There are lots of companies out there that make beautiful watches, such as this Romain Jerome Volcano Watch. The problem with them is that no matter how expensive they are, how exclusive they are are, or how Swiss they are, they all function pretty much the same way. They also fundamentally look the same, minute hand, hour hand, or digital.
They were made this way for a reason…so that no matter where you are, you can look at a clock or watch and know what time it is. This is true for just about everywhere…except Japan.
That’s right, the country with some of the weirdest sh*t, makes these awesome art pieces that double as every geeks fantasy. There is a company named TokyoFlash that creates such pieces. They range from the mild, like the Nekura line that look pretty much like regular watches, to the extreme such as the Kisai line that includes “Changing Lanes“, which is a watch that you need to follow the lines that cross over each other.
I wanted one of these watches for years but couldn’t bring myself to cut into my food budget to actually get one. I checked the sites weekly to see what the newest insanity was that they were going to create next. Well it is Father’s Day weekend here in the US and my wonderful wife, who has been going through her own medical issues and recovery, bought me a TokyoFlash watch! The R75 to be exact, tells time in binary along with it’s own twisted “normal” time. Plus, it is black with blue LEDs which adds a cool and sophisticated touch to give the TAG Heuer, Rolex, and Citizen watches a run for their money.
So, if your significant other is an Uber-Geek and you have no idea what to buy them, check out something that will stimulate them visually as well as mentally. I mean, who doesn’t want to take 5 minutes to figure out what time it is – especially during those long a$$ boring meetings?