(English) Design submitted by Logan from the USA.
Logan says “The inspiration for the design was to find a method of displaying the time that fit in a small square matrix (in this case, 3×3), with no wasted elements.The 123 watch uses a unique method of displaying the time on a 3×3 matrix. The idea is that each number 1-12 can be written as 1 or 2 times 1, plus 1 or 2 times 2, plus one or 2 times 3. For example, 8=2×1+3×2 and 12=1×2+2×2+3×2. This allows us to display hours, tens, and single minutes each using three elements, lit yellow for x1, lit red for x2, or unlit for x0. So, there are 9 LEDs that can each light up in two colors, and this is enough to display the time.
The elements in the first column stand for 1, the elements in the second column stand for 2, and the elements in the third column stand for 3. The top row shows the hours, the middle row shows the tens of minutes, and the bottom row shows the single minutes.
This is a watch for logical people, who see the beauty in mathematical design. There are no gimmicks here. People who like Tokyoflash for its groundbreaking watch concepts will appreciate this design. The watch also has a very distinctive appearance when off, with the 9 unlit prisms giving texture to the watch face.