Design Submitted by Ron from USA
At Tokyoflash this design got us thinking. Its a simple idea, but we think it would be popular with anyone studying science especially Chemistry of course. In the past we have had a few watches that really grabbed the attention of a certain group. For example, the Morse Code watch was very popular with Radio enthusiasts.
We also think there is room to develop this idea further. Copernicium (112) & Boron (5) could be 11:25. Could we have some screen animation with Ball & Stick models of molecules?
Ron says: I’ve always appreciated the perfect design that is the periodic table of elements. It can be used for all kinds of design projects and I think telling time with elements would be really fun.
The design would be either e-ink or LCD. The display would show two blocks, one for hours and one for minutes (or months and days in date mode). The number of hours or minutes would correspond to the chemical element of the same number. So 11:39 would show Na Br or Sodium and Bromine. Each block has the number in the top left of the box, so it is extremely easy to read.
Science fans would be the most likely wearers of this watch, although it would appeal to anyone who wants an easy to read watch with a simple, minimalist design that looks complex at first glance.
I’ve never seen a watch that uses chemical elements to tell time before. I think that people who see the watch on your wrist would wonder what it meant, but that once they understood, it’s a really easy way to tell time.