Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: I present “AIRPORT”, named like this because the time looks like airport acronyms.
I had the idea while seeing Andy “rainbow spectrum” concept on this blog.
I’ve commented that I would need to “find another trick [to] make it readable!” based on my personal problem with differentiating shades of colors that are too close.
1 trick is to replace the colors-code with letters, which I did.
Then, I had to find an overall look. I saw the Tokyo flash “Morse code” & used it as an inspiration:
– Dot matrix
– The lenses / light bulbs
– Polished steel
– Rectangle display
I’ve adapted the case to be a horizontal rectangle with round-up corners & made 2 close-ups light bulbs examples. I used ‘pixel art” inspiration for the letters/digits.
How to tell the time:
There are 7 methods (It would be nice if they could be pre-set and the wearer can change it). Here they are: (they also appear on the numbered pictures)
1) 3 letters (1 for the hour)
2) 4 letters (2 and 2) in 12H format
3) 4 letters (2 and 2) in 24H format
4) 2 letters (hours) and 2 digits (minutes) in 12H format
5) 2 letters (hours) and 2 digits (minutes) in 24H format
6) 12-5-9 as 2 letters + 1 digit (0-9)
7) 12-11-4 as 2 letters + 1 digit (0-4)
I’ve place the PM/AL/date indicators under it, as 5 dots bars. (1 dot is between 2 of them)
Being primarily a “letters” digital watch make it stands out. The cover/lenses/light bulbs would make it stands out.