Minimal Analog Watch Design

Design submitted by Roderick from Malta.

Roderick says: “Due to my passion for simple and minimalist product design, I decided to simplify the stereotypical form of the analogue watch as much as possible while retaining its functionality and ease of use.The ‘hands’ of the watch are attached to the circumference thus enabling it to be hollow.  The inner circumference rotates via a chain mechanism attached to the gear wheels present in the bottom part of the steel casing thus the ‘hands’ rotate to show time. The longer hand represents minutes whilst the other represents hours.

This minimalist watch can be worn by both males and females of different age groups due to the minimalist design of the watch.  It is presumed that it will mainly attract the younger generation.

The working mechanism and the sheer simplicity of the watch makes it not so common to find and by keeping the basic form of a typical wrist watch, the design results to be more successful.”

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29 Responses to “Minimal Analog Watch Design”

  1. avatar Samukun says:

    Wow yeah! Simple, futuristic, good looking, light design… Just cool!

    Hard to make it that thin and “airy” though. And I already know from the blog, people don’t like to see through the watch (mostly because of hair). But I support this idea. Well a black background or a mirror even (like on my next watch if Tokyoflash shows it) is a good alternative. Then you have enough space to hide the technology :) The strap could be wider… more manly for me.

    But besides that little doubts, wich have to be named sooner or later, this is an awesome concept! The hand… that’s not a photo right? It is rendered… that’s damn cool! I want one too ;)

    5*

    • avatar Roderick_89 says:

      Hello Samukun,

      I understand your point regarding hair…i decided to make it completely hollow, so the user would be puzzled of how the watch actually works. :) I agree about the strap though ;)

      Thanks for your comment and yes, the hand is 3D as well :)

    • avatar Patrick says:

      I do not agree with Jan, because the Watches perforated there are many, like analog watches with a big hand for the minutes and hours for a game, it’s not why he ‘s acts of a copy, otherwise we could not try to invent Watches, anyway they are intended to indicate time.

      • avatar Roderick_89 says:

        Hi Jan,

        My watch features that same perforated form as the one you showed me in the link…. however my design is analogue base…so a different mechanism must be used, one which i spend hours trying to figure out. Its quite different in my opinion.

        Greetings, Roderick

        • avatar Jan Landzaad says:

          Hi Roderick, I contacted the designer (yiran) and he was pleased he could inspire you to do the watch.
          OK, good succes. Jan.

  2. avatar Patrick says:

    Very beautiful watch, c’ is true that j’ had spoken about the hairs through the Watch of Sam, he would be necessary to see with l’ use? But c’ is one Yes, as for the watch of Sam, very graphic!

  3. avatar firdaus says:

    I like minimalistic too… I would like to have this. You can do optical illusion to achieve the transparent effect, hmm…

  4. avatar Cory says:

    I like the minimalist design. I assume you would need glass on both sides to protect the delicate minute/hour hands. Perhaps make the bottom glass piece out of a smokey, half translucent glass to get around the arm hair thing. This would make the time keeping pieces really pop, particularly when their LED’s are turned on.

    • avatar Roderick_89 says:

      Hi Cory

      THank you for you opinions :)

      • avatar Cory says:

        It looks as if you’ve made the watch into a wearable proof of concept. I respect that greatly! I’d like to learn to do industrial design and bring ideas from 3d software into the real world as well.

        Well done!

  5. avatar cortjezter says:

    this might be one of the best ideas i’ve seen yet on this blog. it’s two of my favourite things: analogue and minimal.

    aside from cory’s suggestion above to help with readability in daylight, i can’t honestly think of anything to improve this. well done!

  6. avatar AKMAL CORE says:

    holy watch!!!!how tokyoflash can make that,the transparent mirror dosent show that have any system…

  7. avatar Dead_magician says:

    hi Roderick,

    I love thins watch and design. I love collecting watches and really hope your watch is made so i can buy it. besides the flattery I wanted to ask what program you use to render the watch, because i’m trying to design 3 different watches and would like a program that would make them look a lot better than my s#!%y drawings.

    Thanks a lot,
    Dead

  8. avatar Jo Azz says:

    Straight forward idea, very good.
    I would still buy it although I’m a very hairy guy. =D

    Cheers

  9. avatar Aphosno says:

    I am a fan of simplicity. I also like a wider starp, but thats not a big deal. Are there glasses to protect the watch hands? If you have this chain mechanism, maybe a soft flexible chain would be wise. So you can poke the hands but they wont break. On the other hand you might need glasses. But those do not look good with pressed sweaty and hairy skin underneath. Just something to think about ;) Five stars for this hit!

  10. avatar Usmu says:

    Now this is called the future watch.

  11. avatar Daniel says:

    Simply the best!
    I just would like to know if there is any idea of when it is going to be sold.

  12. avatar christophe says:

    Bonjour,

    Si vous produisez, je suis interessé. Merci de me prévénir.

  13. avatar Metsy says:

    Hello, i would like to buy this watch, so please make it! just simple and futurist, i like it :)

  14. avatar Lilli says:

    Wow I just love this watch ! I’m ready to buy it !! It’s simple and beautiful… Bravo !

  15. avatar Ana says:

    Really beautiful. There is no hair problem if you’er a woman (also the strap looks nice when it is not too wide).

  16. avatar Nishtha says:

    Beautiful concept!.. I’d love to buy it!