Friday

A Bumpy Time - Braille Wristwatches

"It's a quarter past three bumps"

Vintage & Modern wristwatches for the blind.

Timekeeping for the sightless is an issue dealt with in variety of timepieces featured below. A variety of styles including traditional pocket watches or wristwatches with flip-top covers revealing a tactile dial, strengthened hands and protuberances for the hour/minute markers. (and yes, I couldn't wait to write 'protuberances')


Montres à Tact 'Secrecy Eye' Touch Watch - with time guide below
Top half of domino style dial for hours, bottom for minutes



Solar-powered Braille wristwatch (with synchronized necklace)
Student prototype - via Wristdreams










More common flip-top Braille wristwatch Cortebert c.1955



1912 Hunter cased pocketwatch with numeral Braille markers

Alternative title of article - "Feel Me, Touch Me, See Me - Braille Wristwatches"