Design Challenge

RA analog watch with bright reflective foil

June 17th, 2013
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The RA is a distant relative of Cypher and CLB – also analog watch concepts. The basic idea this time was using simple things to create a complex looking sci-fi eye candy that’s actually easy to read.

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Insular LED watch has robotic column of lights

June 14th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I had an image in my head for a semi-organic shaped watch with a narrow LED display. The image had a alien robot kind of look which was industrial but not too aggressive in its language. ”Insular” was the outcome.

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Vertebrae: If Aliens wore watches

June 14th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: Ever since I started submitting designs for the blog I have been trying to think of a nice design based on Armour, Exoskeletons, and Mecha. This design is inspired by those things to achieve an bio-mechanical look. I wanted an industrial feel with a technical detailed look. “Vertebrae” is the result.  This one probably isn’t for the ladies.

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Scuttlebug watch for creepy-crawly fans

June 13th, 2013
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: Scuttlebug is a fun LCD concept watch design with an unusual display that contains 2 bug-like creatures which tell you the time and date.

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Relief watch with textured display (update)

June 12th, 2013
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: I decided to try a new version of Relief that has a rectangular display, rather than square, and perhaps is more feasible and readable that my original creation – RELIEF v2.  I am still using the concept of having a 3D sort of feel to a digit-inside-digit display, allowing the watch to have a really cool look when LEDs are off.

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CODE watch uses alien binary symbols

June 11th, 2013
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Design submitted by Wilhelm from South Africa.

Wilhelm says: The CODE: Inspired by the combination of my love for binary LED watches, industrial art and stainless steel, the idea came up for a watch with a cryptic code in its display that stands out to be interesting and eye catching all the time, whether the LEDs are on or off, something many LED watches are lacking.

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Helicoil watch spirals up your wrist

June 10th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: From the beginning of my involvement with this blog I have had a fascination with trying to show the time in 3D. One of my early design that did this was called “Rotor” which had an analogue watch hand that showed the minutes like a conventional analogue watch but the hours were shown in the vertical plane. This works and makes for an interesting concept, trouble is of course that this makes for a clunky form and would be difficult to make.

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‘Tentacle’ bio-mechanical alien watch

June 10th, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This design is inspired by a combination of sci-fi and the natural world. I wanted to come up with a design that has a simple clutter free bio-mechanical look with a retro feel that could be worn as a piece of jewellery that happens to also tell the time. “Tentacle” was the result which looks like a cross between an arm from a “War of the worlds” tripod and a crustacean.

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RESET watch tilts time to your wrist movement.

June 7th, 2013
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: This watch concept is a proposal for the usage of an accelerometer. The tilting angle of the watch could define the look of the display. Only one special angle lets the watch show the time in a readable fashion. The wearer could define this angle by pressing a button when facing the display. Doing so would RESET the display. Any other angle different from the defined one, causes the numbers to dissolve. The bigger the tilting angle, the stronger the effect.

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Turbine watch spins you up to speed.

June 6th, 2013
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Design submitted by Timur from Kyrgyzstan.

Timur says: I want you to meet my next design called “Turbine”. Very simple design of the dial is similar to the turbine aircraft.

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BLUR watch pulls time into focus.

June 5th, 2013
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hugary.

Laszlo says: Blur effect optimized for an LCD display. Minimal design with huge signs, interesting effect. The effects speed can be adjusted. This is my BLUR concept. The upper two digits is indicates the hours and the lower two is the minutes. Very simple to read. I suggest this watch to anybody who like the wristwatch with big screen.

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“Sample” Crime scene evidence watch pendant

June 4th, 2013
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: As a fan of shows such as Dexter, CSI, and other forensic shows, I thought it would be really neat to have a pendant watch that looks like a blood sample.

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Bar Watch: Bold e-paper watch design

June 3rd, 2013
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Design submitted by Patrick from France.

Patrick says: I was influenced, inter alia, by the watch of Sam “Echo” which I find really beautiful.

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Radiate watch tells the time using shadows & light beams

May 31st, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: The idea for this design is kind of inspired by a combination or jewellery and electronics controls and a previous design called “Glow”.

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Shard LCD watch with 3D display.

May 31st, 2013
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: 3D Unlimited is one of my all time favourite TF designs, I really like the simple yet cryptic looking 3D shape of the numbers. I have always wanted to do a design inspired by that concept but using a 3D lens to further exaggerate the effect. “Shard” was the result.

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