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The World's First Digital Watch Is Back

The Hollywood Reporter article shared by theTUNDRA
The Hollywood Reporter article shared by theTUNDRA

Updated March 20th, 2020

Long before the Apple watch came on the scene, the first digital-display electronic timepiece ever made was the U.S.-made Pulsar P1, which the Hamilton Watch Company debuted in 1972.

Previewed on "The Tonight Show" two years before that — where a skeptical Johnny Carson declared, “This will never put Mickey Mouse out of business” — it launched in a limited edition of 400 at a price tag of $2,100 (which then cost more than the average family car). It was made of solid gold and powered by two batteries. The red LED time display worked only when the wearer pushed a button, as having the light-emitting diodes on continuously would have quickly drained the batteries.

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