HP-01 Digital Wristwatch Calculator


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It’s been a while since I’ve checked out the Computer History Museum website, a site which I’ve spent countless hours nerding out on, so today, I was pretty excited to see that the whole thing had been redesigned (by Portland’s own Second Story, of course). It’s totally rad. Anyway, this is how I discovered the awesomeness that is the Hewlett Packard HP-01 Wristwatch made in 1977:

Combination digital wristwatch, calculator and personal calendar. Performed more than three-dozen functions to manipulate and interrelate time, calendar and numeric data. It demonstrated HP’s excellence at miniaturization.

It’s kind of hilarious that in order to use the calculator on the watch, you have to have either the tiniest fingers in the world, or use a stylus. Still though, it just looks cool, and I want the gold one.

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February 24, 2012

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    Looks cool. Digital Wristwatch = IWatch

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