We love watches, and we assume you do to. Here is a rare chance to direct that love towards a charity AND get a new watch. The concept is simple, doctors that work in third world environments need a reliable watch. They don’t have wall clocks, stop timers, or necessarily even cell phones while many medical procedures require the ability to reference passing time (checking pulse, timing medications, recording/tracking time). A new charity called Human Time Project looks to leverage watch buyers to fund the process of getting a reliable timepiece on the wrists of hard working medical professionals all over the world. So what is in it for you? First, the warm fuzzy feeling you will get from helping out. Second, a watch! For the total price of $95 USD, Human Time Project will send you a watch and send one to a doctor. This is the same social mechanism that made me buy my first pair of TOMS shoes some three years ago. You get a watch, and they send one to a doctor in need. Seems like a win-win to us.
The watch is pretty nice looking too, a 46mm field watch which boasts a quartz movement, 50m water resistance, and a PVD finish. The design is apparently the product of input from medical professionals in the field and from the SAINZ watch company who is producing the watch. The HTP 1 looks to be legible, simple and reliable. In addition, the HTP 1 has a canteen style crown protector and comes on your choice of a tan, green, orange, or black nato strap. That is an impressive package considering you are getting two watches for $95 and one of them will make a doctor’s life somewhat easier.
We ordered ours today and should have it on wrist for live photos by the end of year (release is slated for December 16th). We think one of these could make for a great christmas gift or maybe the ideal beater, so head over to their website and order an HTP 1 today and be sure to follow the project on twitter: @humantimeprojct.