Seiko Star Wars Watch Collection
by Kyle Stults on September 12, 2012
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Seiko has partnered with Lucasfilm on a Star Wars watch collection.  The collection is set to hit stores in Japan this October.  In celebration of both the 35th anniversary of Star Wars as well as the upcoming release of the films in 3D, Seiko will release six limited edition models in a limited run ranging from 500 to 1500 pieces per model for a total of 5,000 pieces.   The series includes signature timepieces for each of Darth Vader, Darth Maul, C-3P0, R2-D2 and Yoda as well as a Stormtrooper edition. Check ‘em all out, below.

All watches have a steel case with screw-down back, with the “bad guys” getting an added a black ion plating finish.  All watches are water resistant to 100 meters and have a sapphire crystal.  This said there is a lot of weird randomness (though probably not random, just not understood by me) when it comes to case size, production volume, movement type (quartz or mechanical) and feature-set.  I’ve note the model-specific features below.

Collect them all!?!  Well, according to the dedicated Seiko/Star Wars website there will be a Special Set created (details pending, however).  In any case, I would say good luck on getting your hands on any of these pieces, let alone a Special Set or even piecing together a set!  As far as I know these pieces are only to launch in Japan, which gives watch fans in this geography a big advantage.  One of each would come to a total price of 813,750Yen, or about $10,500. Not a bad price at all for such a cool collector’s set with such limited quantity!

Seiko Star Wars Darth Vader (SAGA125)

Limited edition of 1,500 watches
Price: 141,750 yen (U.S. about $1,820)

Black IP (“ion plated”) coated steel case size: 42.5mm, 11.3mm thick
Movement: 8B54 Caliber quartz movement with radio correction and solar charging function

 

Seiko Star Wars Darth Maul (SAGA127)

Limited edition of 800 watches
Price 136,500 yen (U.S. about $1,750)

Black IP coated steel case size: 43.4mm, 11.0mm thick
Movement: 8B82 Caliber quartz movement with radio correction and Solar charging function
Stopwatch function (measured 1/5 second, 60-minute, measuring up to 6 hours)

 

Seiko Star Wars Yoda (SDGC013)

Limited edition of 600 watches
Price 136,500 yen (U.S. about $1,750)

Steel case size: 41.7mm, 12.4mm thick
Movement: Caliber 6R21 automatic mechanical

note the “light saber” seconds hand:

Seiko Star Wars Stormtrooper (SDGC011)

Limited edition of 500 watches
Price 136,500 yen (U.S. about $1,750)

Steel case size: 41.7mm, 12.4mm thick
Movement: Caliber 6R21 automatic mechanical

Seiko Star Wars C-3P0 (SDGC015)

Limited edition of 600 watches
Price 136,500 yen (U.S. about $1,750)

Steel case size: 41.7mm, 12.4mm thick
Movement: Caliber 6R21 automatic mechanical

Seiko Star Wars R2-D2 (SDGA005)

Limited edition of 1,000 watches
Price 126,000 Yen (U.S. about $1,620)

Steel case size: 45.5mm × 46.0mm, 9.5mm thick
Movement: Solar Digital quartz movement Caliber S770 with an active matrix EPD with radio correction and solar charging function
World time function (32 cities and regions)

note that this model uses Seiko’s EPD e-ink display