Commodore Advert - December 1985
From Commodore User
Buy one of these Commodore peripherals for £199.99 and get a Seiko RC-1000 free!
Another advert depicting the rage du jour of the "wrist terminal", in the form of the Seiko RC-1000 (also seen here). Smart watches (currently known as "wearables") seem to pop up every decade or so as the "next big thing". In the 80s it was calculator watches and things like the Seiko which could store small amounts of information; in the 2000s IBM showed a prototype watch running Linux and now in the 2010s it's the turn of companies like Fossil and Samsung to have a go.
Anyway, It's notable how much the price of a floppy disk drive (as one of the peripherals on offer in the ad for £200) has crashed from nearly £4,630 in 1977 to around £620 at the end of 1985 (both prices in 2020 terms). The watch itself was worth £100 - about £310 in 2020.
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