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Giveaway of the day — The Lost Watch

Find an old golden pocket watch dropped by an absent-minded traveler on the bottom of the river.
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User rating: 628 (46%) 730 (54%) 125 comments

The Lost Watch was available as a giveaway on November 16, 2008!

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Lost Watch Screensaver is probably the most unusual 3D screensaver you'll ever find. An absent-minded traveler dropped his golden pocket watch while crossing a river. A few coins fell out as well. Years went by, but...

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, DirectX 8

Publisher:

3Planesoft

Homepage:

http://www.3planesoft.com/clock-screensavers/the-lost-watch-3d-screensaver/?utm_source=the-lost-watch&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=giveawayoftheday

File Size:

10.8 MB

Price:

$18.95

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#125

5 stars

Reply   |   Comment by Nickson  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

I wonder if anyone had the same problem as me. The screensaver worked great for one week then stopped working and of course the free download period is over. Makes me think that this free screensaver was just a one week sample of what I can buy...

Reply   |   Comment by Douglas  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

I installed this on my XP and under administrator, in Vista. Really beautiful.Love the watch detail and the floating leaves. I like the sound, but you have to disable it if listening to music.
Thanks for this

Reply   |   Comment by Georgina Grant  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

Love this screensaver. Thanks for providing it. It installed and works just as it should thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Vic Morgan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Hi:
I had no problems with finding the link and downloading, running the application. It's quite impressive - watching the opaque leaf float over the watch. You can see the watch through the veining of the leaf. Very soothing. I just wish I could increase the number of leaves that float by and the maybe the rate. Thank you for this offering, GAOTD, it's very cool to watch!

Reply   |   Comment by cj  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

I always enjoy screensavers from 3PlaneSoft! I had a few 3PS screensavers when GOTD offered them WAY back when, but I had to re-install my OS (for other reasons) and I lost the screensavers. :(

It would be great if GOTD would offer some more 3PlaneSoft screensavers! They are truly the best screensavers I've ever seen!!!

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

Sorry, I meant 16/9 in my comment above. Someone were complaining, that it did'n't fit his widescreen.

Reply   |   Comment by Allan Fibecker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

It's possible to make this screensaver fit 19/9 format in settings. The watch is very nice, but it swollows a lot of cpu

Reply   |   Comment by Allan Fibecker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

I downloaded this at 11:30 it wasn't registered so I downloaded it again and it still wouldn't register, I ran preview to see if it even mattered and I liked it a lot,the clock said 11:44pm. So I tried again, this time from the site based on some comments. No luck there either. So, I guess I lose out. I want it but right now I really don't want to pay for a screen saver I need so many more important things. so I guess I lost out because my time ran out.

By the way, I have a wide screen monitor and the only thing I noticed that was off, was it didn't extend to the edges, but that didn't bother me. The leaf floating down and other objects appeared just as they should, it looked very real. CKO

Reply   |   Comment by Candace O'Shea  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

Double checked the setting for the wide screen monitor issue.
There is a setting for "Monitor aspect ratio" which is different than "video mode selection".
Autodetect does what I said it would do, displays the 4:3 image at its correct aspect ratio, and displays the overlay in its correct widescreen format, so sprites like the leaves travel over the black pillars.
If you select 4:3 for the monitor aspect ratio the background image will be stretched horizontally to fill the screen, so the watch looks like it is squashed. Overlay fills screen correctly.
If you select 16:10 the background image is cropped so you loose part of the top and bottom of the image. Overlay fills screen correctly.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamez  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Wow! The Lost Watch downloaded and installed perfectly and I'm just in awe of the quality of the graphics. Thank you so much for this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

As noted, the Autodetect Aspect Ratio isn't functioning properly. It does appear to detect and set the correct aspect ratio, it just isn't adjusting all of the screensaver's internal settings correctly (it's obvious if you pay attention to the rendering).

There is some interesting and useful information in \Windows\System32\The Lost Watch.log (read carefully).

I like some of 3Planesoft's true 3D screensavers much better, such as Ancient Castle 3D, Haunted House 3D, Lighthouse Point 3D, Western Railway 3D, etc.

Regarding the same dreary complaints about screensavers, you can run them standalone, they're fully compatible with Windows Power Management, some LCDs are prone to image retention (not permanent), and plasma displays still burn-in images (most shift the image around to reduce burn-in).

If it doesn't display correctly, that's your video drivers. By the way, has anyone gotten the November DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer to work successfully? It always fails for me; earlier editions installed successfully.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Thanks GAOTD, this is a beautiful screen saver and I also got the ring and lantern as suggested above, now I can have a variety of things to look at when i'm not using the pc and it is sitting idle.

Reply   |   Comment by Jennifer A  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

I have Vista Ultimate 64 and ran activate, as admin first, then setup, also run as admin.

Found the following:

1. Program will not register. Program is not worth anything if it cannot be registered.

2. Program will not run on secondary screen nor blank out secondary monitor.

3. Program won't auto detect correctly. I did find setting 16:10 does works on main screen for my wide-screen monitor.

These problems need to be addressed if a company wants to sell a product. The screen saver does look very good on the main monitor.

Gary

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

Nice download! I had no trouble downloading so problem was fixed. Beautiful graphics, this is a KEEPER

Reply   |   Comment by GGG  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

Works just fine on my laptop- Athlon Turion 64x2 Nvidia 7150M Vista Home Premium 64bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Desdemmonna  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Thanks a lot GOTD, this works perfect.

I would like to know, whether you have any plans to give us some of their nature and fire screen servers in future.

Reply   |   Comment by Kamal  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

Would look really great if it didn't have the annoying habit of putting the picture in 3/4 of the screen over the top of a full screen and continually flashing off to a full screen picture. Too hard to watch, don't know how to fix this....

Reply   |   Comment by Joy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

Downloaded and installed it just now, and they fixed the download. It now has the Lost Watch screensaver, not the Watermill screensaver. Installed without any other problems, and looks great on my monitor. Also, did not need to install the offered manager in order to get it to download, as stated in the 10th comment, but that could be part of the fix.

Reply   |   Comment by Raelynn  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

when i click the settings button, it says that i have the unregistered version, and yes and ran the activate.exe be4 i installed it.

Reply   |   Comment by Alex Cooper  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Great screensaver once you go through the slighly annoying process of getting in. Looks really neat...first screensaver ive seen which i actually WANTED to download...i too could do with a slider to adjust the ripples.....but besides that its great...
one the few worthwhile screensavers....thumbs up to plansesoft..

Reply   |   Comment by Aj  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

In fact, went to the site and they also have a dvd of 28 ponds of koi etc..(guys avert your eyes from such gentle stuff haha) but all my tank fish died and I miss the movement of their swimming in the room... was sooo relacing...this looks really nice to play on my tv screen .....Happy Christmas to me!

Reply   |   Comment by Dani  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Guess they fixed the download. I got the clock right away, activated no trouble, and I think it is lovely...will be looking at their site for more. The Manager was ok to change the monitor size as well.
Thanks to those who gave useful info...not being a computer guru, I depend on those "in the know" to share their expertise, and appreciate it. Dani.

Reply   |   Comment by Dani  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Sexy, Sexy, Sexy Clock that's all Thank You!!!!!!!!

ps. The lantern & The Ring off their main site are sexy too. There Freeware.

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Beautiful screensaver and works perfectly with my widescreen monitor -I just used the "settings" button to set it up correctly:)

Love it!
Thank You!!!

Reply   |   Comment by DeWitch  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Installs well on Vista.

Thanks GAOTD & planesoft alovely screen saver.
Will the cuckoo clock be coming up in the near future.

Reply   |   Comment by leftey  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

only runs on one monitor and blanks the other. I wish someone (besides windows) would notice that there are a lot of systems with two or more monitors.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Hay got it activated, works great...Really nice !

Reply   |   Comment by Wanda  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

This and many others like this are available for free at Magentic screensavers. Just do a google search for Magentic and go to the clocks category.

Reply   |   Comment by Dominic  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I really enjoy the Astro Gemini screensavers that have been Giveaways in the past. They are beautiful, their screensaver manager is excellent allowing you to manage ALL your screensavers, not just AG ones, and the current time is always displayed in the lower right corner of their screensavers.
However, JPlanesoft's Coral Reef screensaver that was a Giveaway in the past, was equal to the AstroGemini screensavers in its beauty and quality.
There are many good freeware screensavers available too.
Some of the most beautiful ones I've found are described below.
http://www.krazydad.com/windows_freebies.php
This is a link where you can get very beautiful TOTALLY FREEWARE kaleidoscopic screensavers. I really like them, there is an ever changing design in the center just like with a kaleidoscope and the background gradually changes colors through the spectrum in a soft way like that of an aurora borealis (northern lights).
These screensavers are more beautiful than you might guess, for example on the second page,
http://www.krazydad.com/freebies2.php
there is a screensaver called "Got Fruit" that is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL although you wouldn't guess it from the name and description!
Fractal screensaver freeware with weird name, allows you to run beautiful colorful fractal graphic screensavers others have made and also make your own and add it to the electric sheep "flock".
http://electricsheep.wikispaces.com/
This is also fractal screensaver freeware with weird name and description.
http://churchofeuthanasia.org/whorld/
Others
http://www.winsite.com/free/freess/
http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=40

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

Says it activates but still an unregistered version. I have vista 64. Is that what the problem is again?

Reply   |   Comment by Pat  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

this a nice screen saver works well and does not slow your computer down

Reply   |   Comment by Brandon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I really enjoy the Astro Gemini screensavers that have been Giveaways in the past. They are beautiful, their screensaver manager is excellent allowing you to manage ALL your screensavers, not just AG ones, and the current time is always displayed in the lower right corner of their screensavers.

However I also must add that the Coral Reef screensaver by Jplanesoft that was a Giveaway awhile back, is a beautiful screensaver and equal in beauty and quality to the Astro Gemini screensavers.

There are many good freeware screensavers available too.

Some of the most beautiful ones I've found are described below.

http://www.krazydad.com/windows_freebies.php
This is a link where you can get very beautiful TOTALLY FREEWARE kaleidoscopic screensavers. I really like them, there is an ever changing design in the center just like with a kaleidoscope and the background gradually changes colors through the spectrum in a soft way like that of an aurora borealis (northern lights).
These screensavers are more beautiful than you might guess from their names, for example on the second page,
http://www.krazydad.com/freebies2.php
there is a screensaver called "Got Fruit" that is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL although you wouldn't guess it from the name and description!
There are other interesting freebies at krazydad site too.

Fractal screensaver freeware, allows you to run beautiful colorful fractal graphic screensavers others have made and also make your own and add it to the electric sheep "flock".
http://electricsheep.wikispaces.com/

This is also fractal screensaver freeware
http://churchofeuthanasia.org/whorld/

http://www.winsite.com/free/freess/

http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?libid=40

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

This screensaver is beautiful and relaxing, and the natural sound effects are great. I probably won't use it as a screensaver, but I'll keep it installed just to enjoy it occasionally. I might also add that this is the first screensaver I've installed for years. Congratulations to 3Planesoft's artists - really nice work.

Reply   |   Comment by Steph  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

have had this one for 1 and a 1/2 years.love it

Reply   |   Comment by justame  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

More....
I think the problem is Vista and/or 64bit version.

I have 3 computers at home. 2 with Vista 64 and 1 with XP SP2. The XP PC installed fine and registered to GAOTD. Both PCs running Vista failed to register. Must be a Vista issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Alien_Bay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Meant to add, the download has been fixed. It now downloads the Lost Watch and not watermill.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Excellent Screen saver. I have been waiting for this one for a very long time. It is my all time favorite. So beautiful to look at and soothing water sounds. Thank you GOTD and 3Planesoft.
I did not install the screen saver manager, it isn't needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Downloaded and ran Activate and then Setup just fine. Someone must’ve substituted the correct file because I got the Lost Watch the first time and not the Windmill program.

Problem was when I went to Settings in the Screensave Manager, it says Unregistered Version, Buy Now and Register Here. Something tells me it’s not an activated version. Running Vista Premium 64.
Any suggestions appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Alien_Bay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

I love it! It installed fast and quick on XP, and its AWESOME. Even shows the current time and date on the watch, Great Job whoever made this program, and Thank you GAOTD for offering it to us. Keep it up!

Reply   |   Comment by Heather  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

This is a beautiful screensaver, with a clarity that many previous giveaways have lacked. You've got to see it to believe it. Nice one 3Planesoft. Thank you very much and to the Giveaway team, thank you for continuing with the fortnightly screensavers despite the usual opposition to them; they are about the only software I download from here nowadays. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

Monday's free games have been posted over in the forums; they are Quake, Amazing Jigsaw and Star Racing. You can download them by following the link below:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4248?replies=1#post-45666

From this week onwards I will be sharing the responsibility for posting free games each day with Wizzard of Oz. Welcome aboard Wizzard. You can read my announcement via the following link:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4247

Have a great week folks

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

In case this doesn't work out for anyone, Magentic (Magentic.com) has a quite similar one. Their wallpaper isn't very impressive (fairly low-res) but they have some very unique screensavers. The gothic clock one is beautiful for winter. Oh, and although it seemed to good to be true, I have had no malware issues from it.

Reply   |   Comment by vshemwell  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

"I would never put a screensaver on my unit I didn't make!" NOT!! That's what I said in the past. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! The sounds are soothing and the graphics are incomparable. I'm sold on 3planesoft and GAOTD. Thank you for this wonderful partnership.

Robin

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Thanks to all who explained how to get the right screensaver. This is awesome. Thanks, GOTD, good one!

Reply   |   Comment by Klacey  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Beautilful screen saver thank you GOTD

Installed it on Vista and Xp with no problems what so ever !!!

Unlike the others mine had the right file in the download.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

successful activate the software.
the screensaver with its animation looks beautiful.

Reply   |   Comment by lostCastle  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Downloaded and ran Activate and then Setup just fine. Someone must've substituted the correct file because I got the Lost Watch the first time and not the Windmill program.

Problem was when I went to Settings in the Screensave Manager, it says Unregistered Version, Buy Now and Register Here. Something tells me it's not an activated version. Running Vista Premium 64.
Any suggestions appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Alien_Bay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Installed gold watch for me (France, 21h40) but although definition 1280 x 1024 is in the select panel, and despite trying desktop parameters, and unclicking high quality, I still don't have it working correctly - a 2nd smaller image flashing on top of the full-screen image. Pity, I'd like to keep it - just what I need, a large good-looking timepiece with a difference. Any fixes?

Reply   |   Comment by Caroline  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Yes, as far as #2 comment, on it not fitting the widescreen, The default had auto selection, I had to go into setting and select the 4:3 ratio for widescreen monitor,( I have a 22" widescreen) and it works perfectly.. fills up the whole screen and looks a lot better. If your not sure about which one to pick try all 4 selections and find the one that fits your screen best.

Reply   |   Comment by kevin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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