Anyone who enjoys retro technology is sure to like this very first HP calculator watch prototype which is now available to purchase over on the eBay auction website at a ‘buy it now’ price of
According to the eBay seller the HP-01 calculator watch is a prototype of the very first wrist calculator watch to be created by HP back in 1977, and cost $600 when it launched 37 years ago
The calculator watch weighs in at a third of the pound and is equipped with 28 buttons allowing you to work out even the most complicated calculations on your wrist for a bargain price.
The HP-01 currently up for auction is also finished in an unreleased colour, making it even more of a collector’s piece when compared to other devices of the time. The eBay description reads :
“Here we have a stainless steel high glossy HP-01 calculator watch proto-type from 1977 in
unparalleled cosmetic and working condition. Untouched since 37 years. This is a prototype of the model 1A-007 which has never been released.
There isn’t any serial number or date of manufacture on the case back. Unworn and original HP-01 watches are very hard to find nowadays since most of them are worn down and defect after almost 40 years.
The HP-01 wrist calculator was an unbelievable innovation and a highlight of miniaturization when released back in 1977.HP managed to miniaturize and integrate a pocket calculator in a wrist watch of normal size. The bracelet will fit a medium to large sized wrist and is adjustable at the clasp. Single links can easily be removed to adjust the bracelet length to fit your wrist.”
If you are interested in purchasing one of the original calculator watches created by HP back in 1977, jump over to the eBay website to place a bid or purchase it outright.
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