The Iconic Ridegewood Lifeclock One

The incredible Lifeclock One watch is what happens when watch freaks get to stay up way past their bedtimes and see movies like John Carpenter’s dystopian low budget movie classic Escape From New York, starring Kurt Russell as convicted bank robber Snake Plissken.

Star of Escape From New York Kurt Russell appeared on British TV just two weeks ago where author and comedian David Walliams asked him to sign the iconic movie poster for the 1981 movie, stating it was one of his all-time favorite films. To this day the movie remains one of Kurt Russell’s most memorable screen roles. In Escape From New York, Bob Hauk (played by A Few Dollars More baddie Lee Van Cleef), straps a countdown timer onto Snake’s wrist and explains that he has just under 23 hours to accomplish his mission.


When Jonathan Zufi of Ridgewood Watch Company saw the movie he became obsessed with faithfully recreating the countdown timer, and taking the whole idea much, much further.

The Lifeclock One is a fully licensed and faithful recreation of Plissken’s eye-catching prop from Escape From New York™, but it goes way beyond a mere countdown timer.

With this clever device you can:

  • Pair it with your iOS or Android device
  • Push notifications from your favorite apps
  • Receive incoming calls and text message alerts
  • Use it as a stopwatch
  • Access up to 8 world clocks
  • Control your smartphone’s camera shutter
  • Step count
  • Use it as a compass
  • Set customizable daily alarms

This is not a watch for the faint-hearted. You are going to need Snake Plissken levels of confidence and attitude to pull this watch off. It measures 79mm across, and it’s more of an arm watch than a wristwatch with a lot of LED lighting. It takes up a plenty of wrist real estate and makes a bold statement. That said, many women have fallen in love with the Lifeclock One for the incredible presence and attention it creates on the wrist.

Lifeclock One Comes in Two Versions

Snake Edition

This version is closest to the version seen in the movie. It’s an accurate and detailed reboot of the countdown timer worn by Snake Plissken. In addition to the added functionality, the watch is designed to be comfortable, durable and wearable.

Velcro or buckle strap

Greg Best, the owner of restaurant Club Ticonderoga in Atlanta, wearing the Lifeclock One Snake Edition

Encased in brass, the Lifeclock One is also fully customizable, you can choose your own strap design, size, backplate design, and optional engraving. The watch is also serialized and personalized with your name burned right into the firmware. Ridgewood Watch Company describe it as the world’s only fully personalized smartwatch. The brown leather strap comes with a buckle or Velcro fastening Price: $399.00

Gullfire Edition

This version is a more modern take on the countdown timer worn by Snake Plissken. It’s machined from 7075-T7 aluminum and finished with a MIL-A-8625 Type III Class 2 aluminum anodized hard coat in black. It has the same functionality and comfort as the Snake Edition, but with a more durable finish. Price: $799.00

Lifeclock One

The Lifeclock One is perfect as an ice-breaking fashion accessory, for those who love retro-futuristic ephemera or for cosplay at your next fancy dress party. Apparently, the watch also delivers random quotes from the movie which run across the screen hour by hour.

15% Discount For Watchuseek Readers

If you just have to have the Lifeclock One in your life we have negotiated a special 15% discount for you. Just add the code WATCHUSEEK2018 in the coupon box when ordering.

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