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Paper watch

During Baselworld 2010, I spied a man walking around with this wristwatch in his shirt pocket. My curiosity peaked, I followed him to the Atlantus booth where I found out what it is – a rather unattractive paper LED watch called ‘Patch’. I am not sure if the watch is made of actual paper but it’s supposed to be treated with a special coating that makes it water proof and shock/tear resistant. The watch weighs just 11 grams and is priced at approx USD $34 which is a lot for this ugly watch. It may be the world’s first biodegradable…

The watch with the many faces

Usually when I see a concept wristwatch like Igor Chak’s “Watch oNe”, I dismiss it as vaporware because production costs and the required manufactured quantity to create an experimental e-ink display watch at this point in time can be discouraging. However, this one is ‘chalked’ up for a March 2011 release. The Watch oNe is the watch of the near future – It’s a watch where you can change the display on it according to your mood, sync new ones via a usb interface and download or create your own display. You can also upload it to an online store…

HK08: Phosphor

Phosphor is the first exclusively e-paper wristwatch brand. It was launched with a single model last year which was the first Analog / Digital E-paper combo and at the Hong Kong 08 Fair, they’ve extended their line with two additional models that should be launched by the end of the year. The creator of the brand is a former VP of Technology of Fossil. related links Phosphor

HK08: First Color E-Ink watch

One of the exciting new technologies in digital wristwatches has been the E-paper, a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. However, it’s application has been limited to just black and white colors even though E-Ink, the company behind the technology, has been showcasing a color prototype as recent as 2007. That is, until now – Hong Kong based O.D.M design just released the Filmatic II which introduces the first second generation of e-paper wristwatches. The watch still comes with just two colors but instead of the black, they’ve managed to substitute it with another…