Although we're not convinced by the statement that "this really does make a terrific gift for both men and boys alike" we like this watch available now from Spycatcheronline.

With retro looks, this digital wrist device not only tells the time but can also work as a remote controller to operate "most makes" of televisions and "video recorders".

There's also calculator functionality as well as date data, an alarm function and stop watch abilities - the latter, to perhaps time how long it takes your TV-viewing buddy to work out it's you that's changing the channels and not a poltergeist.

The Wrist Watch TV Remote Controller is on sale now for £19.49.