Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.
Anders says: “I wanted to come up with a simple and uncluttered watch design using an LCD screen. The overall design is intended to reflect the relative simplicity of the liquid crystal technology. My aim was to display the time in a similarly simple manner, not far removed from a traditional analog watch.
The center dot or star denotes a.m./p.m., the sixty chevrons arranged around it display the minutes in five-minute groups to aid readability. Hours are indicated by a single polygon outside the minutes, and the outermost circle counts the seconds.
The design is very simple, with the dispaly surrounded by a black rubber armband with a stainless steel buckle echoed in the ring around the display. Setting the time etc. might be accomplished either through buttons hidden in the rubber armband, or by making the ring around the display touch-sensitive.
This watch design will appeal to those who like clean retro watches and subtle design. To reach a wider group the armband can be made in virtually any colour. It would be technically simple to let the wearer change the backlight colour. Alternatively, the watch could easily be made using LEDs.”