(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam has reinterpreted the traditional pocket watch with its chain and clasp in a modern way. In this watch concept, it has an IP black case and clasp and an interchangeable band. The attachment of the band and the hinge of the clasp are integrated with its button into one cylinder at the watch’s side.
The time reading works with a derived version of an analog watch display. Red LEDs show the hours, blue ones show the minutes. The LEDs are aligned in a circle and form a circle segment which always starts at the 12 hour position. The end shows the analog watch positions of hours or minutes.
Every time blue and red lights overlap, the LEDs light up in their mix color. This makes the display look confusing but interesting. To avoid dark LEDs as much as possible, the circle segments are at least as long as a half circle, never shorter. So if you think 15 are shown by a quarter circle, that is not correct. They are shown by a 3/4 circle going the opposite direction. The end of this circle segment still points at the 15 minutes position. The conclusion: you need a little concentration to decode the display. That is the price for the interesting look it has. There are two LED circles. The outer one is for the time, the inner one is for the date. There is a chrome ring with indicators between the LED rings to ease up reading.
When you press the clasp button, an animation plays when the watch is half opened. After some time the LEDs go off, but they do it anyway when you close the clasp.
If you like a modern and unusual reinterpretation of a pocket watch, this could be something for you.