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Discover what made the future: Seiko Quartz 06LC

Introduced in 1973, the Seiko Quartz 06LC was the first fully-electronic watch that used the world’s first six-digit LCD to indicate the time.

The LCD consumed so little power that constant illumination was possible, which allowed engineers to include seconds in the time display.  The result was a fundamental change to the perception and accuracy of a wristwatch.

With the introduction of the 06LC the digital watch and Japanese watch industry was set for a trajectory that would last for much of the next decade.

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