Talk:Calculator watch

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this full of editorializing and speculation on fashion/pop-culture.Not a single technical detail,model list or any feature descriptions. This should be an article describing a electronic device.All these speculation belong in trivia. MidNiteNeko 15:58, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I agree, however, as someone genuinely coming to this page for a summary about calculator/databank watches, this article has plenty of information. If it was only formatted better, and contained citations for some of the speculation/opinion (or just toned that aspect down), this could be a competent article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.240.251.182 (talk) 14:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Merge discussion[edit]

Unfortunately my redirect of this article to the appropriate section of watch was undone. Let's look at what this article consists of:

  1. The lead is largely useless.
  2. The only sentence of the history section which is sourced is the first sentence. The first reference doesn't actually back up what the article says and the second does no more than the existing references in watch.
  3. The rest of the second section is pure original research, mostly pop culture junk.
  4. The "future" section is cimpletely unreferenced.

There's nothing to save here. I'm going to re-merge unless there's any reasonable argument for why in its present form this article is productive. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward: not at work) - talk 10:26, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Granted the article needs a bit of editing. I personally like the history, fluff, and fashion statements because it is interesting information that will be lost when it is merged into the Watch section under a single word "calculator watch" in a list of watch features.If WP was running out of room I can see a point to eliminating interesting bits of information. I say we just keep the article, add even more interesting information, and put a link in the Watch article to this article so people can learn more about calculator watches.Septagram (talk) 06:31, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Touch screens[edit]

Casio made at least two models of calculator watch with capacitive sensor touch screens. One version used an on-screen keypad, the other used character recognition as the user drew numbers and operation symbols over the full screen with a fingertip. The digitizers were fragile, easily destroyed with a scratch, so finding one with a working digitizer is difficult. That makes them a sought after collectible. I bought one of the character recognition type at a thrift store for 50 cents and sold it for 50 dollars on eBay. Bizzybody (talk) 02:34, 29 December 2012 (UTC)