Watford Electronics

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Watford Electronics was a British computer electronics company. It was founded in 1972 in a bedroom belonging to Nazir Jessa, and grew to become one of the best-known suppliers of microcomputers and micro peripherals during the 1980s.[1] It was particularly active in the BBC Micro scene, producing a variety of peripherals for the computer.

Watford Electronics gradually moved over to supporting the Wintel market in the 1990s.[1] In the 21st century, the company opened an online store, Savastore, but in 2007 Watford collapsed into administration.[2] Watford Electronics was then bought out by Globally Limited, and in April of that year, the website became known as Saverstore.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Electronic makeover". Computer Weekly. 8 February 2001. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Ballard, Mark (9 February 2007). "Watford Electronics left debts of £3.5m". Channel Register. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Collins, Barry (16 April 2007). "Goodbye Savastore, hello Saverstore". PC Pro. Retrieved 17 March 2009.