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I Just Like It: Tissot Heritage Visodate Automatic

Nice Watch Site: Worn & Wound

If you’re into classy but not-too-pricey timepieces, why not check out Worn & Wound? I like the focus on interesting, lesser-known brands that you don’t have to be a drug lord to afford. The overall site-design is also pretty autistic-friendly, easy to navigate and easy on the eyes too. The articles are well-written and video reviews well-made, worth checking out if (like me) you’re the visual type.

worn&wound is your resource for reviews and commentary on beautifully designed, well crafted and affordable watches.  Both watch enthusiasts and new collectors will discover something new through in-depth discussions, beautiful original photography, video reviews, guides and much more.  At worn&wound, we celebrate the entire breadth of the watch industry from the largest swiss brand to the smallest independent.  We see watches not just as mechanical wonders but as the quintessential accessory to a design and fashion conscious lifestyle.

[From the site]

Watch Diary

The famous autistic designer Temple Grandin once said that teaching an autistic child to cross the road might involve taking the child to many different roads, and repeating the same instructions over and over. This is because autistics have trouble generalising from experience, applying a lesson learned in one situation to a different situation. A related difficulty is in ‘transposition’, expressing (or understanding) the same meaning in different forms. That’s why the watch diary (pictured below) from Connect Design may appeal to some autistics; because it doesn’t require them to transpose between two different ways of marking the time, on a watch that’s actually running and in a standard diary where times are listed vertically and don’t change. The watch diary has a real watch in the centre, and events are written around the watch face. So an autistic person can immediately see what’s on in ‘real time’, right there on the page. Maybe that’s why, as an autistic, I find it intuitively appealing.

Defakto One-Handed Watch

This is one of those products that appeal to me personally, but I suspect other autistics would appreciate. It’s a one-handed watch by Defakto of Germany, a simple and logical design. The big indexes indicate hours, and the smaller ones are 15 minute increments. There are several versions (as well as traditional two-handed ones) on the Defakto website. Each watch comes with a two-year guarantee. Dial sizes vary (some are a little large), so be sure to pick a size that’s right for you. Defakto is not the only maker of one-handed watches. Others include Botta and Meistersinger.

Video review courtesy of Word & Wound.

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