Design Submitted by Heather from the USA.
Heather says: My favorite type of display for a watch is a digital, read-at-a-glance, “always on” display that appears cryptic to the outsider. I started with a rectangular four-quadrant format for the digits. By cutting out circular pieces I found that I could create some recognizable yet abstract looking digits.
By placing the four digits into the quadrants without showing lines to separate them, the display appears to be simply an artistic looking pattern of dots – maybe swiss cheese, or moon craters. The eye can be trained to recognize the digits so that time can be read simply at a glance, but there is also a built in function to help. Press a button on the side to briefly reveal “digit separators”. This can be used either if you’re in a rush, or as training wheels when you start learning the digits. There is also a backlight for reading the time in the dark.
I see this design as being appropriate for both men and women – especially those interested in art and geometric shapes.
This design stands out because it is quite easy to read at a glance if you know what to look for, yet it seems absurd to an outsider if you tell them it’s actually telling time.