The Alien Seiko – when childhood dreams come true.

— Childhood memories are of great importance when you buy a Replica Watches UK as a grown-up. A recent purchase proved that right.

The Seiko Speedmaster, black PVD coating and quartz chronograph movement with date and 24-hour indicator.

When I was a kid, a digital Swiss Replica Watches was as cool as an iPhone is today. You could for example grab people’s attention by wearing the latest Seiko with chronograph and alarm. Seiko nonetheless stood for much more than just innovative digital watches with brightly-lit LED displays, as was proven in 1986 when I watched the movie Aliens starring Sigourney Weaver as the fearless Ellen Ripley. She wore an amazing Seiko 7A28-7000 featuring distinctive chronograph pushers on the side – a watch dreamed up by renowned Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and that certainly looked like the perfect timepiece in the futuristic SciFi surroundings.

Ripley was however not the only one sporting a cool Replica Watches UK that kept me glued to the screen. The android Bishop, played by Lance Henriksen, also wore a spectacular Seiko ref. 7A28-6000 aka Speedmaster designed by Giugiaro. And that model soon became object of my teenage dreams. It was however a pricy watch back then and my salary as a messenger boy didn’t allow me to become an owner.

The original Bishop model had red chronograph buttons, but the relaunched version sold out in no time, so I opted for the black/yellow version instead. Limited to 500 pieces. © Seiko

Both watches were launched in 1983, three years before the Aliens movie hit the theatres. It so happens that Seiko decided to relaunch the Bishop version in 2013 as a limited 30th anniversary version – a move I only recently learned of by coincidence while surfing the internet. I was very disappointed to realize that it was issued as a 500-piece limited edition and released for the Japanese market only.

Thankfully, friendly contacts in Japan aware of my passion for fake watches were able to help me out and a few weeks later I received a wonderful second-generation Bishop Speedmaster.
The relaunched model looks pretty much like the original from 1983, although now available not only in a black and red version, but also in black/green and black/yellow variations – the latter being the only one I was able to get my hands on.

The futuristic design of this watch had a great impact on me when I was a teenager. Thankfully I still appreciate Giugiaro’s innovative lines. © Seiko

The diameter is still 40.8 millimetres, the movement still quartz, although now offering a 24-hour indicator on the right instead of a 1/10th seconds indicator. But most importantly, it not only looks exactly the way it did on the wrist of Bishop in the Aliens movie, but also like the model that haunted my dreams for so many years when I was a watch-loving teenager running errands for my father.