Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.
This mechanical watch design would require a large case and a reliable locking mechanism to ensure the cylinders lock on to the correct time. Three cylinders would rotate to reveal the time by digits (hours, 10 minute group and single minutes). A steampunkesque concept that would look incredible on your wrist.
The wrist watch would have a USB rechargeable battery to power the mechanical cylinders and separated miniature stepper motors for each ”glow in the dark” cylinders. “Glow in the dark cylinders” I hear you ask? Laszlo’s idea is to use self-luminous glow-in-the-dark paint, which is non-toxic and will stay bright for 20 years on the cylinders. This means that the watch cylinders would glow brightly as they turn retaining the spirit of a many watches at Tokyoflash Japan that use light.
The time would be “always on” and is simple to read as it is in a digital format. If you’d like to see this concept become reality, vote and leave feedback in the comments section below.