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Flashy four-color e-paper watch makes titanium look cheap

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The latest Japanese application for electronic paper looks nothing like as futuristic as some of the others we’ve seen, but it certainly has a price-tag that reflects the technology it uses.

The ¥500,000 newcomer from Seiko Japan is a bracelet-cum-watch [Reg required; alternative link] that combines titanium with e-paper, that most cutting-edge of flexible electronic displays. The unnamed watch will begin a limited production run of just 1,000 in August this year, weighs just 80g and is capable of showing four colors.

Seiko’s new watch isn’t the first Jetsons-style timepiece from the Tokyo-based firm – in 2005 it released the Seiko Spectrum, using the same e-paper Electrophoretic Display (EPD). The popularity of that men’s watch was the driving factor behind the latest, more-expensive one for the nerdy ‘laydeez’ in our lives.

(Crossposted to Tech.co.uk)

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