HXGN – Hexagons tell time.

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I really like hexagons and sketched alot for an analog watch inspired digital display that works with this interesting shape.

The display consits of a big hexagon and a small one. The edges and corners of the big one reflect hour hand positions. So wherever the small one is, that’s the hour. The small hexagon creates a cut-out of the big one and also has its own cut. That represents the 5 minute step of the imaginary analog watch minute hand. There are also 12 cut-outs possible, similar to the big hexagon. The four remaining minutes, that are required to tell the time precisely, are indicated by additional small cut-outs. There can also be an additional cut-out in the big hexagon. That is the pm indicator.

The display layout can be very different. It looks alien and artisitc, symmetric or irregular, minimalistic or complex. There is pretty much diversion through-out the day.

The watch itself is edgy but smoothed, distinctive but elegant. I kept the watch black and white which is a simple but eye-catching effect. In dark times the display can light up, which is a good way to add color. The hexagon edges repeat into the straps’s segments. The display hexagon is flanked by buttons in the same shade.

This is a watch for anyone who likes geometric arts and sci-fi displays. I address people who like to search for more behind the things they see.

The watch is a mix of technology and abtract arts. This interpretation of an analog inspired digital display is unseen before. It creates an interesting variety which is always a little challenge to read.

23 thoughts on “HXGN – Hexagons tell time.

  1. Thank you Toky for posting my HXGN!

    Everybody, please take the time to check the explanation image slides up there (1/7 – 7/7). Right now you have to reload the page the see them again, this will be fixed.

    Hope you get it hehe 😉 Have a good week!


  2. Another oldie but goldie, I’ve been waiting patiently for this one to land on the blog, it looks super cool and looks very feasible. The time telling takes a little learning but once you get the hang of it works great! 5/Y Best of luck sir! 😀


  3. I suspect Sam, love the honey (Rays built by bees …)
    A bit complicated for me, it is a beautiful object search.
    5 * / Yes.


  4. Simple complexity always wins me over. I Like the shape of the case and strap, the display is pretty awesome too.

    My only real concern is that I think the am/pm this is unnecessary and overly complicates the design. Without it, the hour hexagon remains pretty much intact. I’m a bit biased toward the 12 hour time telling, admittedly, but I think keeping the larger hexagon intact makes the display stronger.

    Great concept, 5 yesh!


  5. Hai kimashita yo neee x3 Arigatou Firu-Chan!

    Also thanks to you regular blog users! Nice to read from ya 🙂

    I see your point Cory. Making the big hexagon hollow or not would silve the am/pm problem while keeping the big hexagon clean. I would prefer 24h too but analog watches are traditionally 12h and I refer to the general knowledge of such watches.


  6. This would take no longer to learn than my Uzumaki! Great idea for the numbering system, as per usual, Sam.

    I think that the stark black-and-white contrast would be more effective than any coloured backlighting could be. The striking design is intriguing and pulls attention to the watch face. This is what I want out of a TF watch… I buy them so that people LOOK. I buy them so that when people look, only _I_ understand.


    • Thank you for the review! Yeah I like those situation when I tell the time one my Toksoflash watches. Adding some artsy style to the crypticness is pure fun then 🙂


  7. Thank you all for taking the time to comment! Inspiring 🙂 Click my yellow name for more concepts of mine and exclusive pics I publish only on my page.

    Hope you keep up your awareness.

    My best regards,
    Sam from Germany


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