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Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Sep 17th, 2020. Artwork published in
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    Sony Watchman FD-40A.
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    Sony Watchman FD-40A.

    Less known than its famous audio sibling, the Walkman, Sony’s Watchman is a line of portable pocket TVs. First introduced in 1982, it was discontinued in 2000. Throughout the more than 65 different models, the logos use Russell Square, in all lowercase letters.

    The initial model FD-210 from 1982 and the smaller FD-230. The logo orientation was adjusted from horizontal to vertical.
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    The initial model FD-210 from 1982 and the smaller FD-230. The logo orientation was adjusted from horizontal to vertical.

    From Gizmodo:

    The very first Watchman, the FD-210, was released by Sony in Japan in 1982, followed by a wider release in Europe and North America two years later. It wasn’t the first handheld TV available to consumers—companies like Panasonic had released versions in the ’70s—but the Watchman was the first to be considered truly pocketable thanks to a clever feat of engineering by Sony.

    Voyager Watchman FD-20AEB. “Voyager” is added above the logo in caps from .
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    Voyager Watchman FD-20AEB. “Voyager” is added above the logo in caps from Harry.

    Voyager Watchman FD-20AEB, 1984.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Gianluca Prioli. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Voyager Watchman FD-20AEB, 1984.

    Sony Watchman FD-20A, 1983.
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    Sony Watchman FD-20A, 1983.

    Pouch for the FD-20A, with the logo placed diagonally.
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    Pouch for the FD-20A, with the logo placed diagonally.

    FD-30A, 1984. “FM Stereo/AM” again is in all-caps Harry. This special edition is imprinted with the Philadelphia Eagles logo. There was a whole series with all NFL teams.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Joe Haupt. License: CC BY.

    FD-30A, 1984. “FM Stereo/AM” again is in all-caps Harry. This special edition is imprinted with the Philadelphia Eagles logo. There was a whole series with all NFL teams.

    FD-10A, 1987.
    Source: https://gizmodo.com Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo. License: All Rights Reserved.

    FD-10A, 1987.

    Color Watchman FDL 370.
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    Color Watchman FDL 370.

    Mega Watchman FD-500, 1988.
    Source: https://www.ebay.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mega Watchman FD-500, 1988.

    Mega Watchman FD-500 with packaging.
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    Mega Watchman FD-500 with packaging.

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