RECLAIM - WATCHES
Reclaim watches are a series of timepieces fashioned with reclaimed materials from obscure and often unexpected sources. These watches derive their value and appeal from the unique history of the materials used in their construction, predicated on the idea that an object’s witnessed past gives rise to a sense of meaning, much like Hitler’s pocket watch or Einstein’s wrist watch have value far beyond their material worth. Materials sourced for these pieces range from the macabre to the sentimental, their true nature concealed, except for the unique webpage accessed from the QR code etched into the back plate of each watch.
- DATE- Oct, 2013
- SOFTWARE-Solidworks, Photoshop
- HARDWARE- 3D printer
The goal of the reclaim design is to be compatible with a wide range of material stock, allow single and low volume output and combine digital fabrication with handcraft. This is achieved primarily through the use of CNC routed jigs and formers to enable consistent hand production along with CNC routing and laser cutting at various stages.