Quite often in life people have similar ideas & inspirations.
There are some famous cases where several inventors came up with the same discovery – For example: the invention of the telephone is sometimes disputed – Manzetti, Bell & Edison all worked on the idea.
A few times on this blog people have had similar ideas too. Sometimes it has been hotly debated. But the fact is, mostly it’s simply a coincidence.
There have been several times in the past months were we had 2 or more designs submitted that were close to each other. Sometimes we only posted one of them – so to our readers who have cried out “Hey, that’s just like my idea!” – We know.
A few days ago we had 2 people submit rather similar ideas within a few hours of each other & in fact, at Tokyoflash we’ve had the same idea too!
Now these are all individual ideas, the outlook is quite different, the design of the case etc makes them unique in their own right. The time telling is similar, but its a original enough idea that just goes to show you, coincidence can happen.
We debated posting this because we don’t want to offend either designer or insinuate anyone has copied anyone else – we don’t believe anyone has – but we just thought it was interesting to see how great minds think alike.
All these designs use the concept of a circle moving clockwise. The start of the circle indicates the hour & the end on the circle indicates the minute.