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Catalogue of Crazy Watches from Japan

Everyone knows that Japanese live on their own time. Their culture is alternatively more fast-paced and intense than the rest of the western world (like in urban areas), or more relaxed and introspective (like a Japanese garden).

Knowing these idiosyncrasies, one Japanese company "TokyoFlash" sells absolutely marvelous and really bizarre watches. They fulfill every kind of purpose, except clearly telling the time. A few examples from their catalog:

(all images credit: TokyoFlash)

These watches display time in bar code, Morse code, audio equalizer simulation, and even in performance rating system, used in figure skating. They are made with the smallest LED lights available (like this model for example) and are currently highly in-demand around the world. Next time you ask for time while in Tokyo, prepare to hear either some high-tech code answer, or "Oh...one moment...excuse me while I try to figure it out... oh no! It's GODZILLA time!"


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Blogger Josh said...

You can buy these watches at tokyoflash.com . They're not very expensive.

Blogger Russell James said...

I have one of the Tokyo Flash watches, it's one of the easier ones to read fortunately. The bright red LEDs are really handy at night.

Here is a bad photo of the watch.

Anonymous Made in DNA said...

"Everyone knows that Japanese live on their own time. Their culture is alternatively more fast-paced and intense than the rest of the western world (like in urban areas), or more relaxed and introspective (like a Japanese garden)."

You have never lived in Japan have you? Take it from someone who has had a decade of living in-country and two decades of Japanese language and culture, you need to update your knowledge of the country beyond comics, anime and samurai movies. Try DOGS AND DEMONS.


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