Classic Arcade Wristwatch
we have seen our fair share of novelty wristwatches. you know? those watches that you hardly think <em>they are</em> watches to begin with and probably require some scholarly degree or an induction course just to learn the ropes of reading time off them? well, the Classic Arcade Wristwatch may look like as complicated as one of those, but...

we have seen our fair share of novelty wristwatches. you know? those watches that you hardly think they are watches to begin with and probably require some scholarly degree or an induction course just to learn the ropes of reading time off them? well, the Classic Arcade Wristwatch may look like as complicated as one of those, but it is not one of those watches. it is just cleverly styled in the likeness of the arcade machine that you may have loved at some point in your childhood and has a “video monitor” for dial face, complete with asteroids and a tiny ship orbiting around it. the positions of the space rocks-chase-spaceship-chase-space rocks are what combines to let you in on the hour, minute and second, with the cute little spacecraft being the second hand.

unfortunately, the super cute joy stick is non-functional, however, the ‘Fire’ button on the right is working; hit it once and witness the hour indicators and marquee light up in red, topped with the familiar “pew” sound effect. under the hood, it has a Japanese quartz movement, powered by one CR2032 and one SR626 battery which should last up to a year – that’s if you can resist not to keep clicking on the ‘Fire’ button (btw, the light up is also for you read time in low light or dark environment). the wristwatch itself features a stainless steel case, matched to a black leather wristband with white contrast stitching. expect the Classic Arcade Wristwatch to be available on ThinkGeek starting March 2014 for $59.99 a pop. take a look at the ‘night mode’ after the break.

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Classic Arcade Wristwatch

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