Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam wanted to create a watch which has a mechanical look but with a time display which does not look mechanical. He says “a mechanical look can mean anything and after some sketching I decided for simple slotted screws”.
I use 16 screws to display time in a pretty cool new way. 2×2 screws show each number and the orientation of the slots show what number it is. There are 4 groups like this and so we have the four numbers of the time display.
You need to set the time with the screws on the side of the panel using a screwdriver. The overall look is geometrically simple. I chose wood and steel for the case and leather for the strap to give it a slightly industrial, crafted look.
The simple geometry and the characteristic screw heads allows the materials to be changed to whatever you can imagine without breaking the design.
Everyone can find a watch wich fits his/her taste. The original watch is made for those interested in construction; enginieers, architects, designers who like it technical but trendy. Party people can wear the multicolor plastic watch, fashion people might like the black transparent one, artists like to wear a little illustration maybe. Anything is possible.
This design does not look like a watch, it is a little art object with a cool mechanic. It has a strong idea wich can be expressed in countless ways – there could be a new design every year. It never gets old, because it is timeless.