40 years on since their initial creation, digital watches finally seem to be getting the recognition they deserve.
Underrated for many years, as more and more watch collectors turned to more traditional high-end watches, digital watches are once again growing in popularity.
This presents us with a wonderful opportunity to get on trend by buying a vintage digital watch. A vintage digital watch has timeless appeal.
Not only do they look great and accompany most styles perfectly, but they’re also super practical.
If you’re looking for a vintage watch or a more modern digital watch that offers vintage vibes, you’ve come to the right place!
In today’s post, you’ll find a list of 10 of the best vintage digital watches currently on the market.
Whether you’re looking for something similar to Hamilton’s first-ever digital watch or something brand spanking new, we’ve got you covered!
1. Casio A168WA-1 Digital Watch
We’ll kickstart our list with a stunning unisex vintage watch from Casio. The Casio A168WA-1 is a fine example of a retro watch.
It’s also a great example that shows you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to find an attractive vintage watch.
This neat digital watch has a solid silver-coated case and a sleek, clean stainless steel bracelet. The octagonal case has shrouded lugs that help nicely unify the bracelet.
Aside from its stylish, streamlined design, this watch also offers excellent functionality.
It is equipped with an alarm, calendar, stopwatch, and a backlight feature. You could probably pull this watch off with a pair of jeans and a blazer.
Having said that, we could see it going nicely with most styles.
2. Nixon Re-Run
If you prefer something more upmarket, take a look at the Nixon Re-Run. Available in four different styles, this retro vintage digital watch is an attention grabber.
Personally, our favorite style is the red digital display version. This version has a more classic antique style that looks great. This digital watch comes with a stainless steel case and bracelet.
Despite being a Re-Run model of a digital watch, it still does well to offer vintage vibes.
Nothing about this watch makes it seem modern. Features built into the watch include dual time, calendar, alarm, timer, and backlighting.
3. Casio Calculator Watch
If you’re a businessman or woman that came here looking for a vintage digital watch that completes your professional look, look no further than the Casio Calculator Watch.
In our opinion, things don’t get more vintage than this classic watch.
Attractive, unique, and highly functional, this Casio watch is easily one of the best. It has an LCD dial encased in a mixture of plastic and resin and comes with a wide range of features.
Of course, the main feature has to be the watch’s unique calculator.
This simple calculator offers full functionality. Other features include a date function, time, and an alarm.
4. Casio Women’s LA11WB-1 Sports Digital Watch
Next up, we have the Casio Women’s LA11WB-1 Sports Digital Watch. This watch is a great choice for women that want a lightweight, stylish watch that offers great functionality and style.
Featuring a classic Casio black resin design, this is a simple, yet effective digital watch that goes well with most outfits. Constructed without any unnecessary frills or buttons, the watch is designed to offer a more minimal look.
Some of the features the watch comes with include a stopwatch, timer, daily alarm, and calendar. It is perfect for everyday use. This watch is solar-powered too.
5. American Classic PSR Digital Quartz
If you’re keen to take things all the way back to the beginning of the digital watch trend, you should look at the American Classic PSR Digital Quartz watch from Hamilton.
Hamilton has reissued its 1970s classic Pulsar watch.
As you would expect, it offers all the same perks and styles the original digital watch did. However, it has also been updated slightly to eliminate some of the issues with the watch.
Don’t worry though, none of the changes affect the overall retro style of the watch. With the original watch, you had to press a button to see the time.
With the later model, you no longer have to do this. The watch is legible whether you press the button or not.
6. Bulova Computron
The next vintage digital watch on this list is the Bulova Computron (see more about Bulova watches here). There are a few different variations of this watch but all of them are extraordinary.
Oozing class and elegance, this is a watch you would wear to impress.
The first edition of the watch was released in 1976. Since then, the watch has been re-released. The latest reissue was in 2019.
No matter which version you buy, you can expect a watch that maintains vintage style and flair.
The version we’ve linked has a yellow-gold-tone trapezoid-shaped case that features a small red LED display. Features include day and date options as well as dual time zone capabilities.
7. Casio AQ-230GA-9DMQYES Unisex Watch
Casio also has a vintage digital watch that offers the best of both worlds.
Showing that digital watches can be classy, this Casio watch features a more classic analog design. This gives the watch a more attractive appearance.
To ensure the watch offers digital functionality too, this watch is also fitted with a digital window. Offering classic 1960s vibes, the digital window does a number of things.
You can cycle through digital time, dates, time zones, alarms, and stopwatch features.
Made from stainless steel, the case and strap of this watch are gold in color. This helps make the watch an elegant going out watch.
8. Timex Men’s Classic Gold Digital Watch
Up next, we have the Timex Men’s Classic Gold Digital watch. This timeless piece is available in three different colors, but the gold-tone style is definitely the most attractive.
This is a great choice if you’re getting dressed up to go out.
If you prefer a more subtle style, go with the silver style instead. This retro Timex digital watch looks awesome and feels great to wear.
More affordable than other vintage watches, it has an 80s and 90s appearance and a durable resin strap.
Like most digital watches from this era, one of the main features is the Indiglo backlight technology. Using this glow-in-the-dark technology will transport you back 40 years.
9. Casio A100WEGG-1AEF
The penultimate watch on our list is another solid vintage watch from Casio. This time, we have the Casio A100WEGG-1AEF.
This is a popular watch that has been slightly modernized from the original 1977 F-100 Casio watch.
Sporty, trendy, and fashionable, this retro watch is made more vintage with the old-style front facing buttons, neutral color-tone, and distinctly retro design.
Even the way the numbers are displayed on the digital screen are vintage.
When it comes to features, this stainless steel watch, which also has a fold over clasp, has an LED light, alarm, and stopwatch.
The black detailing and small text only enhance the appearance of the watch further.
10. VIGOROSO Retro Gold Digital Watch
The final watch on this list comes from Vigoroso. It is a great option for women looking for an elegant watch that will complete their look.
The watch is available in three different colors, but the rose gold-tone offers the most vintage feeling.
The other colors this watch can be bought in are gold and silver. The rose gold-tone and sleek stainless steel design gives this watch a more classic, antique look.
Water resistant, some of the features included with this watch include date and time, stopwatch, back light, and a 24hr dial. Despite the watches’ elegant design and functionality, it is surprisingly affordable.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Was The Digital Watch Invented?
The first digital watch was invented in 1972. The first watch ever released was the Pulsar Time Computer. It was produced by famous watchmakers, the Hamilton Watch Company.
Which Digital Watch Brand Is The Best?
There are a wide variety of watch brands that are generally considered the best when it comes to making the best digital watches. However, Casio are widely regarded as the best by many.
Do People Still Wear Digital Watches?
Whilst a lot of people now turn to newer smart watches, there is still a big demand for digital watches. In fact, vintage digital watches have seen an increase in popularity recently.
In this post, we’ve shown you 10 of the best vintage watches. The watches on our list will help you complete your look.
Whether you’re heading to the office, going for a casual walk around town, competing in sports, or heading out for a luxury dinner, there’s a watch on our list you’ll love.
All you have to do now is narrow the list down and decide which vintage watch suits your style.
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