The Bradley is a tactile timepiece that allows you to not only see what time it is, but to feel what time it is.
Instead of traditional watch hands, time is indicated by two ball bearings one indicating minutes (top), and one indicating hours (side).
These two ball bearings are connected, with magnets, to a watch movement beneath the watch face.The magnets make it so that even if the ball bearings are moved when touched, they spring back to the correct time with a gentle shake of your wrist. The minimalist face of The Bradley Classic features raised markers at each hour. To increase tactile legibility, there is a triangular marker for twelve, and elongated markers for three, six and nine. The track on the inside of the markers indicates the minutes, and the track running along the outer edge of the watch face indicates the hours.
Dimensions: 40mm (diameter) / 11.5mm (thickness)
Case Material: Stainless Steel / Aluminum
Fitting: Wrist size 6 1/4 inches - 8 1/2 inches / 20mm width (end connecting to lug) to 18mm (end connecting to buckle) / 168-215mm (10 holes each 5.5mm apart)
Wristband material: Dyed canvas with a soft leather interior
Battery: Renata 371 button cell watch battery
Water/Shock Resistance: Bradley will easily withstand splashes or brief immersion in water, like getting caught in the rain or washing hands. However, it is not sufficiently resistant for water sports, swimming or bathing. Bradley is NOT intended to be worn during high level activity sports. The stainless steel casing is not scratch resistant.
About The Bradley:
Is named after Bradley Snyder. an ex naval-officer, brad lost his eyesight in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011.
Bradley competed in and won gold and silver medals in swimming at the 2012 Paralympics in London.
Along with many visually impaired users, Brad has supported and provided invaluable feedback through the development of this timepiece.
"I'm going to show people that i'm not going to let this beat me. I'm not going to let blindness build a brick wall around me. I am going to find a way forward." ~Brad Snyder
For the visually impaired, The Bradley makes day-to-day life possible without drawing attention to their disability.
For sighted users, it offers a unique and discrete way of telling time whether you’re in a business meeting, social luncheon, or dark theater.
BECAUSE TELLING TIME SHOULDN'T REQUIRE SIGHT.
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Posted by Wesley Simmons on Jul 9th 2016
I recommend buying this watch. It is an eye catcher and is interesting to wear. I did have a problem with the ball bearings not lining up. As a watchmaker I was able to fix this problem. The average watch wearer would have to simply send it back if they encountered this problem.