When we think about technology embedded in watches, we tend to think of things like smartwatches, or perhaps some of the cleverer mechanical pieces coming from Europe (say, like Hyt or Ressence). Well, that’s not the only option. What about a chip embedded into the watch that isn’t for anything to do with timekeeping? That’s precisely what the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph has on tap.
So, if the chip isn’t for timekeeping, what is it for? That, friend, is what Teslar is all about. This is a chip that was designed specifically to absorb EMF. The chip, along with the frequency of the quartz crystal inside the watch (and the battery), works to create what Teslar calls a zero-point waveform that – I am told – mimics the natural frequency of the Earth. This is a pulse that is emitted 7-9 times per second. What does it do? Well, it’s supposed to negate the effects of man-made electromagnetic waves that come at us from all manner of devices. With these fields, there are many in the world who have a sensitivity to being around devices emitting those waves, and can have some severe reactions. For those of us not impacted, what does the chip offer?
That’s what I set out to determine in my time with the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph. For starters, it’s not like you feel the ELF chip vibrating or pulsing, or anything like that. In fact, once on the wrist, it felt just like any other watch, to be honest. In my time with the watch, I didn’t notice any appreciable impacts on my stress or general health, but it’s not like it was a rigorous, controlled study. It did seem like my neck and back were less tight, so there may have been some benefit there. As to whether or not you’d see any health benefits, well, you’ll have to decide that for yourself. The Teslar site has more information on how it all works, and here are a few case studies that you could peruse as well:
So, there are some potential health benefits to wearing the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph – but how is it as a watch? Powered as it is by a Swiss Ronda 3540.D, it’s just as accurate as you might expect (though apparently the ELF chip does drain the battery faster than a non-Teslar watch would be). The case of the watch is only 42mm, but it visually feels much larger as the top surface is a lot of dial (not much bezel). Additionally, when you’ve got the large outer ring set against the sun ray pattern of the inner portion, it just feels like a bigger watch. That works nicely for reading the time, but works against it with the subdial placement. With them being set so in-board, you can tell the movement was designed for a smaller case. But, that’s not anything new, brands all along have been jamming small movements into larger cases. And who knows, perhaps that’s what the Teslar needs, more space.
Flipping the watch over, you’ve got a much different caseback than you might otherwise expect. It’s a black IP finish (so those with sensitivity to metal, this isn’t for you) and you’ve got the ELF chip dead set in the center, and a bit of verbiage reminding you what you’re wearing. Note that triangle? That’s what you see over on the front of the watch as well, on the sub-seconds register. It’s a neat little touch, and a subtle nod to what the watch is packing under the hood.
Now, at $695, the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph is not the most affordable quartz chronograph out there. And if that’s all you’re looking for, then you probably have some other better choices (say, from Timex Group, who owns the Teslar brand). However, if you find yourself sensitive to EMF, or are intrigued on the potential benefits as outlined in all the links above? Well, then something like the Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph could be for you. teslarwatches.com
- Brand & Model: Teslar Rebalance T1 Chronograph
- Price: $695
- Who’s it for? You’re concerned about electromagnetic frequencies, and are looking for a watch
- Would I wear it? Nope – chronographs just aren’t for me
- What I’d change: Why not luminous paint?
- The best thing about it: It’s an interesting way to package this sort of protection
Tech Specs from Teslar
- Stainless steel case
- 42mm diameter
- 12.7 mm thick
- 20mm lugs
- Movement: Swiss-made quartz chronograph – Ronda 3540.D
- 50m WR
- Calf leather strap
- ELF nanotech chip made in USA with quantum technology visible from the caseback
- Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating