The Dukes of Hazzard LCD watch from 1981

The Dukes of Hazzard LCD watch from 1981

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I made a trip to a monthly flea market event a couple of weeks ago in search of great deals on vintage bits of pop culture gold. After all, I had scored at this flea market a couple times in the past so my spirits were high. This trip however yielded no 1970s action figures or Universal Monsters for my collection. A couple of the dealers that offer the kind of things we love here at The Retroist were absent this time. Not wanting to go home empty handed I did find this very cool Dukes of Hazzard watch made by Unisonic in 1981. It appears new in the box with very few signs of aging for a 32 year old timepiece. There was also the black plastic lcd watch available. I chose the classier stainless steel version here that comes in the nice plastic container. The battery was dead of course but I could try to replace that at the jewelry counter. Some of these watches had a musical alarm that played the Dixie melody from the General Lee’s horn in the show. This watch does not seem to offer that amenity.

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plcary

I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s. I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Cool! I actually still have mine around here somewhere, but I don’t have the original box.

  2. You know it was about that time the ol’ Duke boys decided to check the time.

  3. I had this….
    It was my first watch, got it when I was 6. I also had a duke wrstband launcher deal, which kinda resembled a wristwatch. It had a small plastic replica of the general lee, a slide-out ramp, and a launching mechanism.
    I have some old photos somewhere of me opening one of the 2, though I’m not sure if it’s the watch or the launcher.

  4. I would love this watch..

  5. Plcary, once again you have found an awesome item! I really need to team up with you one day and let you show me all of the cool things I’m missing during my searches. :)

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