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Texas Instruments First Watch
|Date of introduction:|| June 11, 1978
|New price:||$19.95||Display size:||4|
|Size:|| 1.25" x 1.0" x 0.45"
32 x 25 x 11 mm3
|Weight:||0.35 ounces, 10 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*SR41||Date of manufacture:||year 1978|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||USA|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
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This wonderful First Watch was introduced as a learning aid for five to seven-year-olds and teaches how to read any clock. The box included:
|• A colorful, reliable digital watch
• A Fun games and how-to book
• An exclusive "Hands-on-Time" learning dial
1978 Texas Instruments stated: Digital time is here to stay, but today's
youngsters still need to know how to read conventional "big hand-little
Today, 30 years later, we know more - most kids wear old-style watches or use the analog clock of their sell phones.
The First Watch was introduced together with the Speak & Spell toy and the Spelling B.
miss the last watch sold by Texas Instruments.
|TI Talking Learning Aid Sets Pace for Innovative CES Introductions
DALLAS, June 11, 1978
Innovative learning aids for children, including one that
talks, compact powerful calculators for home and office, and multi-function digital timepieces with long life batteries for men and women were among a dozen products introduced by Texas
Instruments Incorporated at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show, June 11-14.
First Watch, developed to teach five to seven-year-olds to read any watch or clock, includes a colorful LED watch, Hands of Time™ learning dial and a four-color "how-to" book that tells about timekeeping from caveman to space age and offers games selected for educational value and fun.
TI's First Watch, with a suggested retail price of $19.95, is scheduled for availability this month.
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