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Tokyoflash Releases Kisai Stencil Watch

By David Ponce

Another week, another watch from the fine folks at TokyoFlash. The Kisai Stencil is the 5th watch to hit production that was submitted by a fan to their design blog and became reality (one we covered is Optical Illusion watch). Telling the time in this one is fairly easy, especially once you’ve realized that it’s simply displayed, digitally. The only thing is, the digits are somewhat distorted, one per quadrant. Looking at the above picture should clear things up. The strap and casing come in black or white while the LCD background has 5 colour options. Currently (and for the next 45 hours, it’s $99. After that it goes up to $139.

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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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We’re Giving Away Three Tokyoflash Watches!

By David Ponce

Those of you reading OhGizmo! for a while will know we’re big fans of Tokyoflash watches. The impossibly difficult to read timepieces are as much of a geek’s badge of honor than a stylish wristwatch, and they make the best conversation starters. So, in the spirit of the Holidays, and in partnership with Tokyoflash, we’re giving away three watches… of your choice!

This contest is a little different than our previous ones, so pay attention to the details below.

How to win?: Answer the following question: “Which Tokyoflash watch would be perfect for your next space expedition?” The answer can be found at Tokyoflash’s website. When you think you know the answer, email it to “ohgizmo [at] tokyoflash [dot] com”. In the email, you can also state which watch you’d like to get, should you be one of the winners. 3 winners will be selected at random.

Who can enter?: This is open to the world.

When does it end?: Emails will not be counted after midnight, December 24th, EST. The winner will be announced the following day, the 25th, Christmas.

Once again, Happy Holidays!