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The Monograph watch freezes time and lets you re-live your favorite memories

The What? Watch Monograph. (Source: Kickstarter)
The What? Watch Monograph. (Source: Kickstarter)
What?Watch's new Kickstarter project presents a novel way of preserving life's fleeting moments. The Monograph captures a precise point in time and allows users to customize it with images, video, and their personal thoughts.

Wouldn't it be amazing if all of your favorite memories could be saved for posterity and shared with the world?

But, isn't that why we have cameras and Instagram?

Well, yeah, but does Instagram allow you to stop time itself?

Uhh, I guess it doesn't.

Technically speaking, neither does this new Kickstarter project. But what the Monograph watch does do is time-stamp any moment in your life that you deem important, and create a unique story out of it. That story is then shared with those closest to you, who can then add then their own entries to it.

Sound confusing? It basically works like this: The Monograph watch has two sets of hands. One set continually marks the time, just like any other ordinary watch. The second set of hands (it's actually just one hand) is connected to a special red button on the watch's side. When that button is pressed, the hand freezes, essentially "stopping time" at the exact moment you have chosen.

What happens after you exercise your newly-found time control powers? The Monograph is paired to an app that resembles a digital journal on your smartphone. When you create a time stamp (by pressing the red button), the watch signals the app to create a new entry, called a story. You then add your own photos, videos, or comments to the story to personalize that specific moment in your life.

Upon creating your story entry, a one-of-a-kind pattern is crafted on the Monograph's face. Every subsequent entry modifies the pattern, making it truly unique and representative of your experiences. The pattern can also be changed by entries to your story made by friends or family—the Monograph app allows you to share your stories with others, if you so wish.

The Monograph Kickstarter campaign is still in its early stages; it currently has 26 days left. Prices (in the form of a pledge) start at about $126 for the standard black or brass models; other colors are available, as well as a pocket watch version. Monowatch creator What?Watch puts the estimated delivery date for its new product at November 2017.

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John Garcia, 2017-04-15 (Update: 2017-04-15)
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Notebooks, tablets, smartphones, handheld consoles—if it's a computer you can carry with you, then it's in my wheelhouse. I started my journey in tech journalism as a writer for a mobile games website. But the allure of covering hardware soon won me over, so now I'm here at Notebookcheck, sharing my passion with similarly passionate individuals.