Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: Sketching display layouts, I hit upon the idea of dividing an LED display by running wires above it. After refining the idea I had this; Cage. The display comprises 5 rows of 9 LED segments, telling time in the good old 12-5-9 format.
The hour markers are arranged around the edge of the display, in nearly the standard positions, aiding reading. The 9-segment rows indicates minutes, with the 10′s marked by the last LED, also aiding reading. The center segment indicates am/pm. LEDs show hours and minutes simultaneously by contrasting colour or intensity.
I wanted to keep it clean, to avoid obscuring the display’s simplicity. To this end buttons should be hidden, and the buckle is a simple z-link that echoes the face and strap. The strap could be metal, for those who prefer that option. Colour and material options are nearly endless.
I imagine this should have fairly wide appeal, due to its understated but clear styling, the deceptively cryptic display and the unisex possibilities. It could for example easily be made in ‘his’ and ‘hers’ variants by varying the width of the case and the bars across the face.