watches

Torus concept watch tells time with colors

Torus concept watch tells time with colors

There sure have been a lot of new high-tech watches out there over the past few months. The newest concept comes from a Belgium Product design student by the name of Nicolas Meiresonne. The Torus concept watch uses color and a touchscreen to tell the approximate time.

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Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch

Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch

Distinctive, beautiful and just plain strange, the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is the brainchild of Vianney Halter and the engineering masterpiece of the DMC Group's Jean-François Ruchonnet.  A wrist-watch built around a winch-driven chain fusee movement, it has a tiny 450 link chain and nickel silver drums; altogether there are 1,352 separate components.

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Tokyoflash Waku watch: almost subtle

Tokyoflash Waku watch: almost subtle

We're used to Tokyoflash watches being huge slabs of blinking stainless steel, and attempting to transplant a little of the Japanese skyline onto our wrist.  That's why this new Waku watch from the company is such a surprise - almost subtle, even - with its minimal metal and neat punctured-leather finish.

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Sanko is analog wristwatch with digital video capture

Too many over the edge digital spy gadgets we’ve seen; but this one is kickin’ it old school, an analog wristwatch with full-feature digital video camera that is capable of capturing both images and sounds.

Mobiado Professional 105GMT Gold is a Mechanical Watch Phone

Mobiado Professional 105GMT Gold is a Mechanical Watch Phone

A cell phone to me is a technology based electronic devices that hold no collective value compares to a sentiment item like a mechanical watch. I couldn’t see any value in a blinged-out handheld covered in gold or showered in diamonds. The connection fails as soon as the next technology rolls in with a bigger LCD screen, storage space or supports a faster communication protocol. But the Canadian has a unique way of making luxury cell phone worth more than its monetary value.

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Tokyoflash Ni watch: so complex it has to explain itself?

Tokyoflash Ni watch: so complex it has to explain itself?

Tokyoflash have announced another watch, and it seems the readout on the Ni is so confusing that they've actually had to annotate the LEDs.  Rows of lights are embedded into the horizontally-grooved stainless steel case, and at the touch of a button the LEDs illuminate in turn from top to bottom to let you add up exactly what time it is.

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Tokyo Flash Kisai Denshoku watch

Tokyo Flash Kisai Denshoku watch

Another day, another utterly bonkers Tokyo Flash watch.  Today's wrist-mounted slab of confusion is the Kisai Denshoku, apparently inspired by the neon skylines of Tokyo, and telling the time through a series of animated light-up bars.

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LG Prada II and Prada Link Bluetooth Watch launch

LG Prada II and Prada Link Bluetooth Watch launch

LG have officially launched the Prada II cellphone, as expected, and it's brought along a friend in the shape of a Bluetooth watch, the Prada Link.  Like other such devices we've seen, it can show caller ID as well as preview text messages, without requiring you to whip out the handset itself (and promptly get mugged).  As we've already seen, the Prada II itself is a 3G HSDPA (900/2100MHz) device with WiFi, a 3-inch capacitive WQVGA touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Tokyoflash Fire watch: more LED confusion

Tokyoflash Fire watch: more LED confusion

Esoteric watch manufacturer Tokyoflash have announced their latest bizarre timepiece, Fire.  Looking a little like a wrist-mounted nutmeg grater, Fire continues Tokyoflash's tradition of demanding wearers decipher combinations of LEDs in order to figure out if it's lunchtime.

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100% LED watch

100% LED watch

Studio 100% have been showing off this new LED watch at Tokyo Design Week 2008, with hidden LEDs that shine through the gunmetal links of the bracelet.  It manages to look both modern and retro at the same time, probably because of the nixie tube orange color.

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I Ching Oracle Watch concept wakes you up, guides your life

I Ching Oracle Watch concept wakes you up, guides your life

I'm no fortune teller, but I think this Oracle Watch concept would find plenty of buyers should it ever reach the market.  Designed by Andy Kurovets, it not only tells you the time but, using the divination principle of the I Ching, the order of chance events.

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DIY Open-Source Calculator Watch

DIY Open-Source Calculator Watch

It says a lot about me, I suppose, but when I was younger I thought a calculator-watch was possibly the coolest thing you could have on your wrist.  Pro-electronics engineer David Jones obviously feels the same way, as he's replaced his broken Casio CFX-400 scientific calculator watch with a DIY μWatch based on a 16-bit microprocessor, two-line 16-character display and full keypad.

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