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The Flimsiet Clock in the World

Agence France Presse (
Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:23:26 -0600

A Japanese watchmaker said it had created the world's first flexible
digital clock which is as thin as camera film and can be bent around
the curve of a wall.

The clock is only three millimeters (0.12 inches) thick and offers
better visibility from sharp angles and in poor visibility or high
sunlight than existing models, Citizen Watch said Thursday.

"It can be set along the walls of a building or on round pillars of
train stations or offices, letting people check the time from widely
different positions," said a spokesman for the company.

The clock, measuring 53 by 130 centimeters (21.2 by 52 inches),
displays time in black numbers using technology developed by E Ink of
the United States.

It consumes less power than conventional digital clocks, with its
battery life 20 times longer.

Citizen will start production of the clock early next year upon
receiving orders with a price tag at 500,000-600,000 yen (4,200-5,000
dollars) each.

Copyright 2005 Agence France Presse.

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