Warsaw – Inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

This is another unique and intriguing design from Logan.  The concept was inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk and Logan describes it as “12 triangular segments inside a triangular watch face, as 3 triangular groups of 4 segments.   Top group indicates hours, bottom left group indicates 10-minute groups, bottom right group indicates single minutes”.

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This design is one of the simplest we have received with only 12 segments on the display, but telling time may not be the easiest.  Logan has brilliantly thought of a way to make a 4-triangular segment show a 12-hour timing.  It may require a little training to get used to, but once you master it, you’re good to go.

We love how the simple and uncluttered design counters the complex method of telling time.  What do you think? Can you tell the time?

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3 Responses to “Warsaw – Inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk”

  1. avatar Tokyo Pimp says:

    When I saw this I immediately thought of this image into this watch http://www.tokyoflash.com/blog/2010/09/two-sided-triangle-led-watch/ This may appeal to some but I think if you are doing a pattern it should be attractive, and the triangle is hard to make look good in a watch don’t you think? Maybe a simpler pattern along with a simpler way to show the time? Unless you love math and odd shapes I think it would be a hard sell. Still I can see you spent a lot of time thinking up these designs. I think you maybe smart so find this fun to fit time into a basic shape, but need to also consider the end result and what it will turn out like for other people. I have fun seeing your designs still!

    • avatar logan says:

      Perhaps, rather than a square case around the triangular display, some people would prefer the watch with a case that is a “circular triangle” — see http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CircularTriangle.html. That would conform more closely to the triangular display, but be less angular.

      Or, the display shape could be made square with a similar idea, but the triangular arrangement is easier to read, in my opinion, because it has a center element that is easily identifiable at a glance because of its position and inverted shape. The central triangle in any arrangement of four is visually distinct from the other three triangles, which helps readability. Still, I agree this will appeal to the more mathematically inclined.

      The arrangement of the three big triangles (hours, minutes x10, minutes) leaves a triangular void in the center. Should that be used for anything? A small solar panel? A hole?

  2. avatar Arsonist says:

    In the first time i see it, remembers me the Legend of Zelda “Triforce”….xD