Design Challenge

X-Color Watch Design Expresses Your Mood

December 15th, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: “I combined two ideas I had into this watch. The first idea came from the backlight of a car. I had this idea about the same time when I made my go-stop watch. Here again, I am using white light and cover it with colored plastic. And this is where my second idea comes in: I wanted the plastic covers to be replaceable, so everyone can create an own color layout. Read the rest of this entry »

Kisai On Air – Concept To Reality

December 14th, 2011
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Kisai On Air is the fourth fan-submitted concept to become reality from the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. The conceptual idea for On Air was submitted in August 2010 by readers of the blog and fans of Tokyoflash, Iskender Asanaliev & Adilet Asanaliev, from Kyrgyzstan. Read the rest of this entry »

Create an Abyss on your Wrist with Mirrors and LEDs

December 13th, 2011
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Design submitted by Radu from Romania.

Radu says: “The idea for this watch design came to me when I saw some Christmas lights in a department store being reflected between a glass display case and a mirror. I have wanted for some time to submit a design to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog but nothing original enough occurred to me so this was a stroke of good luck.

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An LED Wrist Watch That Has Domino FX

December 12th, 2011
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: “This watch design is based on one of my puzzle ideas and, although it looks baffling initially, is actually incredibly easy to understand. It is called “Domino FX” because of the 4 domino-like figures in the display. However, these are not really dominoes, but digital 8s with up to 7 spots arranged inside each.

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Edge – A Watch Design For Bio-Mechanically Enhanced Humans

December 9th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: “I was driving in my car and I noticed a trend with modern cars to have strip LED tail lights and running lights (halo style lights). This got me thinking about digits being displayed in thin strip light shapes. I then imagined these forms extruded and metallic and ended up with this watch design. Read the rest of this entry »

Mechanical Watch Design Turns Time Forward

December 8th, 2011
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Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

This mechanical watch design would require a large case and a reliable locking mechanism to ensure the cylinders lock on to the correct time. Three cylinders would rotate to reveal the time by digits (hours, 10 minute group and single minutes). A steampunkesque concept that would look incredible on your wrist.

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A Twofold Way To See Time

December 7th, 2011
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: I was sketching digits that appeared to be folded over two faces of a cube, when it occurred to me that they would look even more interesting if one face showed a positive display of the digit, while the other showed a negative one. The display is “TWOFOLD”. Read the rest of this entry »

Tsumu watch stacks numbers to build time.

December 6th, 2011
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Design submitted by Lloyd from Australia.

Lloyd says: This watch design is called “Tsumu” after the Japanese word meaning “to stack”.

Instead of having 4 relatively small digits displayed beside each other, as with conventional digital watches, I thought it might be fun to make them much larger and of different shades, colours and thicknesses and stacked on top of each other so that, while they might still be easily recognizable to the initiated, they might just seem like a meaningless array of colourful shapes to everyone else. That said, the time and date can be displayed as an animation by pressing the appropriate button twice, so that the digits are revealed one after another in order from the bottom to the top. Read the rest of this entry »

Snake watch slithers onto your wrist.

December 5th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: The inspiration for this concept is based on the old mobile phone game “Snake”.The premiss for the game: you control a snake, around the screen pixel blocks appear which you try to intercept. As your snake eats the blocks the snake gets longer and longer.
The game is over when you run into your own tail or the edges of the screen.

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Stylux watch design uses next-gen tech

December 2nd, 2011
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Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

Anders says: This concept sprung from my thoughts on how to make a highly customisable watch with a feasible circular display. I wanted to get away from the rectangularity of LCD, TFT and the like. I came upon this idea, which evolved into something considerably more advanced than I was aiming for. Read the rest of this entry »

Arciform LCD watch uses classic 12-5-9 method.

December 1st, 2011
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Design submitted by Cory from the USA.

Cory says: Circles are typical aspects of most timepieces. Using ovals seems more chic. I wanted to create a mirrored LCD watch with an angular case, and very futuristic, organic arc as its read out. Read the rest of this entry »

Tenji LCD digital watch design, cleverly hints at numbers

November 30th, 2011
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Design submitted by Heather from the USA and Sam from Germany.

Heather & Sam say: Tenji (点時) is Japanese and can be translated to “dotted time”. The basic idea is using classic digits and replacing each horizontal line segment by a dot. Sam and Heather had a collaboration before and after sharing some thoughts about the basic idea, another collaboration was born. Read the rest of this entry »

Magnetic INCH watch: Customise your own design.

November 29th, 2011
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: This project ran under the working title “chameleon” just like my Canvas watch concept did. I have fun, creating adaptable concepts. It’s a contemporary feature because it’s fun to customise. Canvas was a relatively high tech version of the chameleon idea. This watch – Inch – is a haptical and simple version. One inch, that is the width of a strap in any flexible material which you can stick into the watch and therefore adapting it to your taste. Read the rest of this entry »

YAL watch design mimics an electronic circuit.

November 28th, 2011
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Design submitted by Yoann from France.

Yoann says: For a long time, I like to make some graphic creation in my free time and I used to put on it my little logo and “YAL” as a signature. I thought it will be cool to design a watch concept with it ! So, I took my pencil, turned on the tron music and began to create a watch with my inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »

LED Watch Design Glows The Time

November 25th, 2011
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Glow”, I was trying to come up with an LED watch that didn’t tell the time directly with the LEDs. So I decided it would be nice if you read the time using the light given off by the LEDs. Read the rest of this entry »