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It's not a "smart" watch. HappyHour Timepieces Bottle Opening Watch.

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A watch is a very specific kind of utilitarian technology designed for "at a glance" information delivery. That info is usually pretty limited: time, date, sometimes an alarm. Smartwatches have expanded the quantity of info which can be fed to our wrist, but sometimes we just wanna kick old school.

HappyHour Timepieces makes a line of attractive novelty watches, specifically we're looking at their "Lightweight" watch. They offer up a clean and simple aesthetic, perfect for a casual night out, with a couple different combinations of watch faces and bands. Sure they give you the time, but the primary info-tainment feature is a giant "5" on the chronograph to help better visually identify when happy hour is. Sure, it might be five o-clock somewhere, but it's probably more socially appropriate if you hold off until it's 5pm in your time zone.

Boasting a mineral crystal face and a stainless steel crown, it's a handsome look for what could have been a nearly disposable novelty. Featuring Japanese Miyota 2034 movement (used in Citizen watches), the Lightweight is also waterproof to a depth of 100 meters.

The fun continues onto the watch band. A canvas strap with a leather lining feels good on the wrist, and the buckle hides a neat trick with a built-in bottle opener. You'll never be caught unprepared during a gathering of friends and your favorite microbrews.

The Lightweight sells for $125. It's a solid little chronograph with some fun features, and it makes for a fun conversation piece. More info at HappyHourTimePieces.com and hit the related video for a hands-on look.

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