Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.
Lloyd says: “Digitalis” is an LCD concept watch design with 2 very different cryptic modes that display the time and date in a way that is both enigmatic yet easy to understand.
In the “analogue” cryptic mode, the outer layer of 12 squares in each figure in the display mimics the layout of the hour markers on a conventional analogue watch. The digits 1-9 in the time or date can therefore be determined by noticing the position of the missing square in each figure. Appropriately, zero is indicated when the middle square of a figure is missing thereby forming a zero. In the “sandwich” cryptic mode, each digit is positioned between 2 horizontal lines of squares and, if for any reason you need it, there’s a quick reveal mode. In addition to these 2 modes there’s an “EZ” (easy) mode that displays the digits normally and a dual mode that displays the time and date at the same time.
Digitalis has a date mode and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an alarm and an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are stainless steel and the display is “always on”.
This design would appeal to anyone who loves quirky modern gadgets, puzzles, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.
Hopefully, its puzzling display and styling make it stand out from other designs.