Archive for Watches

Tokyoflash Right Angle LCD Watch Concept

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

Tokyoflash has yet another neat concept watch in the Right Angle LCD watch. It takes some outside of the box thinking to tell the time with this one as usual. Just flick your wrist to change the angle and reading the numbers will become clear.

The time is shown digitally with Hours-Minutes-Seconds-Milliseconds, but the layout of the numbers on the display is stretched so it distorts the image. Pretty neat and we are sure this one will go into production at some point.

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku LCD Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2011

Tokyoflash’s latest watch design uses words to tell the time. It is called the Kisai Kaidoku. No numbers here. Just a watch that Scrabble fans and vocabulary teachers will appreciate.

So how do you tell the time with words? Just read the flashing words and you will know what time it is. The date can be read in the same way by pressing the lower button. I prefer good old numbers myself, but it’s a neat watch.

Burg 5 phone watch

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on June 29th, 2011

Dick Tracy has had a phone watch for years. Now you can too. The Burg 5 Watch allows you to slip a SIM card inside and make and receive phone calls for 60 minutes at a time. It comes in Royal Blue, Lipstick Red, Jet Black, Baby Pink and Apple White. Around the outside of the dial are buttons numbered one to nine along with a call button and dismiss button. The SIM card slips into the side of the watch.

It also has a built-in microphones and speakers, but since there is no display you will have to be able to remember every phone number you want to dial. At least the speaker calls out the incoming phone number for you so you have some idea of who is calling. It can be yours for £99.99.

Space Invader Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2011

We love us some Space Invaders around here and this watch is just awesome. The Romain Jerome Space Invaders Watch comes with either a color space invader face or a monotone black and white face. The watch uses a multi-level face which was very difficult to manufacture, but it creates the proper effect and makes the face look like it’s made from pixels.

It also has a mechanical self-winding movement, and lugs fitted with safety screws and integrated ball-and-socket joints for ergonomic wrist adjustments. Each style is limited to just 78 pieces, but sadly there is no information on pricing or availability.

Tokyo Flash Kisai Rogue SR2 Led Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

The latest watch from Tokyoflash is stylish as usual and as usual, confusing to read the time on it. It’s called the Kisai Rogue SR2 LCD. It displays the time through a circle of connecting blocks. The LCD display is always on and you can choose between 4 colors.

The watch has LED backlighting and is available for $179. It should be easy to read the time on this watch, once you know how to do it.

How Drunk Are You? This Tokyoflash Watch Will Tell You

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2011

Despite the fact that you should really act responsibly, this watch will tell you how drunk you are. And if you have to ask, you are probably too drunk. This LCD watch checks your blood alcohol content. Just place your finger on a dedicated button and have it check your BAC.

If you are sober enough to manage that anyway. Don’t try to do this and touch your nose at the same time, while walking a straight line.

Kisai RPM Acetate White Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2011

Last year Tokyoflash debuted the Kisai RPM watch. It had a black case and blue LEDs that mark the time. Well now it has arrived in a special white edition. The Kisai RPM Acetate White version is available now and it looks good.

The watch shows the time in groups of three with the lights. It does look very striking in white. It charges via USB and one recharge takes 3.5 hours and should last for a month. It will cost you just $159.99. I still can’t figure out how to make out the time myself.

Fossil Meta Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2011

Fossil’s Meta Watch “wrist computer” comes in digital or analog versions and is based on the TI MSP430 micro-controller paired with Bluetooth for connecting to your phone, tablet or other device. It will also display information from mobile applications or Internet services.

The watch also features a 3 ATM water resistant stainless steel case, a leather strap, a mineral glass crystal, a vibrating motor, a three-axis accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. The analog version features two 16 x 80 white OLED displays, while the digital version has a 96 x 96 reflective display. The Meta Watch should arrive in July 2011 for $200.

Tokyoflash radiation level LED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

With the recent disaster in Japan, many radiation detection devices have recently surfaced and here’s another. Though this one is less useful in letting you know if there is radiation in the area or not. It just uses the same theme. Right now it’s still just a concept, but the radiation level LED concept watch looks pretty cool.

The watch face looks amazing. You can tell the time using the colorful bars which light up. There’s also a charging indicator to let you know when it is charging. Cool watch, but some people may not want reminders about radiation every time they look at their watch.

LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch has no hands

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

Look ma, no hands! The LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch has no hands at all. The minutes, seconds and hour hands are replaced by discs for each that rotate as time passes. The bottom loop shows you the current time.

It uses a Swiss quartz movement, features a square stainless steel outer body and is waterproof up to 3 ATM. The LIP Mythic Jump Hour Watch manages to look pretty elegant despite having no hands though. Looks like a James Bond watch.

Bell & Ross Red Radar Limited Edition Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

That is one good looking watch. The Bell & Ross Red Radar watch is made to look like a radar screen, the kind in air traffic control towers, submarines and other military vehicles. This timepiece uses a disc system mounted to a traditional ETA movement. That’s what gives it it’s unique look.

Just be prepared to drain your bank account, as the Bell & Ross Red Radar watch will cost you $5500 and only 999 pieces will be produced.

Ventura SPARC MGS Kinectic-powered Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

The Ventura SPARC MGS looks nice and futuristic and it uses a micro-generator to power a digital display. Your wrist movements feed an accumulator that provides power to the high-performance microprocessor.

The company claims that throughout an average day the wearer’s movements will turn the oscillating mass about 4,000 times. Through a set of connecting gears, these rotations are used to repeatedly tension a spring. Every time the spring is fully tensioned, it releases that force to a built-in micro-generator which generates electricity for the watch. Pretty cool.

Konect USB watch concept

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of unique watches. We thought we had seen it all in fact, but nope, there was at least one more. Artist Olivier Demange created this timepiece concept called Konect, which has a wide range of features and looks futuristic.

It sports a Bluetooth radio that acts as a receiver, controls for music playback, a button to answer and end calls, a removable USB stick, and yes it also tells the time. We just aren’t sure how yet. Still, it looks awesome and we hope to be wearing one soon.

Phosphor Reveal watch uses Swarovski crystals to tell time

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

Swarovski crystals. They have been used to bling up many a gadget. The Phosphor brand has announced the Reveal line, which uses Swarovski crystals to actually tell the time. Phosphor is using “proprietary Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Digital technology” to rotate Swarovski crystals into place to form the readouts on the face.

The models are available in six styles, four of which are for women, and two for men, for $199 and up. These crystals sure look better on a watch face, than they do on an iPad.

Timescape Sci-Fi watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2011

If you want a cool looking futuristic watch, you have to work a little to find out what time it is. The Timescape Sci-Fi watch will require some brain cells to figure out, but it is worth it just for it’s style. It features a chrome exterior and uses blue LEDs to illuminate a rectangular grid, giving you the readouts. Each line contains a series of dots representing minutes or hours. The vertical lines are the hours, the first three horizontal lines show five-minute increments, and the last row shows exact minutes.

Looking good means that you’ll never know what time it is at first glance. The Timescape Sci-Fi watch will cost you $70.