The original watch design by hop-picker — now on your Pebble!

Magnified watch design by hop-picker

Watch design by hop-picker

I am proud to publish my Pebble version of <a title="Magnified watch by hop-picker on PSFK" href="http://www.psfk Check Out Your URL.com/2013/08/magnified-watch-no-hands.html#!u9W8T” target=”_blank”>this amazing watch design, which is just beautiful due to its simplicity, and already go a lot of attention, f.i. on reddit.

I fine-tuned it in cooperation with the original author, Konstantin Pulyarkin alias hop-picker, and I believe the result is really amazing and elegant.

Design Considerations

Quarters or Ten-Minutes Ticks?

You will notice that we finally chose to make the ticks correspond to intervals of 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes as in Konstantin’s original design. Konstantin chose the 10-minutes intervals because they help reading at higher accuracy, while I argued that it is more intuitive to have segments that resemble quarters of an hour – as we are used to talk about time in quarters, especially when thinking of analog clocks. Besides, on the Pebble, thicker lines look better, which is an additional reason to use less (but slightly thicker) ticks. Visually comparing it to traditional watch faces, we could not find strong evidence backing one or the other option, so we finally settled on what seemed more intuitive.

Font

The font that we finally agreed on is a bit more “quadratic” than in Konstantin’s round watch design, as I felt that this better goes with the rectangular shape of the Pebble and the look of the Pebble Steel.

Where to get

Encourage Further Development by Your Donation

I am aiming to create high-quality watch faces, which is fun but takes a lot of time. It is a great motivation for me to invest further time if I see people’s appreciation, which can be feedback by email or some other little “investments” like these below* 😉
When You use this button, I will share the resulting money with hop-picker, the original author of the design.

Select your donation to support watch face development*:
1 amount of good vibes (regenerates creativity) $10,00 USD2 ampoules debugging dope (suppress despair) $4,50 USD1 shot of endurance spirit (spurs proper coding) $1,20 USD


* You are not purchasing real goods here, but you are sending the respective amounts of money to me. The items to choose from are humorous, symbolic indications of what’s needed for good coding: Creativity and inspiration, endurance for programming, and sometimes an unexpected lot of patience for testing and debugging.