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Onyx watch blends LED with unique materials.

Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: I sketched an LED layout which would fit a sober, angular case. To add a bit of elegance (and hopefully some feminine appeal) I had the additional idea of letting the display shine through a panel of contrasting material, which could also be repeated in the links of the strap.

Time is told by three central LED elements showing the hour, in a vague analog of a traditional clock. The minutes are told by one or two flashing LEDs indicating the current 5-minute group and between zero and four LEDs indicating the single minutes.

I imagine the strap to be stretchable (spring-loaded, basically), with removeable links on the end to allow adjustment for different wrists. Imitated panel materials can be very varied; agate, wood, lacquer, carbon fiber, metal and others.

The case and strap would probably look best in steel, gold or some other metal finish, to give a reassuring solidity to it. I would hope this to appeal to women as well as men, with its somewhat executive styling.

14 thoughts on “Onyx watch blends LED with unique materials.”

    1. Thanks for the support Patrick! I had the idea of indicating the unlit hour LEDs subtly, but by then I’d already rendered the images…=7

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  1. Looks really great this one, its got a retro sci-fi feel. The time telling is really simple and works well. I don’t entirel understand how you tell am/pm but I probably missed something. Minor detail anyways. Black/graphite/carbon inlays and dark gun-metal case would be sweet. 5/Y Best of luck sir! :D

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    1. Thanks Pete! Actually, there is no am-pm indication (you’ll have to keep track of whether it’s 3 in the morning or afternoon yourself)…=)
      I hope you’ll have the chance to choose some day.

      Cheers!

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      1. Fair enough, must have been because you have 24hr time format time examples. Am/pm indicators are not an important feature for me. Yeah let’s hope we have the burden of having to pick colour combinations some day! ;)

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      2. Right, yeah, that problem’s cropped up before…=) It’s due to my insistence on having all digits represented in the examples… But I did manage to steer clear of it in my latest (as yet unpublished) submission. It remains to be seen whether it makes any difference…=)

        Hehe, yes, there’s a problem I could live with…=)

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  2. Really cool analog based digital display! The look is stylish and minimalistic, I like that. The materials are very nice combined with the futuristic display. The last time would be 11:59 right? I’d get me one of these Anders. Good luck!

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