If actually being able to tell what time it is lists low on your wristwatch priorities, then have I got a watch for you. The EleeNo Cyber is the latest in a long line of non-standard LCD digital watches to surface in the last few years.
These unusual watches feature a disproportionately long face, with a bunch of little circular portals which somehow add up to show the current time. They’re available in either a dark or light metallic finish, with either green or red LCD portals.
The example in the diagram below shows 5:36. It took me a minute to figure it out, but from what I can tell, the tiny discs on the left each have two half-circles that fill in to equal 2 hours. So 2 and 1/2 filled in small circles = 5:00. On the right side, each of the larger circles has 10 pie slices that each equal a minute, so 3 full pies, plus one that’s got 6 pieces filled = 36 minutes. I think the bottom right pie can be used for seconds display when it’s not serving as the last ten minutes of the hour, but I’m not certain of that.
Now I don’t know about you, but even if I could read Cyrillic characters, I’m not certain that I could figure out the time without having to really think really hard about it.
While these leaked images come courtesy of Russian watch blog 12-5-9, I wouldn’t be surprised to see these show up at TokyoFlash at some point in the not-too-distant future (since they’ve carried EleeNo watches before).