(English) VISE watch using Electroluminescent sheet technology

(English) Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: The last TF Blog Progress Report expressed interest in new technologies, such as EL sheet, which is somewhere between LCD and LED. At first, I just wanted to make a cool looking unisex design with vertically stretched always on glowing numbers. When I designed the numbers, they appeared to me like they were being squeezed together from the sides, like they were in a vise.  So I named the concept VISE.  Then I thought about what a vise actually does, and I realized that this concept can go further.  I can solve the problem of watches being too big/clunky for ladies.

The module for displaying time is narrow, by the nature of the digits used.  If it is removable, it can be placed into a narrow case with a narrow strap (for ladies), or a wider case with strap (for men). The module can also be worn as a pendant, or used as a pocket watch. The four digits can tell the time, or the date, and can be set to 12 hour or 24 hour mode.  It can have an alarm mode, if desired.  Or better yet, it can be used as a countdown timer in minutes and seconds, for times less than 100 minutes.

Due to its multi-functionality, VISE should appeal to anyone and everyone.  The digits are easy to read, and glowing numbers are awesome and futuristic.

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23 Responses to “(English) VISE watch using Electroluminescent sheet technology”

  1. avatar cristian より:

    wow that’s amazing and is it 12 hour clock or 24 is my only question?

    • avatar Firdaus R より:

      Hi cristian. 12 or 24 hour format can be decided later. I think, more accurate comment of yours should sound like this —- “I hope this watch will have 24 hour mode option…”. Thank you.

      I think this watch is quite too normal looking unless something is being done to the design to its face and strap to make it less obvious, for example, allow me to provide a suggestion here;


      Just a thought. The basic idea of the digit is pretty cool actually. Good luck Heather!

      • avatar Heather より:

        wow, firdaus – thanks for the support, and for taking the time to draw out suggestions!…i actually prefer my elongated digits, but i can see something in your octagonal display shape that can be really neat for these digits ;)

      • avatar xian より:

        I have to say, I do like the Firdaus spin on your concept, Heather. But then again I’m a sucker for regular polygonal forms.

      • avatar Makkovik より:

        I prefer the kind of case shown in the link.

    • avatar Heather より:

      hi cristian – thanks for your comment! in my description, i mentioned it can be set for either 12 or 24 hour mode. ;)

  2. avatar Patrick より:

    Hello Heather, beautiful design and key Firdaus, it becomes more “cryptic” that is good!
    5 * / Yes.

  3. avatar Pete より:

    GMTA on this one. I definately support the removeable case and interchangable strap concept! The option of different sizes of strap to suit wrist sizes has got to be a good thing. I like the display too, nice numbers! 5/Y Best of luck

    • avatar Heather より:

      thanks, pete. i had hoped for a better rating – thought this was really outside-the-box thinking, but i guess you beat me to it. ;) thanks for the support.

      • avatar Pete より:

        Hehe yeah cos you took the box out of the box…literally! lol
        I wouldnt pay much attention to the ratings, I have seen a few scores in recent weeks that just dont seem right. The addition of knowing how the number of ratings highlights this further. The comments so far seem very supportive which has gotta be a good sign! Keep up the good work! ;)

  4. avatar xian より:

    I love the diamond segments of your numbers, Heather! Truly a landmark that’s not been done, if I’m not mistaken.

  5. avatar Samukun より:

    Abso-bloody-lutely cool numbers! Long, angled, stylish, easy to read. 5*/YES definitely. Good luck Heather.

    • avatar Heather より:

      ok, sam. now this made my day. now i don’t feel so bad about the low star rating. :) thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

  6. avatar Peter より:

    Hi Heather… this watch is really cool. -Greetings from Denmark.

  7. avatar Ronald より:

    Love the slim numerals! Happy I can read them easily. 5 stars and a definite yes!

  8. avatar Krautesh Vakir より:

    Love the numbers Heather and the concept as a whole :) easy 5/Y from me.

  9. avatar carla より:

    Very cool looking. And I like the pocket-watch option – I’m always trying to avoid the watch tan lines during the summer. Can you give us a link for the science behind the electroluminescent (EL?) sheet technology?

  10. avatar Evan S より:

    Very cool idea how the centerpiece of the watch can pop in and out of different cases (eg wider or thinner bands for men and women) – that’s a very interesting and unusual concept for a watch! The stretched (or squeezed) numbers look really nice for the design too, and it has an elegant simplicity to it which I like. Great job!

  11. avatar Jose より:

    Great job and very interesting design.
    My support. 5/Y_ :)

  12. avatar Makkovik より:

    I like the idea to make the digits as narrow as possible.