The Bradley Watches Opt for Ball Bearings and Channels to Tell Time

 - May 31, 2016
References: touchofmodern & yankodesign
The Bradley watches are a tactile series of dial timepieces that utilize the wearer's sense of touch to tell time using a series of ball bearings and grooved channels. The watch focuses on tactile sensation feedback that diverges from the rise of smartwatches and digital faces.

While analog watches are often a mark of a time before technology, the Bradley timepieces revive the simpler and digital-free design in its wearables. The watch face is free of numbers or hands, instead using two channels that tell time. A ball rolls between the channels to indicate the time that users can either read with their eyes, or touch to feel the time by sensing where the dials are lined up.