They may cause you to be late for your meeting whilst you work out how to actually tell time with them, but I do like Tokyoflash watches!
This ‘Kisai Console’ model was floating around as a concept for a while before finally making it out of the door for a bargain $200.
Engineered from high grade, solid stainless steel, the Kisai Console features three carefully drilled zones, each fitted with a curved, smoked mineral crystal glass lens enabling the light beneath to be clearly diffused within each segment to present the time.
Console’s display separates time into three separate zones. Hours 1-12 are the shown by digits in the upper window. Five minute intervals are shown in the lower window progressing in a clockwise direction from bottom left and single minutes 1-4 are shown in the central window (got that? Good!)
After touching the button, lights showing the current time will flash for several seconds to direct you. Kisai Console is a USB rechargeable watch design. The USB cap is fitted flush against the case and can be unscrewed with the screw driver provided. To charge, simply connect to your computer with the USB cable provided. One full charge will take 3.5 hours and each charge should last 1 month. There are 300 charges in one battery and the battery is replaceable. A user selectable animation is programmed into Kisai Console for night time. Every fifteen minutes between 18:00 and 24:00, all LEDs will illuminate before fading out (for your own personal disco!)
● Displays the time (woot!)
● IP black stainless steel case & strap
● USB rechargeable: connect to your computer with cable provided
● LED animation option (can be turned off)
● Clasp: simple stainless steel belt style buckle
● Minimum wrist size: 100 mm (approx.)
● Maximum wrist size: 210 mm (approx.)
● Case dimensions: 30 mm x 50 mm x 11 mm
● Weight: 160 grams
● Battery: LIR2032 rechargeable & replaceable watch battery
● Japanese and English instructions
● One year manufacturer’s warranty