Here's a quick look back at a few totally rad wristwatches from the '80s...
When a popular concept comes along like transforming robots, there are always companies who want a piece of the action. Even today, you can walk into a Big Lots and find Transformers knockoffs. One of the first was Takara with their Kronoform line of wristwatches and toys back in 1983. The question was, how do you get kids to buy transforming watches without using licensed characters like Optimus Prime and Megatron? Simple, you just make over-exaggerated claims like calling them "high performance magic robots" and "time machines." Did they not think we children of the 80s had imaginations? The commercials even proposed that they transformed into more than just robots like posing the robot on its head was a "battle station." Please. But whether or not these over-the-top claims and advertising were necessary to sell them didn't matter, because we bought them nonetheless.
Casio Databank Calculator Watch
What others do you remember?