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Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few YearsBridging the gap between battery draining LED (light emitting diodes) and the more economical LCD (liquid crystal displays) was a brief period (1974-76ish) when both displays were used in one watch. Their purpose was primarily for displaying the time both day and night as internal lamp functions were not fully developed. Very few brands used this configuration but featured here are most of them...

1975 Longines Gemini II - module by Hughes Aircraft Co. (original advertisement above and detail photos below)

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years
Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years
1975 Heuer Chronosplit, a sports timer and watch, later made with dual LCD displays. This version is the rarest.

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years1975 Heuer (pre-Tag) Chronosplit Ad

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years1976 Helbros

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years
1976 Longines -->Link

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years
Croton "Terrestrial" -->Link

Vintage LED AND LCD - Shacking Up For a Few Years



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