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Crave giveaway: Tokyo Flash Kisai Vortex touchscreen wristwatch

Win our first freebie of 2015, a touchscreen conversation piece of a watch from Tokyo Flash, known for its geeky timepieces.

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The Tokyo Flash Kisai Vortex wristwatch: smoky effects not included. Tokyo Flash

Happy 2015! If you've resolved to start the new year with flashier wrists, you're in the right place. This week, we're giving away a Kisai Vortex wristwatch from Tokyo Flash, purveyor of wacky, eye-catching timepieces.

The limited-edition touchscreen watch sports an always-on spiraling display that simultaneously shows the time for two time zones with a cyclone of rings framed under a concave lens.

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The Kisai Vortex features a lens that curves inward. (Click to enlarge.) Tokyo Flash

The gap in the outer ring of 12 large blocks indicates the hour in the same position as a regular clock. Inside that are smaller dots for the minutes. The inner two rings show the hours and minutes for the second time zone in the same way. The outermost ring indicates seconds. Got all that? If not, watch the video below. Sure, it's easier to glance at your smartphone for the time, but it's far, far less original.

The $199 Kisai Vortex comes in two color combinations: blue LCD with blue LED backlighting or natural LCD with red LED backlighting. Your choice. So what do you have to do to get sucked into the Kisai Vortex? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.

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  • Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) Tokyo Flash Kisai Vortex watch, with a retail value of $199.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, January 5, 12 p.m. ET.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, January 5, 2015. See official rules for details.

Good luck. (And be sure to follow Crave on Twitter: @crave)