Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: In my sketchbook I had a drawing of 12 circles arrange in a lozenge but no note if it was suppose to be arrange as a circle or a lozenge. Then I realize that I could place a lozenge inside a circle and place a + sign in the center, linking the 4 corners of the lozenge. Then, I’ve cut the circle, lozenge and + in multiple segments.For the horizontal version: The links are inspired by the “Omega TimeComputer3 (aka Digital1)”, a watch from the ’70.
For the vertical version: the links are inspired by the Tokyoflash Pimp collection, because of their similar size.
It has a dual-screen, one for the date & one for the time. It could be made with LED’s or a LCD screen. A minor advantage of the LED is that the date or time can be shown without showing the other one. It would use 1 segment on but could use 1 segment off or multiple on/off. It can use 1 or 3 color(s). The advantage of LCD is that it’s always on & would use 1 segment off but could use 1 or multiple segment(s) on.
To tell the time: You start by checking the circle. He’s divided in 12 segments, placed at their standard location. It’s the month/hour.
Then, you check the lozenge, divided in 6 (date) or 12 (5 min) segments. The count starts at the 1st segment to the right of the 12 o’clock normal position & go clockwise. (The 12th 5min is never used but keep the symmetry intact)
Then, you go to the +, divided in 4. Each count for 1 day/minute, starting at the top one & go clockwise.
The hour/month & 1 day/minute could be inverted. The + would be divided in 12 & the 1 would be on the line going to the right & be the closest segment to the center. It would go clockwise & center-to-extremity. The circle would be divided in 4 & the 1 would be the 1st segment after the 12 o’clocknormal position & go clockwise.
Small symbols could be added at the 12 & 6 o’clock (or 9 & 3) position for the PM & alarm on feature.
People who like simple geometry & semi-asymmetric/symmetric watch would wear it.
The semi-asymmetric/symmetric case/display, the dual-screen, one for the date & one for the time & the show one at a time features make it stand out.