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ON SALE Rare Digitaire 1970s Optel LCD Watch.

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Rare Digitaire 1970s Optel LCD Watch.



One of the very earliest digital watches, dating from between 1974-76.

In the early 1970's the first LCD watches began to appear on the market, providing far lower power consumption and thus much greater battery life than their forbears, which used LEDs in the display.

This is an opportunity to own one of these groundbreaking timepieces. Inside it has a quartz module developed by the Optel corporation of Princeton, New Jersey, one of the first manufacturers of LCD displays. Optel was commissioned to produce modules for a variety of Swiss manufacturers, who at the time did not have the in-house capability to produce their own LCD quartz movements. The module is clean, with no signs of corrosion or water ingress. The module is housed in a Swiss made case.

Watch is fully functional.

The case is in very good condition for its age.


The case is also fitted with its original and highly unusual strap, which consists of a series of solid links with a flexo-fit style center section. The strap is gold plated stainless steel.
Overall a very original and good condition piece for a collector.

Specification
Date of manufacture: 1972-76
Case: 36mm x 42mm
Case material: Gold plated
Strap material: Gold plated SS
Rare Digitaire 1970s Optel LCD Watch.



One of the very earliest digital watches, dating from between 1974-76.

In the early 1970's the first LCD watches began to appear on the market, providing far lower power consumption and thus much greater battery life than their forbears, which used LEDs in the display.

This is an opportunity to own one of these groundbreaking timepieces. Inside it has a quartz module developed by the Optel corporation of Princeton, New Jersey, one of the first manufacturers of LCD displays. Optel was commissioned to produce modules for a variety of Swiss manufacturers, who at the time did not have the in-house capability to produce their own LCD quartz movements. The module is clean, with no signs of corrosion or water ingress. The module is housed in a Swiss made case.

Watch is fully functional.

The case is in very good condition for its age.


The case is also fitted with its original and highly unusual strap, which consists of a series of solid links with a flexo-fit style center section. The strap is gold plated stainless steel.
Overall a very original and good condition piece for a collector.

Specification
Date of manufacture: 1972-76
Case: 36mm x 42mm
Case material: Gold plated
Strap material: Gold plated SS

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ON SALE Rare Digitaire 1970s Optel LCD Watch.

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
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