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Tron-Like Watch Up On Tokyoflash’s Design Blog

By David Ponce

Tokyoflash’s design blog is where a lot of user-submitted designs go from concept to reality. One example is the Optical Illusion watch we posted about a while back. And being discussed right now is the above V-BL47, which not only looks cool sporting a Tron-inspired design, but happens to be ridiculously easy to read once you know how. No solving of puzzles (like the Sudoku watch). The lines on the display are simple regular digits, only distorted radially onto polar coordinates, each filling a quarter circle. You read the time from the bottom quadrant in a clockwise fashion. So the time on the picture above reads “03:59″. After a little bit of practice you’ll be able to read them at a glance.

Just hit the jump for a bunch more pictures. You’ll see how simple it is and there will also be links so you can harass the fine folk at Tokyoflash into making this asap.

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TokyoFlash Releases Optical Illusion Watch

By David Ponce

Back in September on 2010, our favorite watchmaker put a concept up on their design blog. Fast forward 16 months and here it is in the market. It’s called the Optical Illusion watch and is inspired of course by any of these illusions that you see in print or online from time to time. You can train your eyes to see the time in puzzle mode (I tried, it works, but it’s hard) or you can press one of the four hotzones on the touchscreen display to reveal what the time is. There’s also a mode that cycles between puzzle and time mode every 20 seconds. This is meant to attract attention and get conversations started; this has sort of always been the point of a Tokyoflash watch. This one, like the others, doesn’t disappoint.

It’s $179 and for the next 33 hours, shipping is free.

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We’re Giving Away A Watch From Tokyoflash; Any Watch

By David Ponce

It’s the Holidays, and this means yet another giveaway. This time the contest is open to the world, and better yet, isn’t confined to any one product from our good friends at Tokyoflash. Instead, you can go to their website and pick any watch (1) from their current lineup. If you win, this is what will be shipped to you.

In the widget below, you’ll see all the ways in which you can enter. So best of luck to you all!

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Tokyoflash’s New Kisai Kaidoku Word-Based Watch Requires Some Level Of Literacy

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Watch (Image courtesy Tokyoflash)
By Andrew Liszewski

When I was 15 I was just as fascinated with digital watches as Tynan Mayhew probably is. Except that at that age most of my time was spent drooling over display cases, fascinated by Casio’s latest calculator wristpiece. While Tynan was sketching up his own designs and sending them off to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog. Who liked it so much they put it into production!

Now known as the Kisai Kaidoku, the watch features the numbers one to twelve as words, plus other characters like AM and PM, which flash in sequence letting you read the time. Already confused? You’re probably not alone, it’s a Tokyoflash design after all. So here’s a helpful video that walks you through using the watch and deciphering the time.

The Kisai Kaidoku also features a stainless steel case and buckle, a leather strap in a black or white finish and an electroluminescent backlight which glows blue, green or purple. If you order it in the next 35 hours (at the time of writing) it’s just $119. But after that you’ll have to cough up an extra $20 when it jumps to its regular price of $139.

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Help Tokyoflash Support The Tsunami Relief Fund

Tokyoflash Relief Sale (Image courtesy Tokyoflash) By Andrew Liszewski

There are countless ways you can support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan, even if you’re on the other side of the planet.

Our good friends at Tokyoflash have decided to help out where they can as well, and for the next two days all of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. That includes the entire cost of your order, even shipping. So if you’ve ever been interested in picking yourself up a really slick looking watch, now is definitely as good a time as any to do so.

It has been more than a week since a major earthquake and tsunami struck the north eastern coast of Honshu, Japan. The Japanese government and aid organizations are still struggling to provide basic necessities to hundreds of thousands of displaced residents in the affected areas.

Please consider supporting the emergency relief efforts through Tokyoflash Japan. For the next two days, until March 24th at 5PM Japan time, when you shop at Tokyoflash Japan, 100% of the value of your order including shipping costs will be donated to the disaster relief fund at the Japanese Red Cross.

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Announcing The Tokyoflash Giveaway Winner

By David Ponce

And so the random numbers have spoken once more and the lucky winner of the Tokyoflash giveaway is Rob Green. Congrats, dude!

As usual, we’re very sorry we can’t make each and every one of you a winner, but we do keep trying to bring these to you as often as we can; keep entering and eventually, well… eventually maybe you’ll win!

Incidentally, before anyone says anything… Even though it wasn’t specified in the comments, making multiple entries, at the same time, in the same day, to increase your chances of winning wasn’t cool. I deleted the duplicates and kept one entry. If you’d like to argue, send a tersely worded missive to “legal” at this domain. We’ll get back to you instantly: please do hold your breath.

It’s The Holidays: We’re Giving Away A Tokyoflash Kisai Sensai Pure Watch!

By David Ponce

It’s the Holidays so of course here at OhGizmo! this means giving back to you, our readers, at least a tiny sliver of the joy you give us with your patronage. We try to do this in the form of giveaways, and we’ve sure had a few so far: the EOS Mixtape Watch (now closed), the Windows Phone 7 (now closed) and the TiVo Premiere (still open, so go comment!). We’re adding one more to that list with the Kisai Sensai Pure watch from Tokyoflash, in black on black.

As any self-respecting geek should, we have a serious love affair with these watches and believe that a line from Wired UK magazine captures their essence quite eloquently: “Tokyoflash has made being obtuse into an art form.” Indeed. So read the rules (they’re always changing a little) and enter for your chance to win!

Rules: 1) Open worldwide!! 2) Leave a comment on this post, but please make it longer than 25 characters (it’ll make your editor happy…). 3) Comments will be closed on December 25 at 11:59pm EST.

Yeah, that’s pretty much it. Happy Holidays!

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Tokyoflash’s New Kisai Keisan Watch

Tokyoflash Kisai Keisan (Image courtesy Tokyoflash)
By Andrew Liszewski

Tokyoflash once again proves that if telling time is not your number one priority when it comes to designing a watch, you’ll never have to worry about running out of new ideas. However this time around things aren’t as confusing, as long as you’re willing to do a little math. The watch features 4 raised convex bubbles that can each display the numbers 0 to 9, and in order to tell the current time you just hit the single button on the side and add up the numbers that are displayed in each column. Otherwise the watch just runs a little animation where the LED numbers move in a sweeping animation from side to side, “bringing the watch to life.”

The Kisai Keisan’s also got a high grade aluminum band and body with a polished alumite coating giving it that smooth appearance, an energy saving mode to boost the battery life and is water resistant to 3 ATM. It’s currently available from the Tokyoflash website with a black (red or green LEDs) or silver (yellow or orange LEDs) finish for $255.01 each.

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And The Winners Of The Three Tokyoflash Watches Are…

By David Ponce

Rafizah Zain, who chose the Saishin Retsu Gunmetal+Green watch.
Tom Lorimor, who chose the Tokyoflash Negative IPB watch.
Jordan Dobbs Rosa, who chose the Tokyoflash Galaxy watch.

These were all chosen at random by Paul Cooper, marketing manager at Tokyoflash from all the entries he received. Thank you all for participating, and stay tuned for other giveaways in the new year.