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by Chris Derrer on September 15, 2012

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Limited Edition Star Wars Series – An Introduction

Seiko Create Star Wars Watches Collection

Written by Chris Derrer – Blogger for The Watch Hut

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… There was Darth Vader, Yoda, R2D2, Darth Maul, a Stormtrooper and C3PO… but who was your favourite Star Wars character? Well Seiko watches have now given you the opportunity to pick one of the aforementioned characters and own a watch designed around them, as long as you live in Japan that is! Seiko have done this to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of this cult…

Having partnered with LucasFilm, Seiko now has created the 6 watches, with only 5,000 being made in total, with each character watch having between 500 to 1,500 pieces each. If you were the kind of Star Wars fanatic collector then Seiko will be creating a special set including all of the watches, but this will set you back, probably by a few million yen.

The Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, C3PO, Darth Maul, and Yoda watches all have very similar basic designs. All feature round dials, chronograph analogue displays and feature the characters face on the back of the case. The Vader watch is black, much like the Stormtrooper, Darth Maul and C3PO watches, Yoda’s watch is silver tone, with a green dial and R2D2 has a completely different design from all the others.

Everyone’s favourite cheeky little droid has a watch in his honour that has a digital display (obviously) that comes on a rectangular screen. The screen also displays a picture of “Artoo”, we’re not sure yet if the screen will be animated, but we sincerely hope it will be, complete with bleeps and  lights!

We hope that with some success in Japan and with the apparent release of the Star Wars movies into 3D coming soon, there may a chance that these watches make the journey west and hit Europe and the US in the future, although sadly for now they are exclusive to Japan.

Article supplied by Chris Derrer you can follow Chris @WatchHut_Chris and @TheWatchHut

Keep an eye out for a detailed look at all the Seiko Star Wars watches here on The Watch Review Site over the coming weeks up to the launch of these Seiko Limited edition watches in October.


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