« on: March 30, 2005, 08:54:46 PM »
it's nearly impossible to buy a silent timer, especially a silent wristwatch timer. luckily, it's really really easy to make.
go to any local store and buy a $20 timex (i suggest timex because it's the kind i used and i know it works). just get the basic one, don't waste money on anything fancy...
unscrew the 4 screws holding on the back cover and set the watch aside. very neatly cut a piece of duct tape in a circle to fit the inside part of the cover. the cover is in a square-ish shape with an indented circular part. make sure the circular part is totally covered.
with the tape stuck on to the cover (i.e. non-sticky side facing the inside of the watch) replace the cover. and waa-laa!
i don't know why it works, but it does. and if you ever want the watch to start beeping again, just take off the duct tape.