Design Challenge

Pulse watch has continuous effect, minimal power use.

November 23rd, 2011

Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: I wanted to design a watch which attracts the eye with a continous animation and easy to read.

Pulse is an LCD watch with effects always on. The time is displayed for 5 seconds when you press the button. The reading is similar to traditional watches. In a dark environment you can turn on the backlight. Read the rest of this entry »

Arashi watch causes a storm on your wrist.

November 22nd, 2011

Watch design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This watch design is called “Arashi” after the Japanese word meaning “storm”. It was inspired by a number of things, including the phrase “Time is an abstract concept”, modern art and, of course, thunderstorms! Read the rest of this entry »

Day Watcher Cruiser watch divides your time with style.

November 21st, 2011
cruiser 1 cover

Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says: This is sequel of my previous Day Watcher concept. Now redesigned to be more minimal, stylish, added extra functionality and incorporated with solar panel to support longer use.

This watch is a must for everyone who value time and love razor sharp minimal watch design that is unique and different. No need to press button. The animation is always on. Read the rest of this entry »

Blog reader builds his own LED clocks.

November 18th, 2011

Design submitted by Gabriel from Romania.

Here is a different kind of time-telling design. On this blog we are used to seeing lots of wild and imaginative concepts, so its refreshing to see someone actually making it!

Take a look at what Gabriel built.

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Arcane Orbit (Update)

November 17th, 2011
Arcane Quad Orbit

Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

We saw Peters well received ‘Arcane Orbit’ design at the beginning of November.
Now he has updated the idea with a version that tells the time in a single step. Read the rest of this entry »

Ascension watch requires a different perspective to tell time.

November 17th, 2011

Design submitted by Peter from the UK & Sam from Germany.

Peter & Sam say: The initial idea for this LED watch came from the so called Penrose Stairs. These imaginary stairs let you walk up eternally by stepping on the same steps again and again each cycle. From a certain perspective, real life models can look like the often seen images. From another perspective you can see, it wouldn’t work. This perspective dependency guided us to the display and the time reading. Read the rest of this entry »

BLOX watch turns time into a game.

November 16th, 2011

Design submitted by Heather from the USA and Sam from Germany.

Heather & Sam say: BLOX is an LCD watch inspired by the popular and often quoted videogame Tetris. The basic idea is that we let each game block represent a number and create a playful time display. Read the rest of this entry »

Twist Watch uses clever rotation to turn on.

November 15th, 2011

Design submitted by Patrick from France.

Patrick says: When I want to eat chocolate that is sandwiched between two cookie, I unscrewed for access (style “Choco BN” in France).

The watch case is a hexagon, cut in half in its thickness. Read the rest of this entry »

Digitile watch merges texture and display

November 14th, 2011

Design Submitted by Devindh from the UK

Devindh says: I wanted to design a watch that had an emphasis on texture as well as displaying time. I decided that the angular pattern of digital displays would provide a good way to combine both of these things. Read the rest of this entry »

Gaia watch reminds us where our roots come from.

November 11th, 2011

Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says: This analogue watch design is inspired by nature aspect of Gaia.
Time telling is completely straight forward analogue. Smallest hand indicates hour, the bigger hand indicates minute and the biggest hand indicates second.
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Crypto-Lite watch solves the puzzle of time.

November 10th, 2011

Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia

Lloyd says: This watch design is called ‘Crypto-Lite’ and was inspired by one of my puzzles. Read the rest of this entry »

Wooden watch projects time though the grain.

November 10th, 2011

Design submitted by Max from the USA.

I found a wall clock that looks like solid block of wood, but is actually a thin wood veneer over LEDs. As soon as i saw it I knew that I wanted it on my wrist.
The design is simple. A thin wood veneer covers LEDs, when you press the button the LEDs light up and the time shines through the wood. The time itself is as clear as possible, it’s just like a normal digital watch.
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Aqua watch causes ripples in time.

November 9th, 2011

Design submitted by Cory from the USA.

Cory says: While viewing a droplet of water on high speed camera, I noticed two things. Each time the droplet enters the water, a smaller, lighter droplet bounces back to the surface, this happens many times over until the droplet is microscopic in size. Water droplets are also not tear drop shaped, but perfectly spherical. I wanted to make a timepiece that captured this.
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ADJUST Concept Watch, uses triangles instead of numbers

November 8th, 2011

Design submitted by Nico NL1 from Belgium.

Nico NL1 says:

2111 A.D.
Corporations have taken control of our ruined planet. Some humans have found a way to escape their control. They communicate with a new language, based on triangles.

ADJUST Concept Watch uses this language to tell time. Read the rest of this entry »

Trio watch design puts time-telling into gear.

November 7th, 2011

Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: I was trying to find something new, thinking about ratios of rotation for each hand. An image of three sprockets came to mind, each with a ratio of 60:61 relative to the one before. Thus the minute hand rotates one revolution more than the second hand every minute. Read the rest of this entry »