The Liquid Metal Watch from Tokyoflash Japan looks out of this world

When I was a kid, I would intentionally break old style glass thermometers just so I could play with the mercury inside them. I had no idea back then that mercury was toxic. I just loved watching the liquid metal separate into balls and then forms back into one blob when the individual pieces touched. With the Liquid Metal Watch from Tokyoflash Japan, you can have a similar experience without the whole poisoning issue. 

This unique watch which was inspired in part by the Terminator movies displays the current time with floating drops of liquid metal. The watch doesn’t use mercury but uses a liquid metal called Metallium. There are two fixed drops for the hour and minute hands and a larger drop of metal that can float freely around the dial. Check out the video below to see what the watch looks like in action.

The Liquid Metal Watch is available in Black or Silver with black, red, silver or blue liquid metal for $299.00 from Tokyoflash Japan.

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8 comments… add one
  • Sally Baldwin August 16, 2017, 8:59 am

    Forget the watch, where can I get a little (sealed!) dish of liquid metal to play with?

  • jim t August 16, 2017, 10:05 am

    Their customer service is all but non existent. I was a customer and wrote to them twice and they never replied. Will never do business with them again.

    • Julie Strietelmeier August 16, 2017, 11:39 am

      I’m making sure they see this comment.

    • Paul September 1, 2017, 5:15 am

      Hi Jim, I’m really sorry to hear this. We always do the best we can for our customers. It’s possible your emails were filtered somehow. Please can you try to email watches@tokyoflash.com again today? We will look out for your email and assist you asap.

  • Alan August 16, 2017, 5:43 pm

    So how does it tell the time if you can move the blobs wherever you want?

  • Alan August 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

    Looks like this is the original Indiegogo project for the watch:

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-world-s-1st-liquid-metal-display-watch–2#

    The project was funded in 2015 and reading the comments it looks like not a lot of happy folks. Not surprised that in 2017 you still can’t get ahold of them.

    • Paul at Tokyoflash Japan September 3, 2017, 4:51 am

      Hi Alan,

      The Liquid Metal Watch was developed by Japanese designer Yasushi Kimura between 2015 and 2016. The watch is the first of its kind and therefore the development and production process has taken time with many refinements and improvements – this is why delivery to backers took more time than expected. Nearly all original backers of the project have received their watch with the last few in delivery. Tokyoflash Japan is now able to start offering this design to customers. Delivery still takes time because the watches are being assembled to order.

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