Interesting little article about the history of Timex's Indiglo technology posted this week by The Verge

The Indiglo button let there be light

Press this button to remember the dark age of gadgets.

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I remember the commercials when the first Timex Indiglo watches came out, like the one with the Statue of Liberty wearing a Timex. Cool looking tech at the time.

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imo, electro-luminescence is under utilized. just think if Grand Seiko used their spring drive to power it--what they could do with under lighting.

I'm a life-long owner of Timex watches (50+ yrs) and do appreciate the Indiglo feature; it certainly was cool when it first came out! ... But I prefer good lume over Indiglo (most of the time), as you don't need to "two hand" the watch to read the time at night.

Now if Timex put a decent lume on the hands (at least) in addition to the Indiglo, that'd be a good improvement!

Oh and I found the commercial. I guess CGI was already looking pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSuez2W2uk

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I'm a life-long owner of Timex watches (50+ yrs) and do appreciate the Indiglo feature; it certainly was cool when it first came out! ... But I prefer good lume over Indiglo (most of the time), as you don't need to "two hand" the watch to read the time at night.

Now if Timex put a decent lume on the hands (at least) in addition to the Indiglo, that'd be a good improvement!

Something cool that Casio did with some of their watches was the wrist-flick backlight which would turn on when you'd turn your wrist towards you to check the time.

Interesting article and videos. Thanks for sharing 馃

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Oh and I found the commercial. I guess CGI was already looking pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSuez2W2uk

Holy crap! I forgot all about that ad! 馃槀

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Something cool that Casio did with some of their watches was the wrist-flick backlight which would turn on when you'd turn your wrist towards you to check the time.

This is still a feature on a bunch of G Shocks and some of their sports watches! They call it Auto Light. Both of my Gs have it. It's very handy!