Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: “I saw a documentary on TV about the “fifth pocket” on a a pair of jeans. They interviewed people on the streets and asked, “What is this little pocket for?” The most people said, it is for coins, chewing gum packages or condoms. Some people knew it was originally made to carry a pocket watch. After seeing this, I wanted to revive the initial usage of the fifth pocket also known as watch pocket.
The pocket watch is attached to the jeans by a chain, just like in the good old times. When you pull the watch out and hold it in your hand, the chain hanging down, you can read the watch like an analog watch. There are two rings which frame the time display. The hour hand is connected to the inner one, the minute hand is connected to the outer one. To give the display a futuristic look, I also connected the watch hands with a circle segment. There are hour/5minutes indicators embedded in the watch glass. The display could be done in LED or in LCD with backlight (and a masking layer to hide the LCD gaps). The good thing about LCD is, it can stay always on and the backlight gets switched on if necessary. The light button is on the opposite side of the chain connection (on top, if you hold it right). On the backside of the watch are the time setting button and a cap which covers the USB port for recharging.
I know, some people don’t like to wear wrist watches. They use their mobile phone to tell the time. People who like it more sophisticated but fresh and modern may like this watch design … and also people who like to give their watch pocket a new chance.
Pocket watches are rare, and a futuristic one is quite unusual. The ring shape and the ease in reading are good point too I think.”