Happy Hour Bottoms Up Timepiece and Opener- A Gear Diary Video Look


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Right before we left for CES we received a review sample of the Happy Hour Bottoms Up Timepiece. The Bottoms Up is a nice-quality watch with a large, impressive face, a wide, comfortable band and… a bit of a surprise. Here’s a look with a video that will make clear what is special about this watch.

The Hype:

Happy Hour™ was started in 2007 when I was traveling on a long road trip to the East Coast. I was wondering “what on Earth could make it easier to have a cold beer?” (Yes, it had been a long trip). I looked at my watch and my mind started going. Countless 12 packs later, hours of design & research and many meetings with drinkers, lawyers and friends, I had come up with a product unlike any other.

Happy Hour™ is built for those who want to have a little fun opening their beverage with a very stylized watch. The patented buckle allows you to pop-open your favorite beverage with nothing more than a flick of the wrist—and without taking off your watch.

Available in 3 colors, the Bottoms Up is the latest Happy Hour watch featuring the patented bottle-opening buckle. Stainless steel, water-resistant and built to last, the Bottoms Up will keep those beers flowing.

Happy Hour Bottoms Up Timepiece and Opener- A Gear Diary Video Look


Since the selling point of the Bottoms Up is the bottle opener I truly expected the actual watch to be crap. It isn’t. The watch’s movement is a Citizen 2035 that is water-resistant to 5 ATM. The case is brushed stainless steel with etched “happy hour” back and stainless crown. The face has nickel-plated hands with mineral crystal cover and applied indices. The band is smooth calf leather with snaps. And the buckle? The buckle is a “patented Happy Hour™ metal buckle”. In all it is a quality timepiece that looks good and feels great.


Happy Hour Bottoms Up Timepiece and Opener- A Gear Diary Video Look

But again, the selling point of the timepiece is the bottle opener built into the band. How does it work?

Happy Hour Bottoms Up Timepiece and Opener- A Gear Diary Video Look

Well there is a bit of a learning curve but once you get the hand of it the opener does work as promised. Here’s a video of Francis checking out his new watch. (Make sure you watch the video all the way through.) 🙂

The Bottoms Up watch from Happy Hour Timepieces is available directly from the company. You can check it and other offerings out here.

MSRP: $149.95 (currently available for $99.95)

What I Like: Quality timepiece; Looks good if it is your taste; Actually opens bottles

What Needs Improvement: There is a learning curve before you can actually get bottle opened consistently

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.