Monday, 23 June 2014

Vestal Calcutron

Today is retro geek watch time again with this model from Vestal.

This watch is the Vestal Calcutron and is Vestal's 'cool' take on the calculator watch. The Vestal brand has been around since the late 90s (1997 to be precise) when it was founded by David Bonaventura (who has since founded Tsovet watches). In 2008, the brand changed owners and is now owned by its main employees. The brand works with many different musicians and produces both watches and accessories.

The watch has an all black case and strap, and a black inverse LCD screen, which makes it look like a stealth calculator watch. The display has two lines with the day and date along the top and time at the bottom. The top line switches to show time when the other modes are active. The other modes on the watch are, alarm, timer, world time, and of course calculator. The calculator is run with the 16 keys on the front, and these keys also can change mode or show the time from particular world cities. As the black inverse display is hard to read, there is also an el-backlight.

The Vestal logo is shown on the bottom of the face, and on the back. The back also reveals this has a Chinese movement and is 30m water resistant. It also says that the watch number is V.10.

Looking online, the first mentions seem to be around 2008, and the watch is no longer available.

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