Watch happens different. Someone prefers a practicality and security from moisture and blows, to someone prestigiousness of a brand and the high price is more to liking, and someone appreciates creativity and singularity in hours. I treat the last category of people therefore hours of the Tokyoflash company for me became the real revelation.
The Japanese company Tokyoflash creates improbable models of hours which at the same time admire and confuse. Designers receive full freedom in respect of design of new gadgets therefore on light there are absolutely inconceivable devices more reminding smart alien puzzles, rather than mechanisms for obtaining information on the current time.
Certainly, there is a question of a practicality of such hours. We got used to two ways to learn time: thanks to figures and by means of hour hands. Hours of Tokyoflash increase quantity of these ways practically indefinitely. The ordinary user who for the first time has taken in hands hours of production of this company, hardly will manage to learn on them time. For this purpose he will need to understand an essence of concrete model of hours, to understand, how it functions.
Today I will tell you about the favourite model of hours of this company – Kisai Seven. Once having seen these hours, I lit up idea to catch them in hands, and here this day came. The treasured box with hours costs on my table. It is surprising that the Russian Post did not flatten it on the way to my city and only slightly trampled down the top corner.
In the first box there was one more box, already with the name of a line of hours of Kisai.
It is necessary to pay tribute to Japanese designers. Even packing from the very beginning prompts to you that these hours were created to force you to think.
Here the Tokyoflash company slogan – «Change the mentality about time». Believe me, the slogan as anything else, precisely transfers an essence of their production.
The instruction folding bed on English and Japanese, plus a cardboard guarantee card with the instruction about return and goods exchange in case got to you the rejected.
Here so long-awaited me hours.
They are packed very soundly: the framework from rigid foam rubber will not allow your hours to break during inaccurate post transfer, and the pasted film will protect the case of hours from scratches.
Besides hours in a box there was an USB cable for additional charge of the built-in accumulator, and also a tiny screw-driver and the small screw. As it became clear later, this screw is urged to protect from a dust and moisture an opening on hours where the cable for a charging is inserted. It appeared spare as at o’clock it was already screwed in just the same. Care of Japanese pleasantly pleases.
Also in a box there was also a spare rubber thong for hours. The length of a thong by means of ordinary scissors is regulated: estimated, on how many it needs to be truncated, cut off and voila – hours to you just right. As at many people with an eye estimation serious problems, a spare thong it is necessary more than ever by the way.
So hours after removal from all of them protective films look. On hours only two large buttons. The first – shows time, and the second – includes the menu of control of hours. Control very simple: you hold the second button within three seconds then exposure of hours joins, exposed them, you press the button number one, control of minutes, and so on joins. In 9 seconds of inaction, the menu of control is automatically switched off.
Hours are executed from plastic, but personally I for a second had no analogies to cheap Chinese plastic. Material qualitative and pleasant to the touch. The thong is executed from quite rigid rubber and on check it appeared very strong.
From a reverse side of a latch of a thong you can see a logo of the hour Kisai series.
On case inside the prevention that it is possible to use hours only with the storage batteries suitable for a repeated recharge. By the way, duration of work of hours of Kisai Seven from one charge – about a month, taking into account that you often will use them every day.
Well and now we pass to the most interesting: how these hours show time? Having pressed the first button, you activate a light board of hours on which two rings, and also two light-emitting diode lines over and under the dial flash. In my case color of light-emitting diodes – dark blue, but in online shop of the Tokyoflash company models with red and white illumination are available also. To understand, what now hour – look at the image, located is slightly lower. The internal ring is hours. The dark segment of this ring specifies, which now hour. On the image hours show 9 hours. The external ring is minutes. On the image – the segment specifies to the very top of the dial, so is 00 minutes. Now attentively we look at the line under the dial. It consists of four segments and at present two of them are illuminated that is equivalent to two minutes. As a result we put all helps together: 9 hours, 00 minutes + 2 minutes. It turns out that now on your hours 9:02. Difficult? Only in the first days of use of these hours. As soon as you understand an essence of their work – time is read out instantly. But here the mentality really strongly changes. The brain starts to creak actively gears.
Illumination of hours very bright also is visible even at strong external lighting. Hours have a so-called animations function and if to include it – to press the button for display of the current time to you it is not necessary any more: hours through equal intervals of time will join and show you time, or will be constantly included, but in this case the charge of their accumulator hardly will suffice for a month of continuous work. Animation modes three: 1) continuous pulsing of the dial, 2) turning on of the dial each 30 seconds, 3) turning on of the dial each five minutes.
But the beauty begins, when you see these hours in the twilight. These seconds you understand that the particle of the fantastic film TRON descended from the screen in the real world. In the head Daft Punk composition – Derezzed from a soundtrack to this film starts to play, and you are mentally transferred to the cybernetic space occupied by virtual beings.
Features of my camera do not allow to transfer all beauty of a luminescence of hours in the twilight. So simply take me a word – there is in it something bewitching.
On a hand hours sit excellently, but here it was necessary to tinker with adjustment of a thong fairly. Initially I did not calculate the forces and cut off too big piece of a bracelet, therefore it was necessary to change it on spare then to begin everything from the very beginning. Be extremely accurate if will undertake it independently, and it is even better – address in a watch repair shop. There to you for certain will help the most qualified.
If you love rather unusual gadgets and are fan of fantastic films, also as well as I, these hours become for you the real gift. Hours of Kisai Seven will emphasize your identity and eccentricity of your thinking, and also will allocate you from crowd on a party or in night club. To order them it is possible in Tokyoflash company online shop for only 139 dollars. Delivery to Russia, by the way, absolutely free that should please. In the future I will try to publish reviews of other models of hours of this producer if, of course, our dear readers are not against.