Bar codes were the source of inspiration for the Horologicode LCD watch. Designer Samuel Jerichow has created this watch for the Tokyoflash design blog, a blog that lets designers submit their original creations to the Tokyoflash community. The designs with the most backing from the community have a chance at being turned into actual watches.
The Horologicode LCD watch is one of the more challenging Tokyoflash Design Blog entries to read. The watch's face is filled with bars and gaps. The gaps on the face tell the hours and the bars tell the minutes. Reading the watch takes a little bit of practice, but that's part of the fun. Modern watch designers have put an increased effort on complicated face designs. Complicated face designs can make an ordinary watch extraordinary, even if it's made out of simple and inexpensive materials.