GCE Game Time

GCE Game Time

Christmas 1981. I was 10 years old.

New Zealand was a little distant from the bright lights of Hong Kong where many of the best new electronic toys were starting to slowly drift to Western markets. We certainly didn’t have any friends or family who made regular jaunts there to pick up the latest and greatest.

In the schoolyard, a particularly lucky classmate might have been blessed with a Casio game calculator, or Nintendo Game and Watch, but that was about it.

Until Christmas 1981. And my introduction to the GCE Game Time watch.

It was every 11-year-old boy’s dream — a watch with four (count ’em – FOUR!) games, three of them based on current arcade hits like Space Invaders, Missile Command and Breakout, and one unique firing squad game.

The watch was designed by a bloke called Tom Sloper (you can read all about the Game Time’s creation at his website, Sloperama) and inspired two follow-up watches – Arcade Time and Sports Time – and two calculators, Space ‘n’ Counter and Chase ‘n’ Counter.

All of them are great fun – if you can find them, and if you have a spare couple of hundred dollars for each.

Rare and excellent more than 30 years after they were made.


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17 Responses to GCE Game Time

    • Hi, I’d consider selling the GCE GameTime but only for a pretty high offer. They are getting very rare now so send me a message via the contact form with what you’re willing to pay and we’ll go from there.

  1. hi there, am from tijuana, mexico, big fan of getting across fleemarkets here and just today came across this game watch, no bands or have check it works, upon checking online came across your site, hope it works!

  2. Hello, I am a big fan of game watches. I had a frogger, and a qbert, and MY FAVORITE the sports time game watch! Unfortunately my parents got rid of them at some point. Uggh. I am just wondering if you have ever come across one of them for sale? If so, where? Any advice or guidance you may have that will help me acquire it, would be amazing, and much appreciated.

    Thank you for your time, and consideration,

  3. Hello from Germany !!! !!! !!! 🙂 My name is Hansjörg and I want to buy a GCE Game Time Watch 🙂 The watch is in a very good shape and everything is working. But the screw on the backside battery cover is not there. My question: Is this screw special made for this watch or is it possible to buy this small screw, because this kind of screw is also used for glasses and other small, fine technical objects ??? ??? ??? Please help me !!! !!! !!! Thank you very much !!! !!! !!! Greetings from Germany 🙂

  4. Hello hello hello from Germany !!! !!! !!! 🙂 Sorry for my late reply !!! !!! !!! The last weeks I was really super busy 🙂 I am lucky, because I found another GCE Game Time Watch on Ebay. This watch is complete with screw 🙂 I bought this watch 🙂 But thank you so much for your help and advice !!! !!! !!! 🙂 If you need my help one day, don´t hesitate and send a message to me. hajoto2@web.de 🙂 Example: You want to buy something in Germany and the seller will not send it to New Zealand. Then I will send it to you 🙂 Also I wish you a very good new year 2024. I wish you all my best and a very good health 🙂 It´s a little bit late, but from my heart and it´s never too late for good wishes 🙂 Greetings from Germany, Hansjörg 🙂

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