(English) Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: I am a fan of lines, that come from outside the watch case and turn into time telling things on the display.
The Vein is a four digit analog display inspired LED watch concept. I am using the numbers 1 until 9 that are placed on the diplay just like on an analog watch. I placed the 0 at the 12h position. So 10 and 11 are not used. This is where the name giving vein comes into play. It starts from the top left corner of the display and then it splits up into four capillaries that end up in one number on the imaginary analog display. The numbers have to be read in the order in which the capillaries branch off. Those capillaries that run through 4 and 5 leave the display on the lower right corner.
This time telling method is quite a task to read so I’m trying to ease things up with the help mode. In this mode, all numbers are lit up, a center dot helps locating the ends of the capillaries and a little arrow shows where to start reading. There is a PM indicator for the 12h mode and also a date indicator for the date mode. Indicators and numbers are turned 45° to follow the direction of the electro vein light flow. So actually I made them looking like they can stay on forever. The most pure mode would be 24h mode, without any numbers and indicators. No matter which mode, looking at all times of the day, there are very different displays possible that always look new.
So this is the Vein LED watch concept.