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Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post11 Oct 2016, 22:26

I had one for a long time but in bad condition and after years i finally managed to find a almost clean one.

Beginning of the 80ties.

time, alarm, second time, chrono, timer, and lottogenerator
Generates up to 7 lotto numbers from 1-50 for you

great quality and a must have.

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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post12 Oct 2016, 15:50

Nice watch, good luck with the lotto, euromillions is £150 million this Friday!
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Post12 Oct 2016, 15:58

Today a Belgian guy won 168.085.323 euro. :O`~
No not me :bang: :-D
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post15 Oct 2016, 23:55

Kasper wrote:Today a Belgian guy won 168.085.323 euro. :O`~
No not me :bang: :-D


That because the number on your watch only go up to 49. ;-)
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post31 Oct 2017, 14:50

I have finally found a LottoWatch (please see the photos below), produced by relatively known brand - OTRON, a brand of Olympos Electronic Co, Hong Kong - that have produced many interesting LCD watches in the late 70's-early 80's, including some early Solar powered LCDs!
https://books.google.ro/books?id=o9QDAA ... ny&f=false

And because I could not find online the settings/number generator instructions, here they are:
I. Watch Setting:
1. Press short the upper right button in the main time mode
2. Change between sec:min:hour with the upper left button
3. Increment sec:min:hour with the lower right button
Similar in dual time, alarm mode...
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4. To set the day:month - the above steps in the dual time (T2) screen :)
Press short upper right button to finish the settings

II. Generating random numbers:
The watch may generate/choose 5 to 26 random numbers, out of 30 to 49 values (e.g. from choosing 5 numbers out of 30, 6 out of 49 etc etc ....up to 26 numbers out of 49!)
1. Press lower left button for 3-5 secs, One should see now a "nn-NN LO" screen - e.g. "06-49 LO" meaning choose 6 random numbers out of 49 available :))
2.Press short the upper right button, the NN number started to blink
3. Change between nn (e.g.06) or NN (e.g. 49) with the upper left button
4. Increment nn-NN with the lower right button. Press short upper right button to finish the settings
FINALLY PRESS UPPER LEFT BUTTON TO GENERATE THE NUMBERS! Good luck on the lottery! M:)W:)M
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post03 Nov 2017, 14:30

that have produced many interesting LCD watches in the late 70's-early 80's, including some early Solar powered LCDs!
https://books.google.ro/books?id=o9QDAA ... ny&f=false


look at page 111 in the same magazine :-D

i'm pretty sure you love the lottowatch. :dwf:
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post03 Nov 2017, 20:36

Here's a couple broken ones I found:
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:Prost: if anyone needs parts?, LMK
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post04 Nov 2017, 22:10

Thanks both for the replies.
Kasper wrote:

look at page 111 in the same magazine :-D
i'm pretty sure you love the lottowatch.


Yes Kasper, You're right as always :-D .... I really like the (multiple) random numbers generator in the lottowatch...it is a quite impressive hardware for mid 80's :grin1:

And Yes again, I've read already the Synchronar watch advertising from that Popular Mechanics from 1980! :-D
But let's not forget that Roger Riehl had a long time relation with that (very popular) magazine - Popular Mechanics!
For example, in a December 1973 article in Popular Mechanics titled “World’s First Solar-Powered Watch,” Riehl explained that “the circuit is a breakthrough in the number of components used—about 1100—to achieve its functions. An equivalent circuit would require about 4500 transistors.”

Probably such an 1980 advertising was a part of the Roger Riehl's final efforts to save its pioneering company from bankruptcy, that unfortunately have occurred anyway in 1983. :-(

More about the Riehl's Synchronar outstanding and pioneering watches (including some photos of early prototypes!) on the article below:

https://nawcc.org/images/421_215_224.pdf
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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post09 Nov 2017, 05:20

Good article at NAWCC.

To bad they did not credit me with the picture of my synchronar legacy Howard made me.

Geoff

http://www.newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2634

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f9/synchronar-mark-iv-has-arrived-absolutely-nos-126167.html

Now back to the lotto watch. I had an HP25c calculator which I could program to pick 649 lotto numbers randomly. That was in 1975. The lotto watches look interesting and complex with the numbers display. Similar to the business of the Seiko calendar watches.

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Re: Lottowatch beginning of the 80ties

Post09 Nov 2017, 10:56

Id be having words about that Geoff. You should get a usage fee and they should know better.

Im having real trouble getting Pinterest to remove hundreds of images I took from digital-watch.com even with watermarks on they are making it difficult.
http://www.digital-watch.com - online database of 2000+ watches, manuals and adverts from the 70s-90s
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