Setting a timer on your watch or phone is usually a passive way to remember there's something you need to do. But what if that timer's counting down to a deadline when something needs to be done? In those instances you need a little motivation to stay on track, like the Time Timer watch's imposing countdown dial.

Look at that thing. Even the most calm, cool, and collected person would be reduced to fits of anxiety with that strapped to their wrist. But that's the whole point. The watch was designed to provide an easy visual reference as to how much time has elapsed, and how much is left until your deadline. Fashion, style, design: all of these take a backseat to the watch's primary function—which makes it a tough sell at $75 in your choice of gray, gray, or gray. [Time Timer]