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[ CHRONO-QUARTZ ] LANCO SWISS 1976

A Stopwatch Model This rare model featured a chronograph module made by U.S. manufacturer Frontier. Most LED watches with stopwatch functions used this module. The upper right button is used to display time and date, while the two left buttons operate the stopwatch. The screwed-on brand plate gives it a unique accent....

[ RIQUARTZ LED 910 ] RICOH JAPAN 1973

Luxury LED Watch is First Produced in JapanThis is Japan's first LED watch. It used an early module made by Hughes Aircraft and a high frequency 786,432 Hz quartz. Due to the slightly above-center position of the LEDs, the round red display is also offset upward, enabling the LED digits to appear in the center of the display and also giving it a unique design....

The magnets

The magnets used to set the time came in many different shapes, depending on the model or production period. They were usually kept in the bracelet clasp, but their small size led to worries that they would be lost, so an extra magnet was included....

VOL.2

デジタル時計コレクタブルズ -LED編2- (単行本)(2009/10/16)浜野貴晴商品詳細を見る...

[ PULSAR II ] TIME COMPUTER USA 1972

The 007 Watch Worn by James BondThe first model of LED watch to be sold in stores, this watch was also called P-2. It displays only hour, minute and second. Produced in stainless steel, 14 karat gold filled, and solid 14 karat gold variations, this model is famous for being worn by Roger Moore as James Bond in the 1973 movie Live and Let Die. It was a cutting-edge watch that enjoyed tremendous pop...

デジタル時計コレクタブルズ -LED編-

デジタル時計コレクタブルズ -LED編-(2009/10/16)浜野貴晴商品詳細を見る...

[ LED ] JAEGER-LE COULTRE SWISS 1975

Dressy Style from a Renowned WatchmakerJaeger-LeCoultre, a renowned manufacturer of mechanical watches, also released an LED watch. This model placed the digital LED technology in an orthodox dress watch style with a vertically long oval case and attached mesh bracelet. The trapezoidal red display glass adds a playful touch....

[“POP-UP”LED ] BENRUS SWISS 1976

Pop-up Display Provides a New GimmickThis model offered a stainless steel and gold filled combination. The gold filled portion is usually stored within the stainless case, and with a push of the right button the side-view LED display boldly pops up to display the time. The mode can also be switched with a gentle push of the pop-up portion, allowing display of date and second. This gimmick was tant...

[ RADIO IN A WATCH ] AITRON USA 1978

Radio Watch with a Massive CaseThis AM radio watch placed a mesh-faced speaker directly into a wristwatch-shaped case. The case is so massive that the radio uses an AA battery, inserted under the silver knob-like battery cover on the upper right. The right center knob controls power and volume, while the lower knob is for tuning. The small push button on the lower left displays the time on the LED...

[ LED ] SICURA SWISS 1976

Distinctive Off-Center CaseThis is an LED watch from Sicura, a medium-sized Swiss watchmaker that released a variety of avant-garde products. The unusual design, with a concave upper face around the display, is eye-catching. Sicura, an early producer of electronics and developer of technologies, later bought Breitling, setting the stage for its quartz watch development....

[ LED ] TIME CRAFT USA 1977

Unusual Screen Shape Promises Unique FeaturesThough it has an eye-catching design with a vertically long screen that's angled in the center, this watch offers no special features other than time and date display. Since the market at this time was crowded with products using the same all-purpose modules with the same functions, manufacturers could only compete for attention through case designs. Ho...

[ NAVITIMER LED ] BREITLING SWISS 1976

Digital Chronograph Designed as an Aviator Watch This Breitling LED chronograph is unique for its huge case with an attached slide rule, operated by turning the bezel and fulfilling a role as an aviator’s watch. The Frontier-made module features a stopwatch that measures time to 1/100 of a second. About 900 are said to have been sold in only one year, and few remain today. The following year it wa...