Design Challenge

Japanese Themed Watch Design

October 27th, 2010

Design submitted by Faisal from Indonesia.

Inspired by the Japanese flag symbol (rising sun) to bring together a sense of nationalism with a style. Read the rest of this entry »

Time in Circles Watch Concept

October 26th, 2010

Design submitted by Stefano from Italy.

Circled, as Stefano has named it, is a watch that works with the LEDs arranged in a ring.  Time is read from the innermost circle through the outer circles. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Design in a Maze

October 26th, 2010

Design submitted by Andy from Ukraine.

Andy’s idea for this maze watch is based on Greek myth Theseus and the labyrinth.  This watch design uses colors in a kaleidoscopic way to represent the time. Read the rest of this entry »

UV LED Watch Design

October 26th, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan uses UV LEDs that emit no visual light for this watch design.  The LEDs are never seen directly, but their UV light activates fluorescent paint that shows the time. Read the rest of this entry »

Artic Ice Flow Watch Concept

October 25th, 2010

Design submitted by Carmine from the USA.

Inspired by travels to Alaska, the angular shapes represent the fractured nature of ice along the arctic ice flow.  Gentle curves are drawn from the endangered Polar Bear while negative shapes are inspired by the majestic Blue Whale. Read the rest of this entry »

Light Tube Watch Design

October 25th, 2010

Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

This watch design is made of a hollow case with a light tube surrounded by a chrome ring and attached to a glossy plastic case and strap.  The light tube is interrupted by a single and a double line, which are the minute and the hour hands of the watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Four-handed Wrist Watch Design

October 25th, 2010

Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

The idea for this unique watch concept came up when Anders was considering different ways to display numbers 0-9 that could be arranged around a clock face with four hands showing the time.  Anders used numerals in Japanese characters for this watch. Read the rest of this entry »

A Watch Design With A Circular View Of Time

October 23rd, 2010

Submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

Another beautiful concept from Laszlo here. He explains it as a “circular view of time”. There are two variations; a silver version for day time which uses LCD to show the time and a black version for night time that uses LEDs to display the time. As you can see, this design is clear and intuitive to read; 12 hours, 5 groups of 10 minutes and 9 single minutes in three separate segments make up the time. The pattern on the display changes constantly as time progresses. Read the rest of this entry »

A Watch Design That Is Dotty But Makes Sense

October 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

Heather says: “I was inspired by the recent minimalist watch posted on the blog, as well as the R75 watch from Tokyoflash Design Studio.

“The display is simply dots arranged in a rectangular array, but using different colors. The large digits for hours (in blue) can be easily distinguished from the smaller digits (in green) for minutes. This design will most likely be rather large, and therefore will be more appropriate for men. The display of digits inside of other digits is different from many other designs posted so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

An LED Watch Design With Italian Taste

October 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Stefano from Italy.

Stefano describes this concept as a watch design with Italian taste. Every number is depicted using coloured LEDs. As you can see from the main picture, four colours make up the four digits of time; 17:29 = 1=yellow, 7=blue, 2=orange, 9=green. Ideal for fashion lovers and those who like colour! Read the rest of this entry »

Is it an Alien? No, it’s a Watch Design!

October 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Patrick from France.

Patrick says “this is a response to my “Minimalist Watch” that was not, at that time on the blog (I thought it was really too simple). I had already sketched this “Alien Watch” in pencil, and I dared not to create a rendering on my computer. It’s completely out of tune with its exuberance of complex shapes.” Read the rest of this entry »

Typhoon Watch Concept

October 22nd, 2010

Design submitted by Adi from Israel.

With this watch design, Adi is trying to convey the cyclical yet chaotic movement of time with an innovative yet clear display of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Hidden Time Watch Concept

October 22nd, 2010

Design submitted by Genghis from France.

At first glance, this concept looks like a simple strap with a watch shape, but the secret is beneath the first strap.  If you ‘peel’ the strap, you will see a classical vertical time display in LED.  The LEDs are off when they are hidden by the strap.  A simple sensor switches the LEDs on when peeling the strap. Read the rest of this entry »

Groove LED Watch

October 22nd, 2010

Design submitted by Heather from the USA.

This watch design was inspired by the Tron watch concept posted on this blog.  Heather specifically likes the light showing along the band. Read the rest of this entry »

Silicon Watch Design

October 21st, 2010

Design submitted by Anders from Sweden.

This idea comes from the electronics that make up a digital watch, and how they’re usually hidden from view.  This watch concept takes the opposite route and displays its components through a tinted silicon armband.  The sealed design makes it necessary to charge the batteries through induction, using a wire coil. Read the rest of this entry »