I recently saw an ad for something called The Genealogist Watch. What could that be? Does it contain a database of your ancestors? Is it a reference tool that you carry with you? Does it have a broadband connection to allow you to surf the various genealogy sites on the web?
Actually, it is none of the above.
The Genealogist Wrist Watch is a "theme watch" that has a rather cute design that identifies the wearer as someone interested in family history. It has rather small watch hands pointing to a traditional dial, accompanied by a graphic to one side showing a tree with branches with attached name labels, a globe, and the words, "Addicted to Genealogy," shown below the tree. I don't think you can write in names on these tiny name labels.
You can see a picture of the Genealogist Watch near the top of this article. Double-click on the image to see a larger picture.
In this season of gift-giving, this might be a great item to give to that genealogist on your shopping list. Then again, perhaps you should be dropping hints to other family members that this would be an appropriate gift for them to give to THEIR favorite family genealogist.
The Genealogist Watch is available from a number of online vendors. You can find quite a few of them listed by searching on Google or Yahoo or other search engines. Prices vary a bit. I found it listed for $39.95 on Amazon.com, but you may find it somewhat cheaper if you shop around a bit.