Snake watch slithers onto your wrist.

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: The inspiration for this concept is based on the old mobile phone game “Snake”.The premiss for the game: you control a snake, around the screen pixel blocks appear which you try to intercept. As your snake eats the blocks the snake gets longer and longer.
The game is over when you run into your own tail or the edges of the screen.

I decided you use this snake to describe the time. When the time is not being displayed the snake will move about the screen like a constant always on screen saver.

When the screen is touched the snake creates a negative of the current time using one continuos line (in basic digits mode)

In dot digit mode the centres of numbers 0,6,8 and 9 is made up of a pixel block like the ones in the original game , the snake creates the time around these blocks as per the basic mode. After several seconds the snake returns to continuos screen saver mode.

This design should appeal to people who like retro style products and games. The case is simple, uncluttered and geometric.

Being a rectangular display would allow this deign to be built into existing watch housings.

The time display method is simple, entertaining and novel. The method is open to hundreds of different patterns of time display and animations. It could be possible to program the watch to display custom messages and styles.


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79 Responses to “Snake watch slithers onto your wrist.”

  1. avatar Pete says:

    Thanks TF for adding this design to the blog! :)

  2. avatar Heather says:

    yes, please! i like it greyscale with a white backlight…i love the touch-screen idea…
    can i give 10*?

    • avatar Pete says:

      I wish you could!!!!! hehe!
      Im glad you like it Heather, the white backlight was especially for you!
      Thanks for the comment and the 10! :)

  3. avatar Samukun says:

    Awesome and creative concept that HAS to be made! I just love the idea of having a single continuous line to tell the time – wonderful! It can be made with a simple LCD matrix. “Always on” and an animation from time to time are definitely possible and would look wowowow. Touch screen is a good modern element. Great idea, 5*/YES and good luck!!!

  4. avatar Mystery800 says:

    Great Job Pete! This ones gonna be a keeper.

  5. avatar Firdaus public says:

    Thanks TF for adding this AWESOME design to the blog!

  6. avatar Cory says:

    Twelve points to Slytherin!

  7. avatar Firdaus public says:

    Ok sorry for double post. Can someone explain me how this strap works? I never have experience with the strap of this kind, but seen many times on this blog, wonder how it works and would like to implement onto my future design if possible.

    I don’t have any more comment on this watch design since its already good and hope the masses can support this design.


    • avatar Pete says:

      The strap is just a flexible rubber material with a simplified butterfly clasp (minus the link) .
      I usually work on the theory that TF will determine these finer details.
      I prefer your straps, they are more detailed and realistic.

      Thanks for the comment! :)

  8. avatar Laszlo says:

    This maze, amaze, amazing!
    Congrats Pete. 5/Y!

  9. avatar mushy says:

    Great job Pete! Looks brilliant! 5*Y

  10. avatar Patrck says:

    Most impressive at Pete, is his imagination.

    5 * / Yes!

  11. avatar GC says:

    Im liking this a lot, such a simple idea! I remember the game on the old nokia!
    Great work Pete, I hope TF consider this one! *****/Y

    • avatar Pete says:

      Im glad you like it GC, yeah the original game is classic!
      Yeah I hope TF consider it too. This is one of my more doable concepts I think and could be worked into an existing watch housing making it more finacially viable.
      Thanks for the comment and the vote! :)

  12. avatar CLP says:

    Now this is cool, cool inspiration, cool time telling and it looks like it would suite a ladies wrist too! 5 from me!

    • avatar Pete says:

      Im glad you like it CLP, Yeah I think it is pretty unisex and will hopefully suite more people.
      Thanks for the comment and the 5! :)

  13. avatar Dek says:

    This is awesome!, simple and fun. I like the idea of the always on animation, keeps it interesting.
    If you could play the game too that would be sweet! 5/Y

    • avatar Pete says:

      I cant see any reason the game couldn’t be played, would require four points in the touch screen like the rogue touch, but thats proven tech now. Thanks for the feedback Dek! :)

  14. avatar Gordon says:

    I love it Pete!, your an animal

  15. avatar Todd Haynes says:

    Great design and would be a must buy if it becomes available for purchase.

  16. avatar Gordon says:

    this watch gets my “winnner, winner chicken dinner” designation

  17. avatar Jun Fan Lee says:

    Hi, where can i buy this watch?

  18. avatar MihailMOLCHANOV25 says:

    Недорогой прокат автомобиля, прокат лимузина тут

  19. avatar Keiron says:

    Love this! I’m feeling somewhat nostalgic – this takes me back to my school days and my nokia 5210 :) Great theme delivered to perfection in each detail – I particularly like the slightly curved screen and the angular font derived from the snake. Any chance of doing an animation?

  20. avatar NL1 says:

    I like the mix between the rubber strap and the metallic case passing through.
    The display is cool, I can already imagine the snake moving on the screen ! Portrait display & black on gray for me, cause it reminds me of the original snake :)

    • avatar Pete says:

      Hi Nico, Im working on a basic animation so hopefully you wont have to imagine for too long. I like the pale gray snake on the darker background myself. Im glad you like it! Thanks for the positive words! :)

  21. avatar Ranjan says:

    Your snake is very cute … I like your snake …

  22. avatar Laszlo says:

    It’s great! I really like the animation, I want to wear the monochrome version!

  23. avatar Pete says:

    Thank you TF for adding the animation! :D

  24. avatar Dianekmt says:

    This is very unique, and appealing.
    I can only imagine how long it must have taken to do that graphic!!
    Very nice.

  25. avatar Dek says:

    Nice animation, is that new? I dont remember seeing that before! Bought!

  26. avatar Clare says:

    Love the animation!

  27. avatar Cole says:

    I have to say Im lovin the animation, such a cool way of showing the time, its so simple. TF would be mad not to make this one!

    • avatar Pete says:

      The animation worked out alright for my first attemp. Helps explain the idea for sure. I agree this had to be made (slightly biased) :D

  28. avatar AcanthaceousShrike says:

    awesome! just awesome! that’s my part of modern arts, I like. snake arts. the animation and the time telling method are outstanding. you deserve *****************/YES.

    • avatar Pete says:

      Crikey two cracking comments from you Acan! Thats made my day!
      Im glad you like it, I think its on the right side of being makeable hint hint TF! lol
      Thanks for the great comment and the stars! :)

  29. avatar Nick says:

    This watch looks like something my five year old would where this is pathetic

  30. avatar Pete says:

    Just in case I don’t get the time later I will wrap things up now.
    I would just like to thank everyone who voted, commented and shared! The external blogs that featured it on their pages and sites and TF for posting this design on the blog!
    Thanks everyone!
    Fingers crossed TF see some potential in this one! x^^x
    Kind Regards

    Pete from the UK :D

  31. avatar Samukun says:

    Yepp, fingers crossed xX^^Xx for this one. It’s one of most feasible concepts of Pete and one of the most interesting looking ones. Now the painful waiting time comes. Good luck!