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Gnomon sundial watch merges ancient & modern

Design submitted by Brad from the USA.

Brad says: Sundials were brilliant in their day. They are still amazing that they are simple enough for children to be able to make reasonable models of them, yet then can be quite elaborate at times and all can be very accurate. This is a concept to bring that time keeping method with you at all times and available, sunshine or not.

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Stargazer watch uses constellations to tell the time.

Design submitted by Raphael from the Philippines.

Raphael says: Stargazing has always been something fascinating. Looking up into the heavens and imagining what lies in the murky darkness has been a source of mystery and wonder, and I thought it would be interesting to take the concept of stargazing and put it into a watch design. This is the result.

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Radial smart watch notifies you of texts, email

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

A subtle smart watch design that uses a circular display matrix to display the time & simple text messages & notification icons. The watch informs you of new emails, social chat (such as Skype or Facebook) as well as remaining you of calendar events & missed phone calls. You can also control your music while you are jogging by skipping tracks or pausing etc. The time is displayed in the bottom half of the watch face as regular digits.

The unassuming shape of the watch makes it easy for anyone to wear, but the tunnel-like display adds a touch of uniqueness.

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‘Deflection’ analog watch uses optical distortion to tell the time

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: Back in August 2012 I submitted a design called “Grid” which displayed the time in a very simple analogue format using a projected grid onto slightly 3D looking hands or discs. This gave the watch a retro futuristic look but would have been tricky to make due to the projection element.

This design called “Deflection” gets around this issue but retains the retro futuristic look.

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