Kisai Tenmetsu: TokyoFlash's new skinny OLED watch

TokyoFlash, my preferred vendor of crazy, addictive, nonsensical high-tech LED watches, has just launched the Kisai Tenmetsu, a super-thin OLED-based watch that flashes and transitions between three colors to display the time using a perverse and delightful system ("Red LEDs indicate 15 units, amber LEDs indicate 5 units and green LEDs indicate 1 unit, a combination of which present hours, minutes, months and date.").

Kisai Tenmetsu


  1. Tokyo Flash’s next idea: a reimagining of the Sinclair black watch, but with colour-changing LEDs. The digits change every minute at random, but always so that the “correct” digit is never shown; hours of deductive time-telling await!


  2. Good to see the Japanese are hard at work inventing new and exciting reasons for me to not wear a watch.

  3. The black one would go quite well with the watch I’d be wearing higher up my wrist to tell the time.

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  5. These things are like the controls on the original Star Trek series: not labeled, don’t make a lot of sense, but very pretty.

  6. For anyone who goes clubbing often, I highly recommend any of the TF LED watches. My “Infection” model is great for checking the time in dark environments and works as a great conversation starter.

    A common (and fun) story: One night when we were downtown I was wearing my watch for the first time. A friend in the group was giving me grief over it, saying how it was a toy and his Tag was a real watch. He pulled over a random girl and asked her which one she liked better. She (of course) chose his Tag and he smirked in my direction, to which I replied “Yeah, but the only reason you got her to talk to us is because of *my* watch, so it served its purpose”, with a smirk back.

  7. You know what I dream of? A Nixie watch. That displays the time in number of seconds since Epoch. In hexidecimal. With the A-F characters replaced by their Cyrillic equivalents.

    That’s the watch I want. If I had one of those, I might stop buying watches.

    I might!

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