Stonehenge pocket watch: 20% off at ThinkGeek!


The Daily Deal for April 1, 2008:

It seems like "timeless" is one of the most overused words in the English language. The diamond industry has practically coopted it to describe their wares, the jewelry industry tacks it on to the description of almost every piece of junk that they cadge together, and even clothing companies have been known to describe the latest frocks as "timeless." Let's face it, there are damned few things that qualify as "classic," much less "timeless."

Stonehenge, of course, is one of them. Say what you want about the gargantuan pile of rubble, but it has truly stood the test of time. Possibly created by druids, it continues to be a -functional observatory of sorts and a magnificent boon for England's tourism industry. Best of all, even though it's thousands of years old, it still has the power to draw shiftless hippies and assorted people in cloaks from all over the world.

Maybe you'll never have the time or money to visit Stonehenge (or even Southwest Virginia's magnificent "Foamhenge"), but that doesn't mean that you can't experience the wonder of this incredible marvel. In fact, ThinkGeek is currently offering their amazing Stonehenge Pocket Watch for $39.99, which is 20% off their usual price. Beautifully designed, the Stonhenge watch features a minature version of Stonehenge and a compass. On sunny days, you can use it to tell the time. On cloudy days, the built-in watch ensures that you'll never be completely timeless.

You can also use it to predict the summer and winter solstices, and the classic styling is sure to impress people, at least until you pull it out and try to use it. At the end of the day (metaphorically speaking), how cool is it to be able to be part of a eons-old tradition of sun worship and astronomy geekdom?