Archive for the ‘Watch Designs’ Category

Focus watch entwines numbers in dual display.

February 9th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Say says: The initial idea was to combine the time telling numbers into one shape, one symbol, one thing that looks interesting and has the important information visible all the time.

After playing around with different ways to interlace numbers, the result was stacking two pairs of numbers upon each other, a big one and a small one. The big background numbers tell the hours (or the months). The small foreground numbers tell the minutes (or the days). Read the rest of this entry »

XYZ watch with futuristic display.

February 8th, 2012
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: 12-5-9 concept. The hours on 3 axis, the ten minutes is in the inner band and the single minutes and the second (blinking segment) in the middle band. The time reading is easy Read the rest of this entry »

Turbine LCD watch revs up a new version. (MkII)

February 7th, 2012
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is Turbine LCD (MkII).

Following the popularity of the original Turbine I decided  that I would like to make a more feasible version, as this seemed to be the biggest stumbling block with the original.

This version uses a simple always on LCD display in conjunction with a moulded lens in the shape of the original version’s turbine blades. Read the rest of this entry »

Decypher watch turns digits into code.

February 6th, 2012
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This watch design is called “Decypher”. The display may look mysterious at first, but is actually very easy to decipher once you know the trick behind it.

Decypher has both a time and date mode. To see the digits in either mode, all you have to do is ignore the triangles and you’ll see that the remaining lines form digits. A cool feature of the display is that every digit, apart from the 8, can be displayed in more than one way by simply displaying different combinations of triangles. There is an explanatory diagram below. Read the rest of this entry »

Spider watch spins up a web of time.

February 3rd, 2012
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A new concept from the Tokyoflash Design Studio.

‘Spider’, as the name suggests, is inspired by a spiders web. It uses hexagonal rings, similar to a web, to display numbers in a concentric pattern.
There are 4 rings to the web each representing a digit, such as 07:45, read from the outside-in. Read the rest of this entry »

NINE, re-invents the analog watch – with style.

February 2nd, 2012
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Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says : This analog watch design is inspired by number “9″.

The mechanism of this watch design is almost the same as my previous “Art in A Watch” except the time reading order is read from bigger to smaller discs (hour-second-minute). Read the rest of this entry »

Tangled watch design gets the time all in a twist.

February 1st, 2012
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says : While sketching some abstract digits with a goal of filling the display, I found that overlapping some of the digits made a nice geometric pattern.  Then I thought about M.C. Escher, and some of his sketches of “impossible objects”, which has always been an intriguing concept for me.  In my attempt to make the display look impossible, I instead found that the digits I had made appeared to be all tangled up, hence the name “TANGLED”.  I then decided to include a pattern in the strap, which is reminiscent of the display format. Read the rest of this entry »

Pins watch employs tactile display.

January 31st, 2012
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Design submitted by Gordon from the USA.

Gordon says: I came upon this idea when contemplating one of those pin plates that are fun to put your face in.

Time is read digitally, but the display is produced by a matrix of individually controlled pins. This watch will not only have touch screen controls, it will also react as a fluid with ripples made when touched.I see the screen behaving as a low res mechanical display with limitless graphics opportunities.I apologise for showing only a couple but I hope I have made my point. Read the rest of this entry »

Wordcloud watch uses creative typography.

January 30th, 2012
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Design submitted by Cory from the USA.

Cory says: Wordclouds are a new phenomenon that has shown up in internet culture. It seems that a watch using E-ink that displays a wordcloud of the current time or date in interesting fonts would be a cool thing to have on your wrist. From this idea Clouds emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sudoku watch puzzles the mind whilst telling the time.

January 27th, 2012
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A new concept from the Tokyoflash Design Studio.

Quite simply, the watch face is a game of Sudoku. The missing numbers need to be solved to read the time.

The display is LCD & features would include date, alarm, EL backlight. The touch screen can be used to reveal the answers.

For people who enjoy puzzles & particularly Sudoku, its a great way to keep your brain stimulated during the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Density watch reveals stylish, abstract numbers

January 26th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Say says: I was sketching for a stylish way to transform the classic 7-segment numbers. One day I thought about how these numbers would look, if seen through a perforated metal plate. Its holes would have a different visual density depending on how much lines meet underneath.
This is where the idea for Digital Density was born.

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Kisai Optical Illusion – Concept To Reality

January 25th, 2012
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Kisai Optical Illusion is the latest concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The concept was originally featured on the blog in September 2010. Kisai Optical Illusion is now available to buy in a choice of four color variations. Read the rest of this entry »

Sphere watch rotates the time in 3D

January 24th, 2012
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: Traditional wrist watches tend to tell the time in a very 2D format, I am fascinated by the idea of using 3D to tell the time. I decided to use a sphere as it is about as 3D as it gets, also a sphere is omni-directional which lends it self to telling the time using more than one axis. Read the rest of this entry »

Four Squares Watch Inspired By The Watch Museum

January 23rd, 2012
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Design submitted by Ignacio from Spain.

Ignacio says: “The inspiration for this watch design came from my previous submission, 4Cross. It’s practically the same idea, but much more simple and with another aspect. I searched for some inspiration in the Tokyoflash Watch Museum, the Tibida and Pimp Pusher watches inspiring me the most. Read the rest of this entry »

REFLEXION watch mirrors numbers into symbols

January 20th, 2012
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Design submitted by Yoann from France.

Yoann says : i was watching a series on tv and i noticed that strange ancient symbols are often used in some movies, video games and other sci-fi stories and i told myself “why don’t make a watch concept with this ?”

So i tried something on my photo edit software and i found simply by superimposing two inverted number it make a cool alien/ancient looking symbol.

You will need REFLEXION for read this watch ! Read the rest of this entry »