(English) Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.
Firdaus says: If you purchase an electronic product with TFT LCD screen, it can be annoying if you found out later that your screen have an or several dead or defective pixels. I got inspiration from dead pixel to design a Dead Pixel Watch.
Dead Pixel watch is a simple watch with segmented color LCD with EL back light used in many TF watches. It looks like a watch with an empty screen, but actually it has several pixels that used to indicate time, in analog-12-5-9 format. The watch is supplied with indicators sticker which help user to initially familiarize with the 12-5-9 steps and analog positions. The sticker can be detached once user has mastered the steps and time telling. Inner step is 12 hour, middle step is 50 minute and outer step is 9 minute – all in analog positions.
The watch is suitable for geeks and stylish people who love uniqueness. It can be an interesting topic for conversation starter. I’s like you have a watch with empty face and only you can see the time, since most people will not really notice the dead pixels.
The watch is feasible to be made and will only use few LCD segments which would make it more affordable.