Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: “This design was inspired by other fan designs on the blog. The designs in question use geometric shapes to point out the appropiate positions on an analogue style face.
These designs look fantastic but seem to have technical issues. Either they would require an incredibly dense LCD or epaper display or at certain times of the day the geometric shape could be quite compromised.
This design uses a similar geometric based pointing system but with a 12/5/9 format which gets around these technical dificulties but as the numbers can be placed where ever is most optomised for the LCD display. I call this version “Triaxial”.
The time is basically a 12/5/9 format LCD (could also work with LEDs or e-paper) the numbers are etched into the case surrounding a matrix display. The display points to the numbers in geometric shapes, these could be a multitude of different shapes.
In an ideal world the display would be used in conjuction with touchscreen controls which would allow the user to imput their own style by simply drawing onto the display. If they sketched a triangle for example the time would be described by the three points.
Styles could also be uploaded from a computer or smart phone if the direct imput method was not viable.
This design could offer many cusomisable styles to the user which would allow it to appeal to a wider audience than one specific design. If the style could be input by the user than this would appeal to the more creative.
The case shape and size would suit a unisex market and would be available in a selection of finishes.
The geometric style pointing system used in conjuction with the 12/5/9 time telling format would set this design apart from others. The customisable element would further add to this.”