I thought most sourced their cases from Hong Kong. The pictured TI looks like others I have seen from Hong Kong.I believe that Texas Instruments was the last true US watch manufacturer. All parts were made here. But their history as a watch company didn't last long. I think they sold off that business in the early 1980's.
I used to sell to this industry. They are all over. But I think most of Hughes production was in Arizona. A lot of Intel's was there too. Texas and Oregon were two other hotbeds of chip fabrication back then too. I don't think TRW fell into the 'lets make a watch' faze of the industry.:think: I just can't recall Hughes in the 'The Valley, TRW yes.
I call them classics. I have 1980s Casios that are as much prized by me as my 1950s Omegas and sit in pride of place in my watch box side by side with them."Classics", I wouldn't call them that, and so did National Semiconductor, Novus.
I owned a watch like this one. It was my favorite watch! Can you tell me the TI model number? I'm on the hunt for one myself.just bought this watch off the bay...just wanted to know if anyone else has one of these and if its chrome plated or s/steel? thanks
Is TI actually making a watch (not just a prototype as shown in the link), or selling the chip to other manufacturers?
They make the watch. You could buy it as just a watch but it has the advantage of being fully programmable by the owner so is marketed as a development system. HAQ has had a running project on it spearheaded by member Catalin. He has constructed firmware that makes it the most accurate watch in the world (excluding watches that get their time from a network somewhere -- those watches are network devices not standalone watches :-d).Is TI actually making a watch (not just a prototype as shown in the link), or selling the chip to other manufacturers?
The Wiki is very confusing to us non-engineering types.