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TokyoFlash Is A Little Wooden These Days

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In quite a few of their designs, I’d say TokyoFlash is comfortably retro-futuristic. In that their designs, while futuristic in some respects, seem to have some cues that pull from the past. Their latest fuses their LCD design with a wooden case – and wood plus LCD just reminds me of something from the 70s.

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The watch in question is an update to their Zone (we wrote about the original here) , here gaining a wooden case and bracelet. For the wood, you can select from either maple or sandalwood (in dark or red finishes), which is then paired with a fairly large copper-colored bezel. Of the three choices, I think the red sandalwood is the best looking of the combinations, and minimizes the impact of that bezel.

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As with most watches, the bracelet has individual links, and will be adjustable to fit your wrist. I can’t speak to this exact model, but when I’ve had wooden watches in for review in the past, they have been fairly light on the wrist, and the wood provides a fairly smooth surface.

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The Zone Wood features a lot of the functionality we’ve come to expect from TokyoFlash – time, date, and alarm, all displayed via an always-on LCD screen that has a backlight you can trigger for reading the watch at night. Unlike some of their more recent releases, this watch features a conventional power source, relying on a CR2025 to power it for about a year.

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Pricing is in-line with other models we’ve seen – $129, regardless of the wood finish or LCD color that you select. The Zone display seems to be a fairly easy one to pick up, and this model may be a good option for the person who likes what TokyoFlash has been putting out, but wants something with a slightly more “organic” feel to it. tokyoflash.com

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