Forget the British Museum, the only museum worth checking out is the Nerd Watch Museum

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Meet my new obsession, which has been bubbling under the surface for a good few years, since 1992 when I got my first Casio calculator watch so I could cheat in maths exams at school. Upon discovering the new Nerd Watch Museum, I’m like a kettle blowing out all its built-up steam, and can’t get old digital Casios and Seikos from my mind.

Showcasing all the geeky wrist-candy from the last few decades, there’s a whole bunch of fun trivia including sightings of geek watches on the arms of characters in films, and even a shop where you can pick up several of the watches above. And you thought Tokyo Flash watches were the epitome of geek chic!

I’ll admit it, I’m hooked, and can’t wait to get home tonight to crawl through eBay’s vast chasm of retro timepieces. I have a feeling this discovery will be very bad news for my bank balance, as the same people also have a Walkman musem, Boombox museum and calculator museum. I’m such a slave to the ’80s.

Nerd Watch Museum (via Wired)

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