Hi y’all, just trying out a wildly different concept than my usual “mainstream” stuff. I have only found one other design like it, so this may not be too popular. Then again, I’m not in it for the clicks. I like creating and wearing designs that take the user out-of-the-box.
The dial rotates in a zoomed in style fashion, with the hour hand moving around the center point. The seconds are displayed on the end of the hour hand. Oh yeah, this is a single hand watch, so the tickmarks are indexed by hour, half hour and ten minutes intervals.
Seeing how I doubt I will make this a premium, I plan to make several variants sporting different color themes and possibly adding in some complications. I just want to be careful not to ruin the overall visual effect.
Please let me know if this is showing signs of instability or any other form of user-unfriendliness on specific watch platforms, such as Wear OS-based watches. Wow, I say a lot of nothing, don’t I?
@mountain_lion, I am so glad you like it! I want to add more complications such as the date and phone battery, so I will be conducting further experimentation. It’s the mad scientist in me that drives my motives.
24hr clock should be a separate face - requires a 24h dial.
For me the seconds make more sense in the circle as is. Minutes can be read from the face; shoving minutes into your face with a digital display detracts from the subtlety.
Having the date available, will make this face fully functional for me.
Perhaps by using/adapting the principle discussed here:
Day in month is a must have, month is preferred and weekday is a nice to have.
My general rule is I want time, date, and battery level at minimum. But some designs do in fact look better without one or more of those elements. I think this is one of those that is best to leave it minimal to let the novelty of the movement do all the talking.
My entire aesthetic influence comes from the mechanical watch world, where even though on the very high end of things so much is mechanically possible, sometimes still a time-only watch is the most beautiful thing.