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Tokyoflash’s Latest: Twelve 5-9, Q Version

twelve 5-9 q version tokyoflash

By David Ponce

We think Tokyoflash’s watches make amazing gifts, quite simply because they’re unusual and make great conversation starters. And they’re always coming up with new designs. The latest? It’s called “Twelve 5-9 Q Version”. It happens to look like a brushed silver orifice of some sort, which makes it even cooler in our books.

A fusion of the robotic and the organic has inspired a distinctly bio-mechanical feel – a step in a new direction for the series.

The Q version uses the established 12-5-9 method to tell the time. 12 hours, 5 groups of 10 minutes and 9 single minutes. Moving clockwise from the top of the display, the first two lines of LED’s show the hours 1-12, each lit LED indicating one hour. The next line indicates minutes up to 50, each LED showing 10 minutes. The final two lines indicate single minutes 1-9, one LED for each minute.

It’s this sort of maddening complexity in what is usually a simple act (telling time) that makes their products so compelling.

This particular watch costs 14,900 Yen (about $136) 15,900 Yen (about $145), with free shipping. But for the Holidays, OhGizmo! readers get a 1,000 Yen (about $9) discount with the following coupon code: XM38.

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