Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam Says: The inspiration for this watch comes from a cylinder watch I made years ago from a normal battery clockwork. I wanted to make an analog wrist watch which shows the time on the outer edge of the case, not on the top.
I sketched some cases but my final idea came from the mechanism, which is used by my digital camera to keep and release the memory card (a “push to release” mechanism with the same effect is also used by ball pens).
I created a hollow case which keeps the “time capsule” and reveals it my pressing it’s top. I chose a neutral fashionable flexible metal bracelet and a sci-fi inspired time display.
Time reading is very easy. When the capsule is exposed to eye-sight, it shows two arrays of numbers and a vertical indicator in the middle. The top array stands for the hours, the bottom one stands for the minutes.
I like the bracelet when the capsule is sunk. It looks like a watch but where is the time? What I also like is that it looks like you want to remove the fusion energy cell of your gadget, when you press the circle. That’s why I used colored glass to surround the time rings – the revelation experience is stronger.
This watch is a fashion accessory on the one hand and a geeky watch on the other hand. So everyone who likes subtle sci-fi, might like this watch.