Stylux watch design uses next-gen tech

Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: This concept sprung from my thoughts on how to make a highly customisable watch with a feasible circular display. I wanted to get away from the rectangularity of LCD, TFT and the like. I came upon this idea, which evolved into something considerably more advanced than I was aiming for.

The display consists of some kind of phosphorescent layer, on which a diode (UV, LED or possibly a CRT) writes. The diode is mounted on two hypocyclic segments, which rotate to reach any point on the face. Thus, time can be displayed in almost any manner, as the images show.

If possible, the display might be a combination of phosphorescent and phoretic, to aid readability under different lighting conditions. The writing diode should also have a variable focus, to allow for thinner or thicker lines to be drawn. Ideally, the fading time of the display should be controlled as well.

The display is very much the raison d’etre of this watch. It should fascinate and appeal to anyone interested in physics, technology and cool gadgets. The choice of materials keeps the target audience as wide as possible; it could be worn by anyone from a teenager to a business executive.

If possible, the display might be a combination of phosphorescent and phoretic, to aid readability under different lighting conditions. The writing diode should also have a variable focus, to allow for thinner or thicker lines to be drawn. Ideally, the fading time of the display should be controlled as well.

Bluetooth functionality could be added to allow the watch to display short messages such as appointments or texts from the wearer’s smartphone. A vibration could be used to alert the wearer to incoming messages or upcoming alarms.

The watch itself could be made from almost any material; metal, plastic, CFRP or even wood or stone. The face should not be overly detailed, however, to avoid competition with the display. Straps could be rubber, flexible carbon reinforced plastic or metal links to suit a wide variety of wearers.

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Stylux watch design uses next-gen tech, 3.8 out of 5 based on 116 ratings

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27 Responses to “Stylux watch design uses next-gen tech”

  1. avatar Cory says:

    The Carbon Fibre one w/ metal links LIKE A BOSS!

    This is a super cool design, Anders! did the 5/y thing here!

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    • avatar Anders S says:

      Hehehe, thanks man, I appreciate it! =)

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    • avatar Charles says:

      Judging from the technology it would require, I think this would be the most expensive tokyoflash to the moment :S, nice idea tough :)

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      • avatar Anders S says:

        Probably, yes.=) I’m thinking of making a slightly lower-tech version though, which should be a bit more affordable…

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  2. avatar Tzu says:

    I like the “japanese” watch. Both the timetelling and the strap.

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    • avatar Anders S says:

      Thanks! it’s one of my favorite versions as well. Always nice to get a positive comment on a strap. =)

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  3. avatar Samukun says:

    Mhhhhhhhh YES! And 5*! I like the geometry of the case and the segmented straps of the last images…. and I like your display ideas. I like the different time reading systems you show and the black/white/one color style. This is arts :D Good luck sir!

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  4. avatar Pete says:

    If this can be done. put me down for one! Very funky styling, unique display mech, if it allows the user to design and upload display ideas woohoo!.
    Can’t find anything I don’t like! 5* and Yes! :)

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  5. avatar Patrck says:

    This is a project with all kinds of different views and bracelets, there is a choice and the work is complete.
    I personally like the sysem reading, the watch in color Fushia, marker making leaps between the hours, minutes and seconds, it’s very original!
    5 * / Yes deserved!

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  6. avatar Firdaus says:

    The one like the purple version is awesome. Design like the last image looks good. Combined together, its mine! You always scientific Anders, must be a nerd ;-)

    Voted and goodluck!

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    Tokyoflash Ni multicolour LED
    Sensai Black
    Twelve 5-9 Q version black
    Shinshoku / Corrosion
    Kisai RPM Acetate granite
    Kisai Kaidoku black+blue LCD
    Kisai Seven white LED

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  7. avatar Heather says:

    The last one is my favorite – awesome strap!. If it can be done, I’d buy it.
    5*/yes.

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    • avatar Anders S says:

      Thanks Heather, I’m glad you like it! I’m thinking about doing a more technically feasible version, actually, considering the positive response it’s gotten. Watch this space…=)

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  8. avatar Gordon says:

    very classy with the link strap! I would gladly sport this watch

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  9. avatar Knowing says:

    I love it! Need it RIGHT NOW!

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  10. avatar Mystery800 says:

    what program did you use to make this?

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    • avatar Anders S says:

      3DS Max for the modelling, Illustrator and Photoshop for the textures, and then some more Photoshop at the end to bring it all together.

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  11. avatar AcanthaceousShrike says:

    I love the idea of having a transparent display on top of some mechanics. this is a beautiful vision! the display is so variable, we need more things like that. I like customizing and adapting my stuff to my taste and needs. I like the subtle use of color here too. Hypopthetical *********************/YES!

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    • avatar Anders S says:

      Thanks for the comment and the support!

      The customisation aspect was the most important feature when I was designing it, and I find mechanics fascinating, so it’s good to see that combination appeals to more people.

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