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Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time

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A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?

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Based on Firdaus’ CODEX concept watch, the Tokyoflash Kisai X uses segmented triangular shapes and lines to display the time. The hours are shown on the left side of the display, while the minutes are shown on the right. You’ll have to get used to the way that the numbers are displayed, but once you understand the trick, I’m sure that it will get easier.

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The watch has a lightweight solid stainless steel body and band, and its face features a pyramid design which gives it a small amount of depth and dimension. It’s USB rechargeable and one charge should last you a month.

The Tokyoflash Kisai X is available in black or polished stainless steel, with either a blue, green, or red LED display. The watch will cost you $99 until March 7th at 4PM Japan time, after which it will jump to its regular retail price.

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