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DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 Wristwatch

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 Wristwatch
Before John DeLorean's death in 2005, he tried to create a watch brand named 'DeLorean Time'. It was less about a timepiece and more about raising funds for his final unrealized sportscar, the DMC2. As the order form details above, a purchase of the $3495 wristwatch was an informal contract/certificate that would entitle you to the first DMC2 cars produced. Sadly, the watch design was pretty uninspired but appropriately made of metal injected/molded stainless steel just like his original iconic 1981 DeLorean DMC12. It was to be manufactured by Tech Time Ltd., a division of Seiko Epson. The watch was to be a fully automatic motion-activated quartz movement not requiring batteries. Powered by a
titanium lithium capacitor - not to be confused with the 'Flux Capacitor' that made time travel possible in a DeLorean in the Back To The Future films. No watches appear to have been produced or delivered to customers.

Too bad he couldn't develop a wristwatch based on his claim to fame Pontiac GTO's. Especially the 1968 GTO with hood mounted tachometer-->Link

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchDeLorean talking about the watch concept-->Link

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchSideview of DMC2 wristwatch design

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchFront view with hidden dial
Anyone with a photo of the dial? Email me!

DeLorean described the DMC2 concept as a GTO inspired high performance sportscar that young people could afford. A lightweight gull-wing car made of structural composites with no metal frame, a 250-275 horsepower engine and priced under $30,000.

Short videos of DeLorean Talking about his last project;
about the car concept-->Link
the car quality-->Link
the car industry-->Link
the Dell computer of the car business-->Link
the people involved-->Link
the watch-->Link

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchThe original DMC12 and commercial-->Link

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchA very funny vintage commercial from Volkswagen
making fun of the DeLorean (and a fun watch prop)

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 Wristwatch
DeLorean History Media
Jack Freedman's TimeZone Article
New York Times Obituary
Tamir DeLorean Site
DeLorean Pontiac GTO History
DeLorean Pontiac Firebird

Watchismo Times Car Related Posts-->Link

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Ain't nothin like your first Time - Vintage Kids Watches

HAPPYTIME - 1970's Sears mechanical jump hour with bouncing eyes
1980's Kronoform Robot Watches
"The robot time-machine that can transform, each time, you tell time."

1983 Pac Man Video Game Watch --> Link
(rare version made with a mini joystick)

1966 G.I. Joe Military Watch by Gilbert
Swiss mechanical watch with compass

1965 James Bond 007 Spy Watch by GilbertPreviously featured --> Link

1934 Ingersoll Three Little Pigs & Big Bad Wolf Pocket Watch & Clock
Brick packaging display was genius!
Clock - Rotating Wolf arms grasp for piggies

Related story --> Homemade Pong Watch

Licking and Ticking - More Vintage Timex Commercials

Why don't watch companies advertise on TV anymore? So many catchphrases, so little 

Black Max! It takes a real man to wear it!-->Link
Of course, the break-up wristwatch??-->Link
"I got too close, Mongo grabbed my Timex" -->Link
"Bluejeans that tell the time!" -->Link
Secret Dummy Watch Party! -->Link
"I found my Timex in a very interesting place" -->Link

And previously featured - What watch to wear when you're drowning-->Link

DELOREAN TIME - The DMC2 WristwatchAin't nothin like your first Time - Vintage Kids WatchesLicking and Ticking - More Vintage Timex Commercials

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