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REVIEW: TokyoFlash Kisai Stencil



We’ve definitely not been any strangers to diving through the TokyoFlash catalog as of late, and today we’ll have a look at one of their newer (and one of their easier-to-read models).

Specifically, this one is known as the Stencil, due to how you read the display.  Rather than the individual LCD segments displaying the time, you’ve actually got them showing a loose outline of the digits.  I found this to be an interesting twist on your normal digital display, and was very easy to acclimate to.

The case itself measures in at 33 x 47mm, and 10mm thick.  In theory, this should lend it to being a bit more of a unisex style, but I felt it was a good fit for my wrist.  With the slim case, it slid under a shirt cuff easily, and offers up a polished-enough appearance to fit in at the office.

The one weird thing I ran into with this watch came with setting the date and time.  As you can see, there are only two buttons on on the case.  One enters the setting mode, and the same advances through the various settings.  This leaves you one button to actually do the adjustment – which means you can only adjust up, not down at all.  Not that it prevented me from setting the time, it was just odd to see that behavior.

In the end, we have another interesting presentation in a very light and well fitting  watch (those with smaller wrists may not has a good of a fit with the longer case) that also brings an EL Backlight and 30m water resistance..  Should you want to add one to your collect, bring along $139 to TokyoFlash’s page and get ready to choose your color combo.

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