Seiko has chosen to revisit one of its most innovative watch designs after 11 years. Made for the visually impaired, its voice-digital is the continuation of a line of watches developed to help those who have lost their sight.
Seiko’s line of watches for the visually impaired started in 1939 with a tactile pocket watch for those injured in the war, then in 1966 with a wristwatch version, then 1979 with a quartz version, and finally in 1998 with the voice digital watch. This new model updates the concept of the 1998 model with a round case design. The watch can read off the time in a robotic voice, has a digital display, and has an alarm and stopwatch function. Not only reserved for the elderly and visually impaired, the new Voice Digital watch can also fit into any modern lifestyle.
While the watch officially launches on December 11, news has also surfaced that it has already won a Good Design Award. Those interested can expect this watch to drop in three different color options priced at ¥18,700 JPY (approximately $178 USD). Head over to Seiko Japan for more info.
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