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Casio sees Alien fans rejoice as Ripley’s wristwear is brought back

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Casio’s 1970s digital F-100 watch has cult classic status, not only for its moment-in-time retro styling but, more significantly among the geekerati, it is the watch that prop-makers for the 1979 Ridley Scott sci-fi movie Alien used to make a futuristic timekeeper for Officer Ellen Ripley, played by the actress Sigourney Weaver.

Now the watch is making a come back in the guise of the Casio A100.

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Unlike the original, which was made from resin, this reissue comes in steel with gold or gunmetal colored coating for the case and matching bracelet.

All the functions are handled from four buttons on the front of the watch including a light, daily alarm, stopwatch and calendar.

It has a battery life up to 7 years.

The A100 goes on sale in August for $90, and there is also going to be a limited edition golden model decorated with that other seventies icon Pac-Man.

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