(English) Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: Scuttlebug is a fun LCD concept watch design with an unusual display that contains 2 bug-like creatures which tell you the time and date.
Anyone who can read a conventional analogue watch should have no problems reading this watch. The outer segments of the large bug’s legs, antennae and tail indicate the hour or month and the inner ones give the minutes or day of the month in increments of 5. Any additional single minutes or days are indicated by the number of body segments on the smaller centipede-like bug with 2 large antennae/pincers that scuttles around the perimeter of the display showing the seconds.
This watch has 3 animations showing the large bug using 3 different styles of locomotion. You can initiate any of these by touching a button or by programming them to play every 5, 10 or 15 minutes.
Scuttlebug is USB rechargeable via a computer and has a battery checker so that at the press of a button you can see on the display how much power is left. It also has an alarm and an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are made from stainless steel and the display is “always on”. The strap consists of overlapping segments like those found on the bodies of centipedes and other arthropods. The elongated buttons positioned above and below the display continue this effect on the watch case. It would be cool if the watch could be made from recycled materials.
This design would appeal to anyone with a sense of fun or who loves quirky modern gadgets, animals, nature, insects, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
It stands out because of its very unique and eye-catching display and animations which literally bring the watch to life.