Design a watch that incorporates wood and metal elements and has an open movement design utilizing a circular mechanical movement.
Requirements: We are looking for a design that will utilize a few materials. As the company name is Woodchip Design, we need to integrate wood into the design somehow. The reclaimed materials will hopefully have a story that we can utilize to differentiate the watch. Going along with the storyline, we urge the designers to have either a time, place or person in mind when designing. This will give the watch a unique back story on which the design reflects its heritage. As part of the brand image, we want to have an open face watch. This means that there will be no traditional face. Instead you will see the working internals of a mechanical wind watch. This means that you need to be creative with some sort of tick mark or number for actual time keeping. We will be using variant of the ETA 6497 and 6498 mechanical movements. We have included a few but search the web for images as they come in many different finishes. The movement is 36.6mm in diameter and 4.5mm thick. It may be a bit thicker if you want a movement wind generator.
Materials and Finishes:
-Bamboo or reclaimed woods and hardwoods
-Brass, bronze, stainless steel, titanium,
-Any finishes, brushed, stained, chromed, dark chromed, natural petina, painted, powder coated
We love all looks and are really going for something quite different and out of the box. We love the craftsmanship of ww2 bombers and formula cars. We also love the steampunk look. We are leaning toward something that is a little classy yet would be a conversation starter. And by the way, we do not prefer metal bands! That's why we want you to get creative with leather work. You can laser etch or do whatever you want to dress up the band if you feel it needs it.
There is a large selection of watch movements on this site to get a feel for design direction: http://bit.ly/OLsFR7 also http://www.tourbywatches.com/shop/page/5?sessid=yte3i1bukz9Ujwi5803kao3u92vrmgtvBQ2Rn8TrGSVjjWa9cBvzRipFGkk27fzJ&shop_param=
Thank you to GrabCAD member Mohammad Shubbak for the illustrative image (Old watch)
The movement model can be downloaded from here:
By entering this competition, you 1. Warrant that the work is your original work. 2. To the best of your knowledge, it is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited. 3. Neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trade mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
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The competition is open to everyone.
You can submit several designs.
Team entries are welcome. In case of team win, prize money will be transferred to team leader who is solely responsible for splitting it among team members.
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Only models uploaded through this challenge page here will participate in the competition.
Privately uploaded models will be made public after the competition deadline.
Winners will be chosen by a joint jury of Woodchip Design and GrabCAD.
Manufacturability: Can the design be manufactured using available methods
Finishes: are the finishes available or will a new process need to be invented. Can the watch be adorned in different finishes for continuation series?
Creativity: Is the watch different from what is already out there? Is it a conversation starter? Does it have history or a back story? Is it the piece that defines you and completes a look? Does it integrate wood in a unique way? Is all or part of the mechanical skeleton movement visible front and back? Is the time readable using numbers or tick marks somewhere? Does the design include the logo somewhere on the body, crown, strap buckle, or face?
Winners will be announced during one month after the end of competition.
$700 cash + GrabCAD T shirt
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Winning watch designs chosen by a joint jury of Woodchip Design and GrabCAD and announced on the GrabCAD Challenges website.
Woodchip Design is a firm that works in a wide range of disciplines - automotive, industrial, consumer.