The Yes WorldWatch V7 is an interesting beastie in the world of super-complex digital watches. Sure, you?ll get the standard day and date functionality, along with a time, stopwatch, and count up / count down tracking. But the Yes WorldWatch V7 has more up it?s sleeve, and it just brought a fun new twist to the table.
You see, the Yes WorldWatch V7 offers a lot of additional timing that you might not expect. Yes, you get a 24-hour bezel to help track a second time zone, and a healthy dose of the ever-fun tritium tubes on the inner chapter ring to help light things up. But what about those extra lines on the large LCD display, and the circle where a sundial would go? Well, how about some moonphase (the sundial) and twilight, sunset, morning twilight, and sunrise times (all those extra lines). Oh, and don?t forget the moonrise, which is indicated right next to the inner chapter ring. Basically, anything you could want to know about the celestial bodies that are part and parcel of telling time? You?ve got in this watch.
As you might expect, you can?t really run all of this stuff in the Yes WorldWatch V7 off of a simple coin cell battery. Instead, you?re going to have to recharge the watch. In my original article over on WWR you can see that there are contacts on the back for a custom charging hooking. Well, those contacts could corrode or be gummed up (the watch is on your wrist and in the elements, after all). Why not wireless charging? Well, friend, that?s precisely what they?ve managed to do.
Yes, it took some custom design for the induction coil, and redesigning the caseback, but the Yes WorldWatch V7 will now (hopefully) be able to offer wireless recharging (via the widely adopted Qi standard, so you may even have a wireless pad available already) while still maintaining the 3 month battery life, and improving the water-fastness of the overall construction. All in all, seems like a win-win, no?
At this point, while they?ve figured out the technical hurdles to getting wireless charging built into the Yes WorldWatch V7, they need the help of the folks who love technology and watches. Specifically, they need some people to pledge money to buy the watch! The first time around, they were on Kickstarter, and now, they?re over on Indiegogo. Pricing starts at just $395 and they’re anticipating delivery to commence in December 2019, so it’s not that long of a wait. Campaign Page
- Brand & Model: Yes WorldWatch v7
- Price: starts at $395
- Who?s it for? You super want to know when the sun and moon are on the move.
- Would I wear it? I would love to, for the sunset, moonphase, and world time tracking. It just seems like it’s too tall of a case
- What I?d change: Following on that – figure out how to get this packaged into a slimmer profile
- The best thing about it: For how much they’re able to indicate on the dial, just how simple and relatively easy to read it is.
Tech Specs from Yes
- Preprogrammed for 650 cities worldwide.
- Location can also be set by LAT/LON and it has 10 cities always kept in memory.
- Digital time, LCD display and hand automatically adjusts for Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone.
- Times for sunrise, zenith, sunset, twilight (all 3 levels) and true midnight.
- Sunrise and sunset alarm with 0-99 minutes pre-alarm.
- Equinox, solstice and cross quarter day alerts with event times.
- Times for moonrise, moonset, moon phase, % illumination plus exact time and date for the next new and full moons.
- LCD ARC day/night display with twilight.
- HRS:MIN:SEC in AM/PM or 2400 format.
- Month, date, day, year and DOY.
- Regular set alarm with 10 minute snooze, 99 minute timer, top of the hour alarm with user choice of active hour range and 999 day countdown/up.
- 24 hour stop watch with with lap time and memory measured in 1/100 of a second.
- Electronic compass with NSEW direction and degree readout.
- 7 languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Norwegian, Italian and Portuguese.
- Rechargeable battery. 3 months plus of battery life on one full night of charging.
- Crisp night time viewing provided by 24+1 tritium tubes on dial+hand coupled with the electroluminescent back light.
- Unique software time trim allows for adjusting the watch to a +/-0.5 second monthly accuracy.
- Ronda Swiss Made servo driven 24-hour analog hand.
- 46x16mm, 22 mm lug nut width, adjustable locking clasp on titanium bracelets.
- Titanium construction with sapphire crystal to 10 ATM water resistance.
- Your choice of bezel design, color, finish, bracelet and soft straps.
- Comes in a sturdy box made for worldwide shipping. Instruction Manual and jewelers tools included.
- Two Year Warranty.