Recently, Richard Garriott visited the International Space Station as a self-guided tourist. He encouraged SEIKO to produce a commemorative edition watch for global launch to raise awareness of the need for more private space travel.
Now that the quality of the watch has been proven by its EVA test for five and a half hours, SEIKO Seiko can proudly announce that they will launch a commemorative SEIKO Spring Drive Spacewalk in early 2010. And only 100 pieces are made.
SEIKO Spring Drive Spacewalk, Commemorative Edition
This watch will have the same instructions as the one in space, but with one change, it will use a spiral crown. The original crown instructions were not screwed because engineers were concerned about the automatic winding function of the watch under weightless conditions. Therefore, for convenience, a non-spiral manual winding is selected.
However, whether inside or outside the International Space Station, the perfect watch operation proves that the automatic winding mechanism works perfectly in space.
The serial number will be engraved on the back of the case, and the watch will naturally be sold in its custom counter.
Source: Seiko Watch Corporation