The History of The Calculator Watch (Mathematically Speaking…)

In most smartphones these days, they seem to have an app for everything under the sun, so much so that sooner or later there’s going to be other time-honored electronics that may soon fade to extinction, and one of those ancient electronics happens to be the calculator watch; Now, a calculator watch happens to be a digital watch that has a built-in calculator, and that is why the watch has buttons on the watch face. They first appeared in the 1970s after being introduced by a company that was at the time a brand of the Hamilton Watch Company, a company called Pulsar. Later, those watches were also created by Hewlett-Packard (Really?! I did not ever know that they make watches…).

Over the years, several watch manufacturers have made this electronic wonder; In addition to Pulsar, there is Timex, an American company, but a Japanese company known as Casio also makes the calculator watch, producing them in a variety f models. It also created the Databank watch in the mid-1980s, and that device not only performed calculator functions, but the device stored names, addresses, phone numbers, and even appointments!

Due to the rise of such electronic devices as mobile phones and PDAs, the calculator watch’s future was suddenly impacted, and as a result of this, many people have used calculator watches for aesthetic purposes.

But all in all, the 1980s were a pretty swell time for the calculator watch, and I bet that most of you readers out there have at one time or another had a calculator watch; So, did you used to have a calculator watch? Please let me know in the comments below, and please do not forget to follow my blog, KALEIDOSCOPE, at!

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