Archive for the ‘Watch Designs’ Category

Magnetic Liquid Design Tells The Time

September 7th, 2010

Design submitted by Karim Zaouai.

I don’t think we have ever seen anything like this before – a very imaginative use of science. Here’s what Karim says about his design:

“The watch runs with ferrofluid, a very sensitive magnetic liquid. The hidden needles reflects the shape of the gears. They are a tribute to mechanical watches. The time, fickle and liquid freezes in space when tilting the wrist thanks to magnetism internal housing.” You can see the design in action here: http://vimeo.com/14089353

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A Watch Design That Uses Words Instead of Numbers

September 7th, 2010
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Design submitted by Tynan Mayhew from Canada. (14 years old)

Tokyoflash Says: This watch design is in fact very simple to read at a glance – when you know how. We like that the LEDs light up the individual words in order so that you can follow the written numbers to calculate the time. Maybe it would be fun to have some different typefaces or even different LED colors to indicate hours, groups of 10 minutes and single minutes.

This concept has now become reality. Kisai Kaidoku is available to buy here. Read the rest of this entry »

Water Watch With Accelerometer

September 6th, 2010

Design submitted by Felipe Eiji Takahashi from Brasil.

Tokyoflash Says: We love the idea of accelerometer in a watch and having liquid graphics sloshing around on your wrist. This idea really has potential! If you splash the display around though, how can you tell the time? Well, im sure there would be some nifty way to keep a marker of some kind – perhaps its oil & water, so the lower level doesn’t slosh too much and the liquid above is just for fun rather than time telling.

The time level could be a physical barrier between the oil & water and when you move the watch around the two liquids bubble into each other, but you can still see the line between them, like a kind of lava lamp snow storm  - lots of possibilities im sure! Read the rest of this entry »

Drive, the Argentinian concept design.

September 6th, 2010

Design submitted by Francisco Lupin from Argentina.

A concept watch design that combines steel and leather creating a contrast. The time is shown traditionally with analogue hands and there are various dials and cogs to add interest. Read the rest of this entry »

VOLTure measures your electric charge.

September 3rd, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz from Poland.

This concept watch design is inspired by the look of voltmeter. It shows hours 3, 5, 7 and 9 with the dial in the center, and +1, +2 exact hours with the dial in left bottom corner. Minutes are shown simply by small digital display in right bottom corner. When the button on the front of the case is pushed, a brief animation illuminates the display before the time is shown.

Despite the claims of the page title, the watch doesn’t really measure any electric charge, it just looks like it could.

Interesting thought though, how many people would actually be interested in knowing the static charge they build up during the day?

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Pulse. For those who need reassuring they are still alive.

September 3rd, 2010

Design submitted by Tomek from Poland. (14 years old).

The interface on this concept watch design is like the display of an ECG showing electrical activity. The time is shown very simply; hours 1-12 on the top line, 10 minute groups , 10-50 on the center line and single minutes 1-9 on the lower line. The high and low points of each line indicate each hour and minute.

It’s quite a novel idea to apparently be checking your heart rate  when simply glancing at the time. Just remember that at 1:00 AM, its only a watch you are not really about to flatline!

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Time Cube watch design

September 2nd, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Frank Rovekamp from Spain.

Based on the concept of a 3d cube image within the display, each visible side of the cube shows an element of time. The left section of the blue side shows the first digit of the hour (0, 1 or 2). The second digit of the hour is shown on the top of the cube in yellow (0, 1-9). The two right hand columns on the blue section show the first digit of the minutes (0-5) and the red side shows single minutes 1-9. You can see an example at the bottom that shows 15:55. Read the rest of this entry »

Diagonal brings Binary watches back into fashion.

September 2nd, 2010

Design submitted by David Brophy from the UK.

The interface of this watch design displays hours in yellow read diagonally from top right to bottom left: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16. A combination of numbers indicating the current hour. Minutes are displayed in red from bottom right to top left 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32. A combination of numbers indicating the current minute. Grooves on the strap match the lines running across the face.

Of course the concept behind this is Binary time telling, but in a wonderfully fashionable way. Chic geek I think they call it, but anyway, theres no denying its an attractive display with a mathematically minimal way to tell the time.

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Motif, deceptively simple watch design

September 1st, 2010

Watch Design Submitted by Akinori Nemoto from Japan.

The display uses various shapes to represent time. Triangles on the right hand side show hours in binary form, for example; 1 + 4 = 5 o’clock. 5 groups of 10 minutes are shown around the edge with green lights and single minutes are shown in red in between. There is also a flashing indicator for seconds in the upper left part of the display. This concept would have changeable covers so that you can customize your watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Get the full Spectrum of design.

September 1st, 2010

Watch Design submitted by David Brophy from the UK.

Watch the Rainbow. 2 red lights, 4 orange lights and 6 yellow lights represent 1 hour each. 8 green lights represent 4 minutes each, 6 blue lights represent 3 minutes each, 4 indigo lights represent 2 minutes each and 2 violet lights represent 1 minute each. Read the rest of this entry »

Sound Check, 1, 2 testing, ahemm

August 31st, 2010

Design submitted by Jeff Beamish.

This watch design is based on a digital VU meter for audio equipment, where the coloured bars are the low, mid and high frequency indicators from the EQ display or VU Meter. Hours (12) are the low bars on the left, 5 minute groups are in mid bars in the center and single minutes are the high bars on the right. Input indicators low and high show am/pm and the track number is the date, read as month and day. Read the rest of this entry »

Shadow, Grand Lodge wristwear

August 31st, 2010

Design submitted by Gabriel Balas-Baconschi.

This watch design is based on the masonry symbol. Since they are like an organisation in shadow, I think the black colour is great. The compass has 12 LEDs, which show the hours and the square has also 12 leds, each one for 5 minutes. The letter G from center, is divided into 4, each part for one single minute. In the top of the compass, there is a circle, which care show am/pm. The outer circle, is made like a star, each line for one second. I think showing the seconds looks very dynamic. Read the rest of this entry »

Steampunk “Roboard” watch design

August 30th, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz.

This watch design is inspired by postapocalyptic games, and robotic board. With a metal case and a leather strap, the time is displayed using green LEDs which appear to shine through the metal lens. Hours are shown in the upper right part of the display with circles, rings and lines. Groups of ten minutes 10-50 are shown with bars in the upper left part of the display. Single minutes 1-9 are shown along the bottom in digits. Read the rest of this entry »

Past Future, Pocket watch design

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz.

This idea is a combination of an old pocket watch and new technology. Thanks to some kind of LCD display and bigger size, it can be used as an MP3 player or can display other information like weather, or simple pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch on wrist, but time “On Air”

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Iskender Asanaliev.

ON AIR Wrist Watch design shows time in an extraordinary minimal way. The LED display shows minutes with numbers and its position shows us the current hour. The display also functions as a light and set button. If you push once, the LED display lights up. To set the time you just need to push in the center of the display for 5 seconds and the LEDs flash, you then push the upper or lower corner of the display to set the hour and the left and right corner to set minutes. Read the rest of this entry »