Design Challenge

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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High Definition : Concept watch design

August 18th, 2010

The focal point of this concept is the center of the glass lens which is chamfered at a 45 degree angle around the central block of metal. The overall shape of the watch is simple, featuring sharp lines and delicate grooves. The user-selectable multi-colored LCD interface is crisp, clean and simple; hours are shown in square blocks and five minute groups are shown as lines outside the square blocks, in the same position as hours and minutes as a clock face. Single minutes 1-4 and seconds are shown in the central zone. The time can be read instantly because of the always on LCD screen.

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Sport Mode, uber-techno watch design

August 13th, 2010

An asymmetrical watch design which as well as displaying the time, has health performance indicators presented in a graphical way. A heart rate monitor and body temperature indicator are shown with lines, progressing from bottom to top. The time is shown in the rectangular zone on the right; hours in the same manner as a clock in the outer ring, groups of 5 minutes progressing within the ring and single minutes progressing diagonally. The LCD display is back lit with user selectable colored LEDs and the large button on the front provides easy access while exercising. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Vision

August 9th, 2010

The matte black finish on the case and strap of this design create a clean contrast with the shiny smoked glass lens. Beneath the lens, the bright green interface shows hours in the outer ring, the space in the lights showing the current hour, and digital minutes in the center. A simple concept with an interesting form. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Digit watch design

July 23rd, 2010

The silver ring around the face of this concept contrasts against the black case and strap to enhance the fact that the lens is raised above the case. A deep acrylic lens covers the interface, and beneath there is what appears to be a maze of digits. Blue LEDs ignite the display when the button is touched and three flashing digits present the current time. Read the rest of this entry »

Direction

July 16th, 2010

A concept that combines three colors to great effect; green LEDs, a black case and silver strap. The strap appears to be wrapping itself around the case in a manner that leaves an opening in each corner. The operation buttons are located on the right side in the spaces between the casing. The time is simply shown with hours 1-6 on the top row, hours 7-12 on the bottom row and digital minutes in the centre. When the watch is not on, it looks cryptic with its grid of raised blocks. Read the rest of this entry »

Wavelength

July 9th, 2010

A concept with an always on LCD display and user selectable LED backlighting. The hour is shown in digits in negative space in the center of the display, minutes are shown by the ring of blocks surrounding the digits. The first rotation of minutes in positive blocks to 30 minutes, then the second rotation in negative blocks to 60. There are markings to help indicate the current position. The simple, tough looking case has large buttons above and below the face to initiate the LED backlighting. Read the rest of this entry »

Echo

July 5th, 2010

A concept with an always on LCD display and user selectable LED backlighting meaning that the time can always be read at a glance and you can choose the color of the display. The square case and tapered strap are designed in a simple manner, the glass reaching right out to the edge of the case. Single minutes are shown in digits in the central circle, hours are shown by the single LCD block moving around the central circle and five minute groups are shown by the outer LCD block moving around the circle. Seconds are also shown on the very outer circle. Read the rest of this entry »