Design Challenge

Pixely e-paper watch : The time in low-res

January 12th, 2012
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The idea for a pixely display came while working on another watch. I like pixels so I developed a display, that shows time and date with low resolution numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

Asymmetry Analog watch hits the interstellar space lanes.

January 11th, 2012
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Design submitted by Cory from the USA.

Cory says: Hull plating on fictional space stations always has such interesting patterns. I thought it would be fun to do an analog watch with an asymmetrical pattern that resembles hull plating. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 Blog Designs Progress Report

January 10th, 2012
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Hey everyone, Happy New Year!

Firstly, let me apologise if we, “Tokyoflash” haven’t been giving enough feedback & response on the blog. The reason is that we are just really, really busy. To give you some idea, at the time of writing, there are about 30 watch designs at various stages of development.

Secondly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has sent in a design, contributed to or commented on the blog. We are so pleased that you guys have made this the best watch design blog we have ever seen. There are literally hundreds of awesome ideas pouring in from all over the world and people are even building new friendships though their passion for design.

Today we’d like to give you some news on what’s happening this year as well as a quick glance back at the designs that have already been brought to reality to date. Read the rest of this entry »

Renesis watch sets gears in motion.

January 9th, 2012
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Design submitted by Cesar from Spain.

Cesar says: I own a Mazda RX8 which is famed for its Renesis Rotary engine. Inspired by the rotor and its eccentric movement I designed this watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Great minds think alike.

January 6th, 2012
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Quite often in life people have similar ideas & inspirations.

There are some famous cases where several inventors came up with the same discovery – For example: the invention of the telephone is sometimes disputed – Manzetti, Bell & Edison all worked on the idea.

A few times on this blog people have had similar ideas too. Sometimes it has been hotly debated. But the fact is, mostly it’s simply a coincidence. Read the rest of this entry »

Lunar watch perfect for citizens of Moon Base Alpha.

January 5th, 2012
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Design Submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: My favorite type of display for a watch is a digital, read-at-a-glance, “always on” display that appears cryptic to the outsider.  I started with a rectangular four-quadrant format for the digits.  By cutting out circular pieces I found that I could create some recognizable yet abstract looking digits. Read the rest of this entry »

Radar Pulse watch pings the time, captain.

January 4th, 2012
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Design Submitted by Paolo from the Netherlands.

Paolo says: Like everyone else I encountered the fact that time can be an enemy or friend. This concept reflects this idea. Radar is used to detect any intruding objects and establishes them to be friend or foe. Read the rest of this entry »

4cross watch: futuristic, minimal and complex.

January 3rd, 2012
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Design submitted by Ignacio from Spain.

Ignacio says: The original idea came from my brother Jose. He showed me a sketch with 4 crosses and I helped to develop it and made the renders.

We thought at the moment it had to be a touchscreen. We also think that the screen is made of black mineral crystal lens (just like your watch Oberon), which can’t see anything until it is turned on. Read the rest of this entry »

GEEK Binary watch, for the fashionable nerd.

January 2nd, 2012
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: Binary LCD watch with always on display for geeks in silver or black version.

The time displayed in binary format with big, stylized 0 and 1 numbers on the LCD screen. Backlight activated automatically when the ambient light is low. The reading system is easy to all who knows the binary numbers. (Embossed numbers on the case help to counting.) Read the rest of this entry »

Schacht watch has tunnel vision.

December 30th, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says : The inspiration for this watch comes from the infinite tunnel you can create with two mirrors and from the way, the Kisai 3D Unlimited handles LCD. My idea is to combine the tunnel effect with a colored LCD display and an interesint way to show numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Off watch uses infinity mirrors, creates the illusion of space.

December 29th, 2011
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Design submitted by Albert from USA.

Albert says: The inspiration for this watch came from my interest in space.  I wanted to create a design which invoked the sensation of traveling through space.  The always on LEDs make stars while the infinity mirrors create the illusion of space. Read the rest of this entry »

Tricircle watch runs rings around time.

December 28th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was visiting the gym and noticed various posters promoting the 2012 olympic games. The main image associated with the olympics are the olympic rings, a set of interlinked coloured rings. I started thinking that it would be nice to use interlinked rings to tell the time. The result looks similar to the trinity symbol.

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CODEX watch makes cryptography easy to learn

December 27th, 2011
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Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia and Heather from the USA.

Firdaus & Heather say: Decode the time with CODEX watch design.

The design is about decoding the time with coded numbers. Decoding method is read up to down for hour and left to right for minute and second. The watch design  can also be used tell the date.

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EOBOT watch re-animates classic sci-fi on your wristzzz

December 23rd, 2011
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This watch design is called “EOBOT” and was inspired by the robot I had as a kid and those that appeared in classic sci-fi movies like the The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet. It’s called “EOBOT” because the display uses different coloured lights to indicate even (E) and odd (O) digits and the pattern of lights together with a circular head forms the shape of a robot.

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Tiny Dots watch generates bold patterns for easily read time

December 22nd, 2011
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Laszlo says: It’s a simple LCD watch design. The time is always on display.

Massive, stylish case and strap. The position of dots on the display than the traditional numbers, except for the middle four spots. These are just a one-minute show. Very easy to read the time. The display background was always lighting paint coating (20 years of continuous light output).
This highly increases the battery life. The inverted display mode is also available.

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