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

GearDiary 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

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

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

About the Author

Bryan Eley
A senior software tester and network admin for a small hi-tech multimedia company that produces a number of online applications for several tech giants. Bryan got his professional start in PC technology when he discovered research PhDs in his second job out of college were not very computer savvy. The one upshot of working in that lab is that he met his future wife there, a fellow science geek as well. Bryan has been hooked on computers since his Commodore 64 days, when absurd amounts of was spent entering pages on machine language code for equally absurd simple games. Back in 2005 Bryan received an Axim X51v as a Christmas gift and he has been fiddling with mobile tech ever since. He recently joined the legions of iPhone enthusiasts where phones are concerned, but has dabbled with Blackberry, WebOS and Windows Phone OSes as well. When not busying himself with tech-oriented tasks Bryan likes spend time cooking (he has over 90 cookbooks, yet still jumps on the internet to find culinary info), reading, working in his garden, calligraphy, and spending time with his wife, two sons, two cats and a miscellaneous dog.