Led Binary Watch – Samui Moon Binary Watches

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Cryptography (or cryptology; derived from Greek kryptós meaning ‘hidden,’ and gráfein meaning ‘to write’) is a discipline of mathematics
So before we bore you to tears we’re pleased to be able to tell you that the Samui Moon Binary watches use binary coding to tell the time. This is good because the binary is one of the easiest cryptic codes out there and with a little practice the code is easy to break unlocking the secret time within.

As the old saying goes, what’s in a name! Both these stunning watches take their name from the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui. While we can’t seem to draw any comparisons between the name and the watches it doesn’t take away the fact that both these models are just as impressive to look at as they are in use (Once you’ve worked out how to use them).

The stylish stainless steel presentation box (instructions included inside), sumptuously soft leather straps combined with polished stainless steel watch back, and casing all combine seamlessly with the fiery red or cool blue LEDs giving you a quality watch that far surpasses its price tag. The Samui watches are water-resistant to 30 meters/90 feet/3atm, come with batteries, and with the added intricate detail of the circuit board watch face replacing boring old long and short hands we’re sure even 007 would be jealous.

Now comes the essentially boring bit. There are 10 LEDs in total, used to indicate the numbers in the binary sequence (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32). The top row of LEDs indicates the hours while the bottom row tells you the minutes. By counting the LEDs that are lit and adding them together you can decipher the time.

The top (Hour) row of LEDs can be added together to represent any number between zero and twelve because the binary sequence includes 1, 2, 4, and 8 while the bottom row can be added together to represent any number between 0 and 59 because the bottom binary sequence will include the numbers 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32.

It really sounds like Mission Impossible but takes it from us you’ll be deciphering the code instantly once you get a little practice in! For all the technocrats amongst you, there are detailed instructions included (not that you’d need them of course).

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