Missing Link LED watch: Minimal & Effortless

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I was trying to find a minimalistic style for an analog watch without losing reading comfort.

The idea is simple. So simple that I’m still not sure, if this hasn’t been thought of before. There is a ring with a gap that tells the hour. The part of the ring, that’s missing, wanders around it and tells the minutes. Done.

Not really done. I wanted his watch to be precisely readable. Adding indicators on the dial would destroy the cool look so I somehow integrated them in the ring. There are LEDs beneath the dial that shine through the translucent ring and missing link and allow readability at night. 12 LEDs are brighter and work as indicators. This way the watch keeps it’s minimalistic look and can be read comfortably.

This concept could come in many different materials. It can be plastic, acetate, metallic and screaming colorful or contained. I like the (fake) silver and gun-metal combination pretty much. It’s sophisticated and the watch can go with any clothes.

Everyone who likes it minimalistic might love this watch.

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31 Responses to “Missing Link LED watch: Minimal & Effortless”

  1. avatar Matthew says:

    I really like this concept. Its so simple, yet a very interesting idea. Nice Job!

  2. avatar Ray says:

    YES YES YES!!! vote for this… this sucker will be mine!!

  3. avatar gordon says:

    beautiful in its simplicity, you have done it yet again!!!

  4. avatar Heather says:

    2 put it mnmlly, i lv, lv, lv ths 1! so smpl, yt so amzng! :) 5*
    t’s mkng me drl – tkyflsh, mk ths 1 SLIM, & i’l buy at lst 2!!

  5. avatar Jens says:

    Q…uality in in the most minimal detail.

  6. avatar dzign555 says:

    Fantastic, Sam – brilliant concept! 5y

  7. avatar Pete says:

    Very nice simple design, loving the lighting!. Its not the most exciting design of yours Sam but I can imagine it appealing to the wider market. This design could also be adapted to the visually impared as the segment and gap could be felt easily if it was an embosed disc. 5/Y (as ever! lol) Best of luck sir! :D

    • avatar dzign555 says:

      I think it’s very exciting :)

      • avatar Pete says:

        It’s a great design and I admire it’s simplicity. If it was in a shop I would buy it instantly but put this next to Cypher or CLB or Kanjiflow it wouldnt get a lookin. But this is more makable than those designs so probably stands a better chance. I’m not being negative it’s just not as exciting for me as those earlier concepts :D

  8. avatar Leonard says:

    The simplicity of the watches remind me of magnify glass of Apple’s Icon, Spotlight! Well done! 5 Stars!

  9. avatar diclonius says:

    love it!!
    sometimes it’s the simple designs that are best :)

  10. avatar Mike says:

    Sleek, classy and unique. Definitely worth 5 stars!

  11. avatar Patrick says:

    Still a Watch to be put in production for Sam, it is simply exceptionally gifted!

  12. avatar Jose says:

    I really like the concept Sam
    Great job as usual.
    5/Y_ :)

  13. avatar Patafoin says:

    Indeed, that is simple but brilliant. He had to think about this presentation.
    And the design is very clean and light, this is the insurance for intuitive playback.
    There is a glass top? Otherwise it could be an alternative to watches for the blind (which are braile or voice), if the mechanism is well on strong to withstand the touch of a finger.
    Congratulations, and I hope you can materialize your project.

    This is my first post on this nice site I know from the beginning and I apologize in advance for my English is not perfect … :-/

  14. avatar mushy says:

    I’m sorry but, like Peter, I think this idea is a bit boring and trivial. It’s very much like the Eleeno Eye Test watch too.

  15. avatar Nico says:

    Hi Sam,

    Very minimalistic design, I like it :-)

  16. avatar Laszlo says:

    Less is more, 5>1. *****/Y

  17. avatar Firdaus says:

    The title says all. Meet you at Shenzen lol @@

  18. avatar Jon says:

    Love the minimalism in the design– very interesting- clean design- I would buy this!

  19. avatar WattSekunde says:

    Very Beautiful. I would like to see this in 100% Aluminium. Anodized to black and silver.

  20. avatar Derek says:

    I have just started to browse this website today and your ideas are amazing! I really hope this one comes out sometime and I could buy it. It looks like a nice finish and so minimal that I could wear it with anything. This needs to be made.. I want to buy it so bad! Anyway to keep in contact to see if it is put into production?

  21. avatar Derek says:

    How are your designs being overlooked/not made? This one and the Cypher I would buy in a heartbeat.. Both analog and both seem that the battery would last a long time. I would not want a watch that needed recharging every month like a couple of the TF designs that have been made.. Why don’t you patent and just make your own watch company? Lol.. Brilliant ideas though.. WattSekunde has a good point with some Aluminum but finish isn’t as important until they make this watch.. Fingers crossed.. Good Luck..

  22. avatar Metaltronix says:

    I have to have this watch! It’s so cool, yet so simple! PLEASE PICK THIS ONE TOKOFLASH!

  23. avatar Makkovik says:

    It would be good in the EleeNo colection. I like the LEDs usage for the indicators.