Quad-Warp : A twisted digital watch

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was looking back at some of my older concepts, namely “Digicoil” and “Digital Warp“.

I have a real fondness for the digit style I used on those two concepts but neither design seemed to push the buttons of the blog voters for some reason. I noticed that the digit examples I used on “Digital Warp” for explanation purposes were actually quite nice in their own right. So I decided to give them one last outing “Quad-Warp” was born.

In this iteration the time is told by four round displays (one LCD framed by a cover with four round windows) each shows a digit in the same cryptic style as the previous concepts. But because the digits are separated they are much easier to read than when they are stacked or concentric.

The design has a modern industrial look that has a flavour of a high end complicated watch that I have a soft spot for (Im sure a few of you can guess which) The faceted body looks like it was machined out of billet for that high end expensve engineered look.

The unique digits combined with two tone face and a high end look set this design apart from others.

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24 Responses to “Quad-Warp : A twisted digital watch”

  1. avatar Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio says:

    I think this is my favourite of the series so far.
    DigitalWarp was perhaps a little hard to read, while DigiCoil became a lot easier & added a cool 3D effect. This version seems easiest to read as, like Dcoil, just looking at the two halves of the number somehow solidifies in your brain.
    It’s a great way to take advantage of how the brain can re-order things without you having to think about it.

    (If anyone isn’t clear on what i mean, just look at the top part of each circle. You see the left & right side of each number & your brain has a tendency to auto-solve)

    Nice chunky outlook & your trademark distressed metal of which I heartily approve ;-)

    • avatar Pete says:

      Thanks for posting and commenting Toky! I got the impression that Digitalwarp was on the tricky end for most, and I don’t think my images did the concept justice either. The digicoil version was a little easier but less stylish in my eyes. Hopefully this version will appeal to more people, fingers crossed. Your right about the brains capacity to auto-solve, I don’t have to work out which digits are on show because even the the front and back if the digit are kinda reversed your brain just sees the digit. Pretty trippy :D cheers again

      • avatar Pete says:

        “even tho the front and back of the digits are kinda reversed” * (thank you smartphone predictive and corrective text)

  2. avatar Patrick says:

    Hi Pete, there two days ago, I sent my last project, so before you see this post and you will see some similarity in terms of housing, we had the same idea, then how can we not love your “Quad-Warp “?
    I also love the bracelet and as usual the perfect finish to the entire watch.
    I’m going to click out of 5 stars and a big Yes, I can not do otherwise?

    • avatar Pete says:

      Hi Patrick, I look forward to seeing your latest concept! I wouldnt have thought any simularities to have been anything else than coincidental. Im glad you likey sir, cheers for the support and the vote! Cheers :D

  3. avatar Nev says:

    Certainly the easiest to read of the three designs, Pete.
    My favourite is Digicoil, but I would have preferred the numbers to be bright on a dark background. You’ve done the lights the way I prefer them here, and I think it makes them easier to read.
    I hope one of these three designs get made. Good luck and 5y.

    • avatar Pete says:

      Thanks a lot Nev, the displays on either version could be used in positive or negative mode. Which ever is deemed the clearest or most preferable. Fingers crossed this style of digit makes it into the real world one day! Cheers :)

  4. avatar Samukun says:

    Bought. Not sure which version though… probably the orange display one.

    Cool design Pete! It could’ve been a totally tame 2×2 set of circles on a flat case but nohohoho, you made it look really cool. This way, the mind doen’t get used to it so quickly… a longer lasting eye-catcher. I bet in design schools that’s some sort of lesson to learn. Also very nice material choice!!

    5*/YES!!/good luck

    • avatar Samukun says:

      Oh and the whole screw fun you have – adorable :3

      • avatar Pete says:

        Thanks a lot Sam! screw fun is one of the most fun types! lol
        I dunno if there is a design lesson in there but as long as it has some kind of effect on the eyes or potentially on the wallet in the future I will be a happy boy! ;) Cheers for the support sir! :D

        • avatar Anders S says:

          Said the actress to the bishop…

          Sorry, couldn’t resist (or rather; I didn’t want to).

  5. avatar xian says:

    I like the first pic!

  6. avatar Anders S says:

    Nice looking design, this. Reminds me a little of an old-school electric hob (y’know, one of those with the exposed coils)… Only slightly though, this strikes a pleasing balance between minimalist and techy, and that’s always good in my book. =) Also, nice detail with the two digit sizes. Fits very well.

    I’m having a little bit of trouble with the 2′s and 5′s, but I suspect it’s something you’d get used to pretty quickly, as TF points out.

    Not much to critisise really, solid work (no CAD pun intended)! =) good luck mate!

    • avatar Pete says:

      Yeah the warped digits do have a hint of cooker element to them. I’m cool with that tho as the spirally shape of cooker elements is quite a nice shape.

      I think you would soon get the hang of 2′s and 5′s if you lived with the design for a little while.
      Fingers crossed you will get the opportunity to live with one some day! Cheers for the support sir! :D

  7. avatar Andrew Joy says:

    The Quad Warp is excellent cryptic digital wristwatch that will approval by many TF fans so i Say Warp-Speed Pete.

  8. avatar Makkovik says:

    The best of the serie! The best overall look. I like the 4 screws used to hold the strap. I like the tilted front plate & the variety of size for the cut out/windows. Having 4 # make it easier to read, specially if you only want to know the minute! I like having the names engraved.

    My favorite is the last picture. I have a thing for rusted metal look accent.

  9. avatar Pete says:

    Time runs out for this one very soon, so just want to a quick thank you to TF for posting it here and everyone who took the time to vote, comment, like and share! Cheers everyone!

    Pete from the UK :)