Happy Hour Timepieces – THE ISH

I have always been a fan of watches but have not worn a wrist watch for some time.  My last one I wore back in college over 11 years ago but it broke and I have not replaced it since then.  I have at many times looked to buy a new one but my tastes always ran in the $600 and up range and I just can not make sense of spending that much on a watch.  I am also not a fan of smart watches.  Your phone takes up so much of your time you do not need your wrist ringing and pulling you away from what you are doing all the time.

Then I caught wind of the company Happy Hour Timepieces and what they were doing.  I would have purchased the watch as soon as I heard about it but it was only sold in the United States.  Luckily for me my Wife bought it for me as a wedding gift.

They have multiple watches that they sell but my favourite and the one that I was given was THE ISH.

The watch face on this piece does not spell out the hour and expects you to know how to read an analogue watch.  It does have the hour hand (big circle) and the minute hand (small circle).  From there you can either get the proper time or a quick approximation of that time.  Or as you can see on the face of the watch it is always 5 o’clock somewhere the standard time for happy hour. A fun feature of this watch is the buckle for the strap.  The buckle is also a bottle opener!  How do you not want a watch that can also open your beer when it is beer-oclock?

Here is the diagram from their website on how to use the bottle opener.


If you are like me and you do not need or want the bells and whistles of a smart watch this or one of the watches from Happy Hour Timepieces would be the right thing for you and I hope you will give them a look.  This watch is a very reasonable $99 USD currently.  If you live in Canada like I do then you will have to have this watch shipped to the closest state to pick it up down there.



Pop & Stop (Open – Drink – Seal)

Do you ever accidentally after a few to many beers open up a bottle and realize after you can’t drink it?  Or do you ever just want half of a big imperial beer?


Pop and Stop could just be your best option.  The Pop and Stop like the name would suggest is both a bottle opener and a bottle stopper and can even be attached to your key chain if you would like.

I popped open a bottle of Cannery Brewing Stumbling Goat to test out the device.  I poured half of the bottle and then stopped it and put it in the fridge.  Here is my photo from my first glass of beer.


The Pop and Stop slides onto the neck of the bottle.  I had to check out how well the stopper works.  It is so water tight that you can hold the bottle upside down and it will not leak or store it on its side if you need the room in your fridge.

Approximately 24 hours later I took the bottle out of the fridge and I poured it in my glass.

I did not pour the beer quite as vigorously but as can be seen the beer still have a great head on top.  The beer still tasted nice and fresh also.  I would not stop and opened beer for more than 24 hours personally but I am sure it could go longer if you wanted.

They even have a fun commercial.

The sales sheet speaks of the following features and benefits.

– Opens and Re-seals any beer bottle
– Keeps beer fresh and carbonated for over 72 hours
-Air-tight seal prevents spills at BBQs, camping trips
– Easy to use, hard to break, and keychain compatible
– Fully customizable with your logo and colors

I think this would be a great gadget for every beer drinker to have at least one of.  It even works on other glass bottles with a standard beer bottle neck.  Just don’t use it on a screw cap bottle as they warn it could cause breakage.  Check out the products website for more information!


here are the full sized photos.