Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
This watch design tells the time like a standard analog watch, the difference is in how it does it. Everyone’s done the school physics experiment where you pour iron fillings on a paper with a magnet underneath. Anders says that that was the inspiration for this concept. A blank face sprinkled with steel particles.
Hands beneath the face of the watch rotate a pair of electrodes each, which draw the steel particles to them when they are activated by the wearer shaking the watch or pressing a button. The shaking would also distribute the particles, making it possible for the magnets to catch them.
This version is a feminine, bracelet-like design with metal armband links clamped onto a leather band, making it easier to manufacturer and to adjust the length. The concept could easily be adjusted to a more masculine look by enlarging the body and changing the look of the links.
There are two versions of the face, one dark lit by a UV light with particles covered in fluorescent paint and one backlit by an OLED panel with particles matching the other metal.
This watch concept would appeal to people who appreciate applied physics, and the chance to wear it on their wrist.