Daily Desired: A Watch That Makes It Really Hard to Tell Time

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I hate everything about time. Being on time, looking at time, adhering to time. EVERYTHING. My hate for time is a big reason why I never wear watches because then, I would be handcuffed by time. AND WHO WANTS THAT. I'm a free spirit! Don't change me world! Or I can just wear this Kisai On Air Watch that looks more like a faceless watch than a timecuff.

First, the gadgetry. The Kisai On Air has a colored LCD touchscreen display with LED backlight and can be programmed with time, date and alarm all via touch. Hell, you even 'unlock' the watch with a iPhone-esque left to right swipe. The Kisai On Air slickly shows time by displaying the minutes on the hour hand, so if it says 45 and points toward 3 o'clock, it's 3:45. 18 pointing at 6? 6:18. Simple! If you're a time lover, you can still very easily get the gist of the story and not run late.

But time loving I do not and running late I do not care. I like the Kisai On Air because it reminds me of faceless watches and this beautiful Infinity piece by Levi Maestro and Shayan Afshar (spoiler, it's a watch shaped bracelet without the watch), both "watches" I've always wanted to buy but could never justify spending cash on because it's a little hipster silly ironic and also irresponsibly expensive. Sure I don't care for time but that doesn't mean I toss aside logic!


Anyway, the Kisai On Air is the perfectest watch for me because it looks like a watch that doesn't function like a watch but is still a watch and therefore more justifiable than a watch-shaped bracelet. $200 [Tokyo Flash]

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"I hate everything about time."

I agree wholeheartedly. I would also add that time goes too fast when you want it to slow down, and it crawls when you want it to speed up (yes, I know it's all in my perception of time; my opinion still stands).

I am amazed when I meet people who are into watches. I never know if I should be impressed at their adherence to tradition or confused why they don't just look at their cellphones.