If it was not obvious by that article title (and the fact that I am writing about this watch), I do have an affinity for Star Trek. I grew up watching reruns of the original series with my dad, and it was not until that last of the first of the recent reboot movies that I saw one in the theater without him. So, to say Trek has a place in my warp drive would be an understatement. Given that, it was a pleasant surprise to run across this NCC-1701 watch.

Offered by the fine folks at ThinkGeek, the NCC-1701 watch is apparently a fully-licensed product, with the NCC-1701 printed on the crystal. Under that crystal is a rather intriguing dial design, which is of course based on the saucer of the Enterprise. Fittingly, the strap carries what would otherwise be called a red racing stripe, pulled from the Enterprise as well.

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The handset on the watch looks a bit small from what I can see. This was likely to keep from obscuring the dial, but it does compromise readability a bit. Frankly, I am a little surprised they did not try to incorporate the warp nacelles in as the handset somehow. Then again, that may have been just a tad too hokey.

Be that as it may, I have not run across too many licensed watches for Star Trek, so this NCC-1701 could be a fun option for the Trekkie in your life. And, at a price of $120, it won’t deplete your supply of latinum*. product page

* Note: Yes, I know I mixed series there with the latinum reference, but I don’t recall a currency being used in the original series **

** Note the second: If you care about those discrepancies, you probably didn’t even notice as you were too busy telling the ThinkGeek monkey to shut up and take your money (latinum or otherwise).

By Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

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