Design submitted by Sam from Germany.
Sam says: I thought about what is possible with the idea I had for the Invasion LED watch concept and made some changes. This is how the Ion was born.
The reading rules are the same. You have to find the clockwise end of the circle segments. Those represent a number position in an analog watch display. The inner circle shows the hour, the middle circle shows ten minute increments and the outer circle shows the remaining single minutes. So it’s a radial digital 12-5-9 watch. The opposite end of the circle segments is, again, just for decoration. The symmetry is the clue for the cryptic and sci-fish look. Then the 12th or 6th hour ought to be shown, or if a minute is 0 or 6, the circle segment is so small, is becomes a dot.
There are subtle indicators at the 12h and 6h position dividing the three circle segment lanes for a better determination needed due to the LED monochromy. The outer area of the display is divided in 12 parts that have to be seen as the 12 numbers of an analog watch display.
I created a bracelet style watch and tried a stripy display this time, bringing the perforated look of the Invasion to another level. The geometry of the Invasion would work too.
The alien overlords are happy with this gadget. Now the humans have to be convinced.