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"The answer to the problem of information overload on the Net is reputations… engineer a system called a reputation server."
- Neal Stephenson

Sleeve Watch  
  Temporary watch imprinted on the sleeve of a chosen garment.  

This is an interesting notion; printed circuits are cheap enough to make this possible.

Alex rolled his wrist over to check the watch imprinted on his sleeve. (Expensive indulgence. Even dry-cleaning eventually messed up the printed circuitry.)
From Dream Park, by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes).
Published by Ace Books in 1981
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Maybe you only need a watch for work, so you could have one printed on your good shirts.

To see how the world is catching up to this idea, see MP3 Jacket has control sleeves and Printing RFID tags with magic ink

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