January 24th, 2012
Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: Traditional wrist watches tend to tell the time in a very 2D format, I am fascinated by the idea of using 3D to tell the time. I decided to use a sphere as it is about as 3D as it gets, also a sphere is omni-directional which lends it self to telling the time using more than one axis. Read the rest of this entry »
January 23rd, 2012
Design submitted by Ignacio from Spain.
Ignacio says: “The inspiration for this watch design came from my previous submission, 4Cross. It’s practically the same idea, but much more simple and with another aspect. I searched for some inspiration in the Tokyoflash Watch Museum, the Tibida and Pimp Pusher watches inspiring me the most. Read the rest of this entry »
January 20th, 2012
Design submitted by Yoann from France.
Yoann says : i was watching a series on tv and i noticed that strange ancient symbols are often used in some movies, video games and other sci-fi stories and i told myself “why don’t make a watch concept with this ?”
So i tried something on my photo edit software and i found simply by superimposing two inverted number it make a cool alien/ancient looking symbol.
You will need REFLEXION for read this watch ! Read the rest of this entry »
January 19th, 2012
Design submitted by Hea’thër from Bluton & Sam from Germany.
Hea’thër & Sam say: In 1947, a Blutonian vessel crash-landed on Earth, and in searching through the debris, scientists were fascinated to learn that objects that came from the planet Bluton glow purple when exposed to Earth’s atmosphere. In view of the fact that the vessel’s crew was never recovered, many believe that there are Blutonian natives living among us today, hiding in plain sight. You may even be able to recognize them by their sense of style – all have an affinity for objects that remind them of their home planet, objects that glow. Read the rest of this entry »
January 17th, 2012
Design submitted by Albert from the USA.
Albert says: I wanted to design a watch that would tell a visual joke, or at the very least, be amusing to the reader. Working from there, I decided to use the word “TIME” to tell the time. Read the rest of this entry »
January 16th, 2012
Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.
Firdaus says : I was influenced by many Japanese Tokusatsu and most of them featured henshin gadget that are very futuristic and stylish. Inspired by the shape of digit “4″ and Japanese “つ” (tsu), I came up with this watch design. Read the rest of this entry »
January 13th, 2012
Design submitted by Peter from the UK.
Peter says: I wanted to come up with a watch design based on driven belts. The first thought that popped into my head when thinking about belts was caterpillar tracks and what caterpillar tracks are usually attached too. So I decided to use tanks as an inspiration for this watch concept. Read the rest of this entry »
January 12th, 2012
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 »
January 11th, 2012
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 »
January 10th, 2012
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 »
January 9th, 2012
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 »
January 6th, 2012
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 »
January 5th, 2012
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 »
January 4th, 2012
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 »