Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Nixie Tube Watch

Via Retro Thing.

"I've mentioned Nixies before; here's my "standard" description of these little critters: Nixies are neon-filled glass tubes that were often used to display numeric information in the days before LCDs and LEDs. They usually contain ten cathodes in the shape of the numbers 0 through 9, and a wire mesh anode. When electricity is passed between one of the cathodes and the anode, the corresponding number shines with an odd orangey-red glow. Be sure to check out Forbes' Nixie Watch Story for a fascinating look at the development of this unique watch."

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