Everyone knows Rorschach tests, those inkblots on a card they show a serial killer that has him saying, “I see a girl hanging by the neck over a volcano with smoke coming out of her nose.” Or something like that. Well, Tokyoflash decided to turn those same inkblots into a time-telling mechanism with the new Kisai Rorscharch.
Finally, you can look at your wrist any time of the day and see a butterfly about to be eaten by a three-headed dog. Or a cloudy sky with witches flying on a broomstick. Or your mom telling you to face the wall because you’ve been a bad boy. This is definitely a very interesting idea.
The Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach watch won’t really use the same actual inkblots used on the tests (thankfully). Instead, it’s going to be a digital display of the time, but with the digits all messed up so they look like inkblots on a page. Yeah, you’ll probably still see the occasional “tarantula, a very large hairy tarantula,” but for the most part, you should be able to recognize the blotchy digits and tell the time. If the inkblots start to stir up some emotions you’d rather keep buried, you can just switch to one of the less-blotchy time displays (Easy, which shows digits with a mirrored reflection on the bottom; and Medium, slightly blotchy), so you’re not stuck being reminded of painful memories every time you glance at your arm.
Watch face is a low-power e-ink panel, allowing the display to stay on the entire time without draining the battery. Features include standard watch functions (time, date, alarm), two display styles (white ink on black paper, black ink on white paper), stainless steel case, two strap options (steel or leather), and a sleep mode that shuts the e-ink screen off when you’re turning in for the night.
Want one? The Tokyoflash Kisai Rorschach is available now, priced at $179.