Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: This is a remake of one of my Crown watch.
I’ve applied 2 comments about using the 12 hours format and making a more stylized crown. I’ve also applied it to the rest of the segments, which was another suggestion. I made 3 combos.
I also made the band more stylized, by adding 3 inlays with continuous stripes on the case. They are in the same color as the lights off. They can continue, or not, inside the 1st and 4th digits. I made 3 types.
I made the horizontal bar wider, to begin and end aligned with the inlays. I’ve divided it in 2, for PM & alarm.
The crown is used for the hours. 3 of them (1, 6 & 11) have “boxes” over them. They are markers.
I choose to use digits, placed under the crown, for the minute/month & second/date. They are full for a better look but can be 7 segments.
The LED’s digits are 7 segments placed under a single piece of transparent material. The result is that you don’t see the lines between the segments and this keep the same look as the full LCD digits.
The LCD versions (multiple tone of grey) are full flat-screen under the case.
To tell the time, you simply need to check which light is OFF, or ON, for the hour. All ON/OFF = 12. Then, use the 2 digits at the left for the minute and finish with the 2 digits at the right for the second. The left portion of the bar is the PM & the right portion is the alarm.
To tell the date, the minute are replaced by the month and the second by the date. When shown, the hour is at 00, or doesn’t change, and the 2 dots between the digits set are OFF.
5 things make it stand out:
-The crown logo, which takes half the space.
-Using a horizontal scale for the hour.
- being all ON/OFF at 12.
-Not using the colon/double dots as part of the date indicator.
-Replacing the minute and second with month and date, instead of hour and minute, and having the hour at 00.
UPDATE: alternate display layouts