Design Challenge

Angular Watch: Unconventional, yet easy to read.

May 22nd, 2012
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Design submitted by Sylvie from Canada.

Sylvie says : I wanted to go outside the box by avoiding symmetry. I wanted to do something modern and ‘chic’.

There is 12 facets, one for each hour of the day. Each intersection of the facets (the larger parts indicates the hours and the intersections of the inner ‘circle’ indicate 5 min each. Read the rest of this entry »

“Scigns” LCD watch with alien symbols.

May 21st, 2012
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This concept LCD watch design is called “Scigns” due to the strange, alien-like hieroglyphs used in the display.

Figuring out the time or date on this watch is pretty easy. It just looks weird at first. Read the rest of this entry »

Satellite watch displays Earth & moon to tell time.

May 18th, 2012
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Design submitted by Alexander from Russia.

Alexander says: The idea came suddenly. I invented specifically for your contest.

Wrist digital clock made in an elegant stainless steel housing. Under the shock-resistant sapphire crystal is a contrasting color display.
Built-in GPS sensor helps to show just the other side of the planet and the land on which you are now. Read the rest of this entry »

Coal’n'Acid LCD watch uses 2 layers viewed at an angle

May 17th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I was sketching for a watch, that uses a two storey display that can be read best from a certain perspective.

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Enko LCD watch uses concentric arcs to tell time.

May 17th, 2012
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: Enko is an easy to read watch concept. Analogue or LCD version is available.

Indicate the time in three parts. (hours, minutes and seconds)

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Tilt watch uses light, shadows to tell time.

May 16th, 2012
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Design submitted by Ron from The Netherlands.

Ron says: I was playing around withe the iPad tilt function and wondered if I could make it work into a watch.

The watch should be sleek, sophisticated and simple. You see a lot of tiny cubes. By changing the tilt of the watch you change direction the light shines on the cubes. The numbers also consists of the same cubes but they stay the same so you can see them by changing the rest of the cubes by tilting the watch. Sounds hard but it is simple.

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Timeout LCD watch is not all there.

May 15th, 2012
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Design submitted by Lloyd (Australia) & Peter (UK)

Lloyd & Peter say: We thought it would be amusing to create a watch that doesn’t actually display the time or date. That’s why this concept design is called “Timeout”.

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Horologicode LCD watch uses barcode to tell the time.

May 14th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany. (UPDATED)

Sam says: The inspiration for this concept comes from barcodes. My idea was to use a barcode not just as stylish display element but to tell the time in a way, the wearer can actually decipher. In the industry next to the bars also the gaps between them contain information. This watch concept uses this principle. Read the rest of this entry »

Donut Radar LCD watch spirals time.

May 14th, 2012
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Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says: DR is the Donut Radar!

DR is an always on LCD watch design with a geeky donut shape that tells time in spiraling HH:MM digit steps!(see the picture for visual example).

DR is for those who hungry for…. fashionable timepiece that tells time in a deliciously unique way!

Want a DR?

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Radioactive watch is really radioactive …but safe.

May 11th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam Says: I was experimenting with hexagon based numbers that are derived from the classic 7-segment-digits everybody knows. There were many ways to do it and one of them strongly resembled the radioactive sign. I played around with the time display and saw, displaying all four numbers next to each other doesn’t look good and would take the iconic expression away from them. So I decided to use a phased display like the Denshoku, displaying one number at a time. That way, each number comes into it’s own.

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Lenticular Watch viewed from different angles

May 11th, 2012
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: This LCD watch concept use Lenticular FX to present the time.

Lenticular: as specially prepared graphics that are designed to work together with a lenticular lens to allow the viewer to see different images depending on the angle at which they view it.

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MERGE LCD watch, a clever design with custom colours

May 10th, 2012
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Design submitted by Heather (USA) & Sam (Germany).

Heather & Sam say: The MERGE concept is based on separating the horizontal segments of digits from the vertical segments.  The horizontal digit segments are always present in the display background while the vertical ones are LCD segments strategically placed in the transparent foreground. Read the rest of this entry »

Kisai Uzumaki – Concept to Reality

May 9th, 2012
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Kisai Uzumaki is the sixth fan-submitted concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The conceptual idea for Kisai Uzumaki was submitted in February 2011 by a reader of the blog and fan of Tokyoflash, Firdaus Rohman from Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Camalien LED watch …almost ALIVE!

May 9th, 2012
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Design submitted by Peter (UK) & Sam (Germany)

Peter & Sam say: The initial idea for Camalien was a watch that changes its colour with the mood of the wearer. But mood is an abstract thing that could be dozens of measurable things in reality. We kept the colour changing aspect and gave the watch a camera.
The display of Camalien reacts to the environment like a chameleon. Read the rest of this entry »

Chou LCD watch mimics butterfly

May 8th, 2012
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This concept LCD watch design uses the shape of a butterfly to display the time and date, hence it’s name “Chou”, which is Japanese for ‘butterfly’.

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