On September 17, 2009, the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk watch that was taken into space by Richard Garriott was auctioned at Antiquorum’s New York sale. The sale generated lively bidding, and the selling price exceeded both the reserve and the pre-sale estimate. Seiko has now donated the sale proceeds to the two charities that Richard Garriott supports, the Nature Conservancy and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
In early 2010, Seiko will release a 100 piece commemorative edition of the Spacewalk. Richard Garriott’s intention has always been that the watch that Seiko created for his space adventure would be made available to a wider public as a way of promoting space travel and the furtherance of space science. This Limited Edition commemorative watch turns this ambition to reality.