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Swirl watch uses vertical gauge for analogue time.

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was trying to come up with a simple but unusual time display using a bar graph like layout.

It would have been very easy and maybe a little predictable to use LEDs or LCD blocks to do this when I had a little Eureka moment and realised that it could be very easy to achieve with a standard analogue movement.

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Quicksilver LCD watch tells time with virtual droplets of Mercury

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I checked my thermometer recently (thanks to a summer flu) and and it’s one that works with quicksilver. It made me think about a mirror LCD display that could pretend to be made of quicksilver drops. I decided for a simple analog based digital display. The inspiration came from the observation of quicksilver forming drops before joining a bigger mass of itself.

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