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Domino FX Watch Concept Will Knock You Over With its Tricky Display

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The first thing I look for when it comes to watches is ease of reading the time off of it. I mean, what’s the point of having some really fancy wristwatch when you won’t be able to tell the time, also because of it’s fancy schmancy design?

Domino Watch

In short, the LED Domino FX wristwatch sent in from someone named Lloyd from Australia will definitely not be for me. I think dominoes is a fun game, but using it as a design to tell the time just, well, makes things complicated. I mean, remember the Domino Clock?

But for the people who can be bothered to take some extra time out to understand how the watch works, here’s what Lloyd has to say about his design: “This watch design is based on one of my puzzle ideas and, although it looks baffling initially, is actually incredibly easy to understand. It is called Domino FX because of the 4 domino-like figures in the display. However, these are not really dominoes, but digital 8s with up to 7 spots arranged inside each.”

Domino Watch2

“Up to 3 spots may appear in the top half and up to 4 in the bottom half. These spots indicate which, if any, of the 7 straight lines that make up each 8 must be omitted to make the time or date visible. You know when a line must be omitted because a spot appears right next to it.”

domino fx watch 3

Get it? Don’t get it? You might need to read his explanation a couple more times (and check the display on the wristwatch more than a couple of times) to get the hang of the whole concept.

[Tokyo Flash via Gadgets Matrix]





Comments (3):

  1. Bob says:

    Why not just make a 1 one dot and a 3 three dots?

  2. Michel van der Meij says:

    This is ridiculous, and just a bad copy of my domino watch. I invented the electronic domino clock long time ago and finishing the stages of a REAL domino watch. That is, a watch that looks like a domino tile and the pips according to a real domino tile. It has superb battery life (over 6 years) and the brightness of the pips are adjusted according to the amount of ambient light. Now that is a real domino watch!
    See the Kopriso domino watch on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Domino-Watch/290040851018314

    • Lloyd says:

      Michel, they aren’t really dominoes. That’s why the design is called “DOMINO FX” (effects). I had absolutely no idea about your watch design. This was a design concept for Tokyoflash. It’s just a way of having the digits in the display without people realising. All their watches have unique and unusual ways of telling the time and that’s why Bob’s idea wouldn’t be very appropriate.

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