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Time Shift LED watch with beam-me-up display.

Design submitted by Lloyd (Australia) and Peter (UK).

“Time Shift” is an exciting LED concept watch that displays the time and date by ‘beaming’ digits onto the display. It was inspired by the futuristic teleportation devices in sci-fi programmes and films.

The 6-digit time and date are displayed by using the slider controls to make them seemingly materialise and dematerialise by using animated LEDs. Pushing the left slider forward turns the display on and, at the same time, initiates the materialisation of the time. Pushing the right slider forward simultaneously turns off the time and initiates the materialisation of the date. To revert to the time, just pull the right slider back. Both the time and date start at the 12 o’clock position and progress in a clockwise direction.

Time Shift has an alarm and is USB rechargeable via a computer. The display can be set to “always on” and the digits can be made to materialise and dematerialise in a variety of different ways. There is a “random” option for displaying the animations. There are various lights strewn around the watch in keeping with the sci-fi theme which could be utilised for various modes or functions. The watch is available in several different colour combinations.

This design would appeal to anyone who likes sci-fi and cool gadgets. Kids and big kids are well catered for here.

It stands out because of its unique animated display which is fun and easy to read. The interesting form and sci-fi looks also help the wearer stand out in the crowd.

Two additional animations [Anim2] [Anim3]

34 thoughts on “Time Shift LED watch with beam-me-up display.”

  1. How cool is this, Beam me up !!!! This is a five plus for me, and I want one now! Easy to read, great design and great graphics.

    Diane.

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    1. Hi Diane, If you into sci-fi new or old this should make you reminice. The colour combinations would work well with most outfits including a bit of cos-play! Cheers for the feedback and the 5+ vote! :D

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  2. I could list everything I like here but that’s basically the description up there :D This concept looks so cool. I’d love to own such a watch! With sliders!! 5*/YES Very nice collaboration guys and good luck!

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    1. Cheers Sam, and if the time telling methos doesnt appeal who wouldnt want a liitle spaceship on their arm? lol. Thanks for the positve comment and vote! :D

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  3. digits are awesome, slider concept is awesome – only criticism from me is i prefer more symmetry…maybe have the circular display more centered, and put the sliders above and below the display…

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    1. Hi Heather, This concept would lend itself to a variety of layouts I think. We chose the A-symetric one becasue it kinda looks like the enterprise. If it was more similar to the defiant shape you could use the layout you suggest. There are many posibilities, cheers for the feedback! :D

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    2. Thanx for the feedback Heather. We tried a layout like you suggest with the sliders below the display but it just didn’t look cool and, to be honest, just made it look like any old watch. Then we remembered TF have created watches that are asymetric so we stuck the sliders on the side. First on the left, which would have made the buttons awkward to use, and then on the right. This wasn’t quite right, so we moved the display to the left to make the sliders less intrusive. This also had the added bonus of making the watch resemble a spaceship from above that’s not a million miles away from the Enterprise.

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    1. Nice! Being prepared to flex the plastic is as big a compilment as it gets imho! Cheers for the great comment and the vote KV! :D

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  4. Oh I can the the main deflector and the bussard collectors and the warp engine field grills now! And we know, beaming at warp can work hehehe. Nice how abstract the watch stays so it can be seen differently by different eyes. First it was a dj pult, then my view changed.

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    1. Yeah we tried to keep it as abstract as possible (I have often been badged as too literal in the past! lol) while still having a subtle resemblence to the iconic space ship form. Yeah its cool when people see different things! cheers for the warp factor comment Sam! :D

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  5. This design is totally far out, Lloyd and Pete! I hope the level of interest goes to where none has before!

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    1. hehe you dont have to be here everyday Patrick, but the blog is a better place when you are! ;)
      Cheers for the comment and the vote! :D

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  6. Gimme, gimme, gimme! The only concern I have relates to the sliders – wouldn’t they be liable to break or get dirt in the spacing?

    Cheers,

    DZ

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    1. I dont think they would be any more likely to break than conventional buttons but dirt may be a factor. But then my mobile phone is full of nooks and ports etc and that lives in my fluff filled pockets but doesnt get excessively dirty. nothing that a good blow wouldnt sort (so to speak) lol

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  7. Brilliant and cool and geeky–like to an insane degree.

    To me, watch resembles the Enterprise as Rodenberry imagined it in the ’60s with the sophistication Lloyd and Pete furnished it in 2012.

    5 and yes no doubt. Good luck!

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  8. I love the overall look and the numbers rendering. ( the lights look like stove heating ring ) I prefer the red-plated one. ( red/black ). Depending on the size, I would buy.

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  9. This teleports to a different dimension soon so a quick thanks to all the people who commented, voted and shared/liked. Big thanks to TF for adding it here, and to Lloyd for the coop!

    Cheers everyone,

    Pete from team GB :D

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