|How long does the battery last?||The CR2 battery in the Round Watch lasts at least four months with daily use.
It ought to be replaced every year even if the watch is not used regularly,
as the timekeeping logic does use up the battery.
The rechargeable battery in the Square Watch holds a charge for a few weeks of daily use. It may need to be replaced after a few years of use, as these batteries degrade over time. Replacement batteries are available.
|Will the case scratch easily?||The case of the Round Watch is hard-anodized aluminum. I've been wearing the watch
that's pictured on the website daily for over 5 years, and it has just a few
tiny specks of bare metal showing through the black.
The case of the Square Watch is color anodized on the front and hard-anodized aluminum on the back. The cover may becone faded over time.
|What about broken tubes?||The tubes may break if the watch is dropped on a hard surface. I will replace the tubes for $30 each plus return postage.|
|Is the face crystal tough?||I've banged my watch against all sorts of stuff and only scratched the crystal a couple times. The only broken one I've seen was on a watch that The Woz wore while playing Segway polo.|
|Can I take the Nixie watch on an airplane?||I haven't had any reports of people having trouble getting through airport screening while wearing a Nixie watch. All the internal components are readily visible to the security personnel, so it's easy to inspect.|
|Will you sell me a kit or the bare PC board or the case?||Sorry, I only sell assembled and tested watches. The assembly process is tricky and requires special fixtures.|
|Do you work with dealers?||Sorry, I am not looking for dealers or resellers. I'm selling all the watches I can build, just through this website. This may change in the future; if so, I'll change this FAQ.|
|How big is Cathode Corner?||Cathode Corner is just myself, who also has a wife and kids and a part-time job at the local University. I'm responsible for R&D, purchasing, shipping and everything in between. So if I take a while to get back to you, feel free to send a reminder email.|