Comic Book Themed Wrist Watches
I’ve owned a few comic book related watches over the years. Most have moved on to the great temporal graveyard in the sky, however, I’ve hung on to a couple worth sharing.
Below is a Fossil watch from 1989 featuring a fantastic drawing of the Joker. I’m fairly confident the artist was Kyle Baker. I don’t recall much about obtaining the watch, but I’ve read online that it was apparently limited to 500 pieces. It was an awesome watch that I wore for many years. After cracking and replacing the crystal a few times and noticing how banged up the gold had become, I finally retired this watch.
Below is a gorgeous Starman watch released in 1997. The imagery matches the back of Jack Knight’s jacket in the Starman comic series. I absolutely loved this watch! The crystal on this watch is beveled and is unfortunately very susceptible to damage. I replaced a cracked crystal on this watch once, only to crack it again soon after. I may consider repairing this watch so I can wear it again.
Below is the watch I currently wear. It’s a knock-off I picked up on eBay, but it’s been great. Very reliable, fits well, and displays the Superman S-Shield in a subdued manner so I can wear this watch to business meetings.
That’s all the comic related watches still in my possession. Do you have a favorite comic related watch?
5 thoughts on “Comic Book Themed Wrist Watches”
I have a Lone Ranger one from Fossil I wear on occasion. Love the Starman watch! I’ll have to look around for one.
I miss my Kyle Green Lantern watch.
I think I always envied your Joker and Starman watch. Those were freakin’ cool.
Holy shit, that Starman watch is gorgeous! I gotta find me one of those…
I’ve always considered buying a GL watch, but the official ones are too expensive, and the knockoffs aren’t worth it because they’re such crappy quality.
You should fix that Starman watch. It’s super-cool.
I have never owned a comic book watch but there are two which I very much lusted after.
The first was a Fossil with the blue “electric Superman” logo on it. It just looked exceedingly sharp and I was a mark for Electrosuperman anyway.
The other was a Felix The Cat pocketwatch which had an image of Felx pacing on the face, like he was impatiently waiting for some time to arrive. I nearly bought it but the amount of opportunities one has to wear a pocket watch nowadays turned me away from the purchase.