Archive for October, 2008

Rare Seiko Dot-Matrix Display System wrist watch from 1980

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Here’s a rather unusual dot-matrix wrist watch from my own collection.

The watch was made in 1980 by Seiko, and is apparently rather rare - in fact I haven’t been able to find much background information about this watch - neither on previous eBay sales or collector sites.

The very slick and thin design reminds me of a 1980’s robocop / wallstreet-yuppie clone! The watch only have 2 functions; watch and date + light. Pressing the date button shows the date, and scrolls in the time from right to left - extremely nice, but very battery consuming.

Mine is not for sale.

Seiko Dot-matrix wrist watch from 1980

Vintage 1960’s Bang & Olufsen BeoVox 2500 Cube speakers

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Here’s a classic example of the brilliant and timeless design of Jacob Jensen for B&O - the now more than 40 year old BeoVox 2500 cube speakers!

Made of 6 different tweeters pointing in all directions, metal foot and wooden cabinet, the BeoVox 2500 was ahead of it’s time, and received the IF award in 1967 for outstanding and user-friendly design.

Mine was recently sold.

Bang & Olufsen BeoVox 2500 cube speakers

Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong - the most popular image of www.retrolution.dk!

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Seems like my old picture of the classic orange Donkey Kong is the all time most popular image of my website!

In September 2008 the image was downloaded almost 3000 times both directly from the website, but primarily from Google images and referring sites.

Try google Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong, and the image show among the first 10 hits! Also a lot of other sites have copied the image, which means the same image is shown several times from different sites! Neat!

Now the old picture was absolutely no beauty - actually it’s way to dark and fuzzy, so I finally took the 30 seconds to shoot a new and better picture, and overwrite the old.

This time making sure the image is also large enough to fit a 1280×1024 desktop - feel free to use it, if you wish.
Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong DK-52


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