Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “The inspiration for this watch design comes from bracelet watches with a continuous pattern all around the wrist. This time I let several lines surround the wrist and the result is the futuristic On Line.
The display is made of vertical lines which escape the case and surround the wrist completely. The 10 lines are 4 pairs between two single lines. A pair can be recognized as two lines closer to each other (look at the top or the bottom of the display). I created these bends to let each pair form one number. 4 pairs = 4 numbers.
The single lines are an am/pm indicator and a time/date mode indicator. While the lines are molten with the strap segments, they are made of two components in the case region: a bright background (neon plastic) and an LCD layer. The “all around the wrist” theme works the whole day, because LCD is always on.
As a nice gimmick, I let the case “float” above the wrist. There is airspace between arm and case. I gave the back of the case LEDs which enlighten the wrist when it is dark. This is inspired by a certain flat screen television’s ambient light. The display is touch sensitive. Setting the time, seeing the date and activating the backlight can be done with according touches. The unusual behavior of the case, the touch option and the ambient light make the futuristic look of the watch complete.
This is a watch for men and women who like to wear some artistic, technic inspired bracelet. On Line is a fashionable wrist watch from the future. It is a challenging watch at first, but actually a really easy to read one. It needs a little practice to distinguish the single elements, but the wearer has the advantage to learn and to impress the friends.”