Friday, July 04, 2014
When you’re a doctor who has to travel at 14,000 feet above sea level on a motorbike to hop from one remote village to the next to provide healthcare daily, you’re made of sterner stuff that’s reserved only for the most adventurous explorers. Dr. Christopher Hillman is one of those, a nomadic doctor in the Himalayas providing house calls and medical emergency care to the locals. His route consists of glacier, his waiting room a bamboo bench for up to 60 patients a day. When he needs to transport patients during emergencies, timing and logistics are critical to contact the nearest large town. Under extreme weather and elevation, Dr. Hillman relies on his Ball Watch to keep tab of the time. The watch can work up to -60 degrees Celcius, thanks to its cold endurance feature.
Ball Watch is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.