Design Challenge

Zodiac Analogue watch does not require mystical powers to read.

February 23rd, 2012
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Design Submitted by Andrew from the UK.

Andrew says: This concept is based on various world Zodiac such as The Western Zodiac, The Chinese Zodiac & The Aztec Calendar. I call this concept: The Zodiacs

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Roboface LCD watch winks the time at you.

February 22nd, 2012
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: Always on LCD watch. The screen looks like a robot face. Read the rest of this entry »

Kisai Stencil – Concept to Reality

February 21st, 2012
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Kisai Stencil is the fifth fan-submitted concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The conceptual idea for Kisai Stencil was submitted in September 2011 by a reader of the blog and fan of Tokyoflash, Heather Sable from the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

SHOQ watch vibrates the time!

February 21st, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I’m a fan of the vibration watch concept from Akinori Nemoto and I also like the Buzz watch from Tamás Pál. I would really like to have such a minimalistic and cool watch and this is my way to say it :)

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“Artifact” LED watch is of alien origin.

February 20th, 2012
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Artifact” an object found on a newly colonised planet. Its origins and primary purpose are unknown. Its believe this is a relic of a lost advanced civilisation destroyed by its own creations. The science and tech division have discovered that one of its basic functions can be used to tell the time. Read the rest of this entry »

Shadows LCD watch lifts time out of the shade.

February 17th, 2012
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This concept watch design is called “Shadows” and is based on a puzzle idea I had some years ago. The display may look cryptic at first, but is actually very easy to read once you know the trick behind it. Read the rest of this entry »

Denshino Analog watch inspired by Japanese ‘の’

February 16th, 2012
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Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says: How can you tell a product is a Japanese? I’m interested to a kanji character that is unique to Japanese and should describe Japanese sense to a product, I mean you always see it in most Japanese writing – “の” (pronounced “no”). Read the rest of this entry »

Broken Ring watch design uses minimalist discs

February 15th, 2012
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Design submitted by Ignacio from Spain.

Ignacio says: This design is a variation of another one that I am developing. The original idea is a watch with just one handle, and this design is a version of the same idea but with a more futuristic style. The time is displayed in two separate rings on the outside shows the minutes, and within the hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Honeycomb LCD watch, 2 ways to tell the time.

February 14th, 2012
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Design Submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: The idea for this watch was inspired by honeycomb as the name suggests. The naturally occurring structures are both beautiful and have a high strength to weight ratio. I found the segmentation of the honeycomb shape very appealing and though it would make a novel time display. Read the rest of this entry »

MODULO 3 LED watch looks complex, has simple solution.

February 13th, 2012
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Design submitted by Heather from USA and Sam from Germany.

Heather & Sam say: MODULO 3 is a unisex design for an LED wrist watch with a rhombus based display. This is actually an upgrade of Heather’s first idea ever submitted to the blog. Read the rest of this entry »

Nonius watch uses rotating scale to delineate the time

February 10th, 2012
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Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: This concept is something of a reworking of Vernier, an old submission of mine. The peculiarities of the vernier or nonius scale caught my attention once again. I wanted to (for once) design a watch as simple as possible around the display, and this is the result. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »