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Buckled LED Watch Design

September 24th, 2010

Design submitted by Devindh from UK.

This design is partly inspired by the ‘Tokyoflash Waku’ range and partly inspired by Apple’s integration of LEDs into their products. Devindh says, “I like the way Apple has created micro holes that are very unobtrusive, but allow the LEDs to draw attention once they are lit”.

This concept bridges the gap between jewelry and timepieces in a “buckle style” watch. The hour indicators are micro drilled to form a central focus of the watch. The outer rim divides the minutes into two sets of 30 that are visible through pierced slots. The minutes are etched onto the casing. Read the rest of this entry »

Timescale – LED Watch Design in Musical Patterns

September 24th, 2010

Design submitted by David from UK.

David was looking for a minimalist idea that would be simple to read but with a twist. This watch design came up when he saw a trailer on TV for Close Encounters. He combined the idea with tones or notes to get a similar audible effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Optical Illusion LED Watch Design

September 24th, 2010

A new concept from the Tokyoflash Design Studio.

This watch design is for you if you like a little challenge.  The time is displayed as an optical illusion – you can train your eyes to see the hidden numbers through the green and black maze.  Just press the button and see the green LEDs animate to light up the whole face and show you time in 4 big digits – no counting required. Read the rest of this entry »

Neon-ized LED Watch Design

September 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

After careful consideration of visitors’ comments on Logan’s other design submissions, he came up with his best design yet. Inspired by neon-advertising in dystopian sci-fi movies, this is simplicity and power combined in one entertaining design. Read the rest of this entry »

Nokta Watch Design – Time in a dot

September 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Salih from Turkey.

One LED dot is all it takes to tell time from this efficiently designed concept. It is a multi-colored LED watch showing 10-minute segments in different colors. The intersecting points between the hours in rows and minutes in columns light up in 6 colors representing each ten minutes. On date mode, all the LEDs light up except the section showing the date. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuning Watch – Car Design LED Watch

September 23rd, 2010

Design submitted by Patrick from France.

A very interesting and innovative watch design, Patrick describes it as a design that looks like a revamped American car, Calande, from the 50s and 60s.  Not only is the design for car lovers, it has a special mechanism, a sensory flap, that makes this watch handy for drivers on the go.  The time can be activated without releasing the steering wheel.  Convenient?  Read on! Read the rest of this entry »

A Binary Analogue Watch Design

September 22nd, 2010

(English) Design submitted by Laszlo from Hungary.

A fascinating analogue binary concept here from Laszlo in Hungary. We have sold some binary watches in the past and currently the R75 watch has a binary mode, perfect for mathematicians and computer scientists but really easy for anyone once you get the hang of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Section – Segmented LED Watch Design

September 22nd, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Whoa!  Logan’s ideas are just overflowing!  We have here twelve square segments combined to form a rectangular shaped display.  The LEDs illuminate clockwise from the top left to count 1-12 (all off for 0).  Hours are displayed first, then tens of minutes, and single minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Rising Sun Watch Design

September 22nd, 2010

Design submitted by Calvin from UK.

Here’s another unique Japanese-themed watch design.  Calvin’s concept shows a striking and vivid representation of Japanese symbols.  The white exterior and red LED will without question attract everyone’s attention and interest.  People who fancies Japanese-related gadgets will surely go for this watch.

Top LED section shows the hours, second section indicates AM/PM, third section shows 10-minute segments, and fourth section shows 1-minute segments.  PM is indicated by a half sun sign and AM, a full sun. Read the rest of this entry »

Across Time LED Watch Design

September 21st, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Like Logan’s design, “Arctime”, this watch design is a rearrangement of a traditional watch display brought forward into something futuristic.

We were lost at first on how to read the time but Logan explains it as “Two lines across the watch face tell the time. Imagine the hands of a traditional watch, anchored not at the center of the dial, but at two points on the perimeter. Those hands become LED lines to mark the hours (blue) and 5-minute groups (red). The minute line flashes 1-4 times to indicate times not ending in 0 or 5″. Sounds way too complicated but give it a moment and you’ll see how straightforward it is. Read the rest of this entry »

The Koi – LED watch design with a touch of Japanese

September 21st, 2010

Design submitted by Anna from Australia.

Anna has appealingly incorporated the koi fish to this simple and beautiful design.  She says “I wanted to incorporate a symbol that I believe epitomizes something inherently iconic within Japanese culture”.

The image is embossed on a silver watch face and scales will light up on each fish indicating the relevant time.  The minimalistic design will surely appeal to a variety of people and Anna believes that such design will allow the watch to be worn in all situations, from everyday to evening wear. Read the rest of this entry »

Cinematic Zoom LED Watch

September 21st, 2010

Design submitted by Logan from the USA.

Logan continues to surprise us with his big ideas and here’s another one inspired by cinematic zooms.  He describes it as his most conventional design with the segmented display pulsating to reveal each digit.  Asked why this design stands out from other designs, he says “It is so easy to read that it could have broad appeal, but still an interesting showcase for the beauty of the LED”. Read the rest of this entry »

B-Circuit Watch Design – B Version Rewired

September 20th, 2010

Design submitted by Maciej Mandrysz from Poland.

Another exciting and creative concept from Maciej. He says “This is a tribute to one of the best Tokyoflash products: the B-version watch. Orange LEDs combined with a circuit board pattern is something that will be a real attention grabber. The design is very clean and modern without any wicked or crazy shape, something I think many people will appreciate.” Read the rest of this entry »

Madrix – LED watch in black

September 20th, 2010

Design submitted by Adriano from France.

Adriano envisions this watch in black metal with white LEDs.  He wants to create a simple design that is both sophisticated and discreet, and he manages to attain this with the clean lines and conventional look of this watch.  The star-shaped arrangement of the LEDs is very unique and how Adriano designated the hours and minutes on each LED is quite impressive, with the middle circles showing 6-hour and 30-minute timings. Read the rest of this entry »

Broken Digital LED Watch

September 20th, 2010

Design submitted by Mattia from Italy.

We are simply awestruck with Mattia’s bizarre idea for time telling.  He tells us this idea came up when he noticed that the numbers of lines used in classic digital clocks matches perfectly to the 12+11+4 system used in some Tokyoflash watches.

Reading time may not be as easy as digital clocks but it’s far from complicated.  The upper section tells the number of hours and single minutes, lower section tells the minutes in groups of five and indicates am/pm; and is also separated in groups of 15 minutes.  It’s an easy read! Read the rest of this entry »