Ultra Cool, Ultra Rare Seiko Spectrum E-Ink Limited Edition Concept Watch Available: A Woman’s Watch You Pretty Much Want To Wear

Ultra Cool, Ultra Rare Seiko Spectrum E-Ink Limited Edition Concept Watch Available: A Woman’s Watch You Pretty Much Want To Wear

You don't have to think of yourself as "pretty girl" for wanting to adorn this awesome watch. For Basel 2007, Seiko unveiled this incredible watch bracelet to show off the power of what e-ink (electronic ink) will provide to watches in the near future. The demand for the watch resulted in a limited production of about 1000 priced at a stratospheric $5,000 (and above). Very few of these watches ever made it to the US. One of these Seiko Spectrum watches is available on eBay right now starting at $500. I am impressed.

I had an opportunity to play with one of these watches at a Macy's Department Store here in San Francisco. The store clerk knew next to nothing about it, but that was ok, I knew what it was. He said that it was something special Seiko wanted the store to show off. It was actually tucked away. Seiko is a bit notorious for not giving great sales lectures to the people selling for them. Only in a perfect world, the people who sell watches as also people who love watches. I was instantly impressed by the watch. Think of the almost 360 degree screen as an etch-a-sketch on steroids. The watch constantly redraws itself in extremely detailed lettering. This pixels are tiny, so the lines appear fluid and organic, not like your typical LCD screen. The watch has a number of different functions, and most interestingly can reverse its contrast on the fly. Meaning it can go from light background with dark lettering, to dark background with light lettering with the push of a button. This is very cool to play with and I cannot wait to see it show up on more men's watches.

E-ink is incredibly battery friendly because it only uses power when it redraws itself. There is no need for back-lighting or constant energy consumption. You can have it set to redraw only on each minute, which extends the battery life several years. The Seiko Spectrum is essentially an interesting concept watch in production form. It is beautiful, eye catching, and unexpected. The numbers are drawn in a fanciful cursive writing that takes some getting used to. The idea is not legibility, but rather a presentation of what e-ink can, and will continue to offer innovative watch makers such as Seiko.

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  • http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/ Speedmaster

    Wow, very nice!

  • soaker63

    Any idea where one would locate the Seiko Spectrum E Ink watch. Hoping you can shed some light on where to purchase this watch. I await your reply. Thanks for your help.

  • joseph hawkins

    Hello . Im just looking at your future idea of a watch. It looks like a braclet in the picture .
    How cool . I hope that goes on sale in my country in the near future . Though how would you ever tell the time? Its still pretty though . Good stuff .

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Hi Joe,
      There are a few other e-Ink watches out there. These were highly limited edition watches. Time is told right on the site. Take care.

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    E-ink is a new Technology but it’s Amazing on curves, Vintage Rare Seiko Watches are still Collectors top choice, i collect Digital LCD Seiko Watches from 70s Like Digital LCD Sports Alarm Chronographs from Seiko.