Design submitted by Vincent Rhodes from the USA.
Vincent says: “A wide watch, the Yajirushi (Arrow) comes in two styles: Fire (brushed brass color finish) & Ice (brushed slate/steel color). Offering two visual styles for displaying the time, this watch attempts to evoke a worn futuristic aesthetic. The arrow-shaped case and curved elements juxtapose a space-age vibe with the worn, comfortable feel of a leather, cuff-style band featuring a double buckle.”
“I included a “dream feature” that allows the wearer to lock a GPS location into memory (or sync with another Yajirushi watch) and point back to that stored location or source. Find your parked car or your friend with a button push.”
Interesting watch design Vincent! It is indeed very reminiscent of a sci-fi gadget of some kind, Captain Kirk would be proud to beam up with this one. Unusual colours are used for the lights, which means composite LED’s (mixing colours) rather than normal red or green LEDs, but some people prefer the non-standard LED colours.
Steel and IP Black are our usual choices for case options, but a brass finish is of course possible. A brass finish would have a used look, it would get dirty & might scratch, perhaps not a bad thing? As time progresses your watch would look like it has seen more active space duty.
We like the canvas style strap you chose. Velcro fastening might complete the look & make attaching it anywhere possible. The case itself looks like it could be removable from the strap & then this opens up the possibility of the watch being used as a belt clip, should the wearer choose.
GPS function could be possible to record your current position, but it would require a wi-fi connection as well if you wanted to send & receive information about your position or another wearers position. Could be over complicating this accessible watch design. In theory its a nice idea, but then how do you input wi-fi login details etc.
Overall this watch design fits in with Tokyoflash very well. We can see it being straightforward to produce, it has some different features such as brass case, canvas/velcro strap, RGB composite LED’s, and the time is easy to read with a great futuristic look.