If, like us here at The Coolector, your golden age of video gaming was the 80s and 90s, chances are that Street Fighter was one of your favourite beat ’em ups and, if so, you’ll want to sit up and take notice of these awesome looking Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter V Limited Edition Watches. Exclusively available through the Worn & Wound WindUp store, these striking timepieces will go down well with fans of Ryu, Blanka et al.
Six of the game’s most recognisable characters have been immortalised in these striking timepieces – namely, Ryu, Blanka, Ken, Chun-Li, Zangief and Guile – so if your favourite character is one of the chosen few, you’re in luck. These Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter V Limited Edition Watches are limited to just 9,999 pieces per fighter worldwide so they’ll definitely sell out fast and you’ll need to move quickly if you’re hoping to get one on your wrist this summer.
One For Videogame Aficionados
In the history of timepiece crossovers, we’re not sure if there has even been one as exciting as this one from Seiko and they’re already flying off the shelves amongst videogaming aficionados. These timepieces are a mash-up of two true icons – firstly is the watch, a rugged sports timepiece based on the beloved SKX007 design. The second is one of the most iconic video game franchises in the history of gaming. Launched in the late ’80s, Street Fighter set the standard for the “Fighter Game” format and served as the catalyst for this great looking series of watches.
The Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter V Limited Edition Watches are right up our street here at The Coolector given our love of the source material. The characters from Street Fighter are often as well known as those from famous cartoons and movies. Even its sound effects, such as that of the fireball thrown by two of the original characters, will evoke memories of a golden age of video gaming and these watches are a celebration of that fact.
For this top notch collab, six of the most popular Street Fighter characters were picked to be personified in watch form but it wasn’t just a matter of changing the colourways, these timepieces have been pushed to the extreme to bring their respective characters to life. Each watch has new dial textures, radical bezel inserts, vibrant colours, and entirely new index designs. Each one is tailored to the specific character and they aren’t simple nods either, there are plenty of Easter Eggs for the real die-hard Street Fighter fans. Each character and their respective signature move is also commemorated on the case-back, floating over the movement.
While the six watches are as different from each other as night and day, each one of these Seiko 5 Sports Street Fighter V Limited Edition Watches are built upon the same format. The 42.5 x 46 x 13.4mm case is stout, robust, and boasts a 120-click uni-directional bezel, a crown off-set at four, and 100m of water resistance.
The beating heart of these cool looking watches is the trusty Seiko 4R36, a Japanese-made 24-jewel automatic with hacking, hand-winding, day/date, and 40 hours of power reserve. For anyone on the hunt for a watch that will turn heads this summer, these great looking offerings from Seiko tick all the right boxes and an essential purchase for fans of the Street Fighter franchise.