“This concept watch design is called “Checkpoint”. I thought it would be fun to create a modern-looking watch with circular LED lights that resembles a conventional analog watch. It’s called “Checkpoint” because you have to check the points (spots) to find out the time and date.
When the time mode is on, the number 12, the watch’s ‘hands’ and the number 6, made up of 12, 5 and 9 LED lights, light up to indicate the hours and minutes. Similarly, when the date mode is on, the number 9, the watch’s ‘hands’ and the number 3, also made up of 12, 5 and 9 LED lights, light up to indicate the month and day. Encircling these is a ring of 12 LED lights indicating the seconds at 5 second intervals. The diagrams below explain how to read the time and date.
The time display can be set to be “always on” or off to prolong battery life. In addition, all the LED lights may be illuminated at the same time just for fun.
This watch is USB rechargeable via a computer and the strap is made from a man-made material that is animal friendly. The case is made of metal and has holes drilled in it for the LED lights. The watch comes with a choice of several different coloured straps and the LED lights are available in different colours too.
I feel this design would appeal to anyone who likes the modern industrial look, quirky things, creativity and thinking “outside the box”. This design stands out because of its unique and original display which is also modern-looking and very simple to read.”
Design by Lloyd Mushy [via]