The original Apple Watch: Seiko’s TV Watch from 1982


In what was amazing technology for its day, the Seiko TV watch (Model T001-3) from 1982 is still one of the smallest TVs ever made with a 1 1/4″ screen.

With a Liquid Crystal Video Display (LVD), the images would only appear when exposed to light. So the brighter the light, the better the screen pixels looked.

The watch made its big-screen debut in 80s movies James Bond Octopussy and Dragnet.

It’s easy to see how the Model T001-3 served as a precursor to the Apple Watch, which made its debut three decades later in 2015.