Kisai Kaidoku is a limited edition colored LCD watch design that displays the time using words instead of numbers.
Designed by 15 year old Tynan Mayhew, a creative fan of Tokyoflash watches, Kisai Kaidoku was originally a concept submitted to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog.
Kaidoku means to decode or decipher in Japanese but this watch needs no translation once you understand how it works. The time is displayed with words instead of numbers. Just look at the words that are flashing and read them in order to know the time. It's that easy. The date can be read in exactly the same way by pressing the lower button.
Designed ergonomically to fit small and large wrists comfortably, Kisai Kaidoku is an ideal watch design for men or women. A slim, light wrist watch, Kisai Kaidoku has a comfortable genuine leather strap and features a date mode and alarm.
For night time only, Kisai Kaidoku has an electroluminescent (EL) backlight function. Just press the upper button to illuminate the words. This function only works in dark conditions and is not as bright as LED lighting used in some watches.
Kisai Kaidoku is available in black with a blue LCD display and black leather strap or silver with a purple, green or blue LCD display and white leather strap.
In February 2010, Tokyoflash opened its Design Studio Blog to showcase its concept designs and request ideas for new watch designs from fans. The idea for Kisai Kaidoku was submitted by 15 year old Tynan Mayhew and was voted as one of the most popular designs by fans. This is the second concept submitted by a fan to become reality.
Find out more about the original concept on the Tokyoflash Design Studio BLOG.
Blog reader & watch designer, 15 year old Tynan Mayhew, from Canada says:
When I first discovered Tokyoflash, I was fascinated with the watch designs. I followed the Tokyoflash design blog on Twitter, and checked it frequently.
When the Tokyoflash design challenge started, I had an idea. I wanted to create a watch design that told time in a completely different way, using words instead of numbers. I made a few sketches and uploaded the design. In a few days, a concept design had been posted, and I loved it. After a while, I forgot about it until I was contacted regarding my idea.
When I finally got to see the real thing, I was floored. It looked very sleek and smooth, and like a lot of effort had been put into designing it.