Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: The inspiration for this concept comes from oscilloscopes. I like the imagination of having something scientific on my wrist.
The display shows a green x- and y-axis on a black background. Once a button is pressed, a green, slightly horizontally moving graph shows up. It’s mostly a sine curve. Its number of maximums on the screen indicates the current hour, 1 – 12.
The maximum function value (the projection of the upper apexes on the positive y-axis) indicates the current ten minute increment, 0 – 50.
The minimum function value (the projection of the lower apexes on the negative y-axis) indicate the additional minutes, 0 – 9.
If it’s currently a full hour and there wouldn’t be a function value of an apex on the y-axis, the time is told by tangent graphs. Their amount tells the hour. When the button is pressed twice, the date is shown in the same manner (hours -> months, minutes -> days). Below the activating button is a little navigation stick. Left/right influences the horizontal movement speed of the graph. If a spectacular effect is wished, it can be set fast. If the time needs to be read, it should be slow or not moving at all. With some practice, a moving graph can be read. Moving the stick up and down controls the brightness of the display. After ten seconds of leaving the stick alone, the display deactivates. A quick deactivation can be enforced by pressing the upper button again. An animation option can be chosen which makes the watch oscillate randomly. Holding the button for 5 seconds activated setting mode which requires the navigation stick.
This is a geeky but clean watch for science fans, be it science fiction, their hobby or their job.
Oscope does not only look confusing in terms of time telling, but also cool. Once the miracle is revealed, time can be told easily. Influencing the oscillation adds some reading challenge for those who wish.