Design submitted by Nev from the UK.
Nev says: As a child, I used to love watching the rain and seeing ripples on water resulting from raindrops. This formed the inspiration for ‘Ripples’.
Shown here in 3 forms: normal strap, chain strap and pocket (including one where the chain can be attached top or bottom, depending on wearers needs).
‘Ripples’ is a digital watch (12 or 24 hour), with time, date and alarm modes. It could also be a stopwatch.
The round numbers are formed from the largest ripples, with the horizontal line replaced by a central dot. Hours / months displayed above minutes / days (depending on mode).
The different versions will appeal to different people. The design will appeal to men or women who like rounded forms / numbers (no squares, hexagons or any sharp corners on this display) and the animation should appeal to those who like watching ripples on water.
The natural form of ripples on water makes an interesting watch design, which gives an opportunity for great animation. Tokyoflash would create a better animation than mine, maybe showing the drop hitting as well as the resulting ripples.