Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “My idea was to make a digital segmented LED watch with roman numerals. I think they are in the idea of Tokyoflash to encode time. Using LEDs means a limitation of expression in favor of flexibility and so my roman numerals look a little cryptic at first.I tried various types of display layouts and my final inspiration comes from “the tholian web” – an alien space technology from Star Trek (image here). The animation before the time is displayed is also inspired by this. The working title for my watch was “Times New Roman” but this is a registred trademark, so I call this watch Times Digital Roman.
When lit up, the display has a white frame, red decorative LEDs and finally the important white roman numerals. There are two rows of numbers. The upper one shows the hours (or the day in date mode) and the lower one shows the minutes (in date mode months and with a little gap the year). Please check the explanation image for the meanings of the roman numerals. I made geometrically simple straps and an angled case wich slightly pick up the image of the display.
The hard edgy case is not anyones’ taste. But it is pretty straight and simple and fashionable it its own way. Well geeky people and fashion victims could like it.
The display and the watch itself have a strong appearance. The time display has a good balance between looking cryptic and beeing readable.”