When it comes to everyday tasks, eschewing simplicity for an added degree of difficulty can totally pay off in style points, like driving a stick shift, or wearing really fashion-forward condoms, with straps and stuff. Adding some flair to your telling people it's 9:15, Tokyoflash watches

Previously only available online, Omoi's now carrying nine models of TF's slick, futuristic wristwear which defies traditional analog/digital displays, instead relying on various unique arrangements of flashing LEDs to denote time and date -- far more accurate, and less likely to attract rats, than your move of estimating days of the week based on number of empty takeout boxes. Leading the charge among the space-age models is the Kisai Denshoku, available in brushed silver or matte black aluminum, with hours & minutes denoted by how many of its dozen orange acrylic horizontal bars are illuminated, along with the polished stainless steel Heko, whose silver bracelet gives way to a pair of mirrored horizontal lenses through which multi-colored lights flash time and date in a decipherable, although initially confusing code, which Tom Hanks totally would've solved in under three hours if it weren't for those meddling Catholics. The Fire gets a black plastic band overlaid with a seamless sheet of polished, cheese-grater-looking stainless steel, through which yellow, red & green lights denote specific blocks of time from six hours to single minutes, while the Ni employs five horizontally stacked rows representing time blocks from one minute to two hours, tracked by red & green lights, which'll have passing children alternately running, stopping, and shouting "one, two, three!"

A few TFs actually display digital numbers, but still offer a twist, like the Negative's LED blocks that appear in seven selectable colors, and the Kisai Keisan's four vertical rows of numbers with strategically placed addition signs as cues to add 'em up, because nothing makes life as complicated as "math".