Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
The basic idea for this watch is “changing the classic numbers with a simple operation to let it look cryptic but easy to decypher”. The simple operation this time is slicing the numbers diagonally and moving the resulting parts along the slice. As reaction, different parts of the numbers create new alignments letting the new numbers look like alien symbols.
Sam says: I chose a vertical alignment of the four time telling numbers. There are three display modes: a) showing the sliced numbers b) moving the parts a bit and c) moving the parts more extreme. Once the wearer got used to one mode, he/she can move on to the next. The covering glass is diagonally embossed, always reminding the wearer of the way the symbols have to be decrypted. My favorite mode is the second one, with halfway shifted parts. The “numbers” still look compact and are easy to reconstruct mentally. With a button, the modes can be changed easily. Another button is for the backlight.
If you like it cryptical, alien looking but simple to solve, and if you love 45∞ angles, this is a watch for you.