It seemed to me like ToykoFlash was a little overdue for bringing another time display-bending model to the market, and then I was notified of their newest one – the Kisai Polygon.
As with their other models (especially the ones we’ve reviewed), you’ve got an always-on LCD display (with a backlight you can trigger) in a few colors (black, blue, pink, or mirror) in a silver or black stainless steel case. Â Where this one departs from other models, however, is how that LCD is used to read the time.
I’ll admit – when I first looked at the watch, I was a little confused with how to read the time. Â Thankfully, they’ve put together a very clean graphic for how you read the time:
So, as you can see, while it seems rather complex at first, it’s a lot simpler than you might think it to be. Â Which isn’t to say that I think this will be an “at a glance” sort of a watch (unless you really work at training yourself). Â I do, however, think it’s really an intriguing way to have a display constructed. Â If nothing else, TF keeps pushing the boundaries of how time can be told.
Of course, their watches aren’t just time displays. Â The Polygon also has an alarm mode, and can display the date. Â A 30M water resistance rating means it can take a splash, but don’t try to go swimming with it.
While the regular price of the Polygon is $129, they’re running an introductory promo where you can snag it for $99 (product page is here). Â For $100, I’d say this is an interesting watch. Â Perhaps not for everyone (especially if you’re a mechanical-only sort of collector), but I think it will definitely find a good fit with folks.