A Unique Watch Made From Recycled Electronics

Twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball of Vollebak, in partnership with the Wallpaper* Re-Made Project, have created the “Garbage Watch”, a unique, colorful industrial wearable timepiece that is made completely out of recycled parts from discarded electronic equipment.

So our Garbage Watch started with a very simple idea. What if garbage isn’t garbage? What if it’s simply pre-assembled raw materials that we can use to make new things. It’s why everything you can see on the Garbage Watch used to be something else – a motherboard from your computer, a microchip in your smartphone, or wiring from your TV.

The watch is currently a prototype, but the brothers are planning to release it in 2021. They’ve set up an email list to alert those interested.

Over the next year we’ll be going on a journey from prototype to product, sourcing components from sustainable e-waste recycling efforts, and sharing the story with you. Launching in 2021, the waiting list is now open.

Garbage Watch Motherboard

Garbage Watch Close Up

via Colossal

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.