Today I wanted to share with you an incredible rare piece of video game memorabilia.
If you’ve ever played “Shenmue” on the Sega Dreamcast, you instantly fell in love with the game. It’s one of those games that captures your attention so much that you can play it for hours. Shenmue can be compared to “Resident Evil” for it’s action-adventure type style (minus the zombies of course).
Nice little tidbit here from Wikipedia: Shenmue was the most expensive video game ever developed at the time (around 1997) with an estimated production and marketing cost of $47 – $70 million dollars. The game was suppose to be developer for the Sega Saturn, but then production was moved to Sega’s Dreamcast.
Anyhow, this iconic game has some cool merchandise which are highly collectible. One of them was this incredibly rare Timex watch that was produced in limited numbers. Taken directly from the auction’s description:
“Hello and welcome to my auction 🙂
Up for bidding is a piece of videogame history. The Shenmue Timex Watch. Needless to say this is one of the most sought after pieces of Shenmue memorabilia. With the ongoing development of Shenmue III, I’m sure this will only increase in value.
Only 200 of these were ever made and available in Japan only. That’s where I got mine from if you’re wondering 😉 Somebody paid $5000 for this watch (incl. the $620 reward) during the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III.
I would say this is in very good to excellent condition, given the age etc. Unfortunately there is a minor flaw; one of the corner lid is dented as can be seen by the photos. The watch is in working condition! Yes you’ve read right. The stamp on the Timex Card proves this was purchased in 2001 in Japan!
Given the rarity of this item, there is a reserve-price. However I’ve kept it low. Happy Bidding!”
If you’re a big Shenmue fan, then you know of this watch and how incredibly rare it is. You probably also know that this watch doesn’t pop up on the web too often. The current bid is at $500 USD with less than 2 days left. There’s still time to consider the watch and your options.
If you’re interested in this auction, click here for the Limited Edition Shenmue Timex Watch 200 Pieces