As you can see by my recent blog history, I’ve kind of been on the hunt for watches focused on the Millennium Falcon, after DeathSpawn6000 from Rebelscum sent me a wonder pocket watch from the states. I’ve known about the Nixon watches for a while, but hadn’t really gave them a second thought as I never felt that I had the money. In 2015, Nixon released three Millennium Falcon watches as part of their “Light Side collection” , The Ranger Chrono, the Sentry SS and this one, the 46 SW “Never Tell Me The Odds”.
This is their SW46 and damned nice it is too.
Now, I know nothing about watches, but my first impression was wow, these are nicely done!!! The watches come in a nice black tin with a contrasted silhouette of Millennium Falcon’s cockpit on the lid and a motif of the Imperial’s military style lighting on the side. It’s a nice touch and great for display.
The watch itself is well constructed and heavy. As you’d expect, it’s made of metal and the gunmetal grey colour is meant to represent the colour of the Falcon herself. It seems of good quality and from what I can see on the internet on Nixon, their timepieces appear to be well regarded, which is always a good sign.
Before we go onto the details, I just thought that I’d point out the cockpit motif on the tin is reflected on the back side of the watch face. Simple, but quite a nice touch.
I have to say that I have been really impressed by Nixon’s attempt to capture the essence of the Millennium Falcon with these watches, especially with their dial.
- The first thing that comes to the eye is the cockpit view at the 12 o’clock position. A nice crisp rendition that is well crafted.
- The second is the quad gun second hand with the blue laser.
- The third is that the blue band around the watch face represents the engines when in Hyperspace. This is a wonderful touch that I didn’t realise until I read up on this watch earlier in the week.
This watch is well thought out and well designed. I could wear the every day and no one would call me a geek, but a fellow fan would pull me aside. “Hey man, I like your watch”. That always feels good, right?
You can still get this from the Nixon web site for £280. If you’re sitting on the fence, get one. I’m really pleased and I don’t think that any Star Wars fan would regret it.