A lesser known early Ikepod (POD), the Seaslug

Most of us know the Ikepod Hemipode and Megapode series from the nineties. These watches were the product of a collaboration between designer Marc Newson and businessman Oliver Ike, and further to a watch prototype and clock designed by Marc Newson, named the POD.

Ikepod, Seaslug

However besides the Hemipode and Megapode series, there was another much less known model in the Ikepod collection (named still just POD in the beginning) in those days, the Seaslug. The Seaslug was mainly a semi-diving watch (waterproof to 100 meter) with a second time zone indication. The uni-directional rotating bezel and rubber strap emphasize the sporty imago of the watch.

The idea was that 9999 pieces would be produced; a number which I doubt was ever reached. All watches have been numbered individually on the edge of the glass case back though. The size of the Seaslug was 39 mm, and a reliable ETA 2893-A2 automatic movement was used.

I have made some extra pictures of the watch, which give a good impression of it’s special shape as well as the package of the watch; looking like a Seaslug ;-) Ikepod Seaslug gallery

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2 Responses to A lesser known early Ikepod (POD), the Seaslug

  1. Frank on June 9, 2011 at 16:36

    Very nice one and I almost bought a Seaslug, when you came along with the Doxa 1000T Sharkhunter.

  2. Tor Magnusson on September 20, 2011 at 11:18

    One of the most beautiful watches I have ever seen! I stands out. No other Ikepod comes close to this one, I think.