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And I remember when the watch did enter the marketplace. . .
In those days, you could get a Timex for under 10 dollars so to pay $150+ for an electric watch was a lot of money.
 

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I wonder what the batteries cost back then??

From TIME magazine...Monday, January 4th, 1957:

Electric Wristwatch. The first commercial electric wristwatch was put on sale by Hamilton Watch Co. The same size as conventional watches, it is powered by a shirt-button-sized 1.5-volt battery. Price: $89.50 for gold-filled model, $175 for 14-carat gold-cased model, $1.75 apiece for replacement batteries.
 
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