Pocket watches used to create sculptures

First published: 27-09-2011

An artist has found a way of giving vintage pocket watches a new lease of life by adding tiny sculptures to them.

Dominic Wilcox has used old timepieces as the base for his design by adding miniature figures of people taking part in a variety of scenes.

The images from the Watch Sculptures: Moments in Time series include tiny creations of children playing hide and seek behind a tree, a group of circus acts balancing on each other's shoulders and two men having a conversation.

Each figure is balanced on the hands of the watch, which creates different scenes as the hands rotate.

However, as all the artworks are encased in a glass dome it may make them impractical to use as timepieces.

Watches can be put to use in a variety of ways, with a company in the US releasing a watch containing a GPS tracking device, which can be used by the families of people with Alzheimer's in order to monitor their location.  

© Copyright WATCH SHOP UK - DO NOT COPY

Related articles

Ultimate Festival Guide

Posted: 08-07-2019

Festival season is here and so is the Watch Shop guide to boho chic and on trend choices from our expert buyers.

Summer Style Edit: Watch Trends for 2019

Posted: 20-06-2019

Inspired by summer and top watch trends, we've compiled a list of favourite watches for summer 2019 to complete your holiday outfit.

Father's Day Ultimate Gift Guide

Posted: 29-05-2019

Watch Shop has curated the ultimate selection of Father’s Day gifts. Treat your Dad to a timeless watch on 16th June.

How to choose the right fitness watch for you

Posted: 01-05-2019

How to choose the right fitness watch for you. Honest reviews and insights from the UK’s no.1 online watch retailer, Watch Shop.

CATEGORIES

PREVIOUS NEWS