'Tron'-inspired watch needs to get real

This accessory will definitely signal that you're the biggest geek in the room, and could nicely accent the Tron Gaming Mouse.

Tron-inspired watches
This is actually the most legible Tokyo Flash watch we've seen in ages. Tokyo Flash

In the classic 1982 Disney sci-fi movie "Tron," Kevin Flynn (played by Jeff Bridges) says with cool confidence, "It's all in the wrists." I couldn't agree more.

As a lover of exotic watches who's enthusiastically awaiting the upcoming "Tron: Legacy" movie , my eyes lit up when I saw the 7R0N, a Tron-inspired LED watch featured on the blog of wacky watch seller Tokyo Flash.

The design is very svelte, undoubtedly futuristic, and has a monolithic black band with electroluminescent accents on the strap.

The timepiece features a throwback to the "Tron" disc design, with the LED displaying minutes on the outer ring and hours in the inner ring. This accessory will definitely signal that you're the biggest geek in the room, and could nicely accent the recently announced Tron Gaming Mouse .

How it tells time (click to enlarge). Tokyo Flash

Sadly, it's just a concept for now, but the 7R0N could be real one day. The design has received heavy press coverage and the Tokyo Flash's original blog entry discussing it has hundreds of comments from supporters.

We're picturing the watch in several colors, including blue, yellow, and red, to get you started on the path of illuminated clothing. Really, I couldn't think of a better timepiece to wear next time you corner someone between a light wall and your own trail.

About the author

Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.

 

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