In order to reduce the digging up of precious metals like gold, and silver, which would also reduce the amount of electronic waste that we have, sustainable fashion brand Vollebak has created this watch made up of this type of waste. The company has appropriately named its analog device the “Garbage Watch.”
As its name suggests, the upcycled timepiece is constructed with old motherboards, microchips, and computer parts, utilizing bright electrical cords as the strap with an open face and exposed mechanisms. “We’ve taken an ‘inside-out’ design approach with the Garbage Watch, making the functional inner workings highly visible,” said Vollebak co-founder Nick Tidball in a statement to Inhabitat. “Our aim was to reframe an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain, and make people think deeply about the impact of treating their wearables in a disposable manner.”
While the watch does not seem to be water-resistant (and its mechanical parts are also exposed), it looks pretty cool and somewhat cyberpunk.
What do you think?
(Image Credit: Vollebak/ Colossal)