Archive for the ‘ Watches ’ Category

Another Tokyoflash Japan Concept to Reality

The second watch in this many weeks from Tokyoflash Japan that has been sourced from a community concept from the Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio Blog.

LCD Watch Design with Time, Date and Backlight: Kisai Stencil LCD Watch Design with Time, Date and Backlight: Kisai Stencil LCD Watch Design with Time, Date and Backlight: Kisai Stencil

This one is a much more accessible design than most of the TFJ catalogue and should hopefully grant them a wider audience than they currently have been receiving…

It is Always Too Late

I shall not lie to you when divulging the origins my discovery of the designer brand “Too Late“: I discovered the company in an old MissHannahMinx video. As think about it more and more the less I am ashamed: the videos are made for watching and watched it I did.

Too Late was not create by a designer wishing to make their name in the fashion world, but by an entrepreneur who found a silicone watch in a New York MOMO store and decided that he could make something of that simple yet effective design. Ale Fogazzi acquired the distribution rights of that now-famous watch in 2007 and built the Too Late brand around it. Since then well over two million watches have been sold, proving that the company’s formula of ‘high-end yet affordable’ is winning over consumers world-wide.

Whilst the majority of the products from Too Late are of the time-telling variety, they have branched out with bracelets, wallets, handbags, USB flash drives, belts and even a bicycle. Even though I cannot say that the bright colours of Too Late’s signature silicone look is something that appeals to me directly, their subtler Neo and Nyx watches do tempt me greatly.

The Original Watch - Too Late

3D HANDBAG - Too Late
Original Analogue - Too Late Nyx - Too Late
Neo - Too LateWallet - Too Late
Fixed - Too Late

I will be watching this Italian company closely…

Brand Spanking New Concept to Reality from Tokyoflash Japan

As I mentioned in this post about Tokyoflash Japan’s unique watches, a good deal of their designs are hand picked from the community. The latest design hot off the watchmakers table is the Kasai Optical Illusion and is available for USD$199.

LCD Watch Design with Optical Illusion Display, Time, Date, Alarm and Backlight : Optical Illusion

To give a rough idea of how long it takes to turn an on-paper concept into a working watch, the original concept was published on the Tokyoflash Japan Product Design Studio Blog in September of 2010.

What do you think? personally I am not that much of fan but you cannot win them all…

Wristwatches Intent on Reinventing the Wheel

One Thing I have been enthralled in whilst absent from the world of blogging is a company by the name of TokyoFlash Japan. TFJ do one thing and one thing only, and that is create the most unusual and interesting watched that you are most likely to ever see. Not only so but they also create these little enigmas strange from the public’s submissions to their blog.

The following are some of the watches they sell or have sold in the past:

Kisai RPM SS LED Watch
Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch LED Watch Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch LED Watch
Kisai Kaidoku LCD Watch Kisai 3D Unlimited LCD Watch
Kisai Seven LED Watch Nekura Scramble LED Watch
Kisai On Air Black LED Watch

I will be sure to include a compilation of some of the best user-submitted designs that are currently pending approval, in a future post…

Watch decided (plus small review)!

I have finally decided and the following Fossil watch has been bought and paid for (well I actually decided a while ago but never posted about it because I forgot about it to be perfectly honest, but now that my package has arrived, I shall share the good news with you good people):
Analog Gunmetal Dial Watch - FOSSIL

Needless to say it look damn sexy and very showy and I think I need to put myself in more dressy situations so I can wear it more often. The watch was bought from a eBay seller for about AUD$80 (including postage) which was nice cheap surprise.

The watch itself looks so much better than it does in the pictures on the Fossil website: the buffed metal is sexy you could almost think it were titanium. The bold blacks of the face and border are very defined and the hands make it really easy to catch the time even at the quickest of glances. One thing I wasn’t quite sure of was the ‘diamond’ (actually, upon further reading it is an actual genuine diamond, what a present surprise) as I was concerned it would look too ‘blingy’. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It really does look great and with the 50 metre water resistance, it won’t fall victim to any accidental watering I may put it though due to complacency alone. It’s also not too heavy either which is nice for a guy like myself who has really skinny arms.