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LED watch
LCD watch
LED model. LCD model.
An early example of a digital watch with a red LED (light emitting diode) display activated by pressing a button. This model was made in France, has its original display case and stand, and still works. The second example has an LCD (liquid crystal display) screen. This allows a constant display although mine no longer works. Has its original display case and stand.
The earliest digital watches had an LED display. The power requirement meant that a continuous display was not possible, the wearer had to press a button to see the time. The next generation had an LCD display allowing constant display and more functions. Commodore had its own LCD manufacturing capability. This would later give them a lead over their rivals in the production of laptop computers, a lead they would surrender without a fight.
 
 
 
 
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