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Tokyoflash Optical Illusion Concept Watch is Too Simple for a Tokyoflash Watch

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TokyoFlash is going soft on us. After all their mind-numbing watches and designs, I think they’ve finally decided to have mercy on us. That’s why their latest concept is as straightforward as it gets. Just look at the difference in the squiggly lines and you’ll see the numbers in the middle. Eventually.

tokyoflash optical illusion concept watch

As you can see, once you realize that the lines displayed do have differences, it’s just a matter of figuring out the outline of the numbers that they form. Compared to this design, this one’s a cakewalk. Here’s the display magnified:

tokyoflash optical illusion concept watch 2

No calculations, no need to memorize symbols or count flashing lights. Just a few seconds of staring and maybe a minor headache – assuming your brain can see it at all. As further proof that Tokyoflash is pandering to our inferior minds, you can even turn off the illusion completely at the press of a button.

tokyoflash optical illusion concept watch 3

Seriously though I like this design not only because I can easily read it compared to their other watches, but because it’s simple. Wacky mechanics make for wacky displays. If you like this design as well, vote for it at the Tokyoflash blog.

[via Chip Chick]





Comments (4):

  1. technabob says:

    I’m like Mr. Pitt from that episode of Seinfeld – I stared at it for like 5 minutes, and nada. Is it a dinosaur or a butterfly holding up a clock with the time on it?

  2. Rachel says:

    I can’t see it… I keep staring and staring, but nothing… I wonder if that says something about my psyche…

  3. Varios says:

    It took me a few moments but I just kind of unfocused my eyes and BAM! I saw it. I love the design since I was able to figure it out. If I had not been able to see it I probably would have hated it.

  4. Thomas. says:

    These ridiculous watch designs are becoming more and more annoying. The point of a watch is to be able to easily tell the time of day. When a watch causes physical discomfort and confusion while reading it, that’s when you know that you should have majored in something different, rather than wasting your parents’ money on Art School and telling yourself you’re designing something “artistic” and that people who don’t get it “just don’t understand”. Want to see real watch art? Look at the gears and shit in any machined analog wristwatch. That shit is crazy.

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