#698: Strapstand

In the process of trying to run a course recently for some very bright University graduates and postdocs, it occurred to me that I needed to keep close track of the time.

Ever since school exams, I have set my wristwatch on the table in front of me, but when standing to talk to an audience, it always lies flat (and hard to see) or rolls over unexpectedly when I make it stand up on its strap.

Today’s invention is therefore a watchstrap with an asymmetrically-placed clasp. The clasp has a flat outer surface which can be used to act as a stand when the timepiece is tracking one of my interminable PowerPoint fests (but without snagging the wearer’s cuffs).

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