Matt says: I wanted to make an analog-digital watch. I choose digital hour and analog minute and second. I choose to go with seven segments for the hour. There are six 1-hour lights and one +6 hours light at 12 o’clock. I realized that I could do a 24 hours version. In the end, I choose to combine them to do one submission.
I choose a “sliced pie” shape to get a round display. For the minute I’ve used a thick black hand and for the second I’ve used a thin red hand, just like a conventional analog watch. For the hour, there are some segments of the digital e-paper display that lights up.
The 7 segments display is close to a conventional watch and start at 1-3 o’clock and go clockwise. The light at 12 o’clock count for 6.
The 13 segments display look like a sundial and is also going clockwise. This mode starts between 6 and 7 o’clock. ( or could start between 12-1 ) There are twelve 1-hours light. The light at 6 o’clock count for 12, so it is used as a pm indicator.
The user can switch between 12-24 hours format. Then, choose between 4 displays modes and positive or negative display for the e-paper version, or between many colors if it was an LCD display, and could have the date displayed, at 6 o’clock. If it was made with LCD, there could be a chronometer added at the same location. It would replace the date display, if that option was on.
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