(English) Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: “Framed” is an LCD concept watch that displays the time and date in an enigmatic way using rectangular boxes containing strange, seemingly meaningless patterns and shapes.
Reading the time or date, however, is deceptively easy. You just have to ignore the outer layer of squares surrounding each rectangular group of squares and 4 digits magically appear. Basically, it’s an “outside the box” display that requires you to think INSIDE the box. There’s a “quick reveal” mode so you can display the digits without the frames if necessary.
“Framed” has an alarm mode and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are made from stainless steel and are shown in either black or silver, but other colours are possible too. The LCD display is also available in different colours and is “always on”.
This design would probably appeal to anyone who likes quirky modern gadgets, games, puzzles, art, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
It stands out because of its original, eye-catching and easy-to-read cryptic display.