(English) Orbital Decay watch uses single ‘hand’ to show hours & minutes

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41 Responses to “(English) Orbital Decay watch uses single ‘hand’ to show hours & minutes”

  1. avatar Pete より:

    Thanks TF for adding this design to the blog! :D

    Heres the animation:


  2. avatar mushy より:

    Really like it Pete! 5Y ;)

  3. avatar Samukun より:

    Awesome Pete! Beautiful watch and super time telling method! 5 spacey stars and YES

    • avatar Pete より:

      Thanks a lot Sam! I think the styling and proprtions etc can be improved upon but I think the time telling has some merit. I’m glad you see the potential! ;)

  4. avatar dzign555 より:

    Hi Pete,

    This is my favourite of yours for a while. I may be a little biased, because I’m currently awaiting the arrival of a Nekura Tundra in the mail – I found a website that still sells them. When I saw your watch, I immediately thought there was some Nekura influence going on. Even aside from this, the orbital concept is a winner with me.

    Good luck – 5y

    • avatar Pete より:

      Thanks a lot DZ, Yeah its fair to say that the strap has a little Kekura inspiration in teh strap detail etc.
      Hopefully it will appeal to the old school fans and the new for that reason.
      Cheers for liking and cheers for the feedback!

      PS did you see my raptor design from a few feeks back?

      • avatar dzign555 より:

        Yeah, sorry, it’s not my thing – I’m not into cars. I remember you’re a bit of a petrolhead, and that design reminds me of your other car-inspired design that looks like a wheel oozing petrol! Generally I love your designs, but those are not going to get my vote – sorry!

        • avatar Pete より:

          Ahh no worries, as long as you saw it! I did a a few blank versions minus the car decals for the more purist but if its not your bag no worries! There was a nother car one that didnt hit the blog, probably for that reason. Im often told im too literal at times! ^^

        • avatar dzign555 より:

          I decided to give you a 5 on the Raptor for effort – it’s obvious you put a lot into it!

        • avatar Pete より:

          you are too kind sir! ;)

          ps DZ are you on fb?

        • avatar dzign555 より:

          At the moment I’m not on FB…but I’m considering caving. I’m suspicious of social networking sites.

          I have a Youtube channel – same username, dzign555.

          You can contact me on joecitizen555 at gmail dot com and I’ll send you my real email address. It’d be good to keep in touch.

        • avatar mushy より:

          Hey dz, just saw your vid review of ZONE. This watch should indicate whether the time is AM or PM when you set the alarm. I think your watch may have some sort of problem.

  5. avatar Krautesh Vakir より:

    I want one :) the animation was very helpful to see it in action. Like the red and funky looking strap the best 5/Y

  6. avatar Keiron より:

    Really cool shapes and styling, like it a lot. Materials look awesome and simple layout looks great. Well done Pete! 5*

  7. avatar Dana より:

    Very clever concept! As a fan of astronomy, this is a must have for me. Very stylish, too :) 5/Y

  8. avatar Jose より:

    I like the concept and especially the shape.
    You have my vote. Well done!
     5 / Y! :)

  9. avatar Sarah より:

    As always, another epic watch :) love it, 5/Y

    • avatar Pete より:

      I dunno about always hehe, I’ve had my fair share of blog bloopers! Still you cant make an omlete with out opening a packet or something like that! Cheers for the epic comment and the high five! :D

  10. avatar Samukun より:


  11. avatar Scott G より:

    Simple yet effective display. Nice and minimal. Really like the offset face too, gives it that little bit extra futurism :)

  12. avatar svenvonk より:

    superdesign *****

  13. avatar Makkovik より:

    This one is awesome. I like the overall look, ( I love the look of this type of band even if I don’t own one ) the scale for the hour, the 12 markers & the idea for the am/pm. The idea to radomly place the 4 single minute is very nice, but they would need to be away from the 12 markers, to not confuse us. ( they could draw the 11th circle & put them inside it )

    I would buy it ( with red lights ) and given it a 10*. ( and another GMTA : I’m currently working [ since october 10th ] on a model where the hour is told by a circle expanding every hour. The display look is totally different )

    • avatar Pete より:

      Hey Makko, cheers for the great feedback! Always a good sign when GMTA is applicable, show were either on the right line or equally crazy! hehe
      Im glad you likey and cheers for the support! I look forward to seeing the design you describe! best of luck sir! :D

      • avatar Makkovik より:

        I would have use the same kind of band, after seeing this one, because I’m looking for something out of the ordinary, but it might not be possible ( the Nekura’s are 30x30mm, mine is about 50x50mm ). I’ll try a similar one. ( hopefully it won’t be too hard with SketchUp. It shouldn’t be, but it will be my first attemp with that kind of band, and a new viewpoint ) It won’t be finish before the end of the month.

        • avatar Pete より:

          Yeah this type of band offers flexibility of finish and contrast which is nice. I’m sure it won’t be too difficult to do in sketch up. Creat the basic band first, get the shape you want and then extrude the thicker edges. And then add the watch body. I’m sure it will be worth the wait! ;)

        • avatar Makkovik より:

          for the band, I can always explain it with words.

  14. avatar Maja より:

    This is absolutely gorgeous. As a girl who’s only accessory is a watch, this will be a must buy.

    • avatar Pete より:

      Crikey compliment indeed! Im glad it appeals to the ladies too, I hoped it would be seen as unisex. Its great to see more girls commenting (and submitting) here. Cheers Maja! :D

  15. avatar Pete より:

    This bites the dust very soon so just wanna say a quick ta very much to anyone who took the time to vote, comment and share on this design. Cheers to TF for giving it its time on the blog and any external blogs that may have featured it on their sites.

    Cheers folks,

    Pete from the UK :D