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Derzeit auf Ebay: Ein Prototyp der HP-01 CHROME LED calculator digital watch von Hewlett-Packard aus dem Jahr 1977. Das Teil kostet nur schlappe 15k Dollar und LED Forever hat noch mehr solcherlei Digitaluhrenporno am Start.

in 1977, a group of engineers working at hewlett packard introduced the first variation of an intelligent electronic wristwatch. it was known as the HP-01. at the time, the device was groundbreaking – it was one of the first products to perform as a digital electronic wristwatch, a personal calculator, an alarm clock, a stopwatch, a timer, a 200-year calendar. it even combined a user interface to complete tasks such as changing time zones, and digitally adding and subtracting numbers.

the watch face had 28 tiny keys. four of these were raised for easy finger access. the raised keys were D (date), A (alarm), M (memory), and T (time). each recalled the appropriate information when pressed alone, or, when pressed after the shift key, stored the information. the HP-01 also contained six chips which contained the equivalent of 38,000 transistors and packed three small batteries into the case; two powered the display and one the watch circuit.

Ebay: UNIQUE 1977 Hewlett-Packard HP-01 CHROME PROTOTYPE LED calculator digital watch

Designboom: HP-01, a smartwatch designed by hewlett-packard engineers in 1977

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