Archive for the ‘Design Submissions’ Category

Snap Ring – A Watch Design From Another Galaxy

September 16th, 2010

Design submitted by Patrick from France.

A very futuristic design, it almost reminds us of a Star Trek spaceship.  The design is very sleek with its glassy and smooth surface, and the snap ring strap is perfect for the whole concept.  The single-colored LEDs on its plain exterior make the watch simple yet catchy.  Red LED on a black casing would definitely stand out for this design. Read the rest of this entry »

An LED Watch Design For Steampunk Hypnotists

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Another inspiring concept from Logan here. It’s so simple, when we first saw it, we weren’t sure if it had enough elements to display the time – it appears to be one long spiral. But read on! Read the rest of this entry »

Watch The LED Flower Watch Design Bloom

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Christophe from France.

This is far out man! We’ve definitely not seen anything quite like this on the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog yet but we like the fun, playful vibe. It’s colors are psychadelic and kaleidoscopic – do you dig this design?

Christophe says: “Use the flowers to read the time. It’s a flower watch and we can read the hours with two flowers but a litle draw is better than a long text. Finally a watch more feminine.” Read the rest of this entry »

Tokyo Groove LED Watch Design with ‘Quick Read’

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Devindh from the UK.

Devindh says: “I studied your existing catalogue of watches and looked at the media coverage (fashion magazines). I combined some of the linear design elements with a bit of glamour, hence the name ‘Tokyo Groove’. Reading the time is easy compared to most of the ideas that have been submitted so far. The watch features a red duotone digital display indicating minutes. 12 ‘cross bars’ are tipped with LED indicators showing the hour numerals. The version shown in the main render is ‘quick read’. A second version replaces the conventional numerals with pure coloured tiles. A different colour is displayed for each hour. This is a design for anybody who likes to be different/unusual. It combines modern styling with some conventional elements giving it a broad appeal.Read the rest of this entry »

Warsaw – Inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk

September 15th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

This is another unique and intriguing design from Logan.  The concept was inspired by Waclaw Sierpinsk and Logan describes it as “12 triangular segments inside a triangular watch face, as 3 triangular groups of 4 segments.   Top group indicates hours, bottom left group indicates 10-minute groups, bottom right group indicates single minutes”. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobra – A Deadly LED Watch Design

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Kristian from Sweden.

A “driver’s style” LED watch design here that Kristian describes as follows: “The Cobra Concept is a two deck drivers style LED watch, with LED bars showing minutes on one deck, and hours on the other. The numbers are engraved on each deck, which makes time visible from the side and from above the watch.”

This reptilian concept has sharp lines on the case and strap creating the appearance of scales. We like this concept as it’s really different from anything else submitted so far – quite an original theme Read the rest of this entry »

Get Your Favorite Watch Design On and Get Downtown

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Jeanne from the USA

Jeanne describes “Downtown” as: “A battery-powered atomic watch with a bright LED screen to display the time, the date in addition to a compass. The main time screen is based on a downtown night with three tall buildings, a traffic light, and even a taxi cab, and optional cloud to display the time. The date screen shows you the dates of yesterday, today, and tomorrow in traffic light colors and in your choice of language. The same colors are also used in the compass screen, so you will always know where you are going and when you need to be there! The design is cryptic yet simple for anyone to enjoy! The watch band is rubber and comes in four different colors: black, grey, dark green, and navy blue.” Read the rest of this entry »

Helix – The Ideal Watch Design For The Geneticist

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

A fascinatingly beautiful and biological looking concept from Logan here. He says: “This idea is surprisingly simple to read; there are three segments; hours, 10-minute groups, and single-minutes and one segment of the single-minute shape is used for AM/PM.”

The display is like the structure of DNA with the blue lines showing hours 1-12, groups of 5 minutes in yellow and single minutes with green dots. It would look really bright and energetic with colored LEDs against the black screen. This method of telling the time is particularly logical as the time progresses in one direction and as the time increases the number of lights increases. Read the rest of this entry »

Squares – An Artistic Minimal LED Watch Design

September 14th, 2010

Design submitted by Kevin from the UK.

Kevin says: “This design is based on a watch I bought from Tokyoflash a few years ago. It’s all about minimalism. The time can be worked out from the bare minimum number of 25 lit or unlit squares arranged into a perfectly square grid.”

This is indeed a beautiful, clean and minimal concept from Kevin. The display looks like a piece of modern art – that would constantly change color as time progresses. With added LED colors, this design could have the appearance of a 70′s dance floor. Which theme do you prefer? Read the rest of this entry »

Arctime Challenges Your Pattern Recognition Skills

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan describes his “Arctime” watch design as a “Dissection of the clock into 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 arcs, fit compactly into a square.  Each arc has three segments not shared by other arcs, which are blue to indicate hours, yellow to indicate groups of 5 minutes, or green when an overlap is necessary to tell the time.  The four small segments where the arcs intersect indicate single minutes, and their color can always be chosen (blue, green, or yellow) to be different than the hour and 5-minute segments.” Read the rest of this entry »

Sprocket – The Machine Behind The LEDs

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej from Poland.

Maciej says: “I called it Sprocket. Sprockets, springs & other parts always remind me of traditional exclusive watches. It is a simple concept combining Tokyoflash technology with the complicated mechanism of traditional watch. The way of reading the time however is very Tokyoflash. We have three groups of LEDs; the central one is for hours, 10-minutes groups are on the left and single minutes are on the right. All together, this feel of dimension and the graphic at the back makes you feel like these sprockets are really working.”

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Watch Design Inspired by Nature

September 13th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan says: “A design inspired by nature. A hexagonal arrangement of circles with intersections defining segments (innermost segments slightly modified).  12 outermost segments indicate hours, 11 middle segments indicate 5-minute groups, 4 inner segments indicate single minutes.  1 middle segment free for alarm or AM/PM.”

Tokyoflash says: By using a repeated layout of circles the time has been easily divided into a unique time telling layout that looks both mesmerizing as well artistic. Note the segments line up perfectly to where the time would be found on a regular watch. I am sure after a day you would be able to blast off the time in a jiffy. The combination of blue, green and a touch of yellow also goes well in a black case design. This design would be ideal with digital tube LEDs which would create a really vivid look.

What do you think? Read the rest of this entry »

Place Your Bets On Casino Watch Design

September 10th, 2010

Design submitted by Akinori Nemoto from Japan.

Akinori-san has upped the stakes with this watch design with a Casino theme. The display uses either a miniature colour LCD or e-paper to represent detailed graphics as if you were actually sat at the poker table. The cards & chips you have are used to represent the time. The design explains that cards 1 (ace) to 10 are used for hours, & then Jack for 11. 12 o’clock would be either Joker or King depending on AM or PM. I suppose also diamonds or clubs could be used for AM/PM during other hours. The minutes are shown by the number of face-down cards in your hand & your remaining chips. Read the rest of this entry »

A Unisex Concept Watch With Cryptic Etching

September 10th, 2010

Design submitted by Heather Sable from the USA.

Heather says: “This is a unisex design for a wrist watch. It is called “Boxed In”. When the time is not displayed, the etched design is still pleasing to the eye. The button in the center will activate the time display through LEDs. The center design determines the hour. The boxes at the top and bottom determine the minutes.”

The concept designs we’re receiving are really creative! Heather’s concept is designed for guys and girls and uses simple lines and squares to show the time. The layout of the shapes on the screen are very cool – like a birds eye view of a pyramid perhaps. It looks as difficult to read as hieroglyphs but like most concepts here, when you know how and have had a bit of practice you can read the time instantly. Just take a look at the explanation below. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Flies LED Pocket Watch

September 9th, 2010

Design submitted by Garett Buttram from Canada.

Garett says: “These are two pocket watch designs. The first is a simple dartboard style design. Lights illuminate the display as time goes by. The second design is has more of a spiral display.”

I think this maybe our first submission of a pocket watch and we have two variations here; one with a more organic look, the other being more futuristic or maze like. I think the maze looking one may be a bit hard to read the hours on. Unless different colors were used or you may mistake the layer. This may be a good thing if you want the sensation of being drunk whilst looking at the time. It does look very cryptic.

The other more organic design is very easy to read the time on. It reminds me of a flower a bit, not sure how other people feel? Could make the design more directed to women perhaps. Tell us your thoughts on this LED pocket watch. Read the rest of this entry »