There have been hoards of new design concept watches lately, but only a few of them have been actual products you can buy. Most of them are just flights of fancy that look cool. Yanko Design has a watch called the Watch3 that looks like a concept with numbers printed on the back of a crystal that you can only really make out when the watch hand moves over them.
I have been running across a bunch of strange and cool watches recently. The coolest, and most expensive, has to be the 4N watch that I ran across this week with mechanical operation and limited to only 16 pieces. A new watch today isn’t expensive and isn't handmade. The thing is called the Happy Hour Watch.
It's competition time again at SlashGear, and since we've had a few US-only giveaways recently we thought we'd throw open this latest one to readers worldwide. Tokyoflash have generously offered three watches from their distinctive line-up, and the winners will get to choose which model they prefer.
If you're looking for distinctive watches then Tokyoflash is likely on your shortlist, and the company have just announced a few limited edition designs courtesy of Casio and Riki Watanabe. The Casio range includes a re-release of their 80s Databank watches, only now in some eye-watering colors - together with the endearingly-chunky Casio Cubic Puzzle 3171 shown here.
Orange UK have announced pricing for the LG GD910 touchscreen watch phone, the wrist-worn handset that went on sale in France earlier this month. The handmade device will be priced at £500 ($826) and only available for a limited period; units will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Updated with video demo after the cut
You can't accuse UK carrier Orange of under-promoting the upcoming LG GD910 watch phone; the wrist-worn video phone isn't expected to hit shelves until August, but they've released a demo clip of the device in action. Nothing groundbreaking is on show, but it's still impressive to see a two-way video call on such a small handset.
Video demo after the cut
We're used to Tokyflash offering distinctive, dare we say bizarre watches, but while they work on their new line-up they're featuring some limited edition models from a fellow Japanese firm, Independent. Four watches are on offer, with various sub-dials, gages and even some Tokyoflash-style hidden features.
UK carrier Orange may not have secured the Palm Pre, but from the sound of it they don't really mind; their next high-end device is far more unusual than a simple slider smartphone. The carrier has revealed that it will be exclusively offering LG's GD910 Watch Phone in the UK this August, complete with capacitive touchscreen and integrated video calling.
Video demo after the cut
LG have announced that their GD910 watch phone will begin shipping in Europe come July, initially on carrier Orange, before spreading to unnamed carriers in Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Latin America. The LG GD910 has a 1.43-inch touchscreen LCD and supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA, video calls and media playback.