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Tokyoflash optical illusion watch will make your eyes cross

Sure, you could go the easy route and get a digital watch, but why not make telling time more of a challenge with the Tokyoflash Kisai Optical Illusion watch?

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Can you tell what time it is? Tokyoflash

Remember those Magic Eye posters that were popular back in the '90s? You know, the ones where you'd focus your eyes on a 2D image and then boom, out of nowhere, a 3D image would appear? Well, that's the inspiration behind a new watch by Tokyoflash.

The Kisai Optical Illusion watch is the latest geeky accessory from Tokyoflash, and at first glance, the face of the watch just looks like a dizzying maze of lines. But of course, there's more than meets the eye.

As with the Magic Eye images, after staring at the display for a bit, you should be able to make out the hour and minutes presented in digit form. Tokyoflash says the time will be easy to see once you've trained your eyes, but if that's not the case, you can simply tap the touch screen to reveal the time.

The touch display also has four "hot zones" that you can tap to navigate though the time, date, alarm, and backlight.

The Kisai Optical Illusion is available now in your choice of silver or black and with a natural or green display. The company is currently selling the watch for $179 with free shipping as part of a launch special, but starting Friday, the price will go up to $199.