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Tag: Analog

Extra Normal Watch Isn’t So Normal After All

Extra Normal Watch Isn’t So Normal After All
These minimal analog watches have a little secret. Using some clever optical trickery, the current hour gradually appears and disappears from view. You see, that hour hand isn’t really a hand at all. It’s actually a cutout in a solid round disc covering the face of the watch. As the…

Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill

Tiktak Clock Offers Numeric Overkill
Sometimes it’s a bit of a challenge to tell the exact time on an analog clock. Sure, you can say “it’s about quarter-to-three”, but it really might be 2:47. This intricate wall clock tries to solve that problem by displaying every individual minute as a separate point on the dial.…
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Turntable Watch Spins Me Right Round Like a Record, Baby

Turntable Watch Spins Me Right Round Like a Record, Baby
Vinyl DJs and turntablists rejoice, for here is a watch that’s a perfect reflection of you and your musical stylings. Designed by FludWatches, the TableTurns watch has a face that looks like a miniaturized version of the classic Technics 1200 turntable. While all the visual details are there, don’t expect…

Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round

Lip Mystic Analog Watch: Watching the Wheels Go ’Round
When I first looked at this watch, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of numbers displayed on the face at once. But once I took a second to get my bearings, I actually thought it was pretty cool. The Lip Mystic displays time using three concentric circular discs, the…

Seiko Discus Watch: Let the Spinning Wheels Spin

Seiko Discus Watch: Let the Spinning Wheels Spin
This gorgeous new watch from Seiko Japan uses a series of spinning aluminum discs to display the current time. Unlike some of the more cryptic modern watches coming out of Japan these days, the Seiko Discus is actually quite easy to read. A set of three numbered discs continuously rotate…

Starck Palindrome Watches a Study in Simplicity

Starck Palindrome Watches a Study in Simplicity
Design virtuoso Philippe Starck continues to crank out some beautifully minimal timepieces, and these are no exception. The Starck Palindrome series offers up a design so clean that it doesn’t even look like it has a minute hand at first glance. Look closer, and you’ll notice that the minute hand…

Time Cube Tells Time With Triangles

Time Cube Tells Time With Triangles
For just a few brief moments each day, this clock looks like an ordinary cube, but most of the time it transforms to form star-like geometric patterns. The Time Cube carves off one corner of its 6-sided box to form a series of layered triangles which rotate to tell the…

U-Boat Night Vision Watch has Me Seeing Red

U-Boat Night Vision Watch has Me Seeing Red
This wristwatch conceals its dial behind a dark red filter that gives it a bold look that’s unlike any other watch I’ve seen. The hands and numerals on designer Italo Fontana’s U-Boat Night Vision watch are actually yellow instead of white to enhance readability behind the deep red glass. The…

Storm Nirvana Analog Watch has Digital Sensibilities

Storm Nirvana Analog Watch has Digital Sensibilities
The latest men’s watch from London’s STORM offers a modern display with a retro spin. The watch reveals the current time using a series of numeric discs which rotate behind wedge-shaped portals around the perimeter of its face. The STORM Nirvana features a cool stainless and black metal hybrid watch…

Analog Clock Really Wants to be Digital

Analog Clock Really Wants to be Digital
When turned off, this minimal white-on-white wall clock might seem a bit hard to read. But once the bright blue-green hands are switched on, the display come to life. Designed by Shigenori Ichimura and Tetsu Miyazawa of Japan’s &design, the clock draws its inspiration from the segments of an LED…

Clock Hands Stay Put, Numbers Move Instead

Clock Hands Stay Put, Numbers Move Instead
Unlike a normal clock, this funky modern timepiece keeps its hands stationary, letting the numbers on its dial rotate around the hands to tell the time. A simple gear-drive mechanism moves the outer ring around the clock mechanism. The desk clock gets it’s name, “Pisa” from it’s eye-catching leaning tower…

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking

Brain Controlled Synthesizer Plays What You’re Thinking
I found this photo over on Flickr today, and I was so captivated, I had to mention it. Apparently, this guy decided to see what would happen if he hooked an old analog synthesizer up to his brain. By connecting a biofeedback helmet to a 1970s E-mu matrix synth, the…

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Timberland Ht2 Watch: Everything but the Kitchen Sink
Timberland’s latest men’s sports watch packs in a plethora of handy features for outdoorsy types. The HT2 outdoor performance watch offers both analog and digital clock displays, capable of tracking time simultaneously in four different time zones. Also along for the ride are an altimeter, thermometer and barometer for tracking…

Philippe Starck Wrapped Watches: Analog Gets Modern

Philippe Starck Wrapped Watches: Analog Gets Modern
The latest watches from renowned French designer Philippe Starck may look incredibly modern at first glance, but their roots are firmly grounded in analog technology. Starck’s new Wrapped watches feature an electroplated face which conceals almost the entirety of the watch hands. A small sliver of the hands shows through…

24: the Early Years

24: the Early Years
Check out this never before seen episode of 24, shot back in the early 1990s. Apparently, CTU’s technology hadn’t come along quite as far as it has today. Seriously, I don’t know what’s funnier, the AOL and Prodigy references, or the old brick cordless phone. [CollegeHumor via Digg]…

Analog Gauge Reveals Power Supply Vital Signs

Analog Gauge Reveals Power Supply Vital Signs
This gauge connects to your computer to reveal critical information about your PC’s current operating conditions. Rather than modern digital readouts, the Gigabyte Visual USB Gauge uses a good, old fashioned analog gauge to relay the current state of your computer’s power supply. Designed specifically for use with Gigabyte’s Odin…
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