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Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch - a new take on an all time classic

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December 12, 2011

Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch

Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch

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The pocket watch was the standard portable time-keeping option for around 400 hundreds before being replaced in the 20th century by the more convenient wrist-worn variety. So could the pocket watch return to its former glory? Way-out watchmaker Tokyoflash seems to think so, having combined the classic pocket watch with its futuristic Kisai Rogue unit to create the touchscreen-equipped Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch.

Featuring a stainless steel case with a spring-hinged cover and a 35 cm (13.7 in) stainless steel chain, the Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch resembles its classic counterpart on the outside only. Like its wrist-worn sibling, it comes with touchscreen-based hybrid LCD/LED interface, capable of displaying dual timezones and animations.

The touchscreen is unlocked via swiping your finger across the screen from left to right. There are four "hot-zones" on Kisai Rogue's touch-sensitive face (top, bottom, left and right), that allow to switch between modes - time, date, alarm and LED light up. Settings are triggered by holding your finger in place for a few seconds, to set the time, date, or the alarm.

Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch

As with other Tokyoflash offerings, the Kisai watch utilizes a quite simple, yet unusual method of indicating the time. In this case, the current time is displayed by four rings located inside each other, composed of dots and blocks (two rings for each timezone). The current hour is indicated by the gap in the outer ring, while minutes are shown by the number of dots in the inside ring.

The Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch comes in four LCD / LED backlight color options, including red LCD / red LED light, blue LCD / blue LED light, green LCD / green LED light, as well as natural LCD with blue LED light. It is available as a limited edition for the price of US$149.

The following video is a short presentation of Kisai Rogue Touch Pocket Watch:

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6 Comments

for value he should research how to make decent backlighting.

having 4 side glaring LEDs just cheapens the product.

Mark Penver
13th December, 2011 @ 05:03 am PST

This would be a lot better if the face he opens in the demo was a small e-ink screen that refreshes on skin contact with the top, and then when opened was a multifunctional touch screen that would do stop watch/timer/alarm/calendar functions... Oh and have a space behind the e-ink screen where you could paste in a picture of your hot girlfriend...

GvillaThrilla
13th December, 2011 @ 08:15 am PST

junk.. pure junk

Jay Finke
13th December, 2011 @ 10:06 am PST

I like DIVERS watches - BIG, easy to see, ordinal points and hands, on a highly contrasting face - you know mostly black with glow in the dark dots - and a big one for the 12.

They are made that way so that it's EASY TO F-ING READ.

There is a lot of stuff that comes from China that has manuals written in sub 1mm / 1/25" fonts..

And the manufacturers and importers are SOOOO stupid - like no one can read the bloody manuals..... FFS....

Selling mega $ worth of product and a they are using one drop of ink to print 2000 postage stamp sized manuals - that you almost need a low powered microscope to read.

I have come to hate stuff that has "queer ideas" of "easy to readness".

Why can't this be just a watch? That displays the time like a clock ought too? Instead of graphical analysis ring chart?

Free Sample + Big Hammer = Keeping the self winding Seiko divers watch.

Mr Stiffy
13th December, 2011 @ 08:29 pm PST

Why not android in the chained classic design, why not functional. Why take a classic and make it completely useless.

Dawar Saify
15th December, 2011 @ 08:39 pm PST

This watch is backwards -- the hours should be the inner ring of each pair (i.e., where the little hand points), not the outer ring.

Christopher Weuve
23rd September, 2012 @ 06:09 am PDT
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