Thursday, 10 May 2012

Iron Samurai chain link LED watch

Today's watch is one to confuse those who glance at your wrist. At first glance, it just looks like a chain-link bracelet, but in reality there is a watch display hidden inside.

Hidden between the links are 4 7-segment LED numbers (each segment looks like it may be 2 LEDs). Pressing the button illuminates the display, and you can read the time through the gaps.
The watch design itself is found a lot on Ebay, seemingly marketed under several names (Iron Samurai, I've Samurai, Black Lava).

It appears to have been originally released as a budget watch by Chinavision around 2009. Tag lines state that the watch has "blood red numerals encased in stark samurai sword steel like the final battle between all the forces of good and evil in the multiverse". The manual states Yongquan LED watch, and in the instructions there is a slightly strange statement about the watch which says:
"This is a new stylish design of the new exotic products, using high-tech digital technology, the use of digital arrangement with the combination of imported high-brightness LED choose carefully built an impressive grey LED WATCH. When pressing the watch button displays the time, acted like a gap in the Heat from the case broke out, flowing over your every nerve, so you excited, Wow, the time out of their show, really fantastic!"

The original design concept was released by Hirano Tsuboi in 2008, but this had a different type of LED (similar to the original 70s LEDs)

1 comment:

  1. Did you have to adjust the band? Mine is a little too large, and I can't figure out the adjustment method.