Tags: Analog, customize, LED, Magnetic, Mechanical, Watch Design Submission
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Hi, where cam i buy this watch before christmas?
Aww for this year, you have to keep wishing Jun.
this is awsome Sam!!!
Thank you Gordon!!!
+magnetized – will attract everyone!
+gorgeous in pure state
+easily customizable to taste
+easy to read
Best of luck with this one, Sam!
Thank you very much Heather!
I print the strips now!
With 10 inch length, you’re in!
Thank you Laszlo!
Freaking amazing. DO WANT!
Thanks for telling Lance!
If it can be done I’ll be the first one to buy or at least one of the first 100! (sounds familier hehe)
Im obviously a big fan of the magnetic concepts by default.
I remember seeing this on your fb page but for some reason it looks even more awesome on the blog.
I love the time telling method and the customisation. If you can make it TF do! 5 stars and Yes sir!
Yeah I have it on my private page since June (!!) Now everybody can see it.
Thank you for your feedback Peter!
Customization power !
Congrats Sam, this is really good. Neat 3D/rendering/presentation, too.
Thank you Nico!!
Truly enviable your imagination creating designs, Sam. Quantity and quality. I wish I was like you.
Although, the watch display (in my opinion) could be better, can be improved.
Anyway 5* and Yes.
Thanks alot Ignatius!! Nice to read
Yeah, I thought about improvements. Black ball, bigger ball, circle disc, a ring, a small stick. I also thought about two balls, but the magnets would interfere with each other, worst case: two balls in one place. This is the most simple version I could make but it’s not necessarily the final verdict. If it’s about readability, one has to take care of it oneself
Bigger balls is an interesting idea. Most wouldn’t want a small stick, though I think. Two balls in one place would be the worst case, indeed.
i normally love what you do sam. some of your designs are the best i’ve seen period.
however, i’m not a fan of this one.
it IS creative…….just not for me.
Fair enough diclonius, thanks
beautiful, really beautiful, and as its name, here shows that I have a handful in
Sounds good Alain Thank you!
I really like the idea of 100% customisable! Its a great idea! But i too would like a better way of reading. As LCD screens can be clear, maybe make a digital display “hover” over the screen. Rather than the single ball.
V cool, but i can imagine it a bit odd to read when drunk!
Cool Oh yes, LCD can be transparent and it was an option early. But the numbers interfered with the most background patterns and often the black wasn’t seen well. I didn’t develop that idea any further but just now I would have a solution…hmmmm. Well, for this concept I chose the metall ball to have more freedom for the custom strip. Not 100% optimal, I have to agree, but quite a diversion. Oh, and when you’re drunk, it’s time to go home Rascal, thanks alot for your feedback!!
I think I agree with Rascle here. Perhaps having a semi-transparent E-ink in the top layer of glass, that way the timing method would essentially draw on top of the strip that’s used for customization.
Overall, great concept, I could see it going analog with the magnetic ball, LCD, E-Ink would all be viable and fun.
The solution that came up recently, is close to this, but wayyyyy cheaper Will work on it soon. But it’s cool, you can see this concept with different time telling techniques and technologies. Thanks for your feedback Cory!!
A bit strange, I’m not realy excited
Np yoyo, hope you find something cool for you on here.
This is sweet I am all for custom watches. This would be so cool to make. I colored one of my old watches but it didn’t work to well. I would make so many different designs. This is just awesome. Make this Tokyoflash!
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic comment
Not my cup of tea, but its clearly creative and outstanding design. A very good item as mesmerizing present. Must be featured on Oprah or the Ellen show!
Tokyoflash Ni multicolour LED
Twelve 5-9 Q version black
Shinshoku / Corrosion
Kisai RPM Acetate granite
Kisai Kaidoku black+blue LCD
Kisai Seven white LED
Thank you Fir for your view! I think I see your point with Oprah and Ellen, hehehe
AMAZING CONCEPT!!!! This is what we need, a watch that we can make our own in any way we like! Ingenious idea with the whole ball and magnet, definetly an alternative to the classic watch style. I would like to maybe see a slightly larger ball so it’s easier to read. But other than that, I really hope this gets made!
Wow thank you Walrus!! I’m glad the concept appeals in general. As for the bigger ball, that’s a godd idea. Why didn’t I think of that? Here: bigger ball
The work is always perfect as the imagination of Sam, 5 * / Yes!
Personally if I buy a watch of Sam, I would not distort it by applying something that would take away a little of his personality. A watch of Sam or Pete or Firdaus…, for me is unique and also buy his own personality and taste, this is just my idea and it does not necessarily reference.
Thank you Patrick for your feedback!
That’s a comprehensible point you mention. But beware, on one hand you have something stylish and precious, but other people can have it too (not much though, I must admit). On the other hand you buy something “faceless” but you can make it 100% unique.
Okay, the buyer appropriates the watch, but what is unique to me, is the work of the designer, but I repeat, this is only my personal point of view.
In any case, this watch is very beautiful!
I see Thanks again Patrick!
Well Sam, once again…=)
Great concept, it’s always fascinating to see how little you use to do so much. I hadn’t thought of anything like it and when I saw it my reaction was ‘Oh… Of course!’ Kudos, man…
That said however, it’s not without its problems. The form factor could be… (looking for the right word) … Sleeker. =) It’s a matter of taste of course, and TF would no doubt do their thing with it if they decide to make it (which I hope they do). More serious, though, is the issue of readability as some other posters have alreday mentioned. In some of your renderings the little metal ball simply disappears. Difficult to say if it wiould IRL as well, but I don’t think it’d be very easy to read. It’s an elegant solution, no doubt, but I can’t help but feel that it could be improved. Anyway, very nice work, and I’m sure you’ll keep it up (there seems to be no stopping you)…=)
Oh yes, I won’t disagree with any improvable point you mention. I do see the little issues of this project, which is almost 6 months old by now. Much has changed since then – in the blog and therefore in the way we percieve things. That’s why I like this blog, it makes you wanna improve I’m puzzling around for an alternative version and as I’m writing this, I’m getting another cool idea… oh this will be awesome!
As for the first passage, yes, it’s pretty simple and it’s hard to believe, I’m the first with this idea.
Anders, thanks alot for your perspective and your detailed view!!!
Hey Sam, great concept! i love the customisation features and megnetic ball mechanism reminds me of my calender
Oh nice!!! Ty Kei
omfg why didn’t anybody else think of that? that’s just amazing! I wanted it before I read the text. I cannot tell what I would stick in it cause it’s too much to tell. I would wear a different strap every day, maybe even several different ones each day. I could ask my tailor if he has some suit left for my watch so it would suit me perfectly when I have a working dinner. one little thing, two metal balls would’ve been better. if tokyoflash doesn’t make it, please make it yourself. hypothetical *************************/YES!
Oh I know the feeling (wanting before knowing). Yeah, I would do the same and build up a huge strip collection. Two balls hm? xD Well there is pro and contra about two metal balls. I’m having another idea among others for this concept. Let’s see how this one goes, then I’m publishing more. The suit fabrics idea is so cool! Thank you for your input Acan!!