Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
This is a new approach to my first Timeline concept https://blog.tokyoflash.com/2012/06/timeline-crypted-watch-design/ and this time I liked to use LEDs. The basic idea is using just normal LEDs, a silk screen to blur the gaps between them and then a stencil layer with timey wimey lines on top.
The display has to be read from left to right, starting with the left border for the hours, going over the center for 10 minute increments to the right border for the single minutes – so basically a 12-5-9 reading. The amount and colors of lines that pass these areas are important. I chose blue and red for the time lines while blue stands for 1 and red stands for 3. Other color combination are welcome. Now a little math is required to add the values. So for example a red line and a blue line in a certain area means 3+1=4. When the values change across the display, the lines connect or divide, creating a cool sci-fi look. Zero is represented by a missing line. I liked to have the missing line in all of the three areas, so I decided let the 12th hour to be 0. That’s actually not so strange for those who know 24h. But to keep the math simple there can’t be so many lines for a 24h display. I kept it a 12h display with a pm indicator.
I like the different states the lines can go through and the analogy to the multiverse theory. Sometimes the display looks busy, sometimes really clean. Sometimes the lines meet in a T or an X junction, sometimes they run parallelly.
The Timeline LED watch is for those who like association provoking displays, sci-fi and a little crypticness.