The Finger Watch: Mechanical Jewelry Design At Its Best

I once heard someone say "a real designer takes something ordinary and makes it unordinary.” Looking at the work of the Hungarian ...

I once heard someone say "a real designer takes something ordinary and makes it unordinary.” Looking at the work of the Hungarian designer, Gusztáv Szikszai, I can only say that he is a real talent. Szikszai made an attempt at reinventing the wheel and passed with flying colors. Of course the idea of marrying watches and rings isn’t anything unprecedented, but in my opinion, no other design has come this close to being efficient and elegant at the same time. I personally fell in love with the design the moment I saw the images, so bear with me if I sound a bit biased. But let’s take a closer look at Mr. Szikszai’s finger watch.

The Finger Clock, as it’s originally called is basically three metal bands mounted onto a stainless steel ring. Each band is engraved with the corresponding units of time; there is one for hours, one for minutes, and one for seconds. So far it may sound like an ordinary analog watch, but there’s a twist: each band rotates individually and the current time is highlighted with a really cool TRON-like LED glow. Needless to say, the moment the finger watch appeared on design review sites, it was flooded with wishful comments on where it can be ordered and for how much. Public interest for the finger watch is certainly mounting and yet the design hasn’t been realized up to this day. This of course begs the question of how feasible the design itself is.

Naturally the finger watch design has received rich feedback regarding its feasibility. There are a number of challenges the design must overcome before it can be mass-produced. One such problem people often bring up is what happens if say, you wash your hands while wearing the finger watch? Well, it shouldn’t really be an issue seeing how virtually all watches nowadays are waterproof so the technology is readily available. Another valid technical challenge that the design needs to solve is how it’s going to be powered. A battery would hardly fit inside the ring. On the other hand, it’s been suggested that kinetic energy would be a great solution; that way the ring would be powered by moving our hands which we all very often do.

As we see, his wonderful design is quite feasible and a lot of people would be willing to make a purchase the moment it hit the shelves. The only possible reason it hasn’t yet been realized is probably lack of funding. Then again, it really shouldn’t be a problem considering the numerous options for crowdfunding available on the internet. Let’s help the finger watch project by sharing your thoughts on it in the comments. If the design gets enough public response, I’m sure someone will see the business opportunity there and fund the project. So if you like the finger watch design, please leave a comment under this post!

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Svetlana KoslovAbout the Author
Svetlana Koslov is the founder and CEO of Miami Observer, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in fitness, social media, design and everything of human-interest. As an Internet entrepreneur, she is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a streamlined fashion. To connect with Svetlana for topic ideas, email her at or via social media.

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