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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]