I was looking at Japanese Hu cards on eBay and one seller had a collection of Braille watches for sale in addition to his obsessive video game collection. I’m fascinated by the rather offensive term “accessibility” design, as if making products any more accessible were a rather tedious affair that should be left out of regular design. Rant aside, I found this image, which is rather beautiful and describes how the watch hands themselves were designed so their precision movement wouldn’t be affected as the user read the position with relation to the Braille numerology. The hands themselves were broader and obviously shaped for the purposes of finger reading. What a lovely timepiece, and it humanizes the watch moreso, as you remove the part of the watch that sometimes bothers me, the intransitable glass housed face.
Also welcome to me being weird.