In the past decade, (traditional) watches have become more or less obsolete for many people. Nowadays, you can simply take your smartphone from your pocket/bag/whatever you use to transport it, and check the time. And yet, there is still a market for traditional watches, especially when said watches are not just your run-of-the-mill watch. Like… Super Mario Bros. watches, for example!
Today, Seiko (a famous Japanese watch manufacturer) announced that they would release not one, but two Super Mario Bros. watches in Japan. As is almost always the case with such collaborations, the design of the watches features the original Super Mario Bros. (by far the most famous Super Mario Bros. game among the general public). The best part? The box they come in is shaped like one of the famous Super Mario Bros. pipes!
There’s two models, with extremely poetic names: AGAK 702 and AGAK 703. They both cost 18 000 Yen (about 138€ / £125 / $162), and they will be released next month in Japan (on September 8th to be precise). If you’re planning to get one, you will have to be quickly: only 500 units for AGAK 702, and 300 units for AGAK 703, will ever be made.
Here’s some additional details about the watches:
- Case: stainless steel
- Strap: Calfkin
- Time accuracy: average monthly difference ± 20 seconds (when worn on your arm, and in temperatures ranging from 5 °C to 35 °C)
- Waterproof: Yes (10 ATM)
- Battery life: ~3 years
Finally, here’s some pictures for both Super Mario Bros. watches: