Throughout human history we have often pondered what the future holds. As human beings our natural curiosity has always lead us to go to great lengths to find out what will happen in the future. We have always speculated, tried to make predictions, and in some cases, even invoked mysticism and magic in our quest to discover our future destiny. This is a watch blog, so the question is, “What will watches look like in the future?” Well in this article we will be looking into some amazing futuristic watches! We’ll start by talking about what we mean by “futuristic”.
What Do We Mean By “Futuristic” Watches?
While we can to a degree predict future technology, by looking at where we are now, a lot of things happen that we could never imagine when it comes to advancements in technology. Then of course, there are things that don’t come to pass in the time frames that we expect them too. (Still waiting on commercially available flying cars!)
So technology can be hard to predict sometimes. Style, on the other hand, has no limits! That is why in movies, media, and even prototype designs of futuristic products, they often have unique appearances or styles.
When we think about the future, we often imagine that things will look very different than they do now, which is often the case. This thought process leads people to produce some very unique and incredible product designs!
In this article, we will be looking at such designs as they pertain to watches. There are an enormous amount of different types of watch styles out there, but I have selected the ones that stand out to me.
These watches are not listed by how “good” they are. The order is actually arbitrary. I just numbered them for the sake of an orderly article. Anyway, check out these futuristic watches that you can actually get right now!
#1: Gosasa Men Sports Military
This Gosasa watch clearly has a futuristic look to it. This thing looks like it came from an alternate time line for sure. The unique position of the watch face makes it appear almost as if it is floating in place!
This is a digital watch with a plastic case, hardlex window, and band made of rubber. It is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. An interesting feature here on this one is the fact that you an change the color of the led display.
There are 7 different colors of led lights to choose from. Additionally, the watch itself comes in a variety of colors. No doubt that wearing this will draw attention and be a topic of discussion.
- watch face has a “floating” appearance
- water resistant up to 50 meters
- color changing display with 7 colors to choose from
- watch itself comes in a variety of color schemes
#2: Vavna Snake Head Design watch
When I first saw the Vavna Snake Head watch, it immediately reminded me of Iron Man. Iron man is known for his hi tech gadgets. If Iron Man wore a watch it would most certainly look like this! Hence why it made the list of futuristic watches!
This is an electronic watch with led display lights. Both the case and band are made of metal. You tell the time by looking at the position of the led lights. Overall, very cool and unique timepiece.
- sleek, unique look
- led lights display time
#3: Fanmis Binary Matrix Blue LED Digital Watch
Next, we have the Fanmis Binary Matrix watch. It has an led digital display. the design is pretty simple. It is very minimalist, but the led lights help to give it that futuristic aesthetic.
The watch itself is made from stainless steel. there are two rows of blue led lights. The row on the left side is hours, and the row on the right is minutes. This watch comes in gold, silver, or black options. Simple, but striking appearance.
- minimalist look
- two rows of blue led lights tell the time
- comes in gold, silver, or black
#4: SINOBI Business Watch
If you are looking for unique watch designs, Sinobi has some interesting futuristic watches! This particular one has that sci-fi appeal to it. It’s small and lightweight, and has a circular display in the center.
Despite the fact that it appears to be a smartwatch digital display, this is actually a mechanical, analog watch. It uses quartz movement and has a glass dial window. Both the case and band are made from stainless steel.
The hour and minute hands are presented as a swirling line patterns. This one looks like a work of art that you might find in an art gallery! It comes in a variety of colors and styles.
- analog display
- artistic design
- comes in different colors and styles
#5: getDigital Binary Wrist Watch
This is a very interesting one that has a computer-like vibe. Computers and computer tech have always been a symbol of progression and forward momentum in terms of technology. Having a watch that resembles a circuit board gives it that same sense of futurism.
This is a binary watch that uses a digital display. A binary watch displays the time in computer language by using ones and zeros. In order to read it, you need to know that the top row of lights represent the hour, and stands for the numbers: 8, 4, 2, and 1. The bottom numbers represent the minutes, and are: 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, and 1.
So in order to tell the time, you would simply add up the numbers of the lit leds for both the top row and bottom row to get the hour and minutes. There is a slight learning curve, but it is a very cool concept.
- technological aesthetic
- cool concept
- slight learning curve for telling the time
#6: Movado Connect 2.0
Finally, we have a smartwatch on this list! The design is sleek and techie. The case is made from stainless steel, and the band is leather. It has a digital display housed behind the tough Gorilla Glass scratch resistant window.
The Movado Connect has the google wear OS. It can sync with your smartphone, and is compatible with numerous different apps. You will get text, email, and call notifications on the display. You can use the watch to make purchases. It even has fitness-tracking and heart rate monitor.
While most of the watches on this list represent futuristic watches in terms of just style alone, this one actually has the more modern day tech features. This is a great smartwatch, however it is a bit on the expensive side. This makes sense though, when you consider all of the features available in this watch, so it is by no means overpriced.
- tough Gorilla Glass window
- can sync with smartphone and use numerous apps
- can use watch to make purchases
Futuristic Watches: Final Thoughts
I always find it interesting to see how technology progresses and advances. When it comes to style, there is really no telling where the future will take us when it comes to watch designs. Who knows, maybe some of these styles are a taste of things to come! Anyway, that wraps up our 6 picks for futuristic watches!