So how does it feel to wear a Paleolithic watch in today's world?
This isn't a watch and you can't possibly call it a watch. This Stone Age-looking thing is a Fossil Meridiana, Italian for sundial, and you need some solid star-reading skills to use it.
Fossil Group was founded in Richardson, Texas in 1986 and over the years, apart from the usual array of generic watches, the company has actually released some interesting and original timepieces. In 2003, Fossil introduced the Wrist PDA, a wristwatch computer designed to run on Palm OS, which was essentially an early attempt at building a smartwatch, and in 2006, they introduced their first Caller ID watch.
The Meridiana is fundamentally a statement in itself because you can't hide its inevitable shortcomings in terms of practicality if all you're looking for is a way to keep time.
This picture was taken at 5:34 PM. If you look closely, you can see how the 5-to-6 part of the dial, on the PM side, is slightly brighter than the rest of the dial.
In theory, there are two ways you can use it. In broad daylight, on a sunny day, the sunlight will be reflected on the correct time or alternatively, when it's dark or cloudy, you tell the time by using the four cardinal directions on the dial. Neither option really works for me, chiefly because I can barely find my way to the kitchen in my own house, and that means that I'm always looking at my phone when I'm wearing this. This makes me look dumb but I don't care, I still love it.
So it isn't the most accurate timepiece in the world but it is a great product. It looks like it's been carved out of solid rock but it is actually a lot lighter than you'd expect, only 99 grams, because the case is made from a stainless steel-based alloy. It is also very easy on the wrist. It doesn't scratch or pinch and the leather strap is also very light and comfortable.
I've listed this watch for sale and I'm already regretting my decision because it is such a unique piece. I'd like your opinion on the matter.