(English) Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
I was reading about the Swedish cold war fighter-bomber JA37 Viggen, in partiular its computer system; the Centralkalkylator 37 (or CK37). It used ferrite core memory, the principle of which I found very cool. I’ve wanted to incorporate it into a watch concept for a while, and here it is.
The display comprises four panels of nine intersecting bars, and their intersection points represents numbers from one to nine (1-3 in the top row, 4-6 in the middle etc.) One horizontal and one vertical bar per panel indicate the time/date. Zero is represented by the four outermost bars.
For this concept I wanted a ‘cold-war chic’ look, using the square display panels as a main motif. The masculine shape could be tweaked to give a unisex or feminine appeal. The display could be LCD, LED or even mechanical (rotating triangular bars), but this last option is not shown.
This design should appeal to those interested in electronics, gadgets and the more stylish elements of the 80’s. It’s a simple design; not very difficult to learn yet cryptic enough to baffle the uninitiated. The simplicity should also guarantee long battery life and good reliability. It might even be water-proof.