[DESIGN] best totally unreadable wristwatch available

Posted by asterphage 
[www.tokyoflash.com]

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
So it's like a watch had sex with KITT from Knight Rider then.

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I asked if I have "Time For L-Gaim" but I got "No Reply From The Wind".
Wait, no, THIS is the best totally unreadable wristwatch available.
[www.tokyoflash.com]
Because it's obviously based on Space Sheriff Gavan.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
B00
"Press A button to show the time" At least the operation is easy.

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Sanjeev (Admin)
Braindead. And only $253.77!
I got my kitschy LED watch for $25 at the Fossil outlet. MUCH more unreadable, especially in daylight, than one I'd pay $250 for.

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B00
The PDF for the LED Bar watch is a good read. Apparently it takes 15 seconds to tell the time. Hours lines first for 5 sec, 10 min lines for 5 sec, then single min lines for 5 seconds. Brilliant.

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Eh, I would wager anyone buying this probably isn't all that concerned about telling time, anyways.

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It's not a tokyoflash but if these were being mass produced and sold you betcha I'd have one strapped on my wrist in a flash: [www.youtube.com]
I'll probably get snarked for this, but this is my favorite watch.

[www.nixonnow.com]

I own two of them (one black and one dark wood grain). I get compliments all the time.
Shit...it may be expensive, but at least this one has numbers, Scopedog. That's a bit of a prerequisite for me, being only one step ahead of the monkey on the evolutionary trail.

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Are watches even relevant these days? I thought we were living in a post-watch era of naked wrists and digitation. Seriously, I haven't owned a watch in at least a decade...
Sanjeev (Admin)
I dunno...I love my watch--I loathe having to fish for my cell phone to tell what time it is. It's just a cheapie Fossil, but it looks good and has been keeping perfect time for the last 4-5 years. And, hillsy, it has no numbers! :P
My wrist is like the rest of me....seldom nude. I love watches. It's still so natural for me to check my wrist before digging out my mobile. They look....classic. Then again, I'm old. Probably the younger folks who wear them do so as an accessory.

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And Sanjeev...I should have clarified....numbers and/or a dial with notches.

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cae
> Are watches even relevant these days?

Jah - my last watch died in 03. Haven't worn (or wanted to be encumbered by the psychological torment of) one since.

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hassenpfeffer
I recently started wearing a watch again because I had to replace my cell phone, and I REALLY don't want to be exposing the new phone to the possibility of being dropped several times a day when I check the time on it.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
I'm now stylin' cuz I found this yesterday. 1980s Popy Digirobo Tokima.
Bow-chikka wow-wow, chikka wow-wow.



That is adorable. Take a pic of it off the band?

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
I'll dig it back out tomorrow and post. It's nice solid DIECAST!
Whoops, I still gotta stop the laziness, and photo my watch.
But here's a cooooool archive of the TOKIMA watch robos. I got the top one.

The bottom steam-punkish one I gotta get too! Love 'em.

[www.theoldrobots.com]

...and this Mr. Time nods his sleepy head until it's wakey time.
[www.theoldrobots.com]



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Oh wow, great link. I have to take some time looking through this site, these photos are really vivid as well as great documentation.

-Paul Segal

"Oh, the anger is never far, never far." -SteveH
Sanjeev (Admin)
You folks and your fancy shmancy digital wristwatches. I'll stick with my old school pocket watch, thank you very much.

Seriously though, I'd love to wear a proper wrist watch, but the metal backings used on most watches cause my skin to break out. If I could get one of those Tokyo Flash watches with a plastic backing, I'd be all over 'em.
MattAlt (Admin)
Hiroko just got me this one for an anniversary presewnt. My new favorite gokin... Though damned if I can tell what time it is when I wear it!


That's purty, Matt. Congrats on the anniversary, too!

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MattAlt (Admin)
Thanks man! Was our big Tenth.

If you look closely, I'm actually wearing that watch in the booze episode of Tokyo Eye.
Nice! We just finished 8.

Oh, you and your wrist were in that episode? Only thing I noticed was a "Miss Universe Japan 2007 finalist" throwing back Denki Bran and Hoppy..........

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MattAlt Wrote:
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> Hiroko just got me this one for an anniversary
> presewnt. My new favorite gokin... Though damned
> if I can tell what time it is when I wear it!

Hiroko has excellent taste- and congratulations on your anniversary! She may have chosen the gift a little too well because from my experience Rotologs draw women's attention. :)
Lost the habit of wearing a watch years ago, due to work, but still like looking at pictures, for suiting up days.

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I love SPROTS. They're waaay more chic than either SPORTS or SPROUTS.
cae
My dog has sprots - he's a damnation.

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hassenpfeffer
Worst time readout design of all time.
josh fraser (Moderator)
I just got this badboy, and now I am hooked on vintage Leds.
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oh man. JAWNZ.

[store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp]

...and 70% off, too...want two. how difficult is it to buy via U.S. paypal?
Anonymous User
I wonder if that coupon for free batteries is still good...
Strangely, a lot of these expensive unreadable watches are available, often for less than $10, with free shipping from this HK online store:

focalprice.com

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

[www.focalprice.com]

Not sure if they're stolen, or knockoffs, or if the quality is comparable to the "real" version. I ordered some solar-powered Jeep toys earlier in the year, and aside from the use of a shipping envelope vice box and the flimsy packaging of the toys themselves, the quality of construction, casting, and paint on the Jeeps was respectable especially for the price and considering the free shipping.



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I bought this one not too long ago from a HK seller for less than $10.



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These are the cheapie solar-powered Jeeps I ordered:

[www.focalprice.com]






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hillsy Wrote:
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> I bought this one not too long ago from a HK
> seller for less than $10.
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> c4b8bc4_z.jpg

How's the quality? Is it based on a more expensive designer watch? If so, do you have an original to compare it to? I'm tempted to buy the first watch in my post since I'm partial to bracelet-like watches.
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