Division LCD Watch tells time in segments.

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I have noticed a trend with the latest releases of new watches that TF prefer designs that are simple/feasible and predominately LCD.

So I decided to create a watch which fitted this criteria. I had two designs in mind, one was a four dialled lcd analogue design that shared the same time telling method a “hunter time killer” and a new time telling method which involves lines dissecting a shape to create numbers of segments. I decided to merge these designs to create a very simple time telling method that would be very easy to implement. Division was born.

This design consists of four circular dials, the dials are dissected to create segments, the number of segments in the circle equals the number.

Empty Circle with no segments = 0, a dot in the centre creates one segment = 1, a line dissecting the the circle in two = 2 etc etc

The two top dials are for hours and the bottom two for minutes. The date could also be described in the same format.

The simple time telling method and circular dials suggested a simple and playful form. This hopefully will appeal to people who like simple modern products that have a playful style and understated appeal. This design would lend itself to a multitude of colour and material combinations which would suite young and old. The slim line case profile and smaller proportions will hopefully appeal to both sexes.

This design stands out form others due to its simple but funky looks, its unusual but easily read time telling method and its feasibility form a development and production perspective.

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Division LCD Watch tells time in segments., 3.6 out of 5 based on 57 ratings

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36 Responses to “Division LCD Watch tells time in segments.”

  1. avatar Pete says:

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

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  2. avatar Samukun says:

    It’s so simple and looks so nice. I really like the divions and for me it would be easy to read. I think if one reads this watch for a while, one would have a better understanding of how to divide a pizza for 7 people. Mhhh pizzaaaaa. The 4 circles are one thing. The case is… not really another. It’s adapting to the circles! Very nice decision Pete.

    I thought about another numbering system for the 0 and the 1. 0 means having 0 pieces, so a fully black circle would result. Hm, but this massively dark circle would but the display out of balance… 1 means 1 piece (of pie) so what you have for 0 now would be a good one. Anyway, I like what you did so.

    5*/YES PLEASE/GOOD LUCK

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    • avatar Pete says:

      Originally I used a blacked out circle for zero but it looked out of place. My other alternative for the one would be to have a line from the center of the circle to the outside (half a cut) this would still leave one slice.
      I think after a while you would get that used to the circles that you wouldnt need to count the slices/segments, you would recognise them instantly.
      Cheers for the feedback Sam! :D

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      • avatar Samukun says:

        Yeah definitely would get used to it! No counting needed after some days! Will always remember this watch now when slicing up round food :P

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  3. avatar Firdaus public says:

    Love it, but I’d prefer the face design is simply squared or round. A very good and fresh concept, yup it is time in pie chart. Last but not least, goodluck and welcome to the blog!

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    • avatar Pete says:

      Pie, cake, pizza its all good, if only the watch was flavoured too! lol
      I think a square face with rounded corners would look good also .
      Thanks for the luck and the belated welcome! :D

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  4. avatar Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio says:

    Really enjoyed seeing this design. The time concept is elegant, clever, beautiful & cool.

    1, 2, 3 & 5 just look great as shapes – I’m not sure why but they just satisfy me to see them – ha ha – is that strange?
    12:35 is going to be my favourite time of day!

    I think it would work great with e-paper as it could look exactly as you have illustrated.
    LCD would need slight change due to the converging lines, but still possible.

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    • avatar Pete says:

      Thanks for saying Toky, I was worried this design maybe too humble and not showy enough for the blog.
      So its a relief to see it being well recieved so far.
      Its kinda like a circle based “stencil”, which is probably why it feels familier and comfortable.
      I know what you mean about the shapes, they are strangely alluring, maybe this means something on a subcouncious level? or just reminds you of friday night pizza? lol
      I understand that with LCD the lines would have small gaps when they meet , I dont think that would detract (should have drawn it with the gaps in hignsight), e-paper would be cool, it would give the design some texture. Thanks for the feed back and the comment! I will now look forward to 12:35

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  5. avatar dzign555 says:

    I love concepts like this! Not sure why, the face colours don’t grab me – but that’s easily rectified. And since it’s a pie concept, I’m definitely getting hungry for this watch.

    5*

    Cheers.

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    • avatar Pete says:

      If the display was LCD then there could be a wide choice of display colour, so hopefully something to suite all “tastes” Should have called it pie-chart! lol
      Thanks for the comment and the 5! :D

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  6. avatar mushy says:

    Looks really cool Pete. :) 5* and Yes!

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  7. avatar Patrick says:

    This watch in form of four-leaf clover will bring you luck, Pete!

    5 * / Yes.

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  8. avatar Timur says:

    GoooD!!! 5 * / Yes.

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  9. avatar Pete says:

    For anyone who is interested I have added a couple of different colour combinations to the Album on my fb page (PF Design) Check them out if you like:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.284328834982184.66833.159423137472755&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=309378022477265&set=a.284328834982184.66833.159423137472755&type=3&theater

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  10. avatar Pete says:

    The original version of this had a cover plate that covered most of the face besides the four cricles of the display. I will render a couple of images tonight to add here, just in case this appeals to people who perhaps dont like the expance of display this version has. Stay posted ;)

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  11. avatar Makkovik says:

    nice design. I prefer those with a cover plate, especially the red. I would buy.

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    • avatar Pete says:

      Thanks for checking out the other images with the cover plates. Im glad that version appeals.
      Hopefully one day you will get the chance to buy! Thanks for the feedback and the vote! :D

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  12. avatar Pete says:

    Time is nearly up for this post.
    So a big thank you to all that voted, shared and commented and TF for posting it here on the blog! :D

    Cheers

    Pete for the UK :D

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