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Nixie watch

Wonder what is a nixie watch?

Today many nixie enthusiasts, and myself as well, are building nixie clocks. But what about nixie watches? You might read that Steve Wozniak wears a nixie tube watch that runs on the nixie display technology. I explored a little bit what is available today on the nixies market. There are several nixie tube watches. For example, Nixoid, NXI Watch, Glower, Moonracer are all tube wristwatches, which uses are symbol tubes IN-16 or IV-9 to display time. This is collaboration of rare components and modern electronics. Old Nixie tubes were filled with a new life.

All the watches use unique nixie tubes IN-16 and IV-9 manufactured in the USSR. Nobody knows that the lamps produced in the USSR are the most reliable, have the thickest glass and are very resistant to vibrations, because they were developed for use for the military products. For our nixie clocks we broke a lot of nixie tubes from different manufacturers, such as the USA, Germany or Japan, and we can say that for sure the ones from Soviet Union are the most reliable.

Now let's have explore what is insidfe the nixie watches, how they are build and what can do for you. All products are very technological inside, the printed circuit boards of the clocks have been designed to provide all the reliability requirements. Nixoid for instance use IN-16 nixie tubes to display the time. Specifically for the Nixoid clock there was an algorithm developed for synchronous ignition of lamps and anti-poisoning of cathodes, so the resource of the IN-16 indicators increased several times and the viewing of the time became more beatiful. Nixoid high voltage generation system has a power reserve of 3.57 times, it is very reliable. Nixoid also provides dynamic backlight charging battery level. When the battery is 100% charged, tubes has backlight like nuclear color, during use backlight slowly stay a green color.

While the Nixoid is made of a plastic, the Moonracer is made of a single solid piece of aluminium and high quality acryl, hence very light. It has durable handy strap that perfectly would fit any wrist. The wearer might feel comfy in spite of massive shape of the watch because the strap smoothly covers the wrist.

With the latest steampunk fashion based on industrial revolution aesthetics and steampunk fiction, is gaining vast popularity. Wearing parts of steampunk-like outfit everyday has become a sign of inventive, rich and self-conscious person. As a watch, steampunk sub-culture uses pocket watches not wrist watches. Wrist watches were not invented yet. But with the different nixie watches in futuristic steampunk, the hard-to-get pocket watches, that can still show time, can be substituted. And this will be enjoyable for both males and females.

Now, many big and small companies produce good nixie tubes products for the many. And famous in their circles individuals create nixie tubes devices that underline either the historic event that it symbolises or the side of elaboration. International galleries and auctions show them a lot today.

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Nixie Dream was founded in 2014 as a small family owned business of three engineers being passioned about retro nixie technology. We have combined retro nixie technology with pure wood nature and built the nixie clock which is truly unique. Our aim is to provide not only quality nixie clocks, but ones that will make a lasting impression. Our business is located in the heart of Ukraine - in Kiev. Feel free to contact us at any time.