"Turning time into art"

So psyched, just got my new Rhizome watch from Humism today!  The still photo doesn't do it justice, check out the video I just posted on my IG page:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CbyZrtAvbt_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Saw a post about these from @Pascal about a month ago and just loved the concept.  This looks like nothing else in my collection, I'm so happy I took a chance on the pre-order from this microbrand.  Good specs for the price = NH35, dual sapphire glass with AR, and came with both a black leather strap and mesh bracelet for free.  Its 39mm but looks/feels smaller on the wrist, my wife is already eyeing it.  Very happy with it so far.  

If you have a chance, check out their site (humism.com), they have a few different dial designs.

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I like time and I like art.

Not so much when they are as one.

The video gave me a headache.

JMHO and Chacon a son gout.

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foghorn

I like time and I like art.

Not so much when they are as one.

The video gave me a headache.

JMHO and Chacon a son gout.

Totally fair. It's definitely not gonna be everyone's cup of tea. I realize that when you have a design that's so far removed from the status quo, it's gonna be polarizing. Especially a concept as different as this, so attention grabbing.  I totally get that it will mostly be love it or hate it with very little in between. 

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congrats and enjoy it! :)

Happy that I pulled the trigger for you!

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Pascal

congrats and enjoy it! :)

Happy that I pulled the trigger for you!

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Yes, thank you!  I wasn't sure if that @ tagged worked on here or not.  Glad you found my post.  And thank you for sharing your experience with this brand, otherwise I doubt I ever would have heard of them.   That's what's so great about WatchCrunch, I've learned so much since joining.

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I had picked up a Humism Dasein as soon as I first saw them advertised in 2020. I loved the concept, as it reminded me of my "Spunwheel" kinetic wall sculpture from Ryan Kvande, which I absolutely love, and I couldn't resist having something similar in concept on my wrist. 

Unfortunately, WatchCrunch doesn't currently support animated GIFs, so it's impossible to really show how unique this watch (or the Spunwheel kinetic sculpture) really is. @Max has indicated that they are working on adding GIF support.

If you appreciate the hypnotic display that the Humism watches provide, you should really check out the Spunwheel sculpture at the link below.  

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181209866/wall-decor-optical-illusion-wall-decor

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tempus

I had picked up a Humism Dasein as soon as I first saw them advertised in 2020. I loved the concept, as it reminded me of my "Spunwheel" kinetic wall sculpture from Ryan Kvande, which I absolutely love, and I couldn't resist having something similar in concept on my wrist. 

Unfortunately, WatchCrunch doesn't currently support animated GIFs, so it's impossible to really show how unique this watch (or the Spunwheel kinetic sculpture) really is. @Max has indicated that they are working on adding GIF support.

If you appreciate the hypnotic display that the Humism watches provide, you should really check out the Spunwheel sculpture at the link below.  

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181209866/wall-decor-optical-illusion-wall-decor

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Wow, I just checked out some videos of the Spunwheel, what a trip!  I definitely dig the dark/mono colored version like you pictured vs. the multicolored ones.  Can you adjust the speed or is it all preset/programmed to run its cycle?  Regardless, what a beautiful piece and I will definitely add to my "wish list."

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JTinLA12

Wow, I just checked out some videos of the Spunwheel, what a trip!  I definitely dig the dark/mono colored version like you pictured vs. the multicolored ones.  Can you adjust the speed or is it all preset/programmed to run its cycle?  Regardless, what a beautiful piece and I will definitely add to my "wish list."

It's totally manual. Normally it just sits static on the wall. A very light spin of the two extremely lightweight balsa wood discs (in different directions) will have it spinning absolutely silently for several minutes, creating patterns that can really mess with your mind😀.  The harder the initial spin, the faster it will turn, but the most interesting effects are obtained with a more gentle push, since that results in the discs changing speed as well as changing oscillating directions. The effect is considerably more mesmerizing than that of the Humism, and looks much better in person than it does in his videos.

FWIW, I think that if you click on the photos they will show as animated GIFs.

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tempus

It's totally manual. Normally it just sits static on the wall. A very light spin of the two extremely lightweight balsa wood discs (in different directions) will have it spinning absolutely silently for several minutes, creating patterns that can really mess with your mind😀.  The harder the initial spin, the faster it will turn, but the most interesting effects are obtained with a more gentle push, since that results in the discs changing speed as well as changing oscillating directions. The effect is considerably more mesmerizing than that of the Humism, and looks much better in person than it does in his videos.

FWIW, I think that if you click on the photos they will show as animated GIFs.

Nice, that sounds awesome. I asked about the speeds because the videos showed it turning really fast, but i figured a much slower spin would be mesmerizing. I found the guys website and signed up for his mailing list. Now I gotta find a way to get my wife on board and find a spot in the house where it would work 🤔

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JTinLA12

Nice, that sounds awesome. I asked about the speeds because the videos showed it turning really fast, but i figured a much slower spin would be mesmerizing. I found the guys website and signed up for his mailing list. Now I gotta find a way to get my wife on board and find a spot in the house where it would work 🤔

LOL - I had the same problem. My wife loves it and thinks its super cool, but didn't want it in the upstairs living room or family room. She's perfectly happy with it being in the downstairs game room.

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Fun and cool, sure...But in my view as a wristwatch way too thick to be comfortable after the intital pleasure experience has worn off.

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theodore

Fun and cool, sure...But in my view as a wristwatch way too thick to be comfortable after the intital pleasure experience has worn off.

Yup, it is a bit chunky at almost 12mm thick.  But for me it balances out nicely as this dial is a little smaller than I normally prefer.