Revelation watch features pop-up cylinder.

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam Says: The inspiration for this watch comes from a cylinder watch I made years ago from a normal battery clockwork. I wanted to make an analog wrist watch which shows the time on the outer edge of the case, not on the top.

I sketched some cases but my final idea came from the mechanism, which is used by my digital camera to keep and release the memory card (a “push to release” mechanism with the same effect is also used by ball pens).

I created a hollow case which keeps the “time capsule” and reveals it my pressing it’s top. I chose a neutral fashionable flexible metal bracelet and a sci-fi inspired time display.

Time reading is very easy. When the capsule is exposed to eye-sight, it shows two arrays of numbers and a vertical indicator in the middle. The top array stands for the hours, the bottom one stands for the minutes.

I like the bracelet when the capsule is sunk. It looks like a watch but where is the time? What I also like is that it looks like you want to remove the fusion energy cell of your gadget, when you press the circle. That’s why I used colored glass to surround the time rings – the revelation experience is stronger.

This watch is a fashion accessory on the one hand and a geeky watch on the other hand. So everyone who likes subtle sci-fi, might like this watch.

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39 Responses to “Revelation watch features pop-up cylinder.”

  1. avatar Samukun says:

    Good morning (for me, good anything for you). Thank you Toky for posting the REVELATION!

  2. avatar Pete says:

    GMTA on this one as you know, its hard to believe you submitted this one before my UFO! lol
    Yours in vastly superior to my efforts, if it can be made it should! 5/Y Best of luck Sam! :D
    “Vincent” would be proud! :D

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Hehehe thanks for that!

      Yeah it’s older than the COAL’N'ACID and the ON LINE and about as old as the RGB². You know I was afraid it’s too old by now, but a good design doesn’t die that quickly. I think this one is timeless (see a pun if you like) and ready for the future, woohoo :D

  3. avatar mushy says:

    I love the way it pops up! It makes me :D . 5* and yes!

  4. avatar dzign555 says:

    Oh my god, Sam…you are an utter nut-case!!! I’ll be the first to buy this if it ever get’s produced…the mind boggles as to how they would achieve it! 5* once again!!

    • avatar Samukun says:

      I mustn’t confuse utter with udder, but I always understand nutter. Pun aside, I’m glad you like it! I hope Toky’s mind boggles too… Thank you once again for your support!

  5. avatar Laszlo says:

    Cool idea, creative numbers, nice strap, excellent render. (Absolutely Samful!) I want this and push, push, push all day! It hurts my fingers!
    My last movements: 5*/Y

  6. avatar Krautesh Vakir says:

    Supa simple to read, love how it pops up and hides away. This is another one my credit card wants to transfer moneys for :) 5/Y

  7. avatar Heather says:

    abso-freakin-lutely bought! :) 5*/yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!

  8. avatar Toby says:

    Man that’s awesome :) 5/Y

    I don’t know how I would like, I think a butterfly clasp would work better as I don’t like the idea of the strap poking out the other side.

  9. avatar Samukun says:

    Wooow people, thanks so much for the support and the lovely comments!

    Hehehe Laszlo, that’s funny. I would push it all day too, especially when I’m surrounded by people.

    Yes Kraut, this time no cryptic time telling but still something that lets you search for it hehe. Your credit card has it’s own life hm?

    Heather, that makes me smile like Joker hahaha. Good sign, when Heather likes it ;)

    Hi Toby! Thanks for the support and for the suggestion. Oops, I took the wrong side for the poking part – it should be inside, where it wouldn’t disturb.

  10. avatar Patrick says:

    Sam, when you open your shop?
    5 * / Yes.

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Hehe, I would need some cash and some confidence (coming from business knowledge, that I don’t have) to open a shop. We’ll see what the future brings…

      Thanks alot for the support Patrick!

  11. avatar Scott G says:

    That is great… scrap that………..that is awesome….er….no hang on….that….is…phenomenal! I had a watch when i was a kid (well, about 18 years old) that i bought from a guy on a street corner in London. The time was hidden and it popped up. I thought i was the coolest kid on the block. Sadly one day it broke and ever since there has been a hole in my life. THIS WATCH would fill that void! :D (that is actually a true story).

    Once again, brilliant design, beautifully rendered. Nothing negative to say about it! 5*Y

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Thanks so much Scott!

      Awww, thats lovely Q.Q Can you somehow find it online again? I’d like to see this watch.

      • avatar Scott G says:

        Nope I’ve looked everywhere. I thought it was an Android Alien watch but it wasn’t. It had 2 small pistons to open the lid. Like i said it was off some random bloke selling them on the street. I think it only cost me about £30…..and broke within a couple of months! :(

  12. avatar Jared says:

    Great idea love it although you should make some color difrences between the strap and the “time capsule” secondly you should name it Time Capsule and lastly how do you set the time!?!?!??!?!?!?!?

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Thank you Jared for your words! Good question :) The time setting thingies would have to be in the time capsule, independent from the case that stores it. So I would suggest the time setting button to be on the capsule’s bottom, where the access to the battery would also be. Both could be accessed behind the screw cap on the bottom of the case. There are quartz movement watches that don’t have a mechanical setting mechanism, so a simple button is a possibility.

      Color differences sound interesting. What would you have in mind?

      • avatar Pete says:

        You know what would be really cool in regard to the time setting, you rotate the capsule “x” degrees to an hour setting possition, you then press the button down to advance an hours, you would then rotate the capsule again to another postion to set the mins, then rotate the capsule back to the time telling postion to exit settings. This way you fully utilise the push-push mech and it would be a real gadget with no intrusive buttons etc.

      • avatar Samukun says:

        Woof, if that could be done – epic! Maybe the watch is settable automatically when it’s open. When it sticks out, you could set it right away. Then you must watch out, not rubbing yourself on big teddies in order to keep the correct time though. Hm, it would be like an analog watch’s crown. You would have to pull the capsule out a bit more to set the minutes (the hours will comply) and then push it back down. Then it’s in the casing again and next time you push it, it pops up in the time telling position again.

  13. avatar Matt says:

    Awesome idea! Love it! I just don’t really even know what to say, but I would really want it to have.

  14. avatar Aaron says:

    So, when can I buy this? Haha.

  15. avatar Michael says:

    could someone please tell me what software all these people use to make their designs so realistic?!?!

  16. avatar Samukun says:

    Hehe Aaron ;)

    Michael, I’m using 3ds Max and Photoshop. There are many ways how to reach this goal Blender for example is a free 3D program alternative. It’s not easy but if you know what you want, you know how to search forums or tutorials.

  17. avatar diclonius says:

    another great design from you :)

  18. avatar WatchGeek says:

    Definitely a unique design concept. This is thinking outside the cylinder instead of the box. I would love to have this as part of my collection. It would be a marvel if it can be made. I’ll cross me fingers that they do find a way to make it.

  19. avatar Reptile says:

    Green lift with a carbon fiber black band and I am in.

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Oh that would look reptilian ;) Thank you for the suggestion. I think the inner material of the bracelet can be made in many different materials. Doing so, material and cylinder color can be made fitting to a theme.

  20. avatar Makkovik says:

    I like it. The 2 turning disks are so nice that I don’t care about readability problem, if there was any. I like the look when it’s off. I don’t like the lines on the band. ( the only negative point ) I would buy the red # on black display or the black # on red display. ( pictures # 9 and 1 )

  21. avatar Samukun says:

    Now this was nice :) Thank you all so much for your comments and support!

    My best regards from Germany,

    Sam from there.