Way back in 1972, when bell bottoms and pale blue tuxedos were far out, the first all-electronic wristwatch was introduced. The old-fashioned dial and hands were gone. Instead, the watch, advertised as a “Time Computer,” displayed the time in red, digital letters at the push of a button. It was one of the earliest consumer products of the microelectronics revolution, and sold for roughly the same price as a 72 Chevrolet Vega — a cheap $2,100. Today, that would come out to about $11,400.
The Stauer Neutron won’t make you break the bank, and it offers more functionality and style than that first digital watch ever did. The 54mm Neutron is incredibly easy to read in low-light situations — especially since it has a blue-tinted backlight. It also functions as a stopwatch, alarm clock, and a chronograph. Its modernistic alloy case and sturdy strap are as night black as a neutron star. It’s a distinctive wristwatch made for today’s man... or, as we ex-hippies would say, “it’s stylin’.”