Wednesday, 30 May 2012

GSX Smart Style #51 Tezuka Osamu 80th Anniversary

Today is a special edition watch. It was released in 2008 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the birth of Tezuka Osamu, who is recognised as the father of Anime, and was the creator of Mighty Atom (otherwise known as Astroboy).

The watch was released by the GSX brand as part of the Smart Style range (which I think is of a type called GSX216), and is #51 in the series. It is a limited edition with only 300 being made. The design is the Hyoutan-Tsugi x AMGDO, and the Tezuka Osamu watches are done by Gasbook. AMGDO seem to be the designers of this particular model, and share the design copyright with Tezuka Productions.

It uses a standard 3-hand dial, and has 3 small dials at the 6, 9, and 12 o'clock positions. The small dials are the stopwatch with one for minutes, one for seconds, and one which covers 2 seconds in tenths.
The original sale price was 14,700yen

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