Time manipulation, time travel, and the simple passing of time have important significance in many anime series. However, anime watches are often more than simple time-measuring devices because these wristwatches and pocket watches are capable of summoning monsters, and taking out the enemies while also giving a character a more unique look similarly to cool anime hairstyles.
Watches in anime also can be completely new and creative creations but sometimes anime fans can see real-life watches in their favorite shows and movies. A few of these beautiful watches belong to anime royal families, iconic villains, and fan-favorite anime characters.
7 Jack Vessalius’ Pocket Watch
Jack Vessalius created one of the most beautiful anime watches by himself. This lovely golden timepiece is not only a watch but also a music box. He made the watch after Lacie’s death, and it plays Oswald’s beautiful song whenever the pocket watch is opened. While Jack was a villain in the show he did manage to create one of the most iconic anime pocket watches of all time.
Pandora Hearts is a beautiful and emotional supernatural fantasy anime with a great story and well-crafted characters. Its story follows a young boy named Oz and his adventures as tries to find answers to all the odd things that started happening in his life.
6 Light Yagami’s Wristwatch
Light Yagami is one of the most intelligent anime characters with a truly devious mind, so it should come as no surprise that he found a way to use his Omega Speedmaster Mark II dial to take back control of the deadly notebook and even take out his enemies . This almost ordinary watch was a gift from his father and since Light knew, he’d wear the watch even after his memories are lost he hid a piece of the notebook in the watch’s secret compartment.
This secret compartment and the plot twists that were a result of this clever idea led to some of the best Death Note episodes and turned Light’s watch into one of the most iconic ones. Death Note‘s story is about Light and how his life and personality change after he finds a mysterious notebook that allows him to kill anyone as long as he writes the victims’ full names in it while thinking about their faces.
5 Toono Takaki’s Wristwatch
Toono Takaki is another anime character with a real-life watch. His G-Shock G-2500 Casio plays an important part in the movie and is shown over and over again since the passing of time plays a crucial part in the story and the characters’ life. While this watch doesn’t have any special extra quality like most iconic anime watches, it’s still one of the most memorable ones, thanks to the emotional impact this wristwatch has on the anime’s viewers.
5 Centimeters per Second is one of the most beautiful and well-known anime that makes fans cry like never before. Its story follows Takari’s life as he struggles due to the everyday coldness and emptiness of his life while also trying to nurture true love.
4 Conan Edogawa’s Stun-Gun Wristwatch
Conan’s Stun-Gun Wristwatch is easily one of the most useful anime watches ever, especially if one is a detective and leads a dangerous life. This small but powerful watch can hold one dart at a time, and it has a powerful enough tranquilizer to instantly put people asleep. Over the many years, Conan’s watch got upgraded and a flashlight and even a satellite phone were added to its already impressive function.
Detective Conan is one of the greatest mystery anime series with fun and creative storylines. The story follows Conan’s investigations. He’s a kid detective whose physical appearance was reversed and is secretly a master detective.
3 Jet Black’s Pocket Watch
Jet’s pocket-watch might not play a big part in the series, but it’s one of the most beautiful and emotionally impactful items in the series. The retro watch was a farewell gift from his biggest and only love, Alisa. The two had a heartbreaking love story that ended with Alisa leaving Jet because he was too overprotective of her, and she needed her independence.
Cowboy Bebop also has one of the most iconic anime spaceships and is a beloved classic anime series set in a post-apocalyptic future and follows a small group of bounty hunters who travel around the galaxy in their spaceship Bebop.
2 Roger Smith’s Wristwatch
Roger Smith easily has the most powerful and coolest wristwatch in anime since he can summon Big O with it. Big O is a Megadeus a semi-sentient warrior robot packed with all kinds of armory that can take out all enemies. “Show time.” is the show’s most popular quote and is one that every The Big O fan instantly recognizes and connects with the iconic watch.
The Big O is one of the most fun classic action anime series that’s set in a futuristic city in which residents lost their memories and follows the story of Roger Smith who fights against the city’s enemies with the help of Big O, Norman, and Dorothy.
1 Edward Elric’s Pocket Watch
While there are a few differences between Fullmetal Alchemist and brotherhood, Edward Elric’s pocket watch has the same impact and meaning in both. All State Alchemists get the same pocket watch, but Edward’s is special thanks to its powerful inscription inside. His watch is a constant reminder of the terrible thing he did and what he’s fighting for every day.
Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most popular and beloved anime series with epic stories and lovable characters. Its story follows two young alchemists, Edward and his brother Alphonse Elric, and it tells the story of their life after they committed the prohibited transmutation and had to go on a journey to find the philosopher’s stone to be able to restore their bodies.
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