Design submitted by Logan from the USA.
A fascinating and ingenious concept from Logan here. He says: “While trying to illustrate a different idea, I made a mistake and saw a pattern that led me to this design.4th Committee is an always-on watch, using either 4-level grayscale LCD or e-ink. The 40 square pixels in the 4×10 display can each be black, white, light gray, or dark gray. The 4×5 top section shows the hours and the 4×5 bottom section shows the minute. In each 4×5 section, two 3×5 digits are displayed, but since that would normally require a 6×5 section instead of 4×5, the two digits overlap in the middle. One digit uses white pixels, the other dark gray, and their overlap is light gray. The partial overlap creates an interesting pattern, while keeping both digits readable at a glance. The background pixels are black.
The watch could come with several color options for the case and strap — white, dark gray, red, green, and yellow are illustrated — and this might help broaden the appeal because the display is just grayscale.
User-selectable 24-hour mode (with times like 22:57, shown) or 12-hour mode where PM is indicated by reversing the color order of the digits — so, the first hours digit is dark gray instead of white, and the second is white instead of dark gray.
This design is great for someone who wants a display that is readable at a glance and always on, but is still visually interesting. Goes great with a sophisticated black-and-gray outfit, your Ansel Adams photography collection, or zen workspace.