Watches inspired by popular games. Hit or kitty?

Literally a few days ago, we informed you that Tag Heuer has created, in cooperation with Nintendo, a new smartwatch from the Connected series, inspired by the game Super Mario. Not only is the equipment limited to 2,000 pieces, it also costs a lot of money, over PLN 8,000 (USD 2,150).

However, if you absolutely want to have a new “game” watch, but you don’t mind spending so much money, Casio comes to the rescue. However, it will not be a smartwatch, but a total classic based on – in some cult circles – a bit amusing Casio F-100 from 1978 for me. Unfortunately, I never had it myself, but I was always disarmed by those four buttons under the display – but I know that in its time it offered a lot. For example, digital alarm, stopwatch and calendar. Some people remember this equipment from his guest appearance in the 1979 movie Alien – we could see it (or rather them, because they were two devices connected to each other) on Ellen Ripley’s wrist in this iconic cinema picture.

The Casio A100WEPC, because this is the designation of the company’s new watch, also has the four buttons, but is almost entirely covered with motifs from the iconic Pac-Man game.

It may not be the most sophisticated cooperation, but it fits nicely together. The graphics around the display match those around the buttons very well. Additional game themes can also be found on the bracelet and on the bottom of the watch. Even this golden finish fits the concept. Only of course, as you can see, the equipment looks quite “indulgence”, so there is no chance that it will go unnoticed when you put it on your wrist.

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It seems to scream for cooperation from all sides, completely different from the aforementioned Tag Heuer smartwatch, where the elements related to Mario were delicate and sophisticated.

Of course, these are not the first and only cooperation between watch manufacturers and companies responsible for creating games. But also individual collaborations turned out differently. I don’t know if you remember, but recently Seiko started a series of Street Fighter brawls and in cooperation with Capcom released a series of watches inspired by these games. The effect was … well, tastes are not discussed, but the equipment was not very pretty.

I have always liked Seiko watches, but to be honest, I would rather not wear any of them on my wrist.



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