But where do the “offscreen” hashmarks go? There’s not enough bezel to conceal them.
Yeah, there's no way to make this work mechanically. It's a cool visualization, though.
I wonder if there's a high enough resolution on a pebble to do this and still look good.
144x168x1 so not just low-res but no antialiasing -- I'm voting "no" although I invite people to disprove me.
Don't forget the super low refresh rate, because e-ink.
Actually the display in the pebble is just a high-contrast / low-power LCD. Specifically, this one. Extremely low power consumption, but it's still an LCD, which is why the screen goes all-white when the battery dies.
The Pebble marketing literature refers to it as "E-Paper", which apparently is a term with little or no meaning. It'll do up to 30fps with no visible ghosting, but this is apparently a very good way to run your battery down.
Fascinating, thanks. I always thought it was e-ink due to the marketing bullshit.
The numbers and hash marks are printed on a flexible piece, and go round the back. Or else it uses Romulan cloaking device, mini version.
Don't be ridiculous. The treat of Algeron forbids the Federation from researching or building cloaking devices, and while the Romulans have at times loaned cloaking technology, such events always required a Romulan agent to be present at all times. So, unless each watch comes with a humorless paranoid alien to follow you around at all times, I don't think this is the case.
You could get sort of close with:
Movement is fixed to the "indicator line" face. Tickmarks are on a straight tape loop pulled past a curved slotted window, that just has be be fixed perpendicular underneath the 'readout' spot on the face.
If it were a chain or a string instead of a tape strip you could probably deform it to get the curve to look right. But finding a way to hide enough to display the numerals properly would be a bitch... until you put a twist in it.