We're used to Tokyflash offering distinctive, dare we say bizarre watches, but while they work on their new line-up they're featuring some limited edition models from a fellow Japanese firm, Independent. Four watches are on offer, with various sub-dials, gages and even some Tokyoflash-style hidden features.
Tokyoflash, better known for their bizarre, frustrating and alluring watches, have announced a design competition, the first stage of which calls for critique on twelve different Bluetooth necklace designs. Intended to link wirelessly to a cellphone and offer, at least, hands-free communication (either via an earpiece or speakerphone), the twelve concepts range from a Terrahawks-style sphere to a male/female design meant for couples.
All twelve concepts in the gallery after the cut
Tokyoflash are back with their latest timepiece, and the Hanko looks to be perhaps the company's most confusing watch to date. Apparently inspired by a Japanese signature stamp, the Hanko has a polished stainless-steel case and bracelet and twenty-three LEDs hidden under the black acrylic lenses.
SlashGear's Tokyoflash Radio Active Giveaway ended yesterday, and we now know the three winners. Taking away first prize - a limited-availability Radio Active Active Reactor watch, no longer officially on sale - is Kathy Schreiber; our two runners-up got to pick a timepiece from the current Tokyoflash catalog. M.J. Coward, our first runner-up, selected the Pimp Star Performer IP Black, while our second, Andrea Woodworth, chose the Nekura Progression.
Congratulations to all three winners, and thanks again to Tokyoflash for sponsoring this giveaway!
The Sleek Audio and Plantronics Giveaways may be closed to new entries - we'll be announcing the winners later on today - but that doesn't mean there are no more opportunities to win prizes. Tokyoflash have given us a piece of history from their watch museum, in the shape of the classic Radio Active Active Reactor. No longer available to buy, we're giving one reader the opportunity to win what's perhaps the most iconic timepiece Tokyoflash have produced. In addition, a further two people will win their choice of watch from the current Tokyoflash collection.
Find out how to enter after the cut!
We're used to Tokyoflash watches being huge slabs of blinking stainless steel, and attempting to transplant a little of the Japanese skyline onto our wrist. That's why this new Waku watch from the company is such a surprise - almost subtle, even - with its minimal metal and neat punctured-leather finish.
Tokyoflash have announced another watch, and it seems the readout on the Ni is so confusing that they've actually had to annotate the LEDs. Rows of lights are embedded into the horizontally-grooved stainless steel case, and at the touch of a button the LEDs illuminate in turn from top to bottom to let you add up exactly what time it is.
Despite the fact that they're, generally, frustratingly difficult to tell the time from, I do have a soft spot for Tokyoflash watches. One of the company's more recent designs, the Oberon, has been diving in and out of stock for a while now, but they're celebrating a return to availability with the launch of a new, stainless steel variant. The S-Mode Oberon SS uses three rings of blue LEDs to indicate date and time.