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75 Idiosyncratic Timepiece Innovations

From Touchscreen Chronographs to Engine-Inspired Watches

— November 16, 2011 — Fashion
With moden technology encompassing nearly all facets of life, it is no surprise that idiosyncratic timepiece innovations allow you to do more than just tell you the time of day.

Drawing inpiration from everyday inventions, watches nowadays can do a wide array of tasks, which include keeping an accurate meaure of your blood cholesterol, reminding you of important meetings and indicating when your sobriety has been compromised. Some watches employ touchscreen technology while others utilize materials like wood or engine parts. It is becoming more common that a modern watch has more features than its ancestors.

Regardless of your preference, many idiosyncratic timepiece innovations are made with sleek designs and unique craftsmanship that can do more for you than just keep you punctual. Only time will tell if any of these watches will have the ability to make me early for work.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
75
Temperature-Controlled Timepieces
Temperature-Controlled Timepieces
The Thermochromic Clock Tells Time Using Heat
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74
Egg-Inspired Timepieces
Egg-Inspired Timepieces
Karim Rashid Creates Watches That are Youthful and Futuristic
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73
Double-Display Timepieces
Double-Display Timepieces
The De Grisogono Meccanico dG Shows Analogue and Digital Display
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72
Childlike Wooden Chronographs
Childlike Wooden Chronographs
David Weatherhead's Primary Clocks are Cute and Simple
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71
Roulette Timepieces
Roulette Timepieces
The Bell & Ross BR 01 Casino is a Gambler's Dream Wristwatch
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70
TV-Controlling Timepieces
TV-Controlling Timepieces
The Television Remote Control Watch is a Two-in-One Device
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69
Crystal-Inked Chronographs
Crystal-Inked Chronographs
The Phosphor Reveal Watch Tells Time Using Swarovski Crystals
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68
Season-Telling Chronographs
Season-Telling Chronographs
The Present Clock Takes a Year for a Single Clockwise Rotation
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67
Blood-Telling Timepieces
Blood-Telling Timepieces
The Tokyoflash 'How Drunk Are You' Watch Prevents Drunk Driving
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66
Blinged-Out Timepieces
Blinged-Out Timepieces
Corum Watches Reissue Vintage Collection for its 55th Anniversary
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65
Terrifying Skull Timepieces
Terrifying Skull Timepieces
The Daniel Strom & ArtyA 1/1 is a Ghoulishly Gothic Watch
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64
Sleek Customizable Chronographs
Sleek Customizable Chronographs
The 01TheOne Watch Tells Analog and Binary Time
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63
Kinetic-Powered Timepieces
Kinetic-Powered Timepieces
The Ventura SPARC MGS Watch is a Man-Ran Chronograph
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62
Misleading Chronographs
Misleading Chronographs
The Time Lines Watch Has its Hands Full
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61
Minimalist Glowing Timepieces
Minimalist Glowing Timepieces
Zach Smith's Evanescent Clock is Futuristically Slender
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60
Video-Crunching Chronographs
Video-Crunching Chronographs
The Last Clock Encapsulates and Displays Time Through Footage
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59
Customizable Digital Chronographs (UPDATE)
Customizable Digital Chronographs (UPDATE)
The HD3 Slyde Fuses High-End Looks with New Technology
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58
Morse Code Timepieces
Morse Code Timepieces
The Vibrating Plated Watch Uses an Old Communication System to Tell Time
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57
Sporty Crimson Timepieces
Sporty Crimson Timepieces
The VEA Sportive Mobile Watch for High-Class Runners
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56
Octagonal Time Tellers
Octagonal Time Tellers
The Kisai Night Vision Watch from Tokyoflash is Surprisingly Easy to Read
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55
Iconic Canine Chronographs
Iconic Canine Chronographs
The Snoopy Military Watch is Perfect for Fashionable Peanuts Fans
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54
Speed Demon Timepieces
Speed Demon Timepieces
The BRM TB 10000 Tours Watch Resembles a Vintage Car's Dashboard
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53
Multi-Media Chronographs
Multi-Media Chronographs
The Watch DV can Take Pictures, Videos and Play Music
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52
Playful Pliable Timepieces
Playful Pliable Timepieces
The JCDC Gummy Me!!! Watch is Shaped Like a Rabbit
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51
Stained Glass Chronographs
Stained Glass Chronographs
The Broke USB Watch is a Colorful Way to Pass Time
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50
Tachometer Timepieces
Tachometer Timepieces
The Contagiri 8C Competizione is a Tribute to Alfa Romeo
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49
Blooming Timepieces
Blooming Timepieces
The Luna Watch Concept Tells Time Using LED Flower Petals
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48
Sun-Powered Timepieces
Sun-Powered Timepieces
The Solar LED is an Eco and User-Friendly Watch
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47
Tsunami-Relief Timepieces
Tsunami-Relief Timepieces
Anna Marinenko's Prototype of the Japan Clock Serves as a Tribute
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46
Tennis Champ Timepieces
Tennis Champ Timepieces
The Hublot Nastie Bang Honors the Romanian Legend
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45
Tetris Timepieces
Tetris Timepieces
The Kisai Joypad Watch Brings Out the Gamer in You
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44
Heavy-Duty Metallic Timepieces
Heavy-Duty Metallic Timepieces
The Oakley Elite Full Metal Jacket Brings Badass to Fashion
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43
Reworked Watch Bearings
Reworked Watch Bearings
The Shirley Itzik 'Framed' Collection Features Repurposed Timepieces
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42
Present Tense Timepieces
Present Tense Timepieces
The Watch3 Concept Doesn't Get Ahead of Itself
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41
Candy-Colored Eco-Timepieces
Candy-Colored Eco-Timepieces
Sprout's Green-Friendly Biodegradable Watch Comes in Fun Shades
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40
Smoky Grayscale Timepieces
Smoky Grayscale Timepieces
G-Shock ‘Men In Smoke Grey' Impresses with a Dark Suave Loo
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39
Death Memorial Timepieces
Death Memorial Timepieces
'The Last Laugh' by Mr Jones Watches Kills Off Some Hands
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38
Rugged Midas Touch Timepieces
Rugged Midas Touch Timepieces
The Casio G-Shock Metallic Gold Pack Will Catch Your Eye
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37
Minimalist Feline Timepieces
Minimalist Feline Timepieces
The Wonderfully Simple Nooka Hello Kitty Watch is for Sanrio Fans
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36
Vintage Minimalist Timepieces
Vintage Minimalist Timepieces
Handmade Furniture Company BBDW Combines Old and New
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35
Cryptic Metallic Timepieces
Cryptic Metallic Timepieces
The Mirror Universe LED Digital Watch Conceals the Time
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34
Iconic President Timepieces
Iconic President Timepieces
The Omega JFK Watch Commemorates John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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33
Graph-Like Timepieces
Graph-Like Timepieces
Chart Out the Time with the Storm Cosmo LED Watch
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32
Sobriety-Measuring Timepieces
Sobriety-Measuring Timepieces
Breathalyzer Watch Tells You How Hammered You Are
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31
Radioactive Timepieces
Radioactive Timepieces
The Radiation Level Watch is Inspired by the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Disaster
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30
Cellular Touchscreen Timepieces
Cellular Touchscreen Timepieces
The sWaP Rebel Watch Combines Telecommunication
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29
Pretty Pink Timepieces
Pretty Pink Timepieces
The Casio G-Shock DW-6900 Watch is Infused With Style & Color
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28
Lunar Phase Chronographs
Lunar Phase Chronographs
The Moon Shine Clock Wanes and Waxes with the Hour
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27
Casino Chronographs
Casino Chronographs
The 21 Blackjack Watch is a Luxury Watch and Entertainment Center in One
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26
Record-Breaking Timepieces
Record-Breaking Timepieces
The Piaget Emperador Coussin Watch is the World's Thinnest
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25
Curvy Chronographs
Curvy Chronographs
Adrian Castro's Moon Bracelet Watch Sits Comfortably on the Wrist
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24
Dual-Color Chronographs
Dual-Color Chronographs
The Ziiiro Celeste is Inspired by Northern Lights
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23
Engine-Inspired Timepieces
Engine-Inspired Timepieces
The 2LMX Watch is Funky and Futuristic
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22
Galaxy-Inspired Chronographs
Galaxy-Inspired Chronographs
Watch Lovers Will Gravitate Towards the Orbit Watch
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21
Tactile Origami Timepieces
Tactile Origami Timepieces
The F.O. Clock Channels Furoshiki, the Japanese Art of Folding Cloth
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20
Quirky Cartoon Chronographs
Quirky Cartoon Chronographs
The Spongebob Zub Zot From Nooka is a Playful Timepiece
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19
Pop Art Watches
Pop Art Watches
Swatch by Gary Card is a Collection of Artistic Timepieces
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18
Otherworldly LED Timepieces
Otherworldly LED Timepieces
The Boldly Coloful Horodron-HD02 by Jonathan Frey
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17
Intimate Timepieces
Intimate Timepieces
Daniel Kamp's Other-Half Watch Keeps Tabs on Long Distance Relationships
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16
Magnifying Chronographs
Magnifying Chronographs
The Zoomin Watch Enlarges Numbers as Time Passes By
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15
Manly Military Timepieces
Manly Military Timepieces
The Rolex Projext X Stealth Watch Series is Inspired by the SBS
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14
Lumber Timepieces
Lumber Timepieces
These WeWood Watches are a Fun Way to Go Natural
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13
Terrifically Twisted Timepieces
Terrifically Twisted Timepieces
The Spiraling LED Watch Offers a Different Spin on Design
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12
Ultra Minimalist Timepieces
Ultra Minimalist Timepieces
Samuel Jerichow's Dot Watch Tells Time with Discreet Dots
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11
Personal Computer Chronographs
Personal Computer Chronographs
The WristPC Watch is Like a Laptop for Your Arm
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10
Asterisk Watches
Asterisk Watches
'Ora' Watch by Alexandros Stasinopoulos Looks Like a Tape Measure
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9
Futuristic Geometric Timepieces
Futuristic Geometric Timepieces
The Hexagons LED Watch Makes Telling Time a Trying Task
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8
Rubber Band Chronographs
Rubber Band Chronographs
The Damian Kozlik 'Dot' is an Awesome Pointillist Watch
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7
Pixelated Time Pieces
Pixelated Time Pieces
The 'Derezzed' Watch Tells Time with Light
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6
Crescent Moon Timepieces
Crescent Moon Timepieces
The KUU Watch Tells Time With a Rotating Disk
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5
Headphones-Inspired Timepieces
Headphones-Inspired Timepieces
The Beats by Dr. Dre Watch Adapts for the Wrist
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4
Kinetic Time Keepers
Kinetic Time Keepers
Studio Hannes Wettstein Watches are Powered by Wrist Movement
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3
Industrialized Chronographs
Industrialized Chronographs
Steampunk Watch is a Timeless Piece of Craftsmanship
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2
Cute Captioned Chronographs
Cute Captioned Chronographs
Zach Weiss Orbo Watches Tell More Than the Time
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1
Ghoulish Vinyl Timepieces
Ghoulish Vinyl Timepieces
The Moral Mustache Zombie Clock is Wicked Cool
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