Seiko EPD (E-Ink)

One of the members of my local watch enthusiasts group decided to sell his solar powered Seiko with an EPD display (e ink). I've always been intrigued by this watch, and since it's something that you don't see every day, I decided to buy it from him before he changed his mind. It's super legible, and has different display modes, although only 2 of them are really practical.

Absolutely unique watch. Nice pickup.

Wow. That is cool. Last few days have been mind blowing with the unique stuff! 馃憣馃徎

Dude, that thing is awesome!

Very nice indeed good buy!

Lest anyone not know, the main attraction of e-ink is that it consumes no power until the display changes. That is why no seconds display is seen, and I'm guessing what that playing card 'screensaver' is about. I have no idea why this tech never caught on with digital watches.

Wow, that's an interesting one. Can't be many of those out there.

PoorMansRolex

Lest anyone not know, the main attraction of e-ink is that it consumes no power until the display changes. That is why no seconds display is seen, and I'm guessing what that playing card 'screensaver' is about. I have no idea why this tech never caught on with digital watches.

That might help explain why the digits momentarily disappear when they change. First time I looked down at the watch and noticed that, I had a brief moment of panic thinking the display was broken. The digit remains off for about 1 full second.

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FWIW, the playing card screen is actually a time display (albeit not overly practical). The hour is indicated by the card value, and the minutes are shown in the top right corner. The time from the photo is 10:01.

Very cool and super unique. Love it! 馃憤馃徎

The is a really intriguing watch. How very cool.

This is brilliant. Good job scooping it up. The playing card time display is interesting. Does it show 11 and 12 with the Jack and Queen?

Very cool Seiko.

My now defunct Pebble had a similar e-ink display.

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They were super legible displays and the Pebble had roughly a full week of autonomy until it needed a recharge. The reason mine died was caused by a common problem with the Pebbles which corrupted the screen. It started wit a small display defect and ended wit streaks all over the display.

I still miss my Pebble.