Design submitted by Justin from the UK.
Justin says: This idea began from a desire to make an analog watch but by using LEDs rather than traditional hands. I wanted to make something futuristic looking and something that had a theme, I went for a microchip as a starting point and the rest of the design grew from there.
Time is told in a similar way to an analog watchface. Hours are located around the outer edge with blocky LEDs and the 5xMins are located a little further in by little round LEDs.
The single minutes are located at both the top and bottom of the face, these are displayed as Volts & Amps (in keeping with the electrical/microchippy theme).
1 minute appears as “1V”…2 minutes appear as “1-1V” (adding these together would give you 2 mins). At the bottom, the 3rd minute is displayed as “3A”…the 4th minute is displayed as “1-3A” again by adding 1 & 3 would give 4.
Telling the time is as simple as just locating the lit LEDs around the edges and adding the 1xMins together. The circuits leading up to the time indicators are there for aesthetic detail and do not actually indicate anything…but they look cool….I hope.
Im hoping those with a penchant for the futuristic style will like this watch, also those who like an easy watch with a touch of crypticness. Maybe even gamers, with its bright electric theme will be drawn to it.
It’s bold LEDs will be a draw for most people, that and the fact its such an easy way to tell the time and also that it has such a distinct theme built around it. There could also be an animation possible with this, similar to one of those plasma balls where the electricity could snake across the screen from time to time which could attract attention and admiration.
I hope you like this watch and I welcome your thoughts.