Fairchild LCD Digital
The poor man's digital Omega
This is a nice 6 function LCD digital watch from Fairchild Semiconductor. Unlinke many of the semiconductor companies, Fairchild produced watches with distinctive styling and very good quality construction for the money.
I like to think of this watch as a "poor man's Omega" because of the distinctive square Omega-like styling.
Tritium Powered Backlighting!
This LCD watch was made in the late 1970s before the Three Mile Island disaster and proudly features a backlight powered by radioactive Tritium! Since Tritium only has a half-life of 12.3 years, the original Tritium has lost much of its luminosity, but you can still see a faint green glow from the display. It's not bright, but it's enough to read the display in the dark if your eyes are suitably dark adapted.
This watch is in 100% NOS absolutely mint condition with a complete set of packaging including the outer box, inner box, user manual and the original price tag.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly. Digital quartz accuracy.