The Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000 is going to be reissued for a limited run, so now you can accessorize like everyone’s favorite xenomorph-busting heroine for a fairly affordable price.
The watch had a futuristic look thanks to car designer Giorgetto Giugiaroto, which made it perfect for the 1986 film Aliens. It features a distinctive panel with large chronograph buttons on one side.
After noticing that Ripley wore the watch in the film, fans jumped at the opportunity to snag one. An original watch–Seiko initially launched the line in 1983–can still be purchased online from collectors on eBay, usually for a grand or so (though the watches are rarely in mint condition).
The company plans on releasing two new versions of the classic watch: the Seiko Spirit Smart SCED037 (black version) and the SCED035 (grey version). The new watch isn’t exactly like the old 7A28-7000 however. The SCED035 (gray) doesn’t have the crown, and it’s missing a button on the left side of the case. Still, it will be priced at a more reasonable $260 to $290.