise. That was in 1994. It didn’t exist, so I began pondering making my own.

          Once I discovered the complete lack of time keeping awareness among manufacturers, brands and customers alike, it became a calling. I dove into it. Thousands of years of history was there for the taking, most fascinating. The EQ is the result so far, my contribution. It is for real, it is not a scheme. Enthusiasm is an absolute must ingredient to make shit happen

          Do you know why January 1st is celebrated as the beginning of the year?
          Do you know why there are 24 hours in a day/night?
          I have asked people across the planet for a decade and not a single person has known the answers. One too many had gotten blinded by all those shiny wheels. So I took stand.

          Cheers!

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a70dd223855b47b3ed76172d1a39c059236999a9b4a720df495ab1d766fe02b1.jpg

  • Marius

    YES, this is clearly and definitely the ugliest watch that I laid my eyes upon in 2017.

    “I’m gonna make the EQ my hiking watch for a while.”
    -Ariel Adams

    Well, Ariel Adams also argued that the ICON Duesey has the potential to “reinvigorate the watch industry”, so I’m wouldn’t put too much emphasis on the fact that he will make the YES watch his hiking watch “for a while.”

    • Sheez Gagoo

      Ariel has a few G-Shocks. Maybe even some Pro Treks. So why?

      • Esteban

        Because they pay him to do it and then review the hiking and how useful the YES was?

        • Berndt Norten

          The Gift of Guitar
          Will take you far
          My shining star

          • Moonraker

            La música está en mi corazón.

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          Newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, sports events and now the internet all monetized through advertising. Same shit, just new clothes. Sooner or later everything is measured in cash.

    • Slymenstra Hymen

      seriously like fuck me, I’m done with ABTW

      Ariel probably voted for Trump

      • Moonraker

        Go for your own hike. And if you run into Ariel on the trail, come back and post the video. WorldStar!

      • Berndt Norten

        With a user name like that …

        You can go your own way

        And close the door behind yous

        • Slymenstra Hymen

          asshole you haven’t been following the bullshit of the past month on this blog apparently, this was a deliberately chosen username or else it was going to be Ariel’s Migratory Foreskin and btw it’s a character that’s been in continuous use for over 20 years

    • JimBob

      Does he hike?

      • DanW94

        “I’m gonna make the EQ my hiking watch for a while.”
        – Ariel Adams

        • JimBob

          Yeah, we all saw that. But does he hike?

          • MeaCulpa

            Tveksamt
            As we say in Swedish.

    • TrevorXM

      I read his insane review of the crap Icon watch and glanced at this and was once again saddened. Okay — it’s his life, his taste, his blog. But it all makes you wonder if he’s angling for an Icon Bronco on “test” and some sponsorship from YES. I guess we’ll all have to observe what happens — though I’m trying really hard to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      The ugliest, huh? Damn, now I love the EQ even more.
      The watch business is indeed in the fashion business, a lot of smoke and mirrors. Grown men talking about looks and colors as if it has anything to do with time keeping. For years I have asked guys worldwide if they know why we celebrate January 1 as the beginning of the year? Or why there are 24 hours in a day? Not a single one has known the answer. The ignorance is palpable.

  • Tempvs Mortvvs

    These YES watches have been around for more than a decade, I’ve always found interesting the amount of information that they provide. But the design….ugh. I’ve never been able to warm up to a single one of them and they have many!

    • Tempvs Mortvvs

      Even their web page looks like it did so many years ago! This brand and Sjoo Sandstrom in a single day? It seems to be “Remembrance Day” at ABTW 🙂

      • Berndt Norten

        Ah oui comme vous je suis
        A la recherche de Bobby Peru
        And zee time perdu
        A time when critics were critics
        And zee brands scared oooo!

        • Moonraker

          I sense a Peru theme to your poetry. Now Lima alone!

          • Berndt Norten

            Would u say that to…. Adrianna Lima?

          • Berndt Norten

            What would u do
            For an evening with Bobby Peru
            And a Klondike Bar?

          • Berndt Norten

            That below was meant for u
            Moon Unit Peru

          • Berndt Norten

            But I’m Adriana Lima. Still want to leave me alone?

          • Moonraker

            I’ve fallen for that trick before. Nor do I believe you’re Karolina Kumova, whoever that is.

      • Bjorn Kartomten

        Yes, our web site is sorely in need of a redesign, we know. It is in the process.

  • IG

    I LOVE 24hr watches but I HATE quartz.

    • Berndt Norten

      IHQAPOIT

      • Moonraker

        I don’t wanna get Inuit with you right now.

        • Berndt Norten

          You mighty thing.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      When I first came up with the idea I wanted the watch to be mechanical. In 1997 at the Basel Messe I had lunch with an engineer from Glashutte to discuss the project. After talking for 3 minutes he just smiled, cut me off and said if I wanted to do all that in a mechanical watch I’d be wearing a backpack. We laughed and had another beer.

      • IG

        You should have had lunch with Ludwig Oechslin…

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          I did have a toast with Rolf Schnyder once. 🙂

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          I did have a toast with Rolf Schnyder once!

        • Gokart Mozart

          Maybe have a word with him now.

          • Bjorn Kartomten

            It would make no difference. A mechanical watch is incapable of doing what we are doing. Martin Braun tried. His watch will give SR/SS for one location and if you want to change it you have to send it to the factory and it will take 3 weeks. The EQ has 600 cities listed and it will take you 5 seconds to change the location.

  • Mitchell Fried

    Rechargeable battery with five year life? How do you charge it? Where can you buy the battery?

  • DanW94

    Not the most attractive looking watch and it’s definitely on the unwieldy side with those dimensions but it’s got some interesting and useful features. Wondering if you ran the name by the progressive rock group YES. I smell a Yojimbo cease and desist order in the works….

    • Moonraker

      F#ckbag, F#ckbag, Dooshclown & F#ckbag
      Attorneys at Law, Partners in Litigation, Fighting for you f#ckbags.

      • Berndt Norten

        I weeelgo to zee maroquainerie to get zees embroidered on mhy serviette

    • Berndt Norten

      Sharp. Cease and de-distance.

    • SuperStrapper
    • Bjorn Kartomten

      YES was indeed one of my favorite rock bands way back then. Saw them in concert. Remember Emerson, Lake & Palmer? Lee Alvin playing the guitar?

      People have asked me why I called our watches YES? Not sure I have a ready and crisp answer but let’s just say it represent an attitude of making stuff happen in your life, in your time. Every day is gift.

      Know this, the EQ is more attractive in real life than in pictures, and it is smarter than any other wristwatch out there.

  • “I’m gonna make the EQ my hiking watch for a while.” – Ariel Adams

    “The viewpoints and opinions expressed in Sponsored Posts are those of the advertiser and not necessarily those of aBlogtoWatch or its writers”

    I suppose the battery is charged via circular logic?

    • MeaCulpa

      Well played sir, well played!

    • Gokart Mozart

      Did Ariel review this watch before?

      I cant be bothered looking as I don’t really want to read anymore about this watch.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Battery is charged via USB wire and clip. Does that answer your question?

  • Berndt Norten

    KRAVITZ DESIGN!!!!

    • Raymond Wilkie

      He’ll never live that down will he ?

      • Berndt Norten

        No. Nor should he. Whoever he may be.

    • Gokart Mozart

      All he did was make an ugly watch look less ugly.
      Admittedly you are charged a pretty penny for it but least it will stand out from the 50,000 or however many Daytonas they sell each year.

      • Berndt Norten

        You’re under the spell of Lenny.

        • Gokart Mozart

          Not under the spell of Lenny, but would like to be under the spell of his ex wife Lisa Bonet.

          As for music I prefer Ben Harper.

    • DanW94

      Easy big fella, easy…..stay on that wagon.

      • Berndt Norten

        I’m trying Ringo. I’m trying.

  • BNABOD

    This must be a joke right ?

  • Moonraker

    I II III VII IX X XV XXI ?

    • BNABOD

      Indeed WTF

      • Gokart Mozart

        Numbers would ruin the vertical line vibe the bezel has got going on.

    • Berndt Norten

      Terrence Howard says 1×1 =2

  • Word Merchant

    An interesting watch for sure; we normally see standard movements stuffed into cases made by ‘two childhood friends with a vision’; this watch must’ve taken far more effort to produce with the custom module, display and associated programming. I assume the watch is so thick because of the need for a standard off-the-shelf quartz module (a Ronda, according to the website) to drive the hand and the custom display driving module on top. Not much you can do about this without going fully integrated.

    Some pieces of info missing (or at least, I couldn’t find them) are:

    1. What is the bezel made of – i.e how scratchable is it? A ceramic bezel option would be excellent, but maybe too expensive.

    2 How long does the watch’s battery lasts between charges – with the usual caveats about using the light and alarm sensibly? a day, a week, a month.

    3. Once the battery loses its charge cycle in 5 years or so, who replaces it?

    The battery life between charges is important; if it’s only a day between charges then a proportion of your potential customers could get an Apple Watch or a Samsung Gear 3, download an app, and have something that might do more than your watch for less money. But a week or a month is a real selling point, and you should emphasise this.

    It sounded like there’s a companion application somewhere, to manage software and city updates, but I couldn’t find out details of this; or have I misunderstood and the USB lead is for charging only?

    Anyway… as I said, interesting and very different.

    • BNABOD

      It’s different alright

      • Raymond Wilkie

        For all the wrong reasons.

        • BNABOD

          Yeah and the sad part is that I can’t even tell

    • Esteban

      “Custom made lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery with 2-3 months of battery life on a full night charge. Expected battery life is 5 years.”

      • Word Merchant

        Thanks. Missed that bit entirely. More emphasis needed!

    • JimBob

      “Once the battery loses its charge cycle in 5 years or so, who replaces it?”
      My guess: nobody. By then it sits in a drawer unused and unloved.

      • Bjorn Kartomten

        The battery is replaceable. We will recommend an authorized shop to do it for you but the battery is attached with a tiny plug so the exchange is quite easy. The watch back plate will have to be taken off, that is not something we want a rookie to do. If you work on watches it is no big deal.

    • Berndt Norten

      This post is so long
      I thought it was my ? 182 post

      • Phil leavell

        I seen u take dat poip
        NOW PUT IT BACK

      • Word Merchant

        No problems… if you feel sleepy, stop reading! It’ll still be there when you awake… Zzz…

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      It has taken years to get the EQ together. There is no standard off the shelf module that will do this, it is built from scratch. The tiny motor driven Ronda movement is the least of our concerns. The watch measure 48x17mm with lug nuts designed for a snug fit. Bezel is made out of aluminum, the only metal that will hold a crisp print job. The bezel inserts are replaceable. We are still testing the battery life, but I think we will be close to the original estimate of 3 months of battery life on a full charge. My engineer tells me 5 year total battery life, my guess is that he is conservative and it will last much longer. We will recommend having an authorized shop do such a replacement but the battery is attached with a tiny plug so we have planned for the exchange to be as easy as possible. The trick about rechargeable batteries is to keep it charged, never let it sit flat, that will severely reduce it’s ability to hold power. There is a sleep mode included in the programming that will allow you to store the watch for up to a year without charging it. The USB lead is for charging only.

      • Word Merchant

        Thanks for the info. Definitely emphasise the battery life: smartwatches are nowhere near, and when Breitling developed whatever movement is in their B-50, they had no end of software related problems causing overheating and battery drain. I believe they had to do a quiet recall.

        How do you get software updates onto the watch?

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          Power is a whole lot trickier than it sounds. Every turn you take there is a new challenge. I have been wearing the EQ for a couple of months now and happy to say this particular rechargeable set-up appears solid. Took us several rounds of testing to get here.

          No way at this point to update the software in the watch, maybe one day.

          The most common are changes in DST. Some countries.change that annually. There is a simple on/off switch for manual setting of DST in the watch. Society will always remind you.

          On occasion they shift a timezone. Then the EQ can be set manually via LAT/LON, TZ/DST.

  • Esteban

    Well, it certainly looks prog.

    • Berndt Norten

      I thought you couldn’t see?! Have you been healed by Peter Popoff?

      • Moonraker

        I have always been able to see…la música!

        • Berndt Norten

          Atom and His Package says:

          I’m Going on a Shopping Spree

      • Esteban

        I seem to remember… I also didn’t got your last joke…

        • Berndt Norten

          That’s ok. Few people get my jokes.

  • Ulysses31

    I find this watch very strange as it offers some unique and interesting functionality; I just can’t get over what it looks like. It’s just… blegh.

    • SuperStrapper

      The original was better looking, but still a nerd’s watch.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Blegh huh? Damn, and I think it is beautiful. 🙂
      I am of the old Bauhaus school of design where form follows function.
      The EQ is about content, meaning and application for sure. Pretense and vanity is a distant consideration. If you take the time to study the EQ design you will find a deeper insight and knowledge about time keeping than any other watch is offering. The good news is that it looks much better in real life than in the pictures. Cheers!

  • Berndt Norten

    Maybe?

  • Mark1884

    Very interesting functions.
    Has a 1980’s look to it.
    Not for me – a polite “Pass”

  • JimBob

    I know about this brand because Adam Savage has worn a YES Zulu on Mythbusters. He says it is great. This watch looks too thick to me.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      It is 48x17mm, people will notice. We have tucked the lug nuts close to the case so it still wears well. The titanium makes it light weight. If you put it on one of the NATO, leather or silicon straps the weight is hardly noticeable.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Well, If I would be 19 again, listening to weird bands and wearing strange clothes and without an even at this time snobbish watch attitude I maybe would have considered one.

  • Ross Diljohn

    I have to think about it because I don’t really know about the looks but I do love accuracy.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Readability and clarity of time data information has been paramount in designing the Equilibrium,everything else followed. Trust me, once you strap one on it will grow on you.

      • Berndt Norten

        This is a family show, sir.

        • Bjorn Kartomten

          Your thinking revealed. 🙂

        • Ross Diljohn

          I had to read it over three times before I figured it out. You’re good.

      • Shinytoys

        the piece has a high cool factor….

  • Phil leavell

    ???6??& MORE ?

    • Berndt Norten

      ? 182?

      • Phil leavell

        Blink 182 ?

        • Berndt Norten

          That, yes, but mostly Turk 182. A turd of a film.

          • Phil leavell

            J Spade ??

          • Phil leavell

            My God Turk 182 8 hours straight my eyes are bleeding
            Thank you for new distraction
            aaaaaàah

  • #The Deplorable Boogur T. Wang

    SImply summed up in two (2) words… “Da Fug?”

  • The author’s enthusiasm for the watch is somewhat contagious. Can’t help but like the presentation, and wish you the best of luck with your campaign(s). More data than I need (or want) on my wrist, but I certainly appreciate all the R&D that must have gone into the watch.

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Thank you.

      Yes, the EQ is rich on data but once you get used to it also quite intuitive, and much more useful than you might think. Day and night does not elude anybody.

      Our first love came from astronomers, then photographers, pilots, travelers and military personnel. Guys who had immediate practical application for the time data displayed.

      I don’t think the luxury buyer ever looked twice and I get that.

      Cheers!

  • Shinytoys

    I find it interesting…best of luck with your endeavor….

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Thank you.

      Back when John Harrison H4 saw the light of day he had one rival for the reward, Nevil Maskelyne, The Astronomer Royal. Nevil knew the heavens above better than anybody, but the technology available at the time made his task impossible. Not until chip technology became available could the information be harnessed on a wrist. We did it for him, 250 years later.

      Back in the early 2000’s I sent a Zulu watch sample to the Royal Astronomer in Greenwich, London. To my amazement he put our watch straight into their Time and Space Museum exhibition.

      I was even more surprised when I learned that Nevil and I share a birthday.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60635a5aedb9fec5b3891a37fef890d44e445526fc3a2387ffab8b422e594b17.jpg

  • Dénes Albert

    Head and shoulders above the average sponsored post, on account of the passion shining through it. Haven’t encountered such monastical dedication to time and its astronomical implications since reading Longitude. One question though, seeing how 48mm is way outside my comfort zone: is it at all conceivable that in the future you would make a smaller model? Best of luck in your endeavour!

    • Bjorn Kartomten

      Thank you.

      Considering everything the EQ can do it is actually a very lean and mean machine, but yes, since day one the size have been our biggest obstacle. People want big money, big cars, big screens and big headlights yet somehow a big watch scares them away. You go figure. The only way to shrink the size is an all digital version, throwing out the hand and maybe go back to a CR 2032 power set-up. We are thinking about it.

      In 1997 I got a meeting with the Curator at the world renowned Watch Museum in La Chau-de-Fonds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Museum_of_Horology
      I asked her a simple question: Where does the 24 hour time keeping come from? What does it mean? Without blinking she answered: I don’t know. I remember thinking, wow, the world runs on a time keeping system and the elite of the elite has no clue what it means. After that there was no way back for me.

      If we had kept all evolution as standstill as our time keeping awareness we would still be riding horse and buggies. There would not have been a single jet in the sky or a fine Ferrari on the road.

      The Gregorian calendar does not recognize a single natural time event. Think about it: How could the disconnect possibly have affected the human condition?