Design Challenge

Halftime seeks out digital patterns

July 9th, 2013
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: I was analyzing the differences among the digits 0-9, and how some digits share common parts, or shapes. Each of the following groupings share the same bottom half: 0,6,8 – 3,5,9 – 1,4,7 – 2.

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Hidden LCD watch conceals numbers within numbers

July 8th, 2013
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: Hidden is an LCD concept watch design with a seemingly baffling display of digits and horizontal bars that conceal the time in a new way.

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Steam-punk pocket watch is deceptively easy to read.

July 5th, 2013
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Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: I recently found this half-finished concept rattling about on my hard drive. I’d left it because I wasn’t sure if it was worth submitting, but when I found it there was a cry of ‘let the public decide’, so I finished it and here it is!

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Kryptic: A watch fit for superheroes!

July 4th, 2013
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Design submitted by Andrew from the UK.

Andrew says: Kryptic: is inspired by the Last son of Krypton: Kal-El / Superman/ Clark Kent.

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Multiplexer LCD watch with time nodes

July 3rd, 2013
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Design submitted by Eric from the USA.

Eric says: The design resembles graph theory in computer science.  Depending on the time, the watch will display a path that only goes through the numbers that should be added.

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Traditional vs Modern: Tokyoflash Grandfather Clock

July 2nd, 2013
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Design submitted by Nicholas from the UK.

Nicholas says: In a school project, I gave myself the task of designing something in the style of TokyoFlash. As I didn’t have the ability to make a watch (no high precision tools) I decided to design a Grandfather Clock. Taking partial inspiration from the Kisai Denshoku watch.

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Arrow LCD watch uses cryptographic code (with easy mode too!)

July 1st, 2013
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Design submitted by José from Spain.

José says: Seeking a solution to display an seemingly incomprehensible information despite it being front of our eyes, I found, without trying to create a new cryptographic code, a simple visual effect that applied to the time display, makes this result different and “unique”. Let me introduce ARROW concept watch.

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Chakana watch inspired by ancient symbols

June 28th, 2013
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: Cryptic signs at first glance but they are simply numbers in two rows.

In the upper row you can read the hours and the minutes and in the lower row is the seconds.

That’s Chakana LCD watch.

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NIN watch with unique digital layers

June 28th, 2013
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: NIN is an easy to read LCD watch concept with time and date functions.

Two digits on the left side indicate the hours or months (the inner little number is the first and the outer bigger number  is the second number of the hours or month). The two digits on the right side are the minutes or days (the inner little number is the first and the outer bigger number is the second number of the minutes or days).

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Phi-Ocular could be watching YOU.

June 27th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was trying to think of a really intuitive analogue style time telling method that could be easily made using an LCD display. I have played around on previous designs with rings that describe the hours (orbital decay) and others that use dots to highlight the analogue positions on a watch face (Tri-Ripple) so I decided to combine both of these elements.

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Hexahedron: Twin-snake mode watch!

June 27th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I recently created a design with a time telling display using two or three faces of a cube in an analogue style called “Anacube“. This made we wonder if I could use more if not all the faces of a cube to tell the time in an analogue format. This combined with another idea for a watch using a 3D snake to illustrate the time resulted in “Hexahedron”

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Genesis watch evolves into a living time display

June 26th, 2013
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The basic idea for Genesis is a molecular looking displaying method made of sticks and dots.

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Asymmetric e-paper Watch

June 25th, 2013
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Design submitted by Patrick from France.

Patrick says: Asymmetric Watch “e-paper” it is a variant of “Hiding-Watch”. Its originality lies in its asymmetrical shape. The dial reading is curved thanks to technology “e-paper”.

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SLASH an LCD watch in Negative Space

June 24th, 2013
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: This idea was developed in reverse of my usual concepts.  I first designed the straps and case, and then designed the digits to fit vertically on the display area.

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Lines watch with a classic look & minimalist numbers

June 21st, 2013
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: I simplified the look of the numbers and this is the result.

You can select what you want see on the high contrasted LCD display: the time or date. The first two digits are is the hours or months the second two digits are is the minutes or days. First it might look a bit characteristic but could be very well recommend for both men and women because it is just a few millimeters wider like the strap.

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