Bulova goes back to the 1970s with its futuristic Computron LED watch

Bulova Computron
Bulova continues to expand its Archive Series and put on an intriguing walk though its history at Baselworld this year that showed some of the more quirky timepieces that have made it into production over the decades. The archive throws up some intriguing references, one of which this year has been developed into a new digital LED watch inspired by the 1970s and known as the Computron. It bears more than a passing resemblance to Doctor Who’s robot dog K9, which also made its first appearance in the seventies. Electronic and quartz timepieces were big news in the decade and almost wiped out the Swiss mechanical watch industry, so they are important pieces from history. The new Bulova Computron takes an unconventional, futuristic looking metallic trapezoidal case design and displays the time on an LED on the front at an angle. The 2019 collection can scroll through two time zones along with hours, minutes, seconds, month, date and day in glowing LED.


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