As you can see here, Horologicode LCD Watch was inspired by barcodes. Yep, who would have thought these stripes can inspire a watch design and the result is pretty cool too. Designed for Tokyoflash, we can say that watch boasts the characteristic of Tokyoflash watch style, futuristic. The main idea was to use barcodes not only as stylish addition but the main elements that tell the time and the wearer is the decoder. This futuristic concept watch also uses the same principle as the industry reads barcodes, even the gap contains information.
At first look, it’s not easy to read the time as the LCD screen displays several thick and thin bars with different lengths that fade away to the top. The gaps between these bars are also vary in width, bear with us, don’t give yet, we’re about to explain how to read the time from Horologicode LCD Watch.
First of all, you need to focus on the gaps, there are 13 gaps of which the first 12 gaps tell the hours and the last one is an AM/PM indicator. The thin gaps mean nothing, they only work as separator for the bars, so in order to tell the time, simply count the wide gaps or spaces.
To read the minutes, focus on the bars of Horologicode LCD Watch. Ignore the thin bars, they are only there to separate the gaps, focus on the thick bars. Simply count thick bars from left to right. It’s about the 10 minute steps so you count up until 5 (00 – 50). The remaining 9 bars on the right side of the barcode represent the second digit of the minutes that has to be counted from the right. You can easily count these bars due to clever display, notice how after two bars there’s a longer bar to mark 3 multiplications.
Every barcode looks different and is a little challenge each time you want to tell the time. But people have went through harder issues than counting up to 12 with help. The display has the technical and modern barcode look and the fact it confuses people but is actually readable makes it charming.
Wrapped in an elegant case, Horologicode LCD Watch features futuristic and stylish design. If still think reading the time from this watch is difficult, don’t worry, let’s hope the designer add “easy reading” mode that displays the number at the bottom of the bar for easy time telling.