James Bond's Laser-Cutting Watch Is Finally a Reality

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Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it's only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theaters, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage.

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Created by Patrick Priebe who's well known for his creations that put coolness first and safety second, the carbon fiber-accented LaserWatch features an integrated 1,500-milliwatt blue laser that can be used for about five to ten minutes before the battery's dead. So it's best to save it until you find yourself in a real emergency.

Priebe isn't releasing plans on how to build your own, but he is toying with the idea of producing a few and selling them to a handful of needy spies. At well north of $300 they'll certainly be expensive for a device that does nothing but tell time and shoot lasers, but that's already twice as much as what a Rolex can do. [YouTube via Pocket-lint]

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OK, first major issue. The watch has inexplicably been made to be worn on the right hand. Most people wear a watch on the left hand, and if you were to wear this watch on your left hand, well, you'd shoot yourself.

Secondly, the beam is in parallel to your arm. Great for shooting lasers like Iron man, also great for shooting your hand. Putting the laser on the top of the watch would've solved both problems.