The EONE Bradley Watch

The EONE Bradley is a handsome timepiece that can be read by either sight or touch, making it nice for when you need to check the time discreetly — during meetings, at the movies, under the dinner table while suffering through boring conversations, etc — but it’s especially awesome for those with impaired vision. It’s named for Brad Snyder, a former US naval officer who lost his vision to an IED explosion while serving as a bomb diffuser in Afghanistan and persevered to become a Paralympic gold medalist.

The way you use it to tell time with touch alone is by feeling its raised markers and the two magnetized ball bearings that travel around the watch face in separate, recessed tracks — one for the minute and one for the hour. If you accidentally knock either ball bearing out of its magnetic field, a simple flick of the wrist swirls them back into place. Takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it, but once you do, you’ll appreciate the ingenious, understated design.

They have a number of designs available on Amazon, my favorite being the Voyager silver ($325), which also comes in a cobalt version if you shop from Eone’s site directly.