Abandon watch design for your post-apocalyptic survival.

Design submitted by Colby from South Africa.

Colby says: The idea for the ‘Abandon’ came from a long time obsession with anything post-apocalyptic. Recently there’s been an abundance of movies, series and games which embrace nuclear fallout, zombie or robotic-alien themes. When challenged with the task of designing a watch, this was a strong influence.

The design resembles that of a stealth fighter jet and the strap has a robotic-spinal flare. Minutes/day are displayed by digits, and hours/month by the outer ring of bars above it. There’s a solar power component, daily countdown function, and LED’s indicate low battery, provide a finder light and light source.

Despite being themed for a post-apocalyptic, militant, science fiction genre, this design should appeal to everyone with an appreciation for offbeat, unconventional design. The Abandon isn’t targeted at any specific gender either, so if you’re bold enough to wear it, you’re bound to turn heads.

Many existing designs embrace a very clean, conservative and minimalistic ideology. This watch breaks convention by introducing a style that appeals to the more daring and expressive sides of people. With Aluminium being used for the strap and face, the Abandon is light and still portrays a very solid construction.

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28 Responses to “Abandon watch design for your post-apocalyptic survival.”

  1. avatar Andrew Joy says:

    Wow I wish I’d thought of that. this watch design concept is unlike any other watch on the tokyo flash blog.

    • avatar Andrew Joy says:

      I just wanted to add that this watch looks like something out of Science Fiction documentary film: District 9.

  2. avatar Pete says:

    I like the look of the face and the time telling method works fine. The countdown timer is a nice addition although I have trouble getting my head around it. The solar panel is also a nice touch. Im not overly taken by the strap, I like the idea of a vertebrae inspired design but this is a little too spikey for me. If it could be made more subtle and less clothes snaggy that would be better for me. I like your out of the box thinking and support the concept! 5/Y Best of luck and welcome to the blog! :D

  3. avatar Jonno says:

    This is really cool.

  4. avatar xian says:

    “You have T minus 5 minutes to abandon ship.” Countdown timers are cool, and I like the elongated hex case!

  5. avatar Krautesh Vakir says:

    Love these types of designs, I would probably shorten the spiky bits on the strap a wee bit so to keep snags to a minimum but thats all. Awesome work 5/Y

  6. avatar colbyc says:

    Thanks! Yeah, the strap is very ‘edgy’ but I’d imagine that if this watch ever went into production the manufacturing process would have it’s own influence on the shape/size, making this slightly less intimidating ;)

  7. avatar Riandi says:

    This is Awesome:)

  8. avatar Luqman says:

    This design is literally out of this world! The concept is brilliant and imaginative. I imagine it making an appearance in a sci-fi or superhero movie soon!

  9. avatar nirenhari says:

    Awesome design. technology meets dramatic design

  10. avatar ChopStick says:

    this honestly blew my mind- such a unique strap that looks like it could eat your arm…. great concept and beautifully designed. i agree with Luqman- its as if the man took the words out of my own mouth.. superhero movie soon, or even a new box office hit zombie movie :) its fantastic how uv designed a light and dark version of this watch! could definitely see myself not only buying this, but wearing it. i’d be sorted for doomsday if i had that- will smith will even look on in envy

  11. avatar GUY says:

    this is awesome design , how can i buy one …

  12. avatar Alexandra says:

    This is the most awesome watch EVER! I want one!

  13. avatar AlXHam says:

    Gee! What a fantastic design. Best watch on the site.

    Absolutely Love It!

  14. avatar BandC says:

    Very interesting design. As a collector of interesting watches, I wouldnt mind getting my hands on one of these

  15. avatar ERIC says:

    Looks and sounds very cool.

  16. avatar Tammy says:

    Very well done Mr C. Excellent design!

  17. avatar Storm says:

    Top class watch! Shared the link to this watch on one of my social network sites, created a huge frenzy!! Will definitely be in high demand! Great idea on the two colours, will expand your consumer base!

    Please let me know when this watch is in production so I can get my hands on one straight away!!

  18. avatar colbyc says:

    Thanks again for all the positive feedback! Design is an ongoing process, so after taking dozens of opinions into account, I’ve made a slight adjustment to the strap shape of the Abandon. Go ahead and see the updated (shorter and safer) strap design!


  19. avatar BTrayaL says:

    Really really like the strap!

  20. avatar Firdaus R says:

    Shut up, let me tweak the display, and take my money!

  21. avatar Julica says:

    So very, very cool!

  22. avatar Marco Driol says:

    Very cool design… love the strap and the fact that it has a solar panel!!! sign me up!!!

  23. avatar Amit Chhabra says:

    Wonderful Design!!!

  24. avatar anonymous says:

    Can I ask creator how you have designed these images

  25. avatar bazzieb says:

    Damn this is a real cool design with real world application. Zombies will eventually roam!! :-)

  26. avatar Makkovik says:

    The overall look, with the updated band, is nice. I like the countdown idea. I would buy.