Design Challenge

Arcane Orbit watch uses symbols to tell the time

November 3rd, 2011
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Design Submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says : I wanted to come up with a time telling method that involves combining two symbols or shapes to create digital numbers. The result is a simple rotating disc that when combined with a viewing window shows a single digit. Read the rest of this entry »

Derezzed watch design with hexagonal matrix

November 2nd, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: ”Derezzed” is the past tense of “derezz” which is a shortened form or “deresolute”. It means “disappear” or in terms of virtual media, “dissolve into pixels”. I had the idea, to let a watch derezz in the case area, revealing the time telling display. Read the rest of this entry »

Elements watch causes Chemists to react

November 1st, 2011
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Design Submitted by Ron from USA

At Tokyoflash this design got us thinking. Its a simple idea, but we think it would be popular with anyone studying science especially Chemistry of course. In the past we have had a few watches that really grabbed the attention of a certain group. For example, the Morse Code watch was very popular with Radio enthusiasts. Read the rest of this entry »

On Line – A Watch Design With Continuous Lines

October 31st, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: “The inspiration for this watch design comes from bracelet watches with a continuous pattern all around the wrist. This time I let several lines surround the wrist and the result is the futuristic On Line. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycle Time – An LED Watch Design

October 28th, 2011
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Design submitted by Eric from the USA.

Eric says: “I wanted a simple but unconventional way of telling the time.  The recycling logo is an interesting starting point for this idea and also carries a message of supporting sustainability through recycling. Read the rest of this entry »

Dominoes, An LED Watch Design

October 27th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: “I was trying to think of a simple manner of displaying the time based on an existing well know product. Dominoes fitted the bill perfectly. They are internationally recognised, and the dots give a very simple method of displaying the time.

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Turbine LED Watch Design

October 26th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from UK.

Peter figured out a way to tell time using an image of a jet engine. Read the rest of this entry »

Kisai Seven – Concept to Reality

October 25th, 2011
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Kisai Seven is the third fan-submitted concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The conceptual idea for Kisai Seven was submitted in October 2010 by a reader of the blog and fan of Tokyoflash, Scott Galloway from the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Analog and Digital watch in One Watch Design

October 25th, 2011
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Design submitted by Denise from the Philippines.

Denise says: “I wanted to create a minimalist watch that would look sophisticated and cool at the same time”. Read the rest of this entry »

Halftone – Analog Artprint Watch Design

October 24th, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam’s initial idea was to create an ever changing display which works with interference (short term change coming from the second hand) and color change (long term change coming from the hour and minute hands).  Halftone is actually a technique used in printing.  It works like an LED screen – it simulates any color by just using a few.  The difference from a LED screen is that it’s not limited to a rectangular grid.  The few colors of cyan, magenta, yellow (and black too) are applied in tiny dots.  From a certain distance, this dot pattern cannot be seen anymore and the basic colors seem to mix to the final motif. Read the rest of this entry »

Ellipse – Time in LED Intersection

October 21st, 2011
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

As a puzzle designer, Lloyd is always looking for news ways of looking at things. Read the rest of this entry »

Drain LED Lines Watch Design

October 20th, 2011
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Design submitted by John from Canada.

The idea for this watch design popped into John’s head after seeing a drain covering. Read the rest of this entry »

Undercover – LED Digits in Disguise

October 19th, 2011
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: “I’ve been playing with the idea of splitting digits lengthwise to make them cryptic but readable.  It appears to be a code, but they are just digits in disguise!”. Read the rest of this entry »

Tyre Concept LED Watch Design

October 18th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from UK.

Peter says: “I am a bit of a petrol head and wanted to do a car related watch.  I figured that a tyre rather lent itself to a watch strap so I went from there.  The tread in the tyre resembled a basic digital display and here we are”. Read the rest of this entry »

No-Sun Dial Watch Design

October 17th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from UK.

The idea for this watch design was based on traditional sundials and the lack of sun in the UK.   Peter thought that it would be novel to replace the light source but use the traditional method of telling the time using shadows. Read the rest of this entry »