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Mechanical 7-Segment Watch Concept Mashes Up Analog and Digital Worlds

by Paul Strauss

I just love the design of Carl Allen’s wristwatch concept, which provides a display that looks like a digital 7-segment display, but is actually mechanical.

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From a distance, the displays look like LED or LCDs, but a mechanical system actually would move tiny segmented panels under the surface of the watch, creating that illusion.

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No word on if or when Carl will fin a manufacturer for his watch concept, but I’m hopeful that someday we’ll see these go into production.

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[via Coroflot]




Comments (1):

  1. ceaser says:

    are they up on the market already

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