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Gift Review - Tokyo Flash Watches


UK Buyers see
Techdeals site.

Watches make great gifts, but by the time you've got two or three watches, they're getting a bit samey. The watches in this range, apparently all the rage in Japan, totally shatter any illusions about what a watch looks like.

 The styling is unusual to put it mildly - in fact you might well say outrageous. We couldn't possibly comment. Most of the designs are near-impossible to read the time from at a glance, so it's not a watch to choose if you want basic practicality. Dig out the old Mickey Mouse number for that. But if you want to look different, to have a certain indefinable style or if you (or the person you are buying for) fits into the categories the manufacturer suggests of the "gadget-mad, sci-fi fans and techno-geeks", then one of this epic range of watches could be your ideal gift.

We particularly like PIMP (the nearest in the picture to the left), Biohazard and the gunmetal version of Twelve 5 - 9B... but everyone is going to have a personal favourite.

These watches aren't cheap at 75-100 ($105-170) - but they are super hi tech, well finished and bizarrely attractive in a way that totally defies the norms of taste.

For UK buyers, see the Techdeals website. US buyers - there are many more models than shown in the Amazon.com bar at the bottom left: click here to see the full range.

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Reviewed by Brian Clegg


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