Johnny Sokko's wrist watch

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by MikeJ, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am interested in building a replica of the wrist watch used on Johnny Sokko and his Giant Robot. Has anyone identified the brand of watch that was used? I can't obtain a clear enough screen cap to determine the brand.

    Johnny Sokko watch face.jpg
    MJ
     
  2. gunnerk19

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    I've looked at watches from that period, and I'm guessing it's based on a model of Seiko watch. Of course, the thing opens up so who knows what they could have thrown together for the show. But I'm going with Seiko anyway.
     
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  3. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good question, I built mine out of my Fathers old busted up Timex years ago.

    Wish I still had it
     
  4. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Sr Member

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    This looks close

    seikosportsman.jpg
     
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  5. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for the responses!
     
  6. billy baloney

    billy baloney Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi MikeJ, Great project idea, Good luck with the build, one of my favorite shows growing up, very little info on the web, no clue of the brand or model, I did find the Samsung Galaxy gear commercial from a couple of years ago, it features all the cool high tech watches from all our favorite shows including Johnny Sokko's, it's a great shot of the inside anyway, hope this helps,

    1967-from-johnny-sokko-and-his-flying-robot.jpg

    [video=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9sN8az_85A
     
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  7. reedfranklin

    reedfranklin Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Did you ever do this, I have wanted to make one for years, I thought they would pop up .
    Plz message me
    Thanks,Reed
     
  8. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    He has not been on the board since June of last year.

    Maybe he built the watch and it worked!
     
  9. ltcrashdown

    ltcrashdown New Member

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    I hope the gargoyle gang hasn't captured him lol ,this would be a cool project I remember this show from when I lived in Japan and the kamen rider and ultraman, i think the rocket back packs and helmets are cool anyone ever done those, this show was typical for the late 60's and early 70's high tech for the day amusing today.
     
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  10. rworne

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    There's one that's closer. The watch has been modified to do the "hinge" bit, and the lower half isn't from the same watch model, but the face appears to be from this one:

    54764217_1_x.jpg

    Hope this helps. Another thing to look for is Seiko braille watches from that era, but those typically have the crystal only on a hinge.

    Try searching for "Seikomatic Diashock" for more candidates
     
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  11. Mechanized2400

    Mechanized2400 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I’m a big fan of vintage watches. The 17 on the watch face may refer to the jewels in the watch

    search for vintage 17 jewel watches. I’d guess from around 1950s to the 70s.
     

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