Design Challenge

Shock absorber ‘Kisai-528′ watch is motorcycle inspired. (update)

August 7th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I could go into a long winded story about my interests in all things car and motorbike related but by now you have all guessed that I am a petrol head. So I decided to do yet another motorcyle inspired design because it floated my boat :)

One of the things I like about motorcyles is the fact that a lot of the components are visible and they have a very pruposeful engineered look. I wanted to transmit that ethos into a watch deisgn.

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Evotch watch splits digits in two for code-like display

August 6th, 2014
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Design submitted by Wilhelm from South Africa.

Wilhelm says: Splitting digits is nothing new here on the TF blog, so I was inspired to create another version of this idea. My brief was simple; the watch must be easy to read, easy to be manufactured, while keeping the exclusive spirit of a TF watch.

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PLUS watch is an electronic tattoo for your wrist.

August 5th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I was scribbling around for a time display, that would be cool as tattoo or graffiti, some sort of iconic symbol that would draw it’s justification from the look first, then by the hidden meaning.

The idea of stacking numbers isn’t new, but there are many ways how to do it. I chose a 12-5-9 time format and gave the numbers of each category different proportions. This is where the name PLUS comes from, because the first and the last digit have the opposite proportions and form a cross.

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Grid watch merges cryptic & digital time reading.

August 4th, 2014
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Design submitted by Matt from Canada.

Matt says: I wanted a watch that was using 3-4 blocks for the hour/month and color changing LED’s for when the blocks are used for the 2nd/3rd/etc series of numbers. For the minute, I wanted 2 big digits for the minute/day.

I wanted to use a 1 piece lens & add a grid over it. The best size is a challenge. This is why I did 3 pictures/2 3D models. Engraving the lens was another option.

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Tactical watch breach & clears its way onto your wrist

August 1st, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: Armour and Sci-Fi are two of my favourite themes which keep tempting me back time and time again. And so they have again, this time inspiration has come from Sci-Fi helmets from games and film.

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Duo LED improved & updated version.

July 31st, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: This is a redesign of a previous submission of mine under the same name.

Although it was liked by many, some deemed the analogue mode a little on the rough side and I really wanted this to be realised for its full potential and I simply couldnt rest until I had made things right.

I hope you guys like the new and improved Duo.

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Light-Series e-paper watch with built in flashlight

July 29th, 2014
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Design submitted by Lance from Australia.

Lance says: One night after a long day at work I parked my car in the city street and then proceeded to try and read the parking meter in the dark.  I pulled out my trusty phone to use the LED flash as a torch so I could read the meter.  Sure enough I dropped my phone on the concrete (smashing its screen in the process!).  After I got over the anger, the idea came to me.  Why not have a flash light built into a watch!  I’ve never seen someone drop their watch!

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Shakogai Clam Watch from the ocean floor

July 28th, 2014
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Design submitted by Patrick from France.

Patrick says: It is by looking my “Shinjugai-Watch”, I wished to remake a very known mollusc, which does not exist in my area.

“Shakogai-Watch” is a watch with LEDs with two versions of reading of time.

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Xtal Smart hides its true power below a sleek black surface.

July 25th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: This is the smart edition of my Xtal concept. People who saw it in the Design Studio Blog like the futuristic look, a combination of the simple shape and the cryptic numbers. Adding some smartness could make a good product.

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Mercury analogue watch with liquid metal time telling

July 24th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I wanted to come up with a back to basics analogue design with a hint of sci-fi which would be easy to make and traditional in its time telling. “Mercury” was born.

The time telling is traditional analogue using off the shelf movements. This twist in this case is that the hands and markers are organic in form and look like that they are a splat or splash of liquid metal or some kind of gelatinous alien lifeform.

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MK-1 WEAPON watch displays alien countdown

July 23rd, 2014
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Design submitted by Valentin from the USA.

Valentin says: I came up with this design when i was in a meeting and my friend asked me for the time, so i showed him the time with my my fingers using my left hand. I know its kinda corny the way i came up with this lol but i think it works. I called it MK-1 WEAPON. Being a alien weapon, i decided on one of the color schemes to represent master chief from halo.

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Duo LED watch combines both digital & analogue displays. (update)

July 22nd, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: The idea for this watch came to me while doodling (again). I wanted to have a watch that used simple to read numbers and that also had a cryptic mode. There seems to be a desire for both nowadays and so I began with that frame of mind.

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ZION e-paper watch is a colourful take on the digital time.

July 21st, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: This is a parallel development of a more feasible version of the ITO idea next to the ITO•E. I called this version ZION.

ZION uses colored segmented e-paper to display sharp numbers, aligning them vertically. The number style is reflected in the watch geometry – some sharp angles here and there, some small decent details, and looking generally simple.

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3Delix futuristic watch uses a helix to gauge time

July 18th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is 3Delix an evolution of an older design called “Swirl”

Swirl worked by using spiral shaped hands connected to an analogue movement which converted radial movement to linia movement. Allowing the time to be display in a column like window. 3Delix takes this concept into the third dimension.

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Graphikal watch graphs out the time.

July 17th, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: I was browsing through a friends mathematics coursework and saw graphs, bar graphs, charts and numbers etc and I noticed how easy it would be to assign the basics of time telling to one of these simple looking forms.

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