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FOUR : A Futuristic LED Watch Design

Design submitted by Firdaus from Malaysia.

Firdaus says : I was influenced by many Japanese Tokusatsu and most of them featured henshin gadget that are very futuristic and stylish. Inspired by the shape of digit “4” and Japanese “つ” (tsu), I came up with this watch design.

Four Watch Design is a very futuristic looking Twelve 5-9 based LED watch that is easy and fun to tell the time. Time is separated by group of 12×1 hour, 5×10 minutes and 1×9 minutes alongside the “4” shape face and part of the strap.

This watch design is dedicated to Tokyoflash’s  fans seeking futuristic timepiece that has quality looking and can fit on wrist with conventional steel strap and clasp setting.

Four Watch is designed taking into consideration of the technology and design aspect of other previous and current Tokyoflash watches such as Shinshoku, Fire, RPM, and Seven. The tag is, Transform with time, with Four Watch Design!

80 thoughts on “FOUR : A Futuristic LED Watch Design”

  1. Wowowow FirFir! Now thats futuristic! It really is something out of a futursitic Anime movie! The time telling method is clean, simple and easy to understand, the styling is sharp and edgy! me likey! 5 stars and Yes sir!

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  2. WOW awesome watch!! This is futuristic to the max! I would buy this so fast. It would be my second watch along with the kisai seven. SO AWESOME!!!!!!!! 5 out of 5

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  3. Sexy watch! I would buy this in a heartbeat (if it’s not made too big) — I’d buy several, actually (I love the solar idea) — even though I’m not crazy about having to count to tell time, I’m willing to give that up for this look! ;) Awesome! 5*/yes! Great job!

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    1. I like the solar version too Heather-sensei. Don’t worry about the size, the designer here also has a thin wrist size and Japanese watches always fit my wrist. I’d also appreciate

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  4. Big applause for this design! (5 stars and Yes of course) My favourite version is the black/red.
    I like the 12-5-9 theme!

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  5. Incredible! 5 and a AREYOUKIDDINGYES!
    Maybe do a variant with red for the hours, green for the 10 minute jumps and yellow for the single minutes, like the old tokyoflash watches did.

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    1. Hey Charles, I’ve tried with multi LEDs, but looked too colorful IMHO, matter of taste I believe, yeah noted like the old TF watches… Ni, Shinshoku, Hako etc… That can be considered once this design has been considered ;-) thanks for stopping by with areyoukiddingeyes :-)

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      1. But if you notice the LED used in recent TF watches is different from the previous generation, I think there’s constrain to have multi LED in design like RPM and Night Vision, though not sure ;-)

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  6. Great design Fridaus. eyecatching and very futuristic looking, delivered to perfection in some sweet graphics and authentic looking fonts and instruction diagram.. suprised TF havnt asked to take the short trip across the pond to work for them yet ;)

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  7. WOW. Seven loves Four! ;)

    It’s the future in watch form! Love everything about this, especially the steel strap. Great a-symmetric design and surprisingly easy to read the time. Your best design yet (IMO) and definately one of my favourites. Fingers crossed!!!

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  8. Brilliant. I have a very hard time picking a favourite, they are all so cool.
    Silver/Red or Gold/Yellow look really striking.
    I’m not sure I would be brave enough to wear the gold one, but it looks out of this world.

    I would suggest some very subtle etchings on the inside vertical track, just to help a little bit with reading the time.
    The horizontal one doesnt need it because 1-5 is simple enough at a glance.

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    1. Wow. Thank you Tokyoflash for giving feedback on my design, really appreciate it. I made several layout for the LED and chosen this one because all are looking good for me, so cant waste time to pick… Noted on your suggestion, anything is good, I’ll take it because Four is cool isn’t it? Let’s rock!

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  9. Please dont add timemarks on this watch, I really think that would destroy alot. If you have to make it more simple to read then atleast do something other then 1-9 markings with western numbers. Add a small marking on the “5” or something to make it easyer to add up.

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    1. I think with the current layout, the 6 hour onwards as well as 1 minute onwards, can be read easily, the problem might be there when reach 6 minute ~ perhaps when we get to use with the layout and with help of animation that little problem can be solved without having to put marker? … thanks for the input Tzu

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    1. Hi Dave

      At this moment, this is just a concept idea, so you might be able to buy once (only IF) it becomes reality, though there’s no guarantee.

      Thanks for your interest

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  10. If this watch is ever brought to production I will definitely be buying a couple of varying colours!

    Excellent desing!

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  11. probably the best watch design since kisai seven .No problem, i buy it. simply gorgeous futuristic and so classy. made it please i need one of thoose!!!

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  12. this is, simply, an amazing timepiece! a very techno- like feel, with the silver and lights. The gold version would only complement a select number of people, I not among them. I mean, it’s just so cool. I would definitely buy one of these if I had the money. It would be my first choice!

    Five stars and a round of applause for you!

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  13. Why aren’t Tokyoflash and Kamen Rider series working together?
    I don’t know, but this watch is an awesome consolation prize, and I own a Fire >,<

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  14. Strange but cool. Little trouble reading it at first, but then I figured it out enough that it could easily become instant recognition after a short time of wearing the watch.

    Agree with Toky about maybe adding a notch in the 5 minute mark for ease of recognition (Satellite did a good job of this with the little notches at 15, 30, and 45)

    Good stuff. Red black for me plz!

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  15. Nice one Firdaus, I enjoy your designs very much. This has a very “super hero” look to it. I agree with Heather to a certain extent about counting to read the time. On the one hand, I like to be able to read at a glance, but on the other, it wouldn’t take long to master this and be reading it quite easily after a couple of days. Maybe some etchings as someone above suggested.

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  16. Definitely would buy! love it! love the black and red. Shiny looks a little ‘Too’ futuristic… Great work though!

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    1. Heh, never thought there’ll still people to comment, I was busy with dragon age ;-)

      Thank you for the like Mindwatches. Black + red is very hot and awesome isn’t it?

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  17. Wow, nice concept!
    I don’t mind the counting part too much, I own a few TF watches that requie it and it’s not hard to learn.
    However, I will say the silver versions are too simple, the mirror finis almost isn’t eye catchin enough, but the black versions are beauties. I’d still buy regardless, but I almost want something more from the silver ones; a design that takes up some of that white space maybe?

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    1. Hey Big_O, I always have several variations before decided final work, and there’s reason why I submitted these ones. The color really plays important roles in a design, hmmm. The black version is just fine and more heroic / villain look, while the silver version appeals to something like robocop. Add a fancy color to the case like green, It’ll look like green hornet gadget… or some might say power rangers, kamen raida etc… those are still cool and depends on individuals taste.

      Thanks for the input, if you have any, just say it. TF is listening to the reviews when deciding their final design decision.

      Fidaus thanks you. Rock!

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  18. Remind me Omnitrix of Ben10, but still a very nice concept! Does like it and if it ever get released i would buy as for sure…

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  19. This is an astonishing time peice here. I’ve been looking at all the different watches in the concept design area and this immediately caught my eye. Now imagine how many people you will attract by just wearing this baby. I can see this watch come to reality. I’ve seen other watches a a lot more complicated that have already been produced. If it were to come out, I would buy this watch as soon as I know it’s available. This is just too inspiring! Frekin love it.

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  20. I want one. The silver one with blue lights. Sell it to me….NOW! LOL. AWESOME. I collect watches and this would be the coolest I own and I own A LOT of Tokyo Fash watches so that is saying something. Wow, I hope you guys actually make this and sell it. I am keeping all my fingers crossed!

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    1. Even it’s my own design, I have to admit I have the same view as yours, and hopefully they can be realized. Thank you for the finger crossed. I’m too. Give me 4 ;-)

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  21. i enjoy the concept for this watch but it needs to be fine tuned.

    my biggest problem is anything for this watch with silver makes it look like a retro”future” trekie-esqe design.

    now take out the silver or base metal out of each design and put color in its place like you did with the later ones (green,yellow) and it looks pretty good

    but with the silver (metal) colors it just looks bland and done and done again

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    1. Thank you adam for your feedback. Most inclusive me love the silver element, but I understand people who have different taste, that’s why I created several possible combinations and let the audience chose their favorite. Silver element would add quality look to the watch. Retro-futuristic is always awesome imho. Colorful ones are great too. I believe your comment is heard but I have to agree which either one come out to this world ;-)

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