This is what Sony's e-paper watch looks like

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Prototype of the FES Watch, which wristband and face are based on electronic paper and can change their appearances. [File photo]

Last week, there were reports saying that Sony is developing a watch using electronic paper. It turns out that photos of the watch have been on the Internet for months.

Sony is the company behind the FES Watch, according to the Wall Street Journal. The FES Watch was put on a crowdfunding website in September without carrying Sony's name.

"We hid Sony's name because we wanted to test the real value of the product, whether there will be demand for our concept," a person involved in the project told the Wall Street Journal.

The FES Watch's wristband and face are based on electronic paper, and change their appearances depending on the wearer's gesture. The watch comes with 24 designing patterns which can be selected manually. Its battery could last for about 60 days of use.

Although Sony declined to comment on an official release date, crowdfunding supporters are expecting a May 2015 delivery.

The FES Watch is one of several e-paper projects by Fashion Entertainments, a division of Sony that explores new fashion possibilities using electronic paper.

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