I'm with the band...
A one-off, minimalist wristwatch by Hiranao Tsuboi of 100% was one of the highlights of Tokyo Design Week 2008. The eye-catching watch uses LED digits built into the elegant black brushed-metal wristband, negating the need for a traditional watch face altogether.
Pessimistic sci-fi writers sometimes predict a regimented future in which people have no names, just numbers. Now Hiranao Tsuboi's unique minimalist wristwatch looks to follow the same path as it has no face, only glowing LED digits inset into the seams of the wristband.
Tsuboi's watch also has no name - it's a one of a kind exercise made especially for Tokyo Design Week 2008.
That may not be the case for long, though... reaction to the watch has been overwhelmingly positive and it's likely one of Japan's specialty retailers will introduce a version of the faceless watch sometime soon. One might say, it's only a matter of time. (via DVice, images via Designboom)
EDITOR'S UPDATE: You can now get the Faceless Watch in red or blue for under $20 on Amazon here.