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August 24, 2012 • News

Tell Time with the Help of a Nuclear Watch and Watch Tritium Decay in Action

Imagine a college party with around 100 quadrillion (a one hundred with fifteen zeroes behind it) students binge drinking, with all exceedingly inebriated. Ignoring the noise and mayhem for a moment, imagine a quarter billion of them getting sick every second for the next 25 years or so. However, instead of the usual stomach material, the students, all members of the Tritium fraternity, are emitting beta particles that hit the windows of their apartment and cause the windows to glow green. The formerly stick students settle down and feel much more stable afterwards, with no apparent hangover (but are no longer the life of the party). Welcome to the world of tritium gas decay. Tritium, for those unfamiliar, is the unstable radioactive isotope of hydrogen, often resulting as a side product of nuclear power plant reactors. Any more details and I’ll be obliged to throw in gratuitous equations, and we really don’t want that, do we?

Why the mini-physics lesson? Well, the folks over at have taken advantage of the Tritium Fraternity and employed their partying antics to illuminate their Nuclear Watch.

Imagine Having a (Safe) Nuclear Reactor on your Wrist!!

This incredible watch is powered by ~100 quadrillion radioactive hydrogen atoms! But don’t worry, this watch is completely stable (the NRC even approves that it’s 100% safe)! From the time you purchase the Nuclear Watch, we guarantee that over the next 12.3 years half those atoms will help light up your watch by destroying themselves at a rate of 250 million atoms every second! This still leaves the remaining 50 quadrillion atoms to continue working for you! The hour and minute hands have a constant green illumination, as do the dashes which mark each hour. The 12 o’clock dash mark shines bright orange. Now you can always tell exactly what time it is, whether it’s day or night!


  • Water Resistant 300 ft/100m
  • Stainless Steel Black
  • Polycarbonate Case
  • 14 Nuclear Light Sources
  • Reliable Safe Atomic Illuminations 24/7
  • Complies with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Regulations

Oh those Tritium students are still partying…don’t let the bright external light fool you!

Nuclear Watch

MSRP: $199 Now $175

If you’d like a nuclear party on your wrist, head on over to Gadgets and Gears and pick up yours!

As of this posting, watch ETA will be 9/1/2012

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