The clothing/accessories brand and design duo Eley Kishimoto create a more interesting way to tell the time

Watches have established themselves as a status symbol in much of the developed world, which is why it’s refreshing that London fashion studio Eley Kishimoto and Fossil have designed something a little more easygoing. Retro Timer is inspired by designs from the 1950s and used an unconventional mechanism to keep track of the time. Keep reading to find out what makes it so strange.

Using kitchen clocks from the 1950s as a starting point, the Retro Timer watch uses a large hand to mark the hours, while the minute hand we’re all used to has been replaced by a rotating red aluminium disc. The unisex timepiece also features a leather strap, rubber indexes, an injection-moulded nylon case, and a choice of three different colour combinations.

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