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1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

A bizarre retro timepiece is heading back to the shelves. That’s the 1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch you see here.

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

 

This is actually a collaboration with Japanese fashion house Beams, but this 1982 timepiece doesn’t suffer from being a collaboration. On the contrary, the watch is back pretty much as it was, with all the details and dials intact.

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

 

At the time, this watch really was head of the game, with functions that might even rival a basic smartwatch. The watch had an automatic calendar that took into account unique days (up until the year 2019 ironically), a temperature readout and most notably, two programmable analogue clocks for different times zones. It also has a fully-functioning alarm too.

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

 

The new version offers all of those features, throwing in four buttons on the side and a small speaker next to the branding.

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

 

You get the option of a gold-coloured finish and woodgrain details (definitely the one to have) or a more subdued black with ‘camo’ details.

1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue
1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch gets a reissue

 

Want one? Well, it’s both hard and easy to pick one up. Easy because the watch has just gone up for pre-order and hard because right now, the watch is only available for pre-order from the Japanese Beams site. I have no idea if they ship worldwide. Perhaps drop them a line if you really want one and can’t wait for wider retail availability.

As for price, you are looking at around £208.

Find out more at there Beams Japan website

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