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    Default Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
    My dad bought me a digital watch in 1979 that had solar panels.
    I thought that solar energy was a 1980s thing, probably because of the way that recycling and going green became the norm by the start of the 1990s.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Default Re: A couple of 1980s calculators

    The digital watch was silver grey, LCD. Functions included time, alarm and stopwatch. The solar panels were at the top of the display. I think it was a casino watch.
    The panels were effective and not just cosmetic. I know this because when the battery nearly lost it's power the I'd cover the panels and the LCD display would vanish. Allow light to enter the panels and the display reappeared.

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