Posts Tagged ‘cryptic’

Quad-Warp : A twisted digital watch

July 1st, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I was looking back at some of my older concepts, namely “Digicoil” and “Digital Warp“.

I have a real fondness for the digit style I used on those two concepts but neither design seemed to push the buttons of the blog voters for some reason. I noticed that the digit examples I used on “Digital Warp” for explanation purposes were actually quite nice in their own right. So I decided to give them one last outing “Quad-Warp” was born.

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ION LED watch looks like a alien code.

June 20th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: I thought about what is possible with the idea I had for the Invasion LED watch concept and made some changes. This is how the Ion was born.

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Futuristic binary LED watch with dual displays

June 17th, 2014
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Design submitted by Wilhelm from South Africa.

Wilhelm says: After some talk about binary watches here on the TF blog I came up with something different with a more sci-fi military style, the Target LED Watch.

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Asymmetric LED watch is a cryptic fusion of analogue & digital (update)

June 13th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: I wanted to come up with a simple LED watch that could display digits using as few LEDs as possible. I wanted the design to have a detailed industrial look, which would suit various finishes, materials and colours. I then decided with a couple of tweaks that a second time telling method was also possible.

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Change your view with the twistable ASPECT watch

June 12th, 2014
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Design submitted by Lewis from the UK.

Lewis says: The idea was to create something interactive. A device that offered more than just digital features. Having a physical twisting action affect the digital display in the forms of animation or function goes beyond pressing a button.

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Fingerprint e-paper watch exposes digital time.

June 9th, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany & Peter from the UK.

Sam & Peter say: When Pete’s Bio-Metric fingerprint watch concept showed up in the blog, I was like nooooooooo because I had some display tests ready by then – great minds think alike! No other fingerprint concept has been made since then (2011!) so I took my drafts and showed them to Pete. I thought, if there is a new fingerprint watch concept, he should be involved. Pete said yes in perfect english so he and I came up with some ideas for a watch.

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Exoskeleton watch doubles as wrist armour.

June 6th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Exoskeleton” a variation on a theme of an earlier design called “Vertebrae“.

Like Vertebrae this design is inspired by armour and exoskeletons and features armour like plates that make up the body of the watch. The gaps between these plates supplies the time telling display.

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Type-X watch makes its mark on your wrist

May 28th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Peter says: This is “Kisai Type-X” a back to basics 12-5-9 design.

I didn’t have a particular inspiration in mind when I decided on an “X” shaped LCD display, but in retro-spec I wonder if  I was subconsiously influnced by the “microsoft x-box” logo or the drones in the “Oblivion” film.

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Taiko watch uses minimal binary method to tell time

May 27th, 2014
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Design submitted by Wilhelm from South Africa.

Wilhelm says: The Taiko LED concept is an inspiration of a combination of Dieter Ram’s work and the analogue dialS of classic radio receivers to create a minimalistic watch with a retro sci-fi aviation appearance.

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Invasion watch complete with alien time code

May 22nd, 2014
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Design submitted by Sam from Germany.

Sam says: The idea for Invasion came at the time when I worked on Vein. Both concepts share the idea of letting the end of a line represent an analog watch display number.

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Room watch uses 3D walls to show time.

May 16th, 2014
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Design submitted by Andy from the Ukraine.

Andy says: I decided to design a watch which looks like mysterious apartment, to realize something architectural style.

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Vortex LED watch sends time spinning

May 15th, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: Vortex was the result of two minds coming together, both mine and my good friend Simon. We discussed and doodled one day and then once he had left I sat down at my PC and got busy with the CAD part and tweaking the aesthetics and minor details.

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Sentinel watch keeps a robotic eye on you

May 14th, 2014
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Design submitted by Peter from the UK.

Pater says: This design is inspired by the modern trend in car design for LED head lights.

These new lights are becoming far more futuristic, detailed and elaborate than the more traditional bulb and reflector type that they replace. Its this futuristic elaborate look that made me think of watch displays and how this could be incorporated.

“Sentinel” was the result.

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QUATTROGRID forms cryptic time modes using luminous lines. (update)

April 30th, 2014
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Design submitted by Wilhelm from South Africa.

Wilhelm says: The idea for this watch module came from the square metal grids used in the building industry, combined with 2 methods for reading time, the normal digital “grid” mode for easy time telling and the “quattro” binary method for reading digital time, hence the name “Quattrogrid”.

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Glyph LED watch looks cryptic, is actually easy! (update)

April 29th, 2014
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Design submitted by Justin from the UK.

Justin says: This is a re-imagining of BorderLine, a concept of my own creation. The method of telling the hours was well received and some felt that it was a shame that the minutes were robbed of this unique method.

So it has been reborn as…Glyph.

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