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Time warp...

Just flip the page if on a PAD or Touchscreen

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Christ that's a blast from the past 😂. I can remember the Argos book looking like that.....now I'm showing my age.........exit stage left .....🤔
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Not that long after they went from being the Green Shield stamps thing to being Argos, long before I was born of course, but it does show that Argos has stuck to its' guns in providing an outlet for cheap tat at inflated prices... Grin

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Argos No.08 1977 Autumn

Page 108-109 I was trying to remember when the first Red Digital watches appeared £16.25

I recall paying far - far less than that for one, maybe 1.99½p in the market that glowed of more than just Red!

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Bought my current Seiko digital watch in 1980 (not from Argos) for just under £40 and it's still telling the time with great precision (loses about a second every week or two).  It's a bit scratched, the light doesn't work anymore, and the battery doesn't last as long as it used to.  One of the reason for its longevity is probably that it's a very simple version for its time; I told the shop assistant that I didn't need to know the time in Hong Kong etc. just the time here, and the simplest version they had just told the time and date (it doesn't even adjust for leap years).

The Seiko advertising slogan at the time was, "Some day all watches will be made this way".  Sadly that prediction hasn't come true.  Seiko Epson Corporation, as the name implies, also makes Epson printers; the Stylus Color 680 was very good for printing photos although it wasn't marketed as a photo printer.

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30FTTC06 wrote:

 

Page 108-109 I was trying to remember when the first Red Digital watches appeared £16.25

 

Not sure when they first appeared, but I remember having one for my 21st in 1970. A Timex, I think.

ISTR LCDs appeared shortly after, but there were concerns over how long the display would last.

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There is some flower kitchen dishes on those catalogs from the 70`s which i still got and use... hand me downs which have always been stronger than any of the trash they sell today. Crazy

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Look at that Pye Stereogram on page 181. Now that's a quality piece of kit Cool

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