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Hinged Analog LED Watch Design

Design submitted by Gordon from the USA.

Gordon says that he wanted to make a watch that incorporated a double hinge band for a man.

Time is told like an analog watch.  The outer ring of lights show the hour, the second ring counts 5 minute intervals, and the center triangles count single minutes.  Straps are spring loaded and will stay open in the open position.

Gordon sees men wearing this watch, perhaps engineers or designers.

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49 thoughts on “Hinged Analog LED Watch Design”

  1. when i say hinges stay open, think about a jewelry box hing. once it is open its stuck open, but when it is closed it creates downward pressure on the band.

    does anyone see the first three pictures, they are not showing up on my page.I would appreciate a lot if someone can say they are up there cheers

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  2. I like it Gordon, steel and carbon with the red face for me. I like the combinations of material and the chucky industrial feel. Nice work 5* and Yes

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      1. thanks Pete I was going for that chunky Billet look you see on high performance after market hot rod parts they make for cars

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    1. ha ha ha,Yeah they ask and thats all i could come up with. I gues I should have said this watch is for anyone with a wrist

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      1. hehehe, I may steal this comment for the “who would you see wearing this design” for a future submission. “anyone with a wrist and a pulse” lol

        Love the idea, here, Gordon. The hinged design with the hex bolts makes a nice Robocop like vibe. Time telling method fits well too. I go 5/y (but still like Ouroboros better :D )

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  3. This watch definately works, simple time telling but incoporated into a cool futuristic pattern…this is what tokyoflash is all about (H) 5 stars and yes. its real good dude

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      1. I did wonder if it was an emoticon. Someone use a <3 as a heart the otherday but on my mobile I thought it was smaller than 3 score. Learn something every day on this blog! :)
        Sorry to taking over your blog entry Gordon! hehe

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    1. explain why its boring, explain where he could improve…explain the reason you rate it so low, is it the case? is it the time telling, the bracelet? come on people…give reasons so us designers can improve our designs.

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      1. Watch not in my taste in general. And still: the principle of display of time is beaten for a long time in others concept more successfully.
        Personally it not to be pleasant to me, and to whom that it is assured it is necessary to taste.

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  4. Question for TF. I cant see the first 3 images on my sign in on 2 different computers yet others say they can, do you know why or how i can fix?

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  5. Very nice design. I’ve wondered about the efficacy of the “spring band” design for a while now. Never had one, being a man, but thought it would be nice to have the option.

    Clean design, easy to read, wearable: 5*/y.

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  6. Thanks Xenagogue, I have seen this spring mechanism in womens cuffs done with a leaf spring. Were you able to see the top 3 pics?

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    1. If you couldn’t find an appropiate hinge, you can easily get the same feect with a compression spring and a v shape on the case where the strap meets it, the spring would be mounted inside the bracelet and acts against the V to give you an over top dead centre effect. The spring could be made a feature, which would tie in with the industrial look.

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  7. I really like the hugging mechanism :D You can adjust the screws to make the final position of the rigid bands wide or narrow. The materials are also cool. I realy like first version most – red and black ♥

    The diplays could be a bit more powerful. Dividing a rectangle and let the several parts tell the time is just ok. Maybe you make it asymmetric by pushing the center a bit more to the lower left, or you let the display look like being broken or you blur it or add details which let it seem 3d… something is missing there. But maybe I’m biased by seeing too much new concepts. It is still hard to find such a display in the real world, so it will turn heads :)

    Imagining, the display rocks more in the end, I give you 5*/Yes for this cool work.

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  8. Thanks Sam, your opinion matters to me. I agree the display lacks a uniqueness. Your Idea of assymetry might be just what it needs, as if what is now the center was falling into a corner. But i am glad you like the over all feel of the watch

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  9. I agree with Sam. The case and strap are great and new, but the display isn’t as exciting. I’d like to see more with the aesthetic of this case and strap.

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      1. How about realoding (not ctrl+r but ctrl+shift+r, the really really reloading)? I didn’t have problems today. And it’s the first time I read about such :O

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