(English) Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is “Trylon Lite” an simplified version of the original Trylon concept.
In the prospect that Trylon should get a second chance at development I have had a few thoughts regarding simplification. In order to reduce watch case/modual size I have taken the lid hinge and latch outside of the case cavity. I have done a few variations which have their own merits.
I have also replaced the touch screen tech with moulded soft touch rubber buttons which could lie directly over buttons on the modual. This would also act as a buffer for the lid.
• The first variation uses leather straps and press-studs to connect the lid to the strap. This allows the lid to be flipped from either end and/or removed. This may lend itself to customisation and different styles of strap and lid.
• The second variation is a full leather version, again using the press studs.
• The third variation uses the strap spring bars as a pivot and latch feature. This seems like quite a simple and elegent solution.
• The final variation uses a horizontal pivot instead of a hinge. Again this would be outside of the case diameter and would require a notch in the strap. The pivot would ideally have a sprung bias so it clips onto the face when closed.
Tokyoflash Note: Peter’s Trylon design was accepted for further development in 2013 but unfortunately due to engineering difficulties we could not get the internal module to an acceptable size which would have caused the final watch to be too large. Sadly the project had to be dropped. This update helps to address some of the problems & will be carefully re-considered.