You Can Own Ripley's Futuristic Seiko Watch From Aliens

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Fans of the Alien film franchise can now accessorize like its iconic leading lady, Ellen Ripley, thanks to two reissued versions of the Seiko watch she wore in the 1986 sequel, Aliens.

In the early 1980s, the Japanese watchmakers collaborated with the Italian designer responsible for the Volkswagen Passat and the DeLorean DMC-12 on a series of new timepieces for the company. One design that Giorgetto Giugiaroto dreamed up in 1983 was the Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000. Three years later, his piece (along with other Seiko models) was featured in James Cameron's sci-fi fantasy sequel—Ripley can be seen wearing the watch throughout the film, including during her showdown with the Queen alien while she operates the Power Loader.

According to Gizmodo, original versions of the watch are still available from time to time on sites like eBay for around $1000, but now fans can try to grab the limited-edition reissues from Seiko's Japan-based webstore, or globally on eBay when they inevitably sell out.



Available in black and stainless steel, the reissued Seiko X Giugiaro Design Spirit Smart SCED035 and SCED037 watches are limited to 3000 pieces of each style and are being sold for $260. The watches are slightly different from the originals in that they're missing the crown and buttons on the left side of the watch case, but they otherwise stay true to the '80s design.

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 [h/t Gizmodo]