(English) Design submitted by Peter from UK.
The idea for this watch design was based on a kids toy which consisted of a clear plastic packet of iron filings that could be manipulated with a magnet to create images or decorate pre-determined images.
The basic premise is that there is a void between the face and glass which contains iron filings (other metallic shapes could also be used – dots, shapes, metal backed gems, etc). The appropriate areas of the face are magnetized when the button is pressed (digital and analogue could be a combination). Then with a light shake of the wrist, the iron filings would stick to the magnetized areas and tell the time in a rustic arty fashion.
This watch design stands out because of its simplicity. The means of telling the time is very conventional but using a different media. The concept could also be expanded to a large range using different colors and materials.