(English) Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: I recently found this half-finished concept rattling about on my hard drive. I’d left it because I wasn’t sure if it was worth submitting, but when I found it there was a cry of ‘let the public decide’, so I finished it and here it is!
It’s a standard movement with the twist that the hand is fastened to the minute position, and slides against the hour position; it describes an interesting pattern, but is not actually used. Simply look at the pins it’s attached to; the outer for the minutes, the inner for the hour.
As you can see the styling is vaguely Victorian, steampunk-kind-of-thing. I know that (or that it’s shown as a pocketwatch) is not everyone’s cup of tea, so I’m very open to doing it in a different style. It might work well in acetate with a futuristic look, for example.
It truly is deceptively simple, and very focussed. It does nothing but tell the time, but it does it in an interestingly underhand way. As long as the pins that hold the hand can be made to be clear enough it should find an audience.