Ikimono cute creature LCD watch

Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: Ikimono is an unusual yet loveable LCD concept watch design that uses cute-looking creatures to display the time and date. Ikimono is the Japanese word for “creatures”.

Although the time and date are shown in a slightly enigmatic way, they are surprisingly easy to read once you know how. Each of the 4 creatures in the display contains a hidden digit formed by the creature’s rectangular mouth (if present) and the indentations between its ears and limbs. There’s a “quick reveal” option for when you’re in a hurry or want to explain how it works to a friend.

For added fun there’s a choice of 2 animations showing the creatures dancing randomly or in a synchronized fashion. You can initiate them by touching a button or by programming them to play every 5, 10 or 15 minutes.

Ikimono has an alarm and is USB rechargeable via a computer. It also has an EL backlight which makes the display easier to read at night. The watch’s case and strap are made from stainless steel and the display is “always on”.

This design would appeal to anyone with a sense of fun or who loves quirky modern gadgets, animals, creativity and thinking “outside the box”.

It stands out because of its unique and eye-catching cryptic display.

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Ikimono cute creature LCD watch, 3.9 out of 5 based on 57 ratings

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38 Responses to “Ikimono cute creature LCD watch”

  1. avatar Heather says:

    I am a big fan of this design – it’s crazy awesome how the digits are hidden in plain sight, and these little creatures are so cute, especially with the little dancing animations! haha. I just love it. This would be a very fun watch to own. :D 5*/yes

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  2. avatar Geek says:

    AWEEEEEESOME!!! First I was: WTF, impossible to read. Than I saw the animation: GENIUS!
    Would buy it for sure.

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  3. avatar Ranjan Arora says:

    Lloyd says: Ikimono is an unusual yet loveable — Absolutely True .. Out of Box … Creative … :-) Simply setting an example of good creative designer … Great one Lloyd … :-)

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  4. avatar Dianekmt says:

    This is really funky,
    What a clever idea! Digits are very unique. It should appeal to lots of people. Digits are evocative of Anime animals, Eewoks, cats, bears, and even robots as well. Very clever, and very artistic. Love the dancing Ikimono!
    I want one please.

    Diane.

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  5. avatar Pete says:

    Very cool and very cute Lloyd! (The design that is lol) also very creative too. I like to think the creatures are Ewoks, must be time for “yub yub!” hehe. A very worthy 5/Y! On writing this the score is on 3.4, which is utter BS in my opinion! If people don’t get it, understand it or it doesn’t suit their personal taste doesn’t mean its not epic and worthy of a sensible rating! Anyways best of luck sir! :D

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  6. avatar Patrick says:

    As usual, Lloyd gave us a project of great freshness and it is very pleasant!
    5 * and Yes.

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  7. avatar dzign555 says:

    Sore ha honto ni kawai da to omoimasu! Hoshii! Go to hai!

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  8. avatar Ai says:

    IKIMONO is really cute. I’m a girl, but I think guys can really dig this too.

    IKIMONO reminds me of the virtual reality pets I played with in the ’90s. It’s a very playful and original concept for a watch–definitely for the young or the young at heart.

    It may be challenging to read the numbers at first, but with a little practice, reading them becomes second nature.

    5 and yes. Keep up the good work, Lloyd!

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  9. avatar xian says:

    Hi, Mushy. This is genius as usual! I’m a fan of negative space, but what could be negative about this cute creatures! Well…maybe if they’re Ewoks…5/y!

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    • avatar mushy says:

      Glad you like it xian. Thanx for your interest and support. :) When are you going to submit another watch design?

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      • avatar xian says:

        I’ve been working on one for serveral weeks now and am considering ‘protecting’ the design before I unleash it into cyberspace. I suppose I’ll have to subject the design to the TF rating system in the next month or so. Stay tuned…

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  10. avatar Cucucachew says:

    Another gem, Lloyd! I love where you’re taking all these designs. Well done! :-)

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  11. avatar James says:

    This is really smart I’m also trying to come up with designs but I have no knowledge on 3D modeling

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    • avatar mushy says:

      Cheers James! :) Don’t worry. I just use photoshop. It’s the IDEAS that matter really. Good luck!

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  12. avatar BrainBoggler says:

    Another interesting idea, Lloyd. Those creatures can really dance!

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  13. avatar BrainBoggler says:

    (Actually, I meant to say: Those creatures really make the time to dance!)

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  14. avatar Slava says:

    Interesting idea! Looks very cool!

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  15. avatar Kishore says:

    Quite cute and innovative. Will definitely raise eyebrows and questions.

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  16. avatar Clarence Goode says:

    Awwwww, isnt dat tweeeet!!! :) )

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  17. avatar Samukun says:

    Too cute for me but I can see fans of Tamagotchi liking this. Cool what you can turn into digits :D

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