Plasma Activated Watch Design

(English) Design submitted by Patrick from France.

This watch design is a traditional analog watch with a red hemisphere to indicate the hour and a blue one to indicate minutes.

Through a plasma system, both hemisphere electrodes become active and by touching the glass with a finger, streamers flash to show the time.

There is a button to set the time and another to enable or disable the plasma system.  The watch is also USB rechargeable.

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Plasma Activated Watch Design, 4.2 out of 5 based on 421 ratings

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121 Responses to “Plasma Activated Watch Design”

  1. avatar Greg より:

    Give it a badass strap and you’ve got a winner. 5/5 Would buy. I want to mention that the points that stick out on the face are pretty awesome and would love to see them kept if this gets produced.

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  2. avatar Lamondray より:

    Wouldn’t you need a lot more energy than an average watch could produce to make that happen?

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    • avatar diclonius より:

      probably, but even if they could only make the battery last 48hrs i’d still buy it.
      as long as it was USB rechargable (300 charges) it would still last about 1and1/2 years before you would have to replace the battery.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Hi Lamondray, a single USB cable connected to a computer for charging, it already exists for plasma balls!

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  3. avatar Jordan from Canada より:

    Stunning design Patrick.

    5* although I doubt this is possible to produce (power; safety; clarity reasons)

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Hi Jordan, there are plasma balls battery with a USB cable, why not a watch?

      Thank you for your vote!

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  4. avatar Anthony より:

    THIS IS AMAZING!

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  5. avatar rachid より:

    awesome concept 5/5 but i think an lcd touch simulation would be more likely from a technical perspective,but that would radically change the design.

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  6. avatar diclonius より:

    *drools*

    i don’t know if it’s possible, but wow, just……….wow.
    5/5

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  7. avatar norbert より:

    Reminds me: http://www.tokyoflash.com/blog/2011/03/plasma-globe-inspired-watch-design/
    (judges are not just opinion)

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Nobert, if I had seen this design, I would never have designed this watch?
      Jobby excuse me, but we have had the same idea I had not seen your project before, sorry.

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      • avatar Jun Fan Lee より:

        There is nothing wrong with a redesign, It has the same theme, that is all :D its cool hehehe

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      • avatar DStaal より:

        Same theme, but very different also. In particular, it is possible to read this watch without activating the plasma, which it isn’t in Jobby’s design. That means this one can be much lower power, and will last a lot longer.

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        • avatar Patrick より:

          DeStaal indeed this watch has two states to choose from.
          Thank you for your reflection!

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      • avatar allen より:

        that design is harder to read anyway

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  8. avatar Pete より:

    Sweeeeet! If it can be done I’ll be one of the first to have one! 5* and Yes

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  9. avatar Patrick より:

    Thank you all for this great score with your votes.
    I want to apologize to Jobby who had the same idea before me, a few months ago and malheureusment I did not know his project.
    My joy is bitter, but I assume that these votes are especially good at drawing, but to the design and it flatters me much, anyway.

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    • avatar Pete より:

      I wouldn’t worry about it Patrick, its easily done. I’ve got a concept that I submitted a few weeks back that has some ressemblance to an old one of yours. I hadn’t spotted it untill after I had submitted mine. Hopefully it is different enought! :)

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      • avatar Jun Fan Lee より:

        Yes patrick, do not worry…I designed many watches and then realised soon after that someone already made one like it! Its fine :D

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        • avatar Aphosno より:

          No it’s not fine. What’s going on lately? I have a deja-vu every week. I understand, that there is no mean intention behind all the watches that look similar to existing watches or concepts. That’s is fine. But that tokyoflash posts it, althought they said, they want designs that are different, is not fine. This one looks pretty similar to me. Ok, this one beats the “original” in several points, but it was up to the first watch to be improved. If there will be a plasma watch, the other guy deserves 50% of the money.

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        • avatar Jun Fan Lee より:

          Hmmm yes I understand you Aphonso, Tokyoflash states in the blog “is your design totally different from anything else featured on the blog”…but still sometimes they accept designs that are very similar to others, I think they just like the concepts alot so they want people to see variations of a certain concept.

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        • avatar Aphosno より:

          This could be a decade long discussion. I don’t wanna spam this thread with negative energy. I say, go ahead but respect the one who was first with an idea.

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      • avatar Patrick より:

        Thank you very much Pete!

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  10. avatar Jun Fan Lee より:

    This whole idea is very cool and futuristic of course xD.
    Even without the plasma I just love the watch, with the clean white and red and blue balls, its so fresh.
    and the plasma makes it 10x more cooler, at night this would be amazing. 5 stars and yes xD

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  11. avatar Aphosno より:

    Without the plasma the watch looks like a small planetarium. That is nice. I’m not a fan of the big hollow glass dome tho. More flat would suit me better. In the darkness, the watch unfolds it’s full potential. I’m not sure how it looks in daylight. A question, why is the background bright when deactivated, but dark when activated? Light plus light is light i think.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Hi Aphosno, thank you for your comments.
      The glass is concave to better see the effect and the plasma background light and dark is the same. May need to use a dark background for a possible production, but after a few tests?

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Alphosno, I totally agree with you!

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  12. avatar Samukun より:

    I’m a bit double minded here. If we can submit similar designs, this blog would get boring after some time. I also think, there has to be a slight restriction about double posts. On the other hand, the best one wins. Or the faster one? The “original” as I also like to call it, wasn’t very convincing to me. This version does. Why? I let myself influence by what I see too much I guess. I’m not sure. I also have a plasma design in my sketch book but I was too slow so I kept it. I even did research about feasability – good luck on this ;) Maybe I should throw out my concept. It’s different enough I hope. We will see, bwahahaha.

    Yes Apho, light + light = light. The plasma effect would be weaker in daylight, but you can go in a dark corner with the girl you want to impress, hehehe. Or there is a black background in the first place. Good, the watch is readable without plasma. In the darknes, this is probably the best light function of a wristwatch ever seen in this universe… let’s say solar system. I also see the planetarium here :D Make the blue one big and the red one small – Earth and Mars :D

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    • avatar Pete より:

      I agree no one wants to see copies of ideas, I don’t think that happened here!
      I always google my idea first and have a quick scan of the earlier submissions on TF but I have missed two concepts that have simularities to my concepts that I have submitted (I hope mine are different enough) it is easily done.
      I do agree that TF should maybe restrict similar designs (even if this means my two concepts don’t get on) to keep it fresh!

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Hi Sam, I thought the same as you, innovation is the key word! (no copy, of course)
      If you have ideas that are close to mine, I’m flattered and I can not wait to discover them.
      Thank you for your comment that I like, I hold account of it!

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Sam, for the planet Mars, I’m probably already? Although I am very often in the Moon!

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  13. avatar Boget より:

    Excellent design je la veux!!!!

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  14. avatar Firdaus O より:

    I’m sold. You got me. Instant buy. 15* without second thought.

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    • avatar Jun Fan Lee より:

      eheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Hi Firdaus, even you, a staunch defender of Copyright?
      A big thank you!

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      • avatar rachid より:

        ne te fais pas trop de soucis pour cette histoire de “plagiat” vous vous etes tous les deux inspirés d’une boule à plasma pour faire une montre voilà tout la boule à plasma est libre de droit ;) c’est un peu comme si je faisais une monoaiguille et qu’on disait que j’avais copié sam ou TF alors que ca éxiste depuis le 19eme sciècle.

        je m’inquièterais plus de la faisabilité à ta place, et j’en profite au passage pour saluer tes progrés en rendu 3d

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  15. avatar John より:

    I love this concept, and am interested in purchasing if the strap is nicer, more attractive to the eye.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      John, thank you for your comment.
      The bracelet is inspired by the “SENSAI” of home Kisai, I’m wearing right now and I love! (without the first broader link towards the dial)
      If the project goes further, why not other versions?

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  16. avatar Avatara より:

    This is epic, but surely not possible…

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  17. avatar rachid より:

    for the technical issues (now that i m out of office) here are my toughts:

    - the bulb contains a heaten low pressure noble gas (the plasma) it has to be “gasproof” so the movement has to be encapsuled inside otherwise you’ll have plasma leaking from the hands axis.
    -the movement has to be mechanic, cause i suppose a quartz movement wont appreciate the plasma and it has to be mainly made of non conductive parts so in this case ceramic. thousands dollars… and we still have to find a way to set the time in a gasproof way but this is not really an issue with a linear system.
    - the electric connection between the hands, can be managed with a circular rail connection thats a positive point
    - plasma is created with high voltage you need a transformator (big), you also need a good battery but by luck the amperage is low.

    so the result sofar is a big and very expansive watch

    an other way to do this would be to have the electrodes outside the bulb like this
    http://hackaday.com/2011/08/18/high-voltage-plasma-lamp-is-also-tasteful-steampunk/

    or to make it virtual with a spheric touchscreen, the tech exists
    http://www.cnetfrance.fr/news/sphere-un-concept-de-pc-boule-signe-microsoft-39382532.htm

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    • avatar rachid より:

      “to have the electrodes outside” tohave the hands not the electrodes…

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  18. avatar Owen より:

    Dear Santa..

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  19. avatar Pete より:

    Patrick, I have posted my UFO concept onto my FB page “PF Design” (click on my yellow name) this is the one I mentioned yesterday that has some simularities to one of your older submissions. Hopefully it isn’t too similar! :)

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  20. avatar Stephen より:

    I tried to give it a 5/5 but it will not let me….

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  21. avatar Tom より:

    This will never be manufactured. How can you put a transformer strong enough to run a plasma display on your wrist? The watch would have to weigh a kilo.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Tom, there is already another system of lightning without plasma (with the same effect), in very small size, the plasma is not essential.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  22. avatar Popop より:

    Congratulations Patrick it’s an amazing watch, i’m shure if i have it on my arm i can imagine me travelling in the stars… I’m sure it can be created and worked very well: it can be just a beautifull dream!

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Popop’ yes, could you imagine, would not it 10 years ago that cell phones could be just CAN BE USED with the fingers, making calls, to enlarge the photos, etc. to rotate. etc.. on a touch screen?
      A big thank you for your vote!

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  23. avatar Taramta より:

    Great idea, do you plan to produce this? When?

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Taramta, thank you for your vote.
      Tokyoflash has much work, if they must produce all projects, but with a little patience and a lot of luck, why not?

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  24. avatar edson より:

    what is the price

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  25. avatar PHuZZy より:

    i would SO BUY this watch…

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  26. avatar gui.umaflex@live.com より:

    esse relogio é perfeito , so tem que ve quantas horas ele dura , mais o disigni é muito bom bem criativo
    eu que nem uso relojo gostei desse

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  27. avatar kevin より:

    apovado, vol esperar ancioso!!!!

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  29. avatar Hduarte1 より:

    Like some one said it before if this gets a bad *** strap I will BUY the second it’s released!!!!!!!

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  30. avatar BillBx より:

    Nice – nice – nice! This is one that must go into production. One extremely small change that I think I’d prefer… while the minute indicator should continue to sweep around the face, what if the hour indicator snapped into place for each hour and then held that position until the next hour, at which time it would again quickly move to the next hour position then hold again, etc? If you like that concept and if the watch is made available, the idea is free to for you to use. After all, it is such a minor tweak. Normally, I want a watch to also indicate the date (and automatically track months and leap years and all that). But I cannot think of any way that feature could be worked into your design without severely lessening its impact. So, overall, your concept is ready to rock. TF, do it!

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  31. avatar jazuri より:

    5/5 how much? i will buy one!

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  32. avatar Jhon より:

    Awesome concept, I hope they can make it a reality. Ill buy one if it ever becomes a reality.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Jhon, thank you for your opinion.
      Any project before its implementation requires a study and the technicians from Tokyoflash are qualified for that, I believe in them!

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  33. avatar Erike より:

    Awesome!!! I need one!

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  34. avatar I WANT より:

    The future is not complete without this watch!

    and maybe you can add some OLEDs; Gl 1st costumer here.

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  35. avatar Melon より:

    THis looks guud i would buy

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  36. avatar Pete より:

    This one is really flying Patrick! Lets hope TF find a way to make it!

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Yes Pete, even if it is not the Xeon or Plasma, there are other technical means to produce the same effect, it would be worth the sorrow of it, because this project is apparently successful?

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      • avatar Pete より:

        I think the general consensus is it is very succesful, if TF can make it people would buy it without hesitation!

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        • avatar Patrick より:

          Pete, thank you!
          Looking at your projects in Facebook, we had the same idea for the name of my new project in progress? The great minds think alike, eh eeeh

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      • avatar Pete より:

        or maybe crazy minds think alike! Thanks for dropping by my page! :)

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  37. avatar SavageRabbit より:

    Awesome concept. I want. I need. Please please make!

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  38. I bought a plasma ball when I was in high school, and to this day, I’m still amazed when I look at it. So, please … create this freaking awesome watch.

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Now, it will be necessary to refer to a ball of conspicuous, to know if it will be produced?
      Thank you for your comment!

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  39. avatar awesome より:

    I want it

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  40. avatar andrew carlson より:

    if you made this watch I would buy it in a heartbeat

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  41. avatar beckett より:

    Looks beasty make it

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  42. avatar Michel より:

    Totally original. Please give me where i coups find this product

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  43. avatar Pete より:

    Last day for this submission Patrick, it has been well received.
    Lets hope its doable and TF see the potential. Best of Luck

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Merci Pete, heureusement que le vote est terminé bientôt, car il ne vont vers le bas?

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      • avatar Patrick より:

        English is better!
        Thank you Pete, fortunately, the vote is over soon, because it go down?

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        • avatar Pete より:

          Thankyou for the translation, I just about understood the french version.
          I don’t think it would move far even if people gave negative votes, becasue you have had many votes.
          It is only when you have had a few votes that a negative one has a dramatic effect.
          That aside its a very desirable concept that apeals to the majority so I would be very supprised if the score went down.
          I think the only issue with this submission is whether it is technaically possible and only TF will no the answer to that. So we will have to wait and hope TF finds a way! :)

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    • avatar Patrick より:

      Yes Pete, we hope to like all and that Tokyoflash has the opportunity the realised.

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  44. avatar beckett より:

    I want this!!!! Who ever sent this in is a genius!!!

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  45. avatar Samukun より:

    Congrats to this resonance Patrick! This watch hit the blog like a bomb (in a positive way). Good luck!

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