Comic book themed watches have been around since the days of Batman, Superman, Hopalong Cassidy and Dan Dare. Some are highly collectable and can fetch thousands. So here’s some kapow type news from Seiko;
Introduced in 1968 and re-born in 2019, the Seiko 5 Sports watch offers durable and reliable mechanical watches for watch lovers. We are big fans of the modern Seiko 5 models, because they are amazing value. Seiko has launched seven new Seiko 5 Sports creations, inspired by two leading Japanese animations, NARUTO and BORUTO.
NARUTO was first broadcasted in Japan in 2002 and then marketed abroad. BORUTO is the sequel to the series and centres on Naruto’s son, Boruto Uzumaki, whose adventure continues today. Each of the seven creations capture both animation’s central characters: Naruto, Sasuke, Shikamaru, Lee, Gaara from NARUTO, and Boruto and Sarada from BORUTO.
The series will be available worldwide at Seiko Boutiques and selected retailing partners in December, as limited editions of 6,500 yen each. That’s about £50 on our currency converter, but we aren’t expecting these bargain Seiko models to make it to the UK at that RRP.
We aren’t big on anime stuff here at the Northern Watch Co but the Rock Lee is our fave. Just looks the part. Nice leg warmers too.