Design submitted by Pawel from Germany.
Pawel says: “For some time I was working on the idea of a digital watch display that looks like analog, exploring the possibility of placing digital numbers in the edge of an analog face. In this design I demonstrate the solution of combining frame bars with hour markers.
The manual explains numbers by placing them as a wrist band. This design could also be used as package design. The four digit display forms the edge of the watch face you would typically find in an analog watch. Each hour marker is surrounded by four rectangles that may disappear to create a path forming a digital number. Some of these rectangles are always hidden to create gaps between the digits, but may be used for an animation. To enforce the illusion of this being an analog display, a hand can be optionally displayed to show seconds or minutes or hours.
This watch is for people who appreciate minimalism and purity in the design, loving to surprise and to amaze. It looks like regular analog watch at first, but it has an unusual display with four digits showing hours and minutes and an optional analog hand for additional information like seconds. The owner of the watch can tell time accurately although for others it is not obvious how read the watch.
This watch combines analog and digital time telling in a novel and unique way. While not obvious to others, it is very easy to read if you know how.”