People will think your watch is whacked when they take a peek and see something that resembles a digital Rorschach ink blot on your wrist, but it’s really just a cool new way to tell time.
A quick glance at the TokyoFlash Kisai Rorschach Watch will initially make you think it’s crazy to try and tell time with nothing but weird indecipherable lines on the screen, but unraveling the mystery is actually pretty easy once you know the trick.
The secret to discovering the time hidden within the Rorschach design is to ignore half the design. The numbers on the upper right hand side of the screen are the hours, while the numbers on the lower left are the minutes. Everything else is just a reflection of the image that’s across from it. To make sure things don’t get too difficult, the date and alarm time are shown the same way.
Once you’ve mastered the ability to see the numbers within the design, you’ll be able to keep your senses sharp by choosing either the Easy, Medium, or Hard mode, with each selection getting more difficult to read as the numbers become more stylized.
In addition to offering a new way to see the time, the watch also offers a couple of new ways for conserving battery life. The display is highly energy-efficient because it only uses power when the display changes. Once an image is set on the screen, it will remain there indefinitely without using any power at all. Also – and this is our personal favorite feature – the watch has a sleep mode that lets the display simply show a static design, using absolutely no power at all. After all, why make the watch keep track of the time if you’re in bed catching some Zzz’s?
Your own personal time-keeping psych eval is available for $199.