Friday, 14 March 2014

Metro Digital System - round LED

Late last year, I mentioned a brand called Metro who produced interesting designs, but were pretty anonymous on the web.

Today's watch is another from the Metro brand, and on the back it calls it the Digital System. It also has the name Huntingdon on the back which may also be the models name (as the other model was also named after a place).

This model has the same large round design of the previously blogged model, but this is an LED watch. Across the centre of the red coloured face are a series of dots in an 18x5 grid. These dots are a dot matrix array of small red LEDs which are used to tell the time. The watch is simple with regards to functions as you can only see time (4 digits) and date but nothing else (not even seconds).

Pressing the large top right button activates the display which starts the scrolling message METRO DELIGHT before the time is revealed. If you are in a hurry you can double press the button to skip the message and jump straight to the time. The bottom right button is the setting button and activates when you hold that in for a few seconds.

I don't know exact dates for the Metro watches, but I think the brand has probably been around since the late 90s.

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