Tokyoflash has another new and confusing timepiece. The Galaxy works by one touch, which starts animation and then displays the time on digital tube LEDs. The 12 yellow bars are the hours, the 11 red bars are groups of 5 minutes, and the 4 green bars represent each minute. Press the lower button and forgo the animation. Available in silver, the Galaxy carries a price of ¥13,900 (~$132.85.) We have been telling you about Tokyoflash’s watches for so long that we think we almost have the hang of it.
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Lexon has developed the Around, an analog clock that works when the cylinder body moves around the static red arm. At a size of 11 x 5.5cm, the Anthony Dickens design is available in both black and white. The timepiece runs on a single included AA battery. The Around is available for £22.94 (~$50.00.) While we admire the design, we are wondering how practical it would turn out to be if you are on the wrong side of the arm.
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When you feel like you want to take potshots at your alarm in the morning, now you can do just that with the Laser Target Alarm Clock. When it goes off, you shoot the laser directly into the target to turn it off for the next 24 hours, unless you change its time or manually deactivate the thing. We figure by the time you aim and go bang, you will certainly be awake. The clock takes 3 AAA batteries and the laser 3 LR44 (not included) at a price of $19.99.
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The Haptica is a fine prototype of a Braille watch. The sight-impaired user gets an accurate reading by four groups of 4 dials made of dots on disks that only partially are displayed. They rotate the dot pattern in an extended circle to show the hours, minutes, and seconds. Designer David Chavez calls his ergonomic timepiece capable of working with analog or magnetic repulsion to move the dials along. Our kudos to the man and hope his idea reaches the market soon.
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It’s been awhile since we heard from Tokyo Flash and see that they have another new watch to confuse us. Their Oberon S-Mode series has a stainless steel body with full face black mineral crystal lens. The blue LEDs are a bit simpler to read than some of their others, with the outer ring as the hour, the second showing minutes, and the inner one is minutes in groups of ten. Another button push and you get the date. At a size of 38 x 38 x 11 mm and a weight of 150g, the Oberon carries a price of ¥15,900 (~$159.25.)
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Tokyoflash, home of the incomprehensible line of wristwatches, will also be including those from Japanese designers for a limited time. We especially like Naoto Fukasawa’s minimalist watch that is more than just your basic timepiece. The site says it is supposed to “resemble the various moods of a human, using the position of the dials and hands.” Available in white or blue, the water-resistant Issey Miyake watch comes with free shipping and carries a price of ¥38,900 ($401.03.)
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Take your gambling fetish everywhere you go with the Swiss designed Roulette Watch. Push a side button and the wheel spins. Made of stainless steel with either silver or gold finish with a leather strap, it is water resistant and comes with a two year guarantee. We don’t want to forget its special pouch with its integrated table and rules in case co-workers or friends want to make a few bets on the side. The timepiece is available for $150.00.
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One truly can never have enough Spam. Its makers seems to know this and consistently provide its high quality foodstuff and enough product placement to make us positively ecstatic. This time it is the Spam Compact Travel Alarm Clock. Operating on a single watch battery (included,) the blue clock stands 2-inches tall and displays “Spam American Classic Est.1937,” should anyone forget. Pop up the time display with a simple push of a button. Available online for only $5.00 each, buy several and Spamalot.
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Leave it to Watchismo Times to find the perfect Halloween clock. Created in 1610, this mechanical Skull and Crossbones Clock was designed by Nicolaus Schmidt der Junger from Germany. The skull sits on two crossed bones and is mounted on a gilt brass tripod. One minute the skull appears to smile, then scream, then its jaw snaps shut, while the snakes, located in the eye sockets, take turns appearing and disappearing. Both are operated by cams that rotate twenty times an hour. Recently the antique was sold for $135,000. The clock is located in the top of the skull, just in case you wondered.
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This timepiece is for those that believe that the cup is half empty or maybe for those who know that time keeps on ticking, ticking away. Crispin Jones designed his Accurate watch in what he refers to as Critical Design, “using the language and tools of design to articulate a critical perspective.”
Created with a mirrored dial like the original analog with rotating discs, his watch is available in a Limited Edition of 100 for ~$163.00. To see more of Jones’ concepts with messages, check out his website.
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