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Here's another one of those cryptic watches that make you guess what time it is, the JLr7 by e35 whose little J and L-shaped LEDs seem to light up at random. Even its name seems arbitrary, but check out the top row of LEDs and you'll see: JLr7. How does it work? The first three rows of lights show the hours in a 12-hour format, the fourth displays quarter hours and the rest of the rows show minutes and seconds.

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This must be how they tell time on another planet. Adding to its weirdness is a setting that lets you trigger an automatic animation every 15 minutes between 6 p.m. and midnight that makes it look like it's going bananas. It looks positively otherworldly with its gunmetal finish and alien characters; get it with your choice of blue or green LEDs. It's at TokyoFlash now for ¥9800, or $85.22. Check out more pics, plus a diagram showing how to read this puzzling watch:

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Bizarre. I thought this would cost more than $85.

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JLr7 by e35 [TokyoFlash]