Paper Watch

Posted by on August 20, 2012

Paper Watch

Do you know what time it is? If not, you might need a watch. But watches are expensive with their fancy leather bands and shiny gold clasps. Why spend all that money when all you want to do is keep track of the time? With the new Paper Watch, you can always know what time it is, and still have money left in your wallet!

The Paper Watch features a high-tech digital display with quartz movement for accurate timekeeping. Thirty years ago, those features would have been found in only the most expensive of luxury watches, but these days that high-tech mumbo-jumbo hardly costs anything at all. It’s obviously the band that makes a watch costly, and this watch has the most inexpensive band ever. It’s called paper, but it really seems to be made of polyethylene. It has holes in the band and a plastic snap so that it can be sized to fit just about any wrist. The package encourages the purchaser to draw on it and paint on it. It’s not just a watch; it’s an art project.

The most amazing thing about the Paper Watch is that it can somehow be made, shipped, stocked, and sold for only one dollar. It even includes a battery, but the package advises that it’s non-replaceable. It also contains mercury, but at least the manufacturer is kind enough to mention this fact on the package. I think that’s more than can be said for some of the snacks we’ve reviewed here.

When the battery goes dead (or when the art project goes horribly wrong), don’t throw the Paper Watch away. The label clearly states that it must be recycled or managed as hazardous waste. That’s a comforting thought, isn’t it?

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