Design Challenge

Diagonal brings Binary watches back into fashion.

September 2nd, 2010

Design submitted by David Brophy from the UK.

The interface of this watch design displays hours in yellow read diagonally from top right to bottom left: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16. A combination of numbers indicating the current hour. Minutes are displayed in red from bottom right to top left 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32. A combination of numbers indicating the current minute. Grooves on the strap match the lines running across the face.

Of course the concept behind this is Binary time telling, but in a wonderfully fashionable way. Chic geek I think they call it, but anyway, theres no denying its an attractive display with a mathematically minimal way to tell the time.

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Motif, deceptively simple watch design

September 1st, 2010

Watch Design Submitted by Akinori Nemoto from Japan.

The display uses various shapes to represent time. Triangles on the right hand side show hours in binary form, for example; 1 + 4 = 5 o’clock. 5 groups of 10 minutes are shown around the edge with green lights and single minutes are shown in red in between. There is also a flashing indicator for seconds in the upper left part of the display. This concept would have changeable covers so that you can customize your watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Get the full Spectrum of design.

September 1st, 2010

Watch Design submitted by David Brophy from the UK.

Watch the Rainbow. 2 red lights, 4 orange lights and 6 yellow lights represent 1 hour each. 8 green lights represent 4 minutes each, 6 blue lights represent 3 minutes each, 4 indigo lights represent 2 minutes each and 2 violet lights represent 1 minute each. Read the rest of this entry »

Sound Check, 1, 2 testing, ahemm

August 31st, 2010

Design submitted by Jeff Beamish.

This watch design is based on a digital VU meter for audio equipment, where the coloured bars are the low, mid and high frequency indicators from the EQ display or VU Meter. Hours (12) are the low bars on the left, 5 minute groups are in mid bars in the center and single minutes are the high bars on the right. Input indicators low and high show am/pm and the track number is the date, read as month and day. Read the rest of this entry »

Shadow, Grand Lodge wristwear

August 31st, 2010

Design submitted by Gabriel Balas-Baconschi.

This watch design is based on the masonry symbol. Since they are like an organisation in shadow, I think the black colour is great. The compass has 12 LEDs, which show the hours and the square has also 12 leds, each one for 5 minutes. The letter G from center, is divided into 4, each part for one single minute. In the top of the compass, there is a circle, which care show am/pm. The outer circle, is made like a star, each line for one second. I think showing the seconds looks very dynamic. Read the rest of this entry »

Steampunk “Roboard” watch design

August 30th, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz.

This watch design is inspired by postapocalyptic games, and robotic board. With a metal case and a leather strap, the time is displayed using green LEDs which appear to shine through the metal lens. Hours are shown in the upper right part of the display with circles, rings and lines. Groups of ten minutes 10-50 are shown with bars in the upper left part of the display. Single minutes 1-9 are shown along the bottom in digits. Read the rest of this entry »

Past Future, Pocket watch design

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz.

This idea is a combination of an old pocket watch and new technology. Thanks to some kind of LCD display and bigger size, it can be used as an MP3 player or can display other information like weather, or simple pictures. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch on wrist, but time “On Air”

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Iskender Asanaliev.

ON AIR Wrist Watch design shows time in an extraordinary minimal way. The LED display shows minutes with numbers and its position shows us the current hour. The display also functions as a light and set button. If you push once, the LED display lights up. To set the time you just need to push in the center of the display for 5 seconds and the LEDs flash, you then push the upper or lower corner of the display to set the hour and the left and right corner to set minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking Glass watch design

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Tomek from Poland. (14 years old).

Touch the sensor on the screen to initiate the blue LED display. Hours emanate from the center of the display, the space in the display showing the current hour. Five minute groups are shown around the outer edge of the display and single minutes 1-4 are shown in four groups in between the hour lines, three lights indicating one minute.
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Hypno Clock

August 30th, 2010

Watch Design submitted by Guy Mann.

A mesmerizing clock design based on the processingjs.org example code and the polar clock. You can see Guy’s watch design concept in action here. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Vision – Variations

August 30th, 2010

The following images are variations on the Night Vision concept from August 9th. A different interface layout shows hours with the outer ring of dots, in the same position as hours on a clock face. Groups of five minutes are shown in the inner ring with lines in the same position as minutes on a clock face and four single minutes are shown beneath the 12:00 o’clock position. The variations here show different colored cases. Let us know how you feel about these. Read the rest of this entry »

Two Tone watch design on the block

August 30th, 2010

Design submitted by David Brophy.

A simple two tone 6×6 box design. To tell the time you start with the middle ring of 12 lights representing hours. The outer ring (20 lights) represents minutes x3 and the long lights in the center are 1 minute each. Read the rest of this entry »

Futuristic vent watch goes Cybernetic

August 27th, 2010

A strong looking concept with an asymmetrical shape. The brushed metal finish runs through the case and strap. Twelve vertical cuts are made in the case through which green digital tube LEDs display the time. Hours 1-12 progressing along the top from left to right, increments of 5 minutes progress across the bottom from left to right and four single minutes are shown in the far right column. Guide numbers are embossed onto the case above and below the display. Read the rest of this entry »

Orbit watch takes your mind for a spin

August 24th, 2010

A metal bracelet style concept that displays the time in a cryptic language. Can you translate? Hours are shown with small lit up shapes at the top and bottom of the interface moving in the same direction as hours on a clock. You can see the outline of the shapes as a reference points. Minutes are displayed digitally in the center. The digital tube LEDs are hidden within the layout of shapes which are just visible beneath the long, curved smoked lens. Read the rest of this entry »

Lock-Up watch design keeps time safe from prying eyes

August 20th, 2010

Black and silver combine to give this design a minimalist metallic look. When the button is pushed to initiate the time display, red LEDs appear through three windows in the face showing hours, groups of five minutes and single minutes 1-4.

Very simple to tell the time & yet a mystery to those who don’t know how. Its a minimal watch design, somewhat reminiscent of a safe tumbler, hence the Lock-up name tag. Its a watch design that caters to people who appreciate the simpler days of 70′s LED, but with some modern styling. Can an LED watch ever be understated?

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