'Tikker' Watch Calculates User's Future Date, Time of Death (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A new watch called the "Tikker" can reportedly tell people how long they are going to live and counts down the years, months, days, minutes and seconds.

To determine when they will meet the grave, users answer questions about their medical history and then subtract their current age from a number calculated by Tikker to get their death score (video below).

The medical history questions ask how much exercise the user performs, their weight, smoking and drinking habits, and the types of diseases in their family history, notes

While some people call Tikker the "death watch," its Swedish inventor Fredrik Colting calls it the "Happiness Watch" as people can make the most out of their lives.

"Imagine someone told you that you only had one year left to live. How would that change your life? For all of us life comes with a best-before date. While death is non-negotiable, life isn’t. All we have to do is learn how to cherish the time and the life that we have been given, seize the day and follow our hearts," Colting told the Daily Mail.

The top row on Tikker shows years, months and days, the middle row details the hours, minutes and seconds before the user dies and the lower row displays the current time.

The Tikker production team is in need of $25,000 to make the bizarre timepiece a reality. They have set up a page to help fund Tikker.

On their page, they write:

Today our design has only the slight remaining tweaks to be ironed out, while components are ceaselessly being tested to make sure they uphold quality and length of life. Packaging design and final prototype testing is under way, and with funds we will be able to convert our prototype to production-ready models, and begin line production. 

Of course, if one donates there is no guarantee that he or she will live long enough to see the Tikker in action.

Sources: Daily Mail,,