Design Challenge

BLOX watch turns time into a game.

November 16th, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 »

Retro Flip watch adds some 70s charm to your wrist.

November 4th, 2011
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Design Submitted by Gordon from the USA.

A very pleasing atheistic to this watch we felt. Although not the norm for TF designs, we couldn’t resist the satisfying feeling that flip action would give as the minutes topple over.

Plenty of style variations to see in this submission. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »