I can’t go anywhere without my trusty baby G watch, as is pretty clear when I have a watch tan.  

The first digital watch entered the market a little over 40 years ago in 1972, for a price of $2100, which was more than the price of a typical car at the time. In the years immediately after that, Hamilton and Seiko were major pioneers in the digital watch industry, implementing the TN Field Effect Displays and even a calculator watch. 

As time went on, digital watches dropped drastically in price, allowing them to become common accessories.  Additional functionalities were added, including the ability to play games. 

And now in 2016, we have the Apple Watch.

An interesting note:  the first “digital” watch display actually came out in the 1920s, in the form of a watch that used mechanical cogs to display the time in individual digits. The watch still had to be winded.