“When I played around with different shapes for digits, I discovered the empty spaces between them and thought these patterns should give enough information to show the time.
After drawing and redrawing the empty spaces, I stayed with a design consisting of only vertical, horizontal and 45 degrees lines. This ought to make it easier to produce this watch with a lcd display.
The time is presented with three 2-digit lines, one for hours, one for minutes and one for seconds. Only the empty space inside the pair is shown. It is simply a matter of focusing on the surroundings rather than on the shapes. The lines will also present year, month and day when touching the display.
With a sober metal case and strap it is worn as a piece of jewellery to an evening dress, but with a plastic/rubber case and bolder colours in the display it could be used in every day life.”