The Kisai Traffic watch from Tokyoflash

Kisai Traffic watch, from Tokyoflash, how to tell the time

Kisai Traffic watch, from Tokyoflash

I’ve featured quite a few Tokyoflash design concept watches, so I thought it was time to have a look at a Tokyoflash watch you can actually buy. So let’s take a look at the Kisai Traffic.

Press the button, and up comes a three-colour display on the watch face, using a car and street design to denote time. The Tokyoflash motto is to “Change The Way You Think About Time”, so there’s a little learning to do before you are able to tell the time – more on this below.

After you press the button the representation of time will stay on screen for seven seconds, before powering down to preserve battery life. Recharging the battery is performed by linking the watch to computer via USB, and the battery is good for 300 charges.

How do you tell the time on the Tokyo flash Traffic?

The Traffic from Tokyoflash displays time in three components – hours, five minute-blocks and one-minute blocks.

As ever, the helpful folk have published a picture that explains how the elements of time have been broken down on the watchface – see the picture below.

Kisai Traffic watch, from Tokyoflash, how to tell the time

Main features

  • Stainless steel case & strap
  • USB rechargeable: connect to your computer with cable provided
  • LED animation option (can be turned off)
  • Clasp: simple fold over clasp with push button
  • Minimum wrist size: 130 mm (approx.)
  • Maximum wrist size: 200 mm (approx.)
  • Case dimensions: 33 x 48 x 9 mm
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • Water resistance: 3ATM
  • Battery: LIR2032 rechargeable & replaceable watch battery
  • Japanese and English instructions
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty

Price and availability

The Tokyoflash Traffic can be ordered from the Tokyoflash website, and costs US$169.73

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