Design submitted by Jose from Spain.
Jose says: I could say that this idea came to me after exciting reading about the machine “Enigma”, developed by the Germans to encrypt their messages during II World War, or has been the result of using a metalanguage as Leetspeak, or such once a strange code suggested by a science fiction movie, but none of this would be true. The truth, is that the idea came accidentally to stay absorbed looking at the mini keyboard of my Macbook; suddenly, there it was, the first line of keys, and above each number a symbol, and thus the ¡1 to 0!.
I am new in this Blog and as a follower of the advanced designs shown on TF, I understood that this combination of numbers and symbols could be used it to create a new way to present time and accept the Design challenge of TF.
So, I got down to work (my first project as an amateur) to design more than a conventional watch. For several months I was working on the design of the case and the display…, the typeface…, the colors…, I learned how to work with a 3D program…, materials…, finally, after nearly a year of effort and tests, today, I am able to present the challenge to TF and encourage those who have a dream or an idea in this context, to participate in this search for the original and extraordinary.
Let me introduce “KEY SAY” WATCH.
To design “KEY SAY” WATCH, I used a simple geometry, almost elemental, functional, versatile and compact. I mean technology better suited to this type of watch is the “touch screen” similar to that used in the “smartphones” but may consider other alternative technologies that work well. “KEY SAY” WATCH can be evolved at various levels, but for now is just a watch that has initially the following features:
Hours, minutes and seconds
Day of week, day, month and year
Mode time in 12 or 24 hours
Moon Phases and time display mode “AM”
By default, the display information is done with the symbols shown in the attached images, and of course this does not mean that the user has to learn this “new code”, fortunately, now in almost every household there a computer with your conventional keyboard, so we are quite familiar with these symbols and their meaning unconsciously, by that, I think with minimal practice does not have to touch the screen of your “KEY SAY” WATCH to display the translation numbers and read the time correctly. This code of 10 symbols work like a computer screensaver, when you touch the screen goes to the background and after a specified time (for the case of the watch estimated at about 10 seconds) is turned back on. This feature makes it unique screensaver presentation time can be disabled or enabled by the user if you do not want your watch to be the focus of attention between your friends and subject of conversation to casual observers.
“KEY SAY” WATCH initially, does not present conventional time reading, but it does show a urban personality, contemporary and cosmopolitan, more or less sporty depending on the materials used for manufacturing (steel, rubber, aluminium, acetate, … etc..), I think the kind of audience that may be interested, is among the professionals, technicians or attracted by technology, trends and fashion, between 28 and 45, dynamic and enterprising men and women.
There are several features that can make a “KEY SAY” WATCH unique, but perhaps the “Rotate screen” (do not confuse with the “accelerometer” sensor of mobile or graphics tablets), is the feature that makes it special. Most watches are designed for use on left or right wrist, and in each instance, this implies a change in the physical design of the watch. This feature solves this problem because used by a right handed person or left-handed, or when the user ever decide to change the watch to his right wrist, you just touch the rotation symbol on the screen and automatically it rotates 180 degrees while keeping all its functionality and appearance.
My apologies for the extension the submission and use the Google Translator.
I really enjoyed developing this project and hope to soon show others that I’m working. Hope you enjoy watching.
Thank you very much for your support.
An animation is available to watch (.mov, 1.1MB)