(English) Derezzed watch design with hexagonal matrix

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  1. avatar onisan より:

    This is a pretty awesome looking object. I would definitely wear it.
    I think the time telling is a bit complex for my liking, but maybe there could be an easy mode too for people like me? Then I would snap it up in a minute.

  2. avatar Heather より:

    5* — i LOVE the look of this watch…i’d wear it just as a bracelet, it looks so cool. and appropriate for either a man or a woman, as long as it’s not made too clunky. the images make it appear nice and thin, which is great!
    i agree with onisan, though, that the time telling is a bit too complex i think.
    maybe the pm indicator can just be a dot right in the center?
    and the multiple hollow hexagons is throwing things off for me…what about one hollow hexagon to give the 5 minute location, and maybe four other hollow hexagons of varying sizes (similar to the design on the case) scattered in the interior of the hexagonal display to indicate the additional single minutes??

    • avatar Heather より:

      also, i think the hollow hexagons you have for indicating the 5 minute markers can be a bit larger..i think it would be more visually pleasing..

    • avatar Samukun より:

      Comprehensible comment about the time reading if you look at the watch for the first time.

      There is one simple rule about the design: The outside is closed, the center is free and there is an irregular hexagon based graduation between outside and center. A center dot would destroy the image of deresolution. It’s like in advertisements, they say the shampoo makes 99% of dandruff go away and they leave a representative one on the image that destroys all hopes of beauty. I had to be consequent here. That also doesn’t allow scattered hexagons in the interior of the display. I think, keeping the important hexagons in one size for each type, is the clearer way. Well, clear, once you tought yourself reading the watch, hehehe. The hollow hexagons cannot be larger than the smallest of the surrounding hexagons. In order to celebrate the deresolution, they are the same size, but hollow.

      Thank you Heather for sharing your impression and also for the propositions.

      • avatar Heather より:

        hey sam, thanks for replying. i understand about the theme — i just felt it would still look good (if not loyal to the theme) if you had an alternative (easier) time-reading. i would buy this anyway the way it is because it looks so awesome.
        i understand that you don’t want to make the hollow hexagons larger than the smallest of the surrounding hexagons, but i think that because they’re hollow, we look at their interior, and they seem smaller. what if just the interior of the hollow hexagons were the size of the smallest of the surrounding ones?
        i can read the watch just fine with your current time-telling method, but it takes a while because you have to train your brain that the extra hollow hexagons are single minutes, and their positions are irrevelant to the time-telling. finding just the one to tell the 5 minute marker becomes more difficult for me. but with practice, it will tell time just fine.

      • avatar Samukun より:

        Wow, that’s pretty detailed commenting… I like how you percieve things.

        Verdict: Oh yes please train! :D

  3. avatar Firdaus public より:

    quite tricky but considered fairly easy to read. decent design best of sam’s so far according to my taste, very creative!

  4. avatar logan より:

    Reading the time is not too complex, in my opinion. Maybe, the LCD segments could be a little larger, but otherwise I think this is perfect.

  5. avatar Patrick より:

    Hi Sam, very nice watch, a very fine design!
    For cons, I do not understand the hours 9:08, or 21:08?
    I must not be well awake?

    5 * / Yes of course!

    • avatar Samukun より:


      You take the first hexagons for the rough time. The first hexagons are important. The following ones make the time more precisely. The first small one is on the nine. The next one means, it is PM. The first big hollow hexagon is on the 5th minute. The next ones get added. It takes a bit, but it will be easier after some time.

      Merci bien!

  6. avatar rachid より:


    this is pure awesomeness, very good job sam!

    i just have one critic… in fact no

  7. avatar Redgordy より:

    Nice design! A little complex, but I like it.

    I would buy it!

  8. avatar Pete より:

    It takes a bit to get used to the time telling method but worth the effort. Simple elegent slim line case, and a very **** and futuristic looking display!
    Very jealous of this one I have to say!
    6 stars and Yes :)

  9. avatar NL1 より:

    I really like that display. It reminds me of so much futuristic-nano-cyberpunk-organic things… I’m not fan of the outer metallic frame, I’d rather see a full-black case to push further the idea of a “risk of complete derezzing of the watch”. But beside my personal taste the look of the display is stunning.
    Also easy to understand while enough cryptic.
    Nice one !

    • avatar Samukun より:

      Full black for Nico, no problem! Also comprehensible reason, you are mentioning, very nice. Check my facebook site later, I have to publish my images there and I’ll add a full black one. I’m glad the time telling appeals :D It’s a new approach and it’s cool when it’s accepted. Merci!!

  10. avatar Alex より:

    Yes please :D

  11. avatar werwolf より:

    sam, once again, excellent design.

    personally i don’t really go for analogue analogues [pun intended], with few exceptions, so i’m not sure if i’d wear this watch. but the design is very interesting.

    actually i’d think it’d be interesting to transpose this design concept from its slick hi-tech look to an industrial/cyberpunk world and see what that would turn up.

    very nice work.

    • avatar Samukun より:

      [pun accepted] Mhhh, interesting. I’m not sure what industrial/cyberpunk would look like and if it would appeal to the masses (still not sure if this does, hehehe) Some material and color change could cause stunning effects with the same geometry. I liked the breaking of the polished surface here. If you have some materials in mind, tel me. If I find some time, I’ll give it a try.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

  12. avatar Gordon より:

    very artistic Sam,nice way to think out of the box

  13. avatar Cory より:

    A bit tough to read at first, but once you know it, it’s easy.

    I like the chaotic order that directs the look of the thing. Reminds me of the Assassin’s Creed Animus when it’s “Loading Ezio’s Memories”

    5/y awesome.

  14. avatar Melissa より:

    Alter, Du hast es echt drauf!!! Muss ich echt mal loswerden! Ich würde fast alle vom Fleck weg kaufen.
    Wurde schon eine von Deinen Uhrem umgesetzt? Oder weißt Du schon, ob in Zukunft eine umgesetzt wird?

    • avatar Melissa より:

      In welchem Programm machst Du Deine Dummys? In Cinema4D?

    • avatar Samukun より:

      Hahaha, danke Melissa!

      Du, ich habe leider keine Neuigkeiten… Aber ich bin zuversichtlich, wenn ich die Reaktionen im Blog beachte :)

      Ich benutze 3ds Max für 3D. Aber dort sind Dummys nur Helferobjekt *Kopf kratz und wunder*

  15. avatar Tzu より:

    Is this an “Always on” screen? Im not so keen on watches that only light up when you press a button.
    Giving it 5 star for the timetelling concept tho, I really like the way how the 5 min-groups is used to show both the 1minute and the 5minute group.

    • avatar Samukun より:

      It is always on!! I totally agree about watches, that look cool when pressing a button only.

      Ok, now the explanation. It is traditional LCD, that is normally always on. I am using a transparent LCD layer on top and instead of using the normal gray or green-ish background, I took a neon bright one. I also took such for my On Line watch. These colors are very shiny and always stand out. There is a backlight, if it is too dark.

      Hard to find a pic of neon plastic, cause it’s shinyness gets lost on the computer screen, but here you can see the pink and orange look pretty bright. Simple but effective :)

      I’m glad the time reading method pleases. Thanks for commenting!!

  16. avatar diclonius より:

    very slick design!

    let’s just hope tokyoflash makes it ip black steel, rather than plastic.
    plastic would ruin it. just like they ruined “seven”.

    • avatar Samukun より:

      I see your point. Materials influence the experience alot. It’s easy for me to say it’s black and glossy. But I believe it’s a tough task to make a watch affordable… compromises, compromises :)

      Check my facebook page soon, I’ll show a completely black version there. Looks great!

      Thanks again for commenting!

  17. avatar Mininexu より:

    I would for sure buy that watch…would make a very nice piece of jewelry.

  18. avatar Guga より:

    This is the most Perfect watch I have ever seen!!! very good job!!

  19. avatar zenseeker より:

    Love it! This would be a nice companion watch to Seven :P

  20. avatar Sandra より:

    You rock Sam! Another perfect watch. I would so buy it! Nothing to complain about. Again.

  21. avatar Firdaus public より:

    Sammy can u make yellow version for me?

  22. avatar TripleG より:

    Hey Sam….coole und fantastische Idee….sehr speziell……so muss das sein! :-) . klasse wäre wenn man zwischen verschiedenen Backlights wählen könnte (Farbe)……und am besten ein mattschwarzes Armband.
    nur Ideen.

    Ich drück Dir und uns die Daumen das Deine Idee Zur Realität wird…!!!!!!…..

    mach weiter so…….

    • avatar Samukun より:

      Vielen Dank G! Gute Ideen!

      Das mit den Farben ließe sich für eine Uhr schwer bewerkstelligen. Zu beachten ist, sie Uhr ist nicht beleuchtet in den Bildern. Das ist einfach ein greller Hintergrund. Und der hat halt nur eine Farbe. Backlight gibts auch, aber nur nachts. Aber falls du meintest, du würdest gern aus mehreren Uhren, diejenige mit deiner Lieblingsfarbe aussuchen – das geht ganz einfach. Welche darfs denn sein? Ein matt schwarzes Armband wäre auch schick :D

      Ja bei solchen ermutigenden Kommentaren mache ich gern weiter!

  23. avatar Pete より:

    4.1 seems very low for this entry! Can people play fair please!

  24. avatar Retic より:

    one word that describes this watch….AMAZING!!!

  25. avatar Liam より:

    The design is pretty however telling the time is confusing. Work on making it easier to tell the time–without having to add numbers in groups or memorise some strange patterns–and people might buy it. That’s the problem with so many of the designs here: People are expected to memorise groups of triangles or count in 4′s and the actual method of telling time becomes overcomplicated. The designers think they are being so clever, too. They fail to realise that obfuscation is really just another way of annoying people. Confusing the issue doesn’t make it brilliant.

    • avatar Samukun より:

      It’s not a coincidence, that many desings here are confusing to read. It’s a traditional Tokyoflash element to let go the function in favor of the look. Form follows funtion is so last millenium ;) As for this concept, I am referring to the well known analog watch time telling, so everyone has a starting point here. If one isn’t willing to learn, I can’t convince him even though counting to 4 isn’t that hard. There is a wide spectrum between boooooooring and unreadable. I prefer the unusual and challenging way, which is closer to unreadable, I must admit. Thank you Liam! It’s good to hear some critiques like that :)

  26. avatar Milo より:

    So und wo genau kauf ich das ding jetzt?

    • avatar Milo より:

      zusätzlich noch. wie genau soll man da die zeit einstellen? und leuchtet das ding in echt auch so stark oder ist das nur in dem bild so hervorgehoben? ICH WILL DAS DING JETZT HABEN!!

    • avatar Samukun より:

      Hi Milo! Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar!

      Das Teil kann man leider noch (?) garnicht kaufen. Es ist ein Konzept, ein Vorschlag. Mit viel Glück (guten Bewertungen, guten Kommentaren, und noch ein paar Faktoren) kann es sein, dass Tokyoflash diese Uhr tatsächlich herstellt.

      Also ich habe mir das so gedacht: Die Zeit stellt man mit nem Knopf auf der Rückseite. Der Knopf an der Seite ist für’s Licht. Das mit der Helligkeit ist so eine Sache. Ich würde neon-grelles (aber nicht selbst leuchtendes) Material als Hintergrund für das LCD-Display nehmen. Das reflektiert Licht richtig gut. Nachts gibt es dann unter dieser Schicht eine Lichtquelle. Ob das nachher wirklich so funktioniert, muss Tokyoflash dann herausfinden. Sie machen ja nicht zum ersten mal Uhren, also denke ich, die würden einen guten Job machen… Daumen drücken! Und weitersagen :)

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  28. avatar Pete より:

    Good to see this one fight back up to 4.2 (should be higher imho) this is my second favorite (after cypher) of your more recent designs! not only does it look great buts its totally makeable! kerrrching! :)

  29. avatar Samukun より:

    Thank you to all supporters! I see, the time reading is a bit tricky, but not desperately hard. The style is accepted pretty good – that’s great. Maybe this watch sees the real world some day. We will see :)

    My best regards,

    Sam from Germany (back home, woohoo!)