This time we will show you a huge collection of unusual, creative, unique timekeeping gadgets. Some of them are watches, some are clocks, some are calendars, some are very interesting installations.
This is the clock with a hand that appears to resist gravitational pull while keeping time. Instead of conventional hands that rotate from a central point, the clock has a red, magnetic sphere that seemingly floats above the face as it circles the clock. The sphere advances in 15-minute increments to provide casual timekeeping that attempts to usurp the tyrannical rule of schedules and deadlines. Driven by quartz movement, the one-handed clock takes a minimalist approach to timekeeping and assumes the hour can be deduced from daily context, focusing all of its efforts on keeping pace with the march of minutes.
Gravitistic is a watch that expresses the concentration of time. The units of time pointing toward a minute hand are arranged as if they were pulled by the gravity. By utilizing the force of a magnet, this watch performs a role that symbolically delivers the message to remind the meaning of the current hour rather than to tell the exact time of the moment.
Gravitistic is designed under simple and controlled format while eliminating any technical skills in order to deliver the significance of time in the most honest posture.
Clocky is the alarm clock on wheels that runs away beeping! You can snooze one time, but if you don't get up, Clocky will jump off of your nightstand up to 3 feet high, and run around your room as if looking for a place to hide. You'll have to get out of bed to silence Clocky's alarm.
This makes a cute gift for the person who has everything but likes to sleep.
If you wore a watch that didn’t tell the time, you might get a few strange looks.
But this gadget - which doesn’t have hands or digital numbers - claims to give an ‘enlightening’ sense of your days passing by vibrating every five minutes.
Instead of a traditional clock face, the Durr watch gives timely notifications to alert a wearer that they may be spending more - or less - time than necessary on daily tasks.
Touch Skin is a new concept watch designed by Niels Astrup that fits in with your existing plethora of gadgets. It’s a minimal watch with a touch-sensitive screen which allows you to customize the overall look thanks to its flat OLED display.
The Touch Skin watch would connect to your computer or smartphone via Bluetooth, and let you download new skins or designs for the display. You would also be able to design your own using the Touch Skin App.
It could be charged wirelessly via the gift box it comes packaged in.
Japanese males, from a young age, seem to be obsessed with the idea of flipping up a pleated skirt. At long last, there is a product, which unapologetically caters to that desire that has long been repressed.
Designed to resemble a schoolgirl’s uniform, complete with knee-high socks, each layer of the skirt has the days of the months printed on it and the final layer can be pulled back to reveal a pair of panties. Because the calendar only features the lower half of the body, it can easily be combined with a poster of one’s favorite idol, model, or anime character.
The calendar’s pages simulate a high school student skirt which customers need to flip every month waiting for the “surprise” at the end of the year.
Nadir is the deepest point on a celestial sphere directly beneath a surface position. It indicates the profoundest depth which lies below. Inspired by this concept, the watch has time as its nadir, represented by the small disc with the numerals in the center of the watch. The hour, minute, and seconds hands all point to that small disc, rotating around it as you would normally expect.
The smallest hand is the hour hand, followed by the next longer hand or the minute hand and finally the longest hand which is the second hand.
The “About Time” clock’s design is shaped like a cone and it lays on your desk, rolling one complete rotation every 12 hours. Around the edge of the face of this clock is a single, long sentence which is describing the time in great generalities. Whatever part of the sentence is at the bottom of the face is the current time. The sentence parts consists of things like “It’s about six o’clock” or “it’s almost seven now”. You can see close-up photo of the face after the jump.
The point of the About Time clock is to remind you to relax and not worry about the exact time, but I think this would stress me out more.
This is one of the most innovative and creative men's watches. It may be a watch, but it is not made by a watch company, and not a single piece of it comes from a watch industry supplier. This is something different altogether. The launch of their Devon Tread 1 watch featuring a system of interwoven belts, powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. They are modern wonders of the mechanical watch world.
It’s like staring into a modern art installation of interwoven, perpetually moving conveyor belts.
This gravity-controlled clock was created for grown-ups who are still children at heart. Designed by stylepie, the JELLY alarm clock has a youthful jello cup-inspired shape. The timepiece functions using internal movement sensors that can identify which direction user input is coming from. It does not have any buttons or cords.
Putting the "fun in functionality," the gravity-controlled clock is also manipulated through movement. Rather than pressing the snooze button, you simply push the clock, making it roll around and the alarm is turned off temporarily. If you want to stop the alarm all together, you turn the clock over and place it face down.
Available at www.thingy.club
It combines a timeless design with technological brilliance for a compact music system that sounds even better than it looks. Keeping track of the time while listening to your favourite music and charge your Qi enabled smartphone with the Qi Box in two stylish wood finish.
It features a beautifully integrated LED alarm clock & temperature display, superb music clarity, integrated mic for hands-free calls, as well as wireless audio connection with your devices.
Available at www.thingy.club
The Mini Power Plant Clock is quite a clever play of words. It is literally a small sized clock that is powered by a plant, hence Mini Power Plant Clock. Clever, isn’t it? The Mini Power Plant Clock may not look like much. In fact, it looks like someone just stuck a digital clock to the side of a white plastic pot. The interesting part is of course that the clock itself does not run on battery and is powered by the plant.
At the back of the clock are a two different types of metal blades. The metal blades are embedded into the soil. The wet soil acts as a conductor between the two metal blades and produces enough electricity to power up the clock. We don’t know the exact science of it but there might be some voodoo magic involved.
Available at www.thingy.club
Watch concepts decorate the internet like Christmas lights, but this is a design that really stands out from the rest
Ring Clock is a beautiful marriage of the ring and the watch. You will be rewarded with the time, when you play with this gadget.
a faceless clock that prints the time and date on a paper receipt. The Receipt Clock takes the form of a wall-mounted machine with a single button which, when pressed, prints on paper from a roll and delivers the receipt through a slot. The user then tears off the receipt, which also has a series of printed lines that can be used to write messages relevant to the particular moment.
The Plot Clock is a DIY project that maintains the same tagline as life itself: both incredibly genius and completely pointless. This manifestation of existential boredom is a robotic clock that writes the time every minute on a whiteboard, only to erase it so that it can write the next minute. And on and on until the end of eternity.
(O, Plot Clock! How you mock my life, erasing your own meaning with every minute that passes!)
This notepad with a clock in the middle will help you organize your to-do list better, it works perfectly for a visual person who likes to see how their time is spent. Tear off the page by the end of the day and start on the next. Any additional notes can go on the additional notebook on the right side.