Design submitted by Nev from the UK.
Nev says: As a child, I used to love watching the rain and seeing ripples on water resulting from raindrops. This formed the inspiration for ‘Ripples’.
Shown here in 3 forms: normal strap, chain strap and pocket (including one where the chain can be attached top or bottom, depending on wearers needs).
‘Ripples’ is a digital watch (12 or 24 hour), with time, date and alarm modes. It could also be a stopwatch.
The round numbers are formed from the largest ripples, with the horizontal line replaced by a central dot. Hours / months displayed above minutes / days (depending on mode).
The different versions will appeal to different people. The design will appeal to men or women who like rounded forms / numbers (no squares, hexagons or any sharp corners on this display) and the animation should appeal to those who like watching ripples on water.
The natural form of ripples on water makes an interesting watch design, which gives an opportunity for great animation. Tokyoflash would create a better animation than mine, maybe showing the drop hitting as well as the resulting ripples.
UPDATE: I think the chain strap version of the watch may be too large for some, so I’ve added a smaller version. The original watch case was 40mm in diameter, whereas this would be 31mm. Having two sizes, would be similar to some other brands (e.g. Nava). This may not appeal to Tokyoflash, but thought I’d put it out there.
Not all people could see the numbers, as they couldn’t visualise the horizontal lines represented by the central dot, so I’ve produced a version of the numbers image with a red line showing the horizontal line over the top of each relevant number. Also shown in copies of the first two watches. Hope these help.