The Black Watch is an electronic wristwatch launched in September 1975 by Sinclair Radionics. It cost £24.95 ready-built, but was also available for £17.95, as a kit.[These prices are equivalent to around £190 and £140 respectively in 2021, when adjusted for inflation.
The Black Watch was supplied with a plastic band as standard, with a black stainless steel bracelet available as an extra at £2.00.
I'm a fan of watches especially Texas Instruments, but when I come across watches like this 1975 Sinclair black watch I don't let it get away. Unfortunately he had problems with corrosion from the usual button cell batteries.
I solved, as often happens with objects with corroded pcb, to use 0.03 mm copper sheets. You have to clean up the damaged part and copy the part of the PCB to be reproduced on a transparent sheet, copy it on the copper sheet and cut it.
The QL was aimed at the serious home user and professional and executive users markets from small to medium-sized businesses and higher educational establishments, but failed to achieve commercial success.
While the ZX Spectrum has an 8-bit Zilog Z80 as the CPU, the QL uses a Motorola 68008. The 68008 is a member of the Motorola 68000 family with 32-bit internal data registers, but an 8-bit external data bus.
Spectrum Inves +. A clone of the ZX Spectrum+ developed by Investrónica in Spain in 1986, based on the work developed by Investrónica for the ZX Spectrum 128. Released just after Amstrad bought Sinclair Research Ltd, looked much like a normal 48+, but all the inner parts were redesigned. As the ROM was also modified, it has compatibility problems with some games (Bombjack, Commando, Top Gun, etc.). On the rear there was a Kempston joystick connector.
Due to the fact that Invéstronica was the distributor of Sinclair's products in Spain, and because Amstrad already had its own exclusive distributor in Spain (Indescomp, later bought by Amstrad itself), in 1987 Amstrad sued Investrónica to stop the sale of the computer. The court agreed with Amstrad, but the decision was not issued until 1991, when the computer was discontinued as the 8-bit computer market in Spain was dead in favor of 16-bit computers.