Early quartz watch, c 1969-70.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Early quartz watch, c 1969-70.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Made by Seiko Time (UK) Ltd, London, this watch was one of the first quartz watches ever made. The first quartz watch released on the market was the Seiko 'Quartz Astron' in 1969. It was identical to this watch except that it did not have a date indicator.

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