It's Tokyo Time!

Catalogue of Crazy Watches from Japan



Everyone knows that Japanese live on their own time. Their culture is alternatively more fast-paced and intense than the rest of the western world (like in urban areas), or more relaxed and introspective (like a Japanese garden).

Knowing these idiosyncrasies, one Japanese company "TokyoFlash" sells absolutely marvelous and really bizarre watches. They fulfill every kind of purpose, except clearly telling the time. A few examples from their catalog:










(all image credit: TokyoFlash)

These watches display time in bar code, Morse code, audio equalizer simulation, and even in performance rating system, used in figure skating. They are made with the smallest LED lights available (like this model for example) and are currently highly in-demand around the world. Next time you ask for time while in Tokyo, prepare to hear either some high-tech code answer, or "Oh...one moment...excuse me while I try to figure it out... oh no! It's GODZILLA time!"

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