The review of hours of Kisai Rorschach – time in the form of the psychological test
We continue to tell you about an unusual watch. Today I will share with you the impressions about hours of Kisai Rorschach which once casually mentioned on pages of our site.
The psychological test with ink blots was developed in 1921 by the Swiss psychiatrist Herman Rorshakh who found out that examinees who see the correct symmetric figure in shapeless drawing, usually well understand a real situation, and also are capable to self-criticism and self-checking. Specifics of perception of each specific person allows the psychiatrist to combine a picture about his personality.
Engineers of the Japanese company Kisai decided on unusual experiment, having inspired by work of one beginning designer which sent them the sketch of hours on which dial instead of habitual arrows Rorshakh’s spots were represented. And hours of Kisai Rorshach about which I will tell today you were born.
I was pleased always by a cardboard box in which the Tokyoflash Japan Internet shop sends hours to the buyers. These are colors traditional for Japan: brown paper, the red hieroglyphs sending by times of feudal Japan, but in a box waits for us the next small revolution in the hour industry.
Internal packing traditionally hints you that these hours will force you to stir the gears.
In a box I found hours, the instruction to them, and also the warranty card in case your hours will break.
So, what represent hours of Kisai Rorschach? These are a watch of the classical rectangular shape which display is made on the E-paper technology. What advantages and shortcomings at this technology, I think, all of you perfectly know. It consumes the small quantity of energy is insignificant, and it will allow your hours to work from one battery some months in succession. On the other hand, such screen does not differ special contrast, and animations are displayed on it very slowly that it is possible to carry to shortcomings safely.
Give разберёмся that is represented on the screen of these hours. So, to define time on hours of Rorschach, you need to divide the dial into four equal sectors. In the top right sector you see hours, and in bottom left – minutes. The remained two sectors – only specularly reflect the current time, why the image in the screen really looks as Rorshakh’s test.
As you can see, all this is rather simple. But at once I want to notice that at these hours as the set of modern video games, has three modes of complexity of display of the current time. If at level of EASY read the dial everybody can, on NORMAL of figure are extended up and down, assuming more syurrealistichny air. It considerably complicates an identification of figures habitual to you.
And here in the opening HARD mode in figures 6, 8, 9 blush that does process of reading of information from the dial to even more intricate.
The thong at hours is executed from skin or from steel. To me skin so these hours got to my review is more to liking warm to the touch. The case is executed from steel and is delivered in black, white and gold execution.
The leather thong has one conclusive advantage: it does not need to be born in a watch repair shop to adjust hours to your hand. The convenient latch and two fixing leather rings will help hours to settle down conveniently on a wrist of any size.
On the case of hours there are only two big buttons by means of which you can establish the current time and date, to program an alarm clock, and also to change other settings.
Hours, by the way, are capable to display time in positive and negative style. Positive are black figures on a white background, and negative – white figures on black.
Hours are protected from water so you can wash absolutely quietly in them hands. They work from a standard battery of CR2016 which now can be bought in any shop. And as a pleasant bonus – you have a possibility to include so-called SLEEP MODE in which hours will save a charge of a battery and to disconnect the display in a certain time of day, for example, while you sleep.
On a hand hours look simply smartly. Believe me, I for the life saw many strange hours, but these literally draw attention of passersby. There is something drawing in Rorshakh’s these unusual spots, something such from what it is very difficult to look away. This really outstanding work of Japanese designers which sends us to researches of psychology of the beginning of the XX century.
Hours of Kisai Rorschach can be got right now on an official site of the producer at the price of 199 dollars.