Wrap Your iPhone with a Pocket Watch in De Bethune Leather Case

De Bethune Pocket-Watch iPhone Case

With iPhones and other devices replacing watches as personal timepieces for most people, analog craftsmen of yore are looking for other ways to ply their trades. Juxtaposing timekeeping technology across the centuries, luxury watchmaker De Bethune has introduced a new iPhone case that incorporates their DB 1024 pocket watch mechanism directly into the back panel of an alligator leather sleeve. It’s rather… unique. For those who can’t decide whether you prefer analog or digital, now you won’t have to make the choice.

I’m not sure the watch would provide good impact protection during a fall, however – for itself or the iPhone’s rear glass. Would that require another case to protect the first one?

[via Born Rich] [Gentleman’s Gadgets]

  • ivan_b

    That’s a one ugly case. Not sure why anyone would want to have it.

  • Mr. Stein

    The case is drop-dead gorgeous. Maybe you should try a Timex and some Saran Wrap to match your aesthetic.

  • refutethis

    Wow. Ugly.

  • refutethis

    If this cheap and ugly case satisfies you, maybe your advice is more suited for yourself.

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Adam RosenAdam Rosen is an Apple certified IT consultant specializing in Macintosh systems new and old. He lives in Boston with two cats and too many possessions. In addition to membership in the Cult of Mac, Adam has written for Low End Mac and is curator of the Vintage Mac Museum. He also enjoys a good libation.

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