I started wearing Durr at the beginning of perhaps the busiest Verge week of the year, CES. Due to the passing of a relative I skipped the journey to Vegas and stayed back in London, tasked with keeping the site ticking overnight while my colleagues got some well-deserved sleep. At 6AM on the first morning of the week, I attached Durr to my wrist, activated vibrations, and got to work.

Within seconds of starting my shift, big news broke from Google. After reading through various press releases and researching the history, I set to work writing the article. Just two sentences in, I felt my watch vibrate and instinctively looked down to my wrist, expecting to see a pixelated notification on a monochrome Pebble display. Then I remembered Durr isn't like other watches. It doesn't tell the time, it doesn't give me notifications, it just vibrates every five minutes. As I put the finishing touches on the article and prepared to post it to the site, Durr vibrated again, reminding me just how long this was taking. What seemed like a two- or three-minute writeup had actually taken twelve.

This was my introduction to Durr. If I proposed building a watch that doesn't tell the time, you'd probably call me crazy. But that's exactly what two designers known collectively as Skrekkøgle have done. Durr doesn't want to tell you what time it is — it doesn’t even have a display to do so. It simply measures the time between moments by vibrating. I've been wearing one on a daily basis for almost a month now, and my time with it has been enlightening.