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11 On A Geek Scale Of 1 To 10



Fun | May 25, 2011 / views:
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Geeks just can’t resist showing off how different they are by wearing a watch that catches the eye and confuses the mind of normal watch wearers. I admit that these watches looks cool with all those LEDs blinking, but I think that these pieces would give me headache whenever I try to see what time is it :)

Torus concept watch tells time with colors

This bracelet style watch was designed to give the user a perception of time and some sort of experience. Very similar to the sun, you will not get the actual time just approximate time of day. The colors on the watch rotate to tell what time of day it is. For example blue/green represents morning, yellow/orange the afternoon, red/purple for evening and nighttime. Not exactly sure how, but tapping the touchscreen will allow users to set alarms.  Apparently by double tapping a color a timer will be set. Though there is not much of a use for such a watch in today’s world, we certainly find this device interesting to say the least. This watch would definitely be a site to see in real life if it ever makes it to market.

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TokyoFlash Infection Watch

Another amazing wrist watch design from TokyoFlash – Infection Watch. An original design combining sleek curves, tri-colored LEDs and a pulsating new display. Creatively designed full face mirrored lens and an innovative way to view time, no one is immune to Infection. Housed in a smart new case, Infection is ergonomically designed to neatly fit the contours of your wrist, the tapered edges providing a smooth transition between the case and lens. Twenty-seven multi-colored LEDs pulsate and move like cells across the curved face to present the time from beneath the attractive mirrored mineral crystal lens. Twelve red LEDs indicate hours, eleven yellow LEDs represent the progression of time in groups of five minutes and four green LEDs show single minutes.

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Crystal Time Band-its

Swarovski Swarovski everywhere, and not a point to spare. Once again crystal kings Swarovski have managed to inspire yet another concept design. This time around it was designer Peter Zsolt Koren. His “In-spiral” bangle bracelet/watch design looks acceptable on either on a wrist or a desktop. This rail system design adjust through every other line and locks magnetically.

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Multi LED Ni Watch from TokyoFlash

With all the different TokyoFlash watches that are released, it was nice to find one that fits well on the wrist and provides multi-colored LED display for time calculation. TokyoFlash is known for its off-the-wall watch design, providing a variety of wristwatches to choose from that also grant a challenge for telling the correct time. In the Ni watch model, the time and date is displayed using mutli-colored LED spots, that need to be added up correctly. Ni has separate areas for the different slots, dividing the 2 hour, 1 hour, 10 minute, 5 minute, and 1 minute mark. As you press the button to display the time, you add up the corresponding lights as shown for a final reading of the right hour.

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The Equinox

If you're obsessed with watches, here you have a beautiful wrist watch design that will undoubtedly catch your eye. Created by Nuno Teixeira, a Portuguese industrial designer, the Equinox Watch looks like a luxurious product. The device does more than just giving you the information you need about time, it also helps you give a statement with respect to your fashion beliefs. The top of the watch shows the hour, while the bottom shows the minutes.

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Haptica - Braille Watch Design by David Chavez

Haptica is a moveable Braille timepiece designed for the visually impaired. It brings precision and discretion to the user and provides a next generation solution that will improve the quality of life for a consumer market that is oftentimes over looked; this watch provides the perfect solution by displaying a real-time readout in Braille, which the wearer can scan with their finger to check the time” said David Chavez.

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HorodronHD-01 Concept Watch with E-Ink Display

HorodronHD-01 concept watch focuses more on the aesthetic look of its design, instead of beautiful lights to grab a potential customer’s attention. The following concept E-Ink based watch HorodronHD-01 was designed by Jonathan Frey. This watch is made of glossy black metal, embellished with small chrome parts. The display is adjusted with two buttons along the left side of the watch. The bottom display is the lighter gray of the background being used as the numbers display with the black merging with the black of the watch metal.

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Oberon by Tokyoflash

Like most of the watches offered by Tokyoflash the Oberon dispenses with the tradition two hands and minutes/hours number divisions in favor of patterned LED lights. When you read the time on the Oberon you start by looking at the outer ring of LEDs to determine the hour, the second ring of lights determines what minute it is and the third inner ring is devoted for grouping minutes into blocks of ten. It might sound complicated but picking it up is fairly simple and only takes a few glances at your watch. The watch will also tell you what date it is, all you need do is press a button and you can do that by LED lights too.

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Lightning LED Watch Design

Instead of the light that is used in cigarette lighters, the light in this concept is simulated fire using LEDs. In this concept designer used traditional way to tell the time however, the way that the light is omitted makes this concept watch anything but traditional. This is a cool, unique watch design for peoples who like a good, unusual design.

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Eleeno Ever Increasing Watch

Yanko Design has unveiled a new watch from Eleeno called the Ever Increasing Watch. On it’s face, it has a grid and dotted lines that remind me of sixth grade math class. The top blue line is the hours, the middle green line is the minutes in tens, and the bottom red line shows single minutes. To keep from hurting your noodle too much, the lines have the numbers underneath as well. The watch comes in silver or black versions, and is available over at the Yanko Store.

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Horological Machine No 3 Frog

The Horological Machine No. 3 Frog is another really cool and unusual watch, manufactured by Maximilian Busser & Friends (MB & F). Only 32 of these watches are manufactured, 12 of them are black titanium and the remaining are regular titanium. The watch is designed to look like a frog, hence the name.  The two domed ball-like objects on the watch face tell time, the one on the left houses the hour indicator and the one on the right houses the minute indicator, these domes represent the eyes of the frog.  Both of these “balls” are made out of aluminum, for weight savings, which results in the minimal use of power to rotate them.  The glass covering these “balls” is made entirely out of sapphire crystal, which is a feat in itself, as sapphire is very brittle and hard to shape. The watch has an automatic 36-jewel movement, designed by Jean-Marc Wiedenecht, and oscillates at 28,800 beats per hour.

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Diesel DZ9044 Watch

The Diesel DZ9044 is certainly a little different from some of the geeky watches we have seen in this gallery. Instead of displaying the time on the front of the watch, the watch face is completely blank, and the time is displayed on the side of the watch.

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