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There are twelve segmented LCD displays arranged radially around the face.  At 12:00, the segments that are lined vertically display the minutes.  at 1:00, the next radial set of segments take over, and so forth.  In date mode, the hour hand represents the month, while the segments display the day.

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In practice, this makes for a very uncluttered and yet readable display.  When I look at a lot of other TokyoFlash Japan watches, I get the impression that there is a learning curve to be able to tell time easily.  Eventually, you will be able to read the watch at a glance, but it is going to take time.  With the On Air, the display is very intuitive. Now, the readout for the minutes could be a little bigger, but I have 48 year old eyes that went through a round a Lasik corrective surgery more than 15 years ago.

Even with that, I can read the time with little difficulty.  But someone glancing at your wrist is going to be puzzled for a moment, and will probably ask you about the watch.  And that is one of the great things (in my opinion) about TokyoFlash watches.  They will get people to ask you about your watch.

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Without the crown or any other visual clues (there is no branding that jumps out), it takes me a moment whenever I put it on to make sure it is sitting in the correct orientation on my wrist.  Now, there is a “Kisai” etched into the case where the crown would be, but it is very subtle.  The caseback has a little more branding, and that is it.

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Review Summary
  • Brand & Model: TokyoFlash Japan Kisai On Air
  • Price: $199
  • Who’s it for?: Those that want something offbeat, but readable.
  • Would I wear it?:  Yes.
  • What I’d change: The minute readout could be a bit bigger.
  • The best thing about it:  It does not look like an oddball design.

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