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  • the story

Free Your Time

Life should not be spent staring at the hands on a clock. And this clever timepiece by Laurinda Spear will always give you a sense of peace and calm as it subtly keeps time. The white face features three gray rings with tiny spaces in each ring that show the seconds, minutes and hours. But it is the absence of the hands and numbers that makes the Free Time watch so much more than just a unique way to keep time, it symbolizes openness, freedom and the importance of looking at a clock and not seeing anything but an open schedule. Wear it everyday to keep your sanity in check or as a fun weekend tradition that allows you to truly let go. Stainless steel and water-resistant to 100 feet. Assembled in Japan and the US.

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  • details
Item ID
16611
Made from
stainless steel
Measurements
Band: 8.75" L x .75" W, Face: 1.5" dia. x .23" D
  • the maker
Laurinda Spear

Laurinda Spear

In addition to her many buildings and interior design projects, Laurinda Spear designs products for everyday living. Her inspiration for Free Time draws from the work of Arquitectonica by translating architectural elements into everyday applications.

Laurinda, FAIA has practiced architecture since 1977 with her husband Bernado Fort- Brescia, in their firm, Arquitectonica. Together, they have pursued an unconventional modernism that is both abstract and romantic, playful as well as dramatic, and forceful. First recognized for its flamboyant contributions to Miami's skyline in buildings such as the Atlantis, "the building with a hole in the middle," Arquitectonica has earned a reputation that has spread throughout the world. Today, Arquitectonica has representative work in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.

Laurinda's architecture and design projects, widely covered in the international press, have received a number of awards. Among them, AIA Honor Awards, Awards for Excellence in Architecture and Progressive Architecture Design Awards.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
FREE TIME WATCH
 
4.3

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (31)
  • Unique (28)
  • Bright (10)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Delicate (6)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (7)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (21), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (9)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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3.0

Great idea but low quality.

By 

from Austin, TX

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fun To Show Off
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate
  • Low Quality

Best Uses

  • Office

Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

This watch was a Christmas gift for my brother. I thought the quality was too low for the amount I paid. I guess you are mostly paying for the design, more than anything. My brother thought it was a unique present, but I haven't seen him wear it much. I still liked the design a lot.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

Unique and artistic

By 

from Cincinnati

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

    Excellent

    Service and delivery comments:

    Excellent and prompt

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    It breaks and can't be fixed.

    By 

    from NJ

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright

    Cons

    • Delicate
    • Low Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

      My husband and daughters bought me this watch for my birthday. And I really loved it. Until it stopped keeping proper time about two months later. It would run for an hour or two and then stop. Two jewelers have not get it to work properly and it has now been over a 16 months of trying. If I didn't need to tell time at all I would still wear it for the uniqueness. It's really too bad.

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      5.0

      Unique non-digital analog watch

      By 

      from Rockville, MD

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Startling
      • Unique
      • W O W

      Cons

      • Delicate

      Best Uses

      • Dressy
      • everyday wear

      Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

      Crisp, clean, unique look. Futuristic and classic at the same time. "Architecture that you wear" sums it up. Definitely a good value and what you see is what you get. As you learn to tell time with your watch it feels like a sundial with precision. The only time the three marks for hours, minutes and seconds ever line up exactly is at NOON and MIDNIGHT. The big difference is that the outer ring replaces the "little hand" and the middle ring replaces the "big hand". To "read" the time I look from the hour ring and then to the minute ring. A watch without numbers, without hands, and without marks. It makes me smile each time I look at it!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Free Time Watch -

      By 

      from Redding, CT

      About Me High-end Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

        I gifted this to my son who lives in NYC - He absolutely loves it - and wears it every day - He works at a publishing company in the digital department and is a very creative and unique individual.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great watch

        By 

        from Santa Clara, CA

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

            I bought this watch as a valentine gift for my husband. He is a picky person and is hard to find something he will be impressed by. He hasnt used it for too long yet, but I can tell that he absolutely loves it. Great idea for a watch !! Best part is that I can use it too, as this seems like a unisex watch.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Awesome! An artsy take on a simple watch

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Delicate

            Best Uses

              Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

              I am usually a budget shopper, but if something unique stands out to me and I feel like I have to have it, I will indulge sometimes- as is the case with this watch. This watch is the perfect size and shape for my wrist and is different enough that it isn't noticed at first, but once it is, I get asked how to read it (which I love explaining)! The girl that I babysit for asked, "what kind of a maze watch is that?" which I hadn't thought of before, but it does kind of look like one of those little mazes with a metal ball you have to get into the hole. The strap is adjustable, which is nice, but the clasp does slide all the way off, so be careful! So far I love this watch and hope it lasts a while!

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              4.0

              2 thumbs up!

              By 

              from New York

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

                  Not the best quality watch, but certainly original!
                  I got it for my girlfriend as a symbol that our time apart will go by quickly while she was abroad...

                  The product also arrived in a nice package and the personalized note was printed in a nice card!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Free Time Watch Review

                  By 

                  from Washington, DC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

                    Met my expectations

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                    4.0

                    Unique product.

                    By 

                    from London, ON

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about FREE TIME WATCH:

                      Have had tons of comments and compliments on this watch every time I wear it.
                      Found it a bit difficult to adjust the sizing with the clasp - but now that it is in place. It works perfectly.
                      Takes a bit of time to get used to reading the time from it - but very quickly it becomes second nature. Great gift idea.

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