Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: This is “Digit Stacked MKIII” cryptic LED watch.
The original idea consisted of digits made up of LEDs, the digits were arranged one inside the other in a russian doll style. This allowed the quite regular digits to become cryptic, artistic and abstract.
The second version took that concept a step further making the numbers an hour glass shape without any cross-overs. This helped clarity and gave the watch a unique appearance.
This version adds a third dimension to the concept, literally. This version employs 4 layers of transparent plastic one above the other in which the LEDs are mounted, the light of the LEDs refracts thru the plastic layers to give a stunning 3D glowing stacked effect.
This emphasises the digit inside a digit concept in two axis and gives the display depth.
The time is read from the outside. The two outer digits are the hours and the smaller inner two are the minutes. This appears cryptic at first but soon becomes obvious and easy to read at a glance. This principle would also work just as well with the date. The 3D hour glass shape naturally creates a void in the centre of the display which could be a touch sensitive zone for controls.
This watch is aimed at a uni-sex market, the display style allows for compact dimensions and the LEDs allow for a variety of colours to suite all tastes. The simple cryptic display should appeal to people who like things that are a bit different but is recognisable to the more conservative.
All the features are based on existing and proved tech so minimal research would be required (x^^x) The external form is conventional so shouldn’t cause any technical difficulties. The stacked 3D glowing display gives the watch a unique look that will make the wearer stand out from the crowd.