There is something to be said about watches that do not spoon feed you the time. Of course, it is quite convenient to take one look at your watch and see the time in digital format. Analog works just as well, although we do have to learn to tell time that way as kids. Then again, why stick with old boring watches when you can find watches that give you a little more challenge?
At Tokyo Flash Japan, you can find a host of watches that are not your run-of-the-mill watches. Check out the Kisai Joypad LED Watch, for example.
And how the heck can you tell the time? You need to touch the upper right button for the “numbers” to display the time. The hours are placed in the same manner as a regular watch and are displayed as numbers. The minutes are displayed in the inner ring, in groups of five minutes, and single minutes are also displayed in the center column. Here is the diagram to help you.
The Kisai Satellite Black LED Watch is sleeker in design, but no less interesting.
This display is a tad easier to read. The largest circle reflect the hours. The circle at the lower left shows minutes in groups of five, and the lower right circle shows four single minutes. Here’s a sample time reading.
Here’s the last of my pick – the RPM LED Watch. It is the simplest of the three, and I think the most striking as well.
As with the other watches, the display is divided into three zones – the hours, minutes in groups of five, and single minutes. Check out the diagram for a sample.
The coolest thing about these watches is this: if you buy from now till tomorrow (March 24), 100% of the purchase value will be given to the Tokyo Flash Tsunami Relief Fund! If you’re into quirky watches (and even if you’re not, really), you might as well get one today from this store and contribute to something worthwhile! Check out the other watches at the Tokyo Flash web site.
Also, you can still donate to the fundraising drive that Splashpress Media is carrying out. Visit our Japan Blog for more details.