Design submitted by Lance from Australia.
Lance says: One night after a long day at work I parked my car in the city street and then proceeded to try and read the parking meter in the dark. I pulled out my trusty phone to use the LED flash as a torch so I could read the meter. Sure enough I dropped my phone on the concrete (smashing its screen in the process!). After I got over the anger, the idea came to me. Why not have a flash light built into a watch! I’ve never seen someone drop their watch!
The design is inspired by my love of old digital watches and flip style clocks. The time is read normally however it remains hidden until the wearers wrist is flicked and then the ePaper display springs into action updating the digital display with the current time in “flip style” animation. The design is simple clean and asymmetrical with the hidden LED flashlight located in the iconic crown position.
I see all types of people wearing this watch. From young to old, from suits to construction workers. The simple design remains elegant and the colour range suits a wide audience. It’s a modern take on a classic design which also features environmental design solar charging. The hidden LED flashlight might even save you from dropping your mobile phone!
I think my design is functional and unique. Having the LED positioned in the crown (3 o’clock) position it allows a bright beam of LED light to shine towards your hand helping you to see clearly in the dark situations. Saving time while telling the time! I think that it’s a simple yet very useful and practical design. A must have gadget watch and maybe even future classic.