The Strange Watch Related Images We Created with DALL·E Mini

Maybe you’ve seen the strange, ghostly images pop up in your Twitter or Instagram feed over the last few weeks. Or perhaps a friend or family member sent you one, accompanied by a caption that would at first appear to be a non-sequitur. Regardless, there’s an extremely good chance that you’ve encountered multiple images created by the DALL·E Mini AI image generator if you spend a significant amount of time online. And you might have even made some of your own AI art in the process. 

“Homer Simpson buys a Rolex”

It’s actually fairly straightforward: DALL·E Mini is an online tool that invites anyone to enter a text prompt that will then be the inspiration for a wholly original AI creation. Once you start playing with it, it’s quite addictive, and we’re starting to see plenty of collections of the “best” DALL·E Mini creations being curated all over the place.

Not a bad likeness.

What does any of this have to do with watches? Well, nothing at all, to be honest. Except that if you’re watch obsessed, like us, you’ll inevitably start to ask DALL·E Mini to spit back watch and time related images. Because the program pulls from data on the internet, it can all get remarkably specific. Or, you know, mysteriously vague. 

After several days of Worn & Wound team members frantically typing watch related prompts into the DALL·E Mini engine, we thought we’d share some of our favorites. 

Some of the coolest images come back when you ask DALL·E Mini to create an image in the style of a specific artist.

But there’s a special quality to the ethereal and dreamlike creations that make you wonder how this thing works in the first place.

We think the DALL·E Mini project works best as a group activity, so be sure to post your own favorite watch or time related creations in the comments below, or tag us on Instagram. We’d love to see what you come up with.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.