TokyoFlash Kisai Round Trip Review

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Before the invention of the wrist-watch, there was the pocket-watch.  Developed in the 16th century, the pocket-watch was the main portable way of telling time.  It was only after World War I that wrist-watches became popular after the design of trench-watches for the military.  Now in the 21st century, we can tell time in so many different and high tech ways including cell phones, laptops, watches that can submerge more than 300 meters, touch screen watches, and now even a watch phone.  But how can we update the outdated pocket-watch?  That’s just what TokyoFlash did with their Kisai Round Trip pocket-watch!

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Inside the package I found the Kisai Round Trip pocket-watch, usb charging cable, extra charging cap, a key ring, and instructions.

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At first glance you might wonder how to tell the time since there’s only a black surface where the clock hands should be.  Pressing the button on the top right activates the LEDs hidden beneath the black surface to display the current time which is 10:24 PM.

Here’s a little tutorial on how to tell the time:

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On the left side is a cap that can be screwed on and off.  It protects the charging port from water and dust.  The pocket-watch is water resistant to 3ATM.  Charging time is 3.5 hours and it should last you for the whole month on regular usage.

A cool feature of this pocket-watch is that you can turn on a function which tells the pocket-watch to play an animation of the LEDs every 15 minutes between 6pm and midnight.

Overall I like this pocket-watch from TokyoFlash.  The only thing that I didn’t like about it is that I have to use the key ring to connect it to anything.  I wish they made the top loop of the pocket-watch as one of those spring loaded latches.  Priced at $73.66, it might not be worth it for some.  But like all TokyoFlash watches, it has a limited run so get it while it’s still in stock!

 

Product Information

Price:$73.66
Manufacturer:TokyoFlash
Pros:
  • 21st century version of the classic pocket-watch
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Water resistant
Cons:
  • Can on be attached using the key ring
  • Pricey
Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks

3 comments… add one

  • Jeff July 25, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Looks a great gadget and a lousy watch.

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  • Dmitry July 25, 2010, 1:28 pm

    one-minute-gadget. absolutely useless in real life.

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  • Bob Deloyd July 26, 2010, 7:31 pm

    Now if it had a camera and was able to play music, that would be interesting.

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