It's the year 1976, what watch would you be wearing?

It's 1976, you drive a stylish new powder blue Lincoln Continental Mark IV Givenchy designer edition coupe. It's the year of the "personal luxury car" and Brougham-tastic transportation.

Making news in 1976, Disco is in full swing, Jimmy Carter voted President-Elect. Wide-lapels, bell bottom pants, polyester track suits are in fashion and jogging becomes a fad. It's the USA's Bicentennial celebration year, and in the movies, the first of the Rocky series is released.

Over the summer, Nadia Comaneci scores perfect 10s in Olympic gymnastics for Romania, and Bruce Jenner wins the Men's decathalon and brings home the gold medal for the USA from the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

What watch do you think you'd be wearing? In '76 LED displays were all the rage, with LCD technology gaining in popularity. Attached is one of my picks. (And one I actually own)

Now there are a lot of Crunchies that were born well after '76, so please, I'd love to hear based on what oldsters in your life had mentioned about that era, what you imagine you'd be wearing as well!

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Is this when the Royal Oak was actually current styling? It must have looked contemporary back then.

Timex ruled in Canada with cheap mech's while the digitals were too expensive. Most digital clocks at the time were flapping plastic cards.

OldSnafu

Timex ruled in Canada with cheap mech's while the digitals were too expensive. Most digital clocks at the time were flapping plastic cards.

In '76, a 5th Grade classmate wanted to sell me a hand wound Timex for $5. The deal didnt go down. 馃槀

This one-which I bought new in 1976 and have owned it ever since. Restored a few years ago with OEM dial and bezel.

Before restoration

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After restoration

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As a Brit the world was very different to over the Atlantic.... I was 6 , my Heroes were Evel kneivel, Eddie Kidd and most of all Barry Sheene had won the World Champion title in motorcycle Grand Prix (& is still sadly our most recent Champ, & still my Hero).

I was wearing a wind up Timex (my first watch) which I later smashed up to see all the little cogs and stuff inside. My Dad had one of the first LED digital watches.

Just before Christmas '76, a 5th grade classmate showed up one morning wearing this: A TI Model 500! I went out to the local mall department store and bought a simliar TI 500 as well (below) . $21.95 (approx), I believe I paid. Emptied my savings !馃槀

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TI would have made bank if it produced these with the flags of export countries on them.

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If you were the sportin' type (and had the money) you might have been driving the car in the first pic and/or wearing the watch in the second:

1976 Porsche 911 Targa and 1972 Porsche Design Orfina (automatic?) chrono.

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Since I was -10 years old in 1976, nothing. For purposes of the thought experiment, I'll go with my grandfather's Mido Multistar II:

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JBird7986

Since I was -10 years old in 1976, nothing. For purposes of the thought experiment, I'll go with my grandfather's Mido Multistar II:

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Very Cool, my Dad was wearing this when I was 10: Timex Q quartz

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