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Orange Japanese watch tells time with intersecting polyhedrons

TokyoFlash's latest wildly impractical, handsome Japanese wristwatch is the EleeNo WebTime Elite. Although this isn't nearly as impractical as a watch that vibrates the time in Morse code, it is nevertheless extremely handsome. I'm really becoming a fan of "butterfly clasp" watch-straps that make a continuous loop around your wrist. Plus it comes in orange, which is unquestionably the best color a watch can be.

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Impractical LED watch is all bracelet, part timepiece

I'm entranced with the latest TokyoFlash impractical wristwatch from the future. The Shinshoku tells the time with a set of impenetrable color-coded LEDs that shine through holes in the metal mesh wristband. It requires that you rewire your brain to learn an entirely new time-telling system, which is good mental exercise, and it means that no one will ever ask to borrow your watch, except for fashion.

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Biohazard watch

The latest awesome, impractical Japanese watch from TokyoFlash is the "Biohazard":

The Biohazard watch uses an advanced color LCD display to simulate the effect you might see on Mr Spocks tri-corder or in many Science Fiction films. The readout, in fact, tells the time by counting the colored segments.

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Winners of TokyoFlash/BB watch giveaway

The winners of TokyoFlash's impractical Japanese watch giveaway have been announced. Congrats to BB readers Dallas Cloud (Texas), Justin Russell (Washington) and Dylan!

TokyoFlash's Christian sez, "please also mention that as a thank you to all our customers we are running a Christmas giveaway. The prizes are a Playstation 3 with 2 games and 10 watches."

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Win free impractical Japanese watches

TokyoFlash asked me if I would help them give three watches away to Boing Boing readers -- naturally, I said yes!

I love the amazing, impractical watches sold by Japanese boutique TokyoFlash. I have bought so many of these that I've lost count, and I just love the feeling I get that I'm rewiring my brain when I learn to tell time on one of them.

To win any watch on the TokyoFlash site, just answer the following question: "which watch was designed by Yasushi and Makoto and was inspired by architectural concepts around Tokyo?"

Send your answer, along with the make, model and color of watch you'd like to win to boingboing@tokyoflash.com. 3 winners will be selected from the correct entries on the 27th of November.

TokyoFlash is also offering a 1500 Yen ($13) discount if you can guess what time is being shown on the face of this watch.

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Bingo Watch -- looks like a Bingo card

The latest awesomely crazy watch from Tokyoflash is the Bingo Watch, whose face resembles a Bingo-card, and which tells time by filling in different positions on the board.

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Scope watch tells time using line-intersections on Cartesian grid

The latest crazy Japanese watch from TokyoFlash is called The Scope, and it reaches new heights of whimsical impracticality in timekeeping. A large LCD displays a Cartesian grid on which the time, accurate to five minutes, is displayed as the intersection of two lines (x axis for hours, y axis for minutes); to the right is a ring of four LEDs that give you the time accurate to the minute -- when two LEDs are lit, add two to the time-count, and so on.

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Japanese watch blinks and beeps the time in Morse code

TokyoFlash, my favorite supplier of beautiful, impractical watches, has released a watch that blinks and beeps the time in Morse code. That is a new height of beautiful impracticality, and I salute them for it.

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Impractical lovely pixelwatch from Japan

TokyoFlash has posted a couple of amazing new pixel-watches from Japan on their site. I love these things: each one tells the time in a different (but equally impractical) way, reimagining the obsolete watch around aesthetics rather than practical use. I am totally addicted to these -- must have bought ten watches from these people over the last five years. They never disappoint.

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Radio Active watch from Tokyo Flash

I am a total sucker for the hip, hard-to-read Japanese watches on offer at TokyoFlash. I think I own about six at this point, and I've just ordered this new one: the "Radio Active" watch has a face with fake warning lights on it that you need to interpret to tell the time (for example, if the "Danger" light is lit, add six hours to the time).

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Binary LED watch from TokyoFlash

New from TokyoFlash, purveyors of fine and impractical Japanese hipster novelty watches: the LED by Binary. It's a watch with a naked printed circuit board, on which are situated 10 LEDs, which glow to display the time in binary notation. ¥8900.00 -- about $80. Link Read the rest

Crazy TokyoFlash watch: the Pimp Watch

New on the killer TokyoFlash watch site, the Pimp Watch -- at $129, it's a little rich for my blood, but boy, that's some sweet watch action.

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Japanese watches from the edge of cool

TokyoFlash features impossibly cool and attainably inexpensive Japanese wristwatches. I had to forcefully restrain myself from buying just one of these. God, these are cool.

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