This is a watch (duh). Apparently it (again) is sold by my friends at Thinkgeek (thanks for letting us check this one out, guys!) and contains Swiss movement, thus ensuring you’re always keeping the exact time and is very refined in doing so. Besides that very useful addition to the Uzi Protector’s characteristics, it also has a dose of gaseous Tritium, which is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen, and its nucleus contains one proton and two neutrons. This translates to a process: electrons are put through beta decay, and when they interact with the phosphor material, fluorescent light is created; this intriguing process is called radioluminescence (see: explanation).
Thus, the Uzi Protector can be used at night, and it charges the tritium when you are at a light source, something which you can keep on doing for 20 years until the Tritium has to be replaced, and 3 years for the watch’s time battery. Plus it’s water-resistant to 200 meters. Very impressive stuff.
Uzi Protector with Tritium Gallery
As a watch, it’s fantastic. And it would be perfect for any true geek/scientist. Just keep in mind that the metal-banded version does not fit everyone’s wrist (including mine or Chelsea’s), but for $100, this masterpiece chronograph can’t be beat. And it also has the honor of the “Stef’s Top Pick” award.
Available for purchase at ThinkGeek