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Meteor” quartz timepiece

Alexandravision is an innovative Swiss company specialized in watches for the visually impaired.
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Alexandravision is an innovative Swiss company specialized in watches for the visually impaired.
Meteor” quartz timepiece
The “Meteor” quartz timepiece was developed for visually impaired people with the help of visually impaired people.
Its beauty lies in its elegant shape and pleasant feel, appealing to visually impaired and sighted people alike.
Its original appearance of a crescent moon with a rounded bottom will make more than one of your friends curious or even envious.
With its three buttons, the Meteor gives the time very simply by discrete vibrations.
It also has many other qualities.
Of course, it’s a precize quartz watch.
It’s sturdy and waterproof.
Time setting is child's play which only appeal to the sense of touch.
The batteries are powerful enough to make it vibrate more than five years.
It’s affordable for all.
Its nomination for the 2011 Canne Blanche award is firm evidence that we’ve achieved our goal.
And providing the instructions for use as a video designed for the blind adds the finishing touch to its ground-breaking approach.
How it works in detail.
Our watch was conceived to be of a simple use.
It indicates time by inaudible and discreet vibrations.
It has 3 buttons:
The upper button for Hours,
the central button for Tens of Minutes,
and the last button for Minutes.
Time indication.
A brief pressure with the thumb on the upper button indicates the Hours,
a brief pressure on the central button indicates the Tens of Minutes,
a brief pressure on the last button indicates the Minutes.
A short vibration indicates 1 unit and a long vibration indicates 5 units.
The indication range for the Hours is 1 to 12, for the Tenth of Minutes 0 to 5 and for the Minutes 0 to 9.
3 short vibrations indicate 3 Hours or 30 Minutes or 3 Minutes depending on the pressed button,
1 long vibration indicates 5 Hours or 50 Minutes or 5 Minutes depending on the pressed button,
2 long vibrations followed by 2 short vibrations indicate 12 Hours,
no vibration indicates 0 Tens of Minutes or 0 Minute depending on the pressed button.
The buttons may be pressed in any order.
For example, you can check just the Tens of Minutes and then the Minutes.
Time Setting.
Press and hold the upper button to set the Hours,
press and hold the central button to set the Ten of Minutes,
press and hold the last button to set the Minutes.
The pressure has to go beyond a long vibration which indicates you are in setting mode.
Each of the short vibrations that follows, counts for 1 unit and adjusts the watch until the button is released.
To set the Hours at 9 o’clock, press and hold until you have felt the long vibration followed by 9 short vibrations. Then release the button.
To set the Tens of Minutes to 0, press and hold until you have felt the end of the long vibration. Then release the button.
The time can be set in any order.
For example, you can just set the Minutes. Hours and Tens of Minutes will not be affected.
Changing the battery.
The battery will last between 2 and 5 years depending on the use of your watch.
Use only Energizer 357 type batteries or equivalent.
Whenever possible, have your battery changed by a specialized watchmaker.
Alexandravision watches are guaranteed for 2 years. This warranty covers all manufacturing defects.
It does not cover the normal wear of the materials of which they are constituted, nor damages due to an abnormal use, nor the battery. The Meteor is waterproof. It can be cleaned with a wet tissue but should not be put into water. The pendants are not waterproof.
The specifications of  ALEXANDRAVISION timepieces are given in 3 parts:
- mechanical specifications
- electronic specifications
- procedure for battery replacement
Mechanical specifications of the Meteor
- length: 79mm
- width: 39mm
- height: 19mm
- weight: 27g
- waterproofing: 10m
- temperature: max 85°C
- color: unalterable
- material: ABS resin (noble plastic, recyclable, pleasant to touch, excellent mechanical properties)
Mechanical specifications of the Comet pendant
- length: 69mm
- width: 53mm
- height: 15mm
- weight: 30g
- waterproofing: the pendants are not waterproof
- temperature: max 60°C
- color: unalterable
- material: acrylic resin
Mechanical specifications of the Kaolina, Zeolita, Serpentina and Sideral pendants
- diameter: 60mm
- height: 15mm
- weight: 34g
- waterproofing: the pendants are not waterproof
- temperature: max 50°C
- color: unalterable
- material: cherry wood
Electronic specifications (common to all timepieces)
- voltage: 3V (two 1.5V batteries)
- current: max 1µA (battery lifetime higher than 5 years)
- accuracy: max 0.3s/day (2 minutes per year)
- material: unleaded and no other harmful substances (RoHS: Restriction of Hazardous Substances)
- recycling: do not throw away your used timepiece, but bring it to a waste disposal for recycling
Alexandravision Ltd
Rue de la Gare 15b
CH-2074 Marin
+41 32 753 6109
32 753 5764
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