A bizarre retro timepiece is heading back to the shelves. That’s the 1980s Citizen Ana Digi Temp watch you see here.
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.
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.
The new version offers all of those features, throwing in four buttons on the side and a small speaker next to the branding.
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.
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.