Best Calculator Watch from the 80s

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Jacky Chou

When personal computers first arrived in the 1980s, there were a few different watches that you could use with your computer. The best of them was called Calculator Watch and it used to have its own operating system. Today eBay is filled with these discontinued watches for their low prices compared to what they would cost if still available today..

The "casio calculator watch" is a watch that was released in the 80s. It has an LCD screen, and it can be used as a calculator. This watch would make a great addition to any retro collection.

Calculator watches were quite popular in the 1980s (and even earlier), and they are now making a resurgence owing to a few cool cameos in series like Stranger Things and other well-liked films.

There is only really one brand of calculator watches, and that is Casio, of course.

Here are some of the greatest and most well-liked calculator watches now on the market.

Watch for calculator Casio CA53W-1

Casio Men's Vintage CA53W-1 Calculator Watch
  • 8-Digit Calculator; Constants for addition, subtraction,...
  • Water Resistant
  • 1/100 second stopwatch; Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99";...
  • Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2079)
  • Size of case/total weight; 42.0 x 33.0 x 7.0mm / 29g

On your search for the most authentic calculator watch from the 1980s, you could start by looking at this Casio model. Actually, it resembles another 80s classic quite a bit—the calculator watch Marty McFly wore in 1984 of Back to the Future. The was the Casio CA-50, but if you look at that watch, you can see how close it is to the Casio CA-50.

Apart from its apparent Casio features, which include a digital watch, stopwatch, alarm, 5-year calendar, calculator (of course), and a long-lasting battery, there isn't much to say about this watch (typically 5 years). It will fit little wrists or someone a little younger since it is truly fairly small.

Casio DBC32-1A Black Digital Data Bank Watch

Casio Men's DBC32-1A Data Bank Black Digital Watch
  • Digital watch featuring calculator keys, backlight, four...
  • 41 mm resin case with mineral dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement with digital display
  • Resin band with buckle closure
  • Not water resistant

When you want all the bells and whistles, you get this calculator watch. It comes with a 25 page, multilingual databank in addition to all the normal calculator features.

Five alarms, dual time, a stopwatch, and of course the Casio Illuminator backlight are all included. Additionally, the battery life is outstanding at 10 years, so you won't need to buy a new watch for a time!

The conventional Casio black plastic version and a more contemporary stainless steel variant are also available, and both are 50m water resistant.

DBC611G-1D Gold Calculator Watch from Casio

If you like a little sparkle, grab this gold calculator watch! Of course, there is also a stainless steel variant if you like something a bit more subtle.

The sleek, flat keypad on this calculator watch with gold-colored stainless steel are a welcome departure from the norm. With a built-in databank, global time, alarm, countdown timer, stopwatch, hourly time signal, dual time format (24/12 hr), and Auto Calendar, it is comparable to the model mentioned above (pre-programmed until the year 2029).

Casio Black Calculator Watch CA506B-1AVT

Last but not least is this Casio calculator watch, which is all black. This features a black steel band, as opposed to some of the plastic variants mentioned above.

It has stopwatch, dual time, calculator, alarm, and all the other features you would expect. Although some of the older versions included additional features including a calendar, databank, and a few others, this model did not.

Many people also claim that the buttons are just too small to be of any use. 

The "casio ca-50" is a calculator watch from the 1980s. It has a LED display and an alarm clock.

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Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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