(English) Design submitted by Eivind from Norway.
Eivind says: I got my inspiration from classic science fiction, like 2001: A Space Odyssey and games like Mass effect and Deus EX. I liked the minimalistic design of the equipment and different tools. The style is simple, but it stands out. I also got inspiration from the popular products on the market today, like an iPhone or a pair of beats by Dr.Dre headphones.
My design is not based on numbers, but its still easy to tell time.
The widest bar is hours 0-24, the smaller one is minutes 0-60 and the smallest is seconds 0-60. The display consists of many cube-shaped LED diodes which is extruded slightly from the background and covered by scratch resistant glass. The strap is joined together on the bottom with a adjustable link that snap together with neodymium magnets (or regular hook system If the fabrication is problematic). The magnet system is inspired by the iPads “smart cover”. The watch is also supposed to be USB rechargeable, and it should be possible to set the time via USB also.
I think people who are in to scifi or people who like cool gadgets with a good design, or the general pop culture would like to wear it. This watch is designed for people who like a clean design, in other words it looks good in both a casual and formal situation. Because of the modern contemporary design it fits in anywhere. The watch can be a bit masculine, but looks good on both genders according to tests I have done.
My design stands out because of the simple and elegant design, and the magnetic link that many people will think is a cool detail, which is a little bit different from other watches. My design is also a bit more “adult” than the other designs. If I were to compare it to anything, I had to say that it is somewhere in between the Changing Lanes LED Watch and the Seven LED Watch. The way the face of the watch tells time is also completely different from anything on the website.