Watch Faces

Written by Dan Carlson@minutiaeman

Published December 14, 2021

I’ve had an Apple Watch since they first came out. Originally I got it mainly for the convenience of notifications on my wrist, but I discovered that the activity-tracking features worked well for me and encouraged me to start walking more. And the Apple Watch is so much better-looking than Captain Terrell’s wrist communicator.

When I first fell in love with Star Trek, touch screens still seemed pretty futuristic. Now they’re ubiquitous. So why not make my wrist-mounted touch screen run the LCARS interface? I know I’m not the only one to try it, and it’s “just” a static image. But it looks surprisingly good with the curved corners of my current watch. I also started collecting some good shots of the most important ships in the show, too. It took a little while to find good images that don’t crop too much of the ship and leave room for the time in one quadrant. It’s a fun way to relax when I don’t want to have too much current info showing on my wrist.

If you have an Apple Watch and you’re reading this on your iPhone, you can add the faces directly to your watch. Or you can download the original images and use them yourself.

Collage of thumbnails for 15 watch faces featuring different Star Trek ships.
All fifteen ships in the Starfleet Ships watch face, including every Enterprise and series lead ship.