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Topographic watch maps out the time in 3D

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: For a while now I have thought about creating a watch using Topography as an inspiration. “Topography is a field of geoscience and planetary science comprising the study of surface shape and features of the Earth” This is often shown using curved lines to show the shape and lie of the land at it’s various altitudes.

It was only when I did an internet search I found that someone had beat me to it. The existing design uses the Topographic element as a decoration on an analogue watch face. So I decided to make a digital design using the Topographic element as the time telling.

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Relief LED watch has architectural feel.

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: I was playing around with the idea of having a 3D sort of feel to the display, when I noticed that if I use different heights for LEDs, I could make a pretty readable digit-inside-digit display, and the watch would still have a really cool look when LEDs are off.  I call this design Relief.

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