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A Watch for LA’s Movers and Shakers

The Stauer Volta generates electricity with every step
When I worked on movie sets years ago there was a familiar mantra among production folks, as we’d push into 21-hour days before wrapping a shoot: “You can sleep when you’re dead.â€

This phrase sums up the hustle-and-bustle Hollywood lifestyle, and for LA’s movers and shakers who live by this tenet, there is a watch that matches that unstoppable, never-sleep attitude with style and function, reminding you moment by moment to never stop moving.

The Stauer Volta Watch powers itself through the wearer’s movement. When you’re not wearing the watch, it “hibernates†– the hands stop, it looks dead. But once you “wake up†the Volta with movement, it instantly remembers the correct time and the hands re-set automatically.

Unlike other mechanical watches that automatically wind themselves, the Volta has no tiny spring inside. Instead a tiny micro-rotor spins at speeds fast enough to generate electricity. That charge is stored in a capacitor to power the watch for up to six month without it being worn.

You can see for yourself what makes it tick through the watch’s open exhibition back, which allows you to look inside to see its inner workings.

Though it is made for men, it also looks great and makes a bold statement on a woman’s wrist. Sale priced at $179.00 at www.stauer.com.

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