Tokyo Flash ‘Barcode’ part 2


     I was going through the archives and realized that i never did quite find out how this ‘barcode’ watch actually works. So i did a little research and found an article thats explains how.

     The black IP, silver stainless steel splits into 4 black lines in which the white LED’s display the Time/Date/Day function, when the LED’s are illuminated though the mineral glass they almost have a blue tone emphasising the futuristic appeal of this watch. On the right hand side of the face as you look at the watch is the ‘A’ button which protrudes from the side, this button can be pressed to display the time, again to show the date and again to show the day. When the button is pressed there is a randomised ‘light show’ before the time is shown on the face.        

Between 1 a.m. and 6 p.m. the watch will display a short random light show every minute for 12 minutes after the button has been pressed. What makes this watch so unique and attractive is the exclusivity it has to the wearer as there would only ever be  a select number of people (Those who have the Tokyo Flash know how) who would be able to use this watch, making it individual to the wearer. HOW TO TELL THE TIME: There are 4 lines to the face which are used to tell the time and date. There are 4 LEDS that illuminate at the top of each line according to what the display is showing so line 1 shows the ‘TM’ Time Function, line 2 shows the ‘Dt’ Date function, Line 3 displays the ‘Wk’ Day-of-the-week function and finally the 4th LED shows the ‘PM’ function.      

  1: The first bar displays 5 LED’s which light up according every 5th HOUR so 1 LED = 5 HOURS.   

  2: The second column shows the HOUR after the 5 so 1 LED = 1 HOUR    

  3: The third column displays the MINUTES past the hour to the 10 so 1 LED = 10 MINUTES.                  

  4: The last column represents the MINUTES after the 10 so 1 LED = 1 MINUTE                                                                                

  SO…If there are 3 lights in the 1st line, 3 lights in the 2nd, 4 lights in the 3rd and 9 in the 4th then the time would be 06:49 or 18:49 (if the PM light is illuminated in the top right corner).


One Response to “Tokyo Flash ‘Barcode’ part 2”

  1. I jus copped a watch online that’s similar to this, but isn’t as terminator lookin as this one tho, and its polyurethane. I shud get it in a couple days.

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