(English) Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: This concept watch design is called “Kazu” after the Japanese word meaning ‘numbers’. I thought it would be fun to create a watch that uses the letters that make up the numbers 0 to 9 instead of the digits themselves and present them in a puzzling way.
The 4-digit time and date are each displayed in the top 4 rows of the display. In each of these rows the letters that make up the number in that row have been rotated and/or shrunk to form an enigmatic looking number, temperature, sum, etc. The great thing about this is that the same number can be displayed in many different ways so you won’t get bored too easily. In addition, the 7 initial letters of the days of the week have also been rotated to form numbers and these are displayed in the bottom row.
This watch is USB rechargeable via a computer, the strap is made from an animal friendly material and the display is “always on”. It comes with a choice of several different coloured straps and the display is available in different colours too.
I feel this design would appeal to anyone who likes puzzles, maths, games, sci-fi, quirky things, lateral thinking, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
This design stands out because of its original cryptic display which is modern-looking and very simple to read. Also, because the numbers can be shown in so many different ways, you won’t be bored by the display.