Quartz LCD pen watch

This is a classic chunk of 70’s nostalgia and a really cool, functional, quality gift for someone. A very retro LCD pen watch by Quartz

Dating from circa 1979, this watch pen comes in its original box and is simply too cool.

Quartz LCD pen watch
Quartz LCD pen watch

Quartz LCD pen watch
Quartz LCD pen watch

Quartz LCD pen watch
Quartz LCD pen watch


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

December 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

My father wants one of these for xmas. Does anyone know where I can get one. the places on line I find want you to buy in bulk and I only need 1 or 2. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

December 14, 2009 at 1:03 am

did you ever find one of these because I need one too

March 1, 2010 at 1:10 am

Trying to find out how to order the Quartz LCD pen watch.


Troy Ballard
March 8, 2010 at 1:21 am

Interested in purchasing the pen. Please contact me with purchase information if the pen is still available.

March 31, 2010 at 5:42 pm


I have found one of these pen watches in a draw… if anybody wants to buy it please contact me…


May 14, 2010 at 10:42 am

wow i remember this pen as a little kid my parents had one i think it’s still in the house somewhere

Bee Thao
January 23, 2011 at 10:05 am

Dear Andrew,

I name is Bee thao, I want to know how much for each pen watch for U S dollar? And how to buy it? I must order from you or you also have some store in Milwaukee area? I really need it, please let me know, I will buy some of them.

Thank you!

Bee Thao

Sepp Winkler
February 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Hello everybody,

I am a collector of digital watches and I have serious interest to buy pen like this (the reason – nostalgia :). Thank you for all recommendations.


Rakesh Sharma
February 27, 2011 at 9:03 am

Hey, i wish to buy one of these pens, if some one have, please do write to me.

March 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Please, I want this pen too!! I’m from Italy, please contact me with info!! Riccardo

mr brown
April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

im trying to get one of these pens i no its a long shot pen do you no where i can get on thanks

tom mcintyre
June 14, 2011 at 7:02 am

how much is pen watch, us ? tom

November 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

i am interested in buying, how much do you want?

Dave Curtis
February 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Want to get 5 or so.

Retro Man
February 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm
– In reply to: Dave Curtis

Good choice!

Marie Larroced
June 22, 2012 at 2:54 am

I have only one. It was of my father. He died and I have it. I have a box PARKER with 3 Silver PARKERS, one of them is the LCD Quartz Pen Watch. It´s the same at the photo. I take your perdon for my english hablo español et je parle francais. Au revoir…

Retro Man
June 29, 2012 at 11:28 am
– In reply to: Marie Larroced

Mail me instead r.e. the pen Marie! info@theretroworld.com

December 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I have just bought a 1970’s Panter Quartz pen watch but needs a refill, the refill it has is about 3 centre metres long, can anyone help here?

Mark Dembert
April 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I recently found an old Compuchron pen watch in a friend’s house, I replaced the battery and it is “working” but I cannot adjust the minute and hours functions, the seconds tick by, the hour advances, and I think the calendar function. The latter is stuck at 1 1.

Does any who might have such a pen have the instructions and would be willing to make a copy and email or send to me, for which I will pay you?

Thank you.


Retro Man
April 14, 2013 at 10:11 am

Hi Mark,

I don’t have any Compuchron watch pen instructions, but I have taken a photo of instructions from another brand – maybe they will be similar to Compuchron functions?

Anyhoo, here you go:



P.S. I have a few of these watches in stock – both “boxed” and a few without boxes. If you’d like to purchase one, let me know! 🙂

The Retro World

Mark Dembert
April 26, 2013 at 2:27 am

Thanks for the directions. They were perfect and now my watch pen is fully functioning! It is neat to use. Again, thank you.

Retro Man
April 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm
– In reply to: Mark Dembert

Nemos Problemos Mark.

Steve Cook
May 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Hi, Do you still have any (vintage or modern) digital pen watches in stock? Many thanks. Best regards, Steve.

Retro Man
May 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm
– In reply to: Steve Cook

Hi Steve, yes I do! https://www.theretroworld.com/product/lcd-watch-pen/

Cristian P.E. BENITO
November 17, 2013 at 6:29 am

Hi, I have the same Quartz Pen Watch of the potos, in the original box, and still NEVER USED CONDITION !
My Father stocked ítem for almost 30 years, and retired battery before.
Today, I search this pen, and mi intention are put to start watch, and not have idea of the type of button cell/battery thay have.
Please, can you tell me the exact type to replace it ?
Thank you so much, very best regards:

Cristian P. E. BENITO
Necochea – ARGENTINA
E-MAIL: cpebenito906@yahoo.com.ar

Retro Man
December 5, 2013 at 12:07 am

If anyone is still interested, I have a few of these back in stock now! 🙂

February 1, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Please let me know if you have a couple of these for sale, as I’ll buy them assuming they work. I’ve used these for the past twenty-five years, and now can’t find one anywhere. Hope to hear from you soon. Desperate in Denver!

Retro Man
February 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm
– In reply to: Jerry

Hi there, these are available. https://www.theretroworld.com/product/lcd-watch-pen/

February 24, 2014 at 8:46 am

I actually have one of these pens. It was made by Advance. I seem to have miss placed the instructions. I need to replace both the battery and re-fill the cartridge, but I don’t know what type of ink cartridge the pen takes,or how to replace battery. I pulled it apart months ago, but never completed the task. Not sure if it takes a parker type refill or not. Can you help me get it back together and functioning again? Thanks for any help
I like the pen as it has a similar feel to a Cross pen

KJeld Jeppesen
March 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Want to buy the pen/watch- 3 pieces if possible- how do I do this?
use my mail account to answer me.
kindest regards
Jeppesen ( in Us Jefferson) -045 28 343 109

Anirban Debnath
July 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

My father have the same model. one of his overseas friend gifted that to him. can you tell the detail of the pen-watch, like, name of manufacturer, model number, manufacturing timing etc?

August 2, 2016 at 5:50 pm

I have already use Quartz LCD PEN in my childhood
but now i want to purchase this pen
very good pen as compare to parker pen

Send the deals name and contact address

October 18, 2016 at 4:44 am

I want buy this pen.

Retro Man
March 28, 2017 at 10:23 pm
– In reply to: Amol

Don’t be shy then! 🙂

July 21, 2017 at 11:09 am

Takes me back, when I was at school I received one of these as a “free” gift on Crunchie chocolate bar wrappers

Dr.LokeshM Meshkar
July 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

Interested in purchasing the pen. Please contact me with purchase information if the pen is still available my mobile no.+918237126869

Rusty Testing
August 19, 2017 at 7:17 pm
– In reply to: Dr.LokeshM Meshkar

In the words of Beyonce, if you want it put a ring on it.

Or even better, click “buy now” and buy it. I don’t do phone calls, sorry. Especially not to +91 wherever that is. It sounds like an expensive call. I’m a tight-walleted Scotsman ye ken.

Rusty Testing
August 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm
– In reply to: Nigel

Really!? I can’t remember that campaign. I remember the “thank Crunchie it’s Friday” payoff though. I loved a Crunchie me. Real teeth-rotters…

September 9, 2017 at 6:36 pm

I have this same pen with digital time. Uses a Parker refill, but I cannot find any battery information, Thank you for the instructions post; that will help after I find the correct battery

Rusty Testing
September 15, 2017 at 10:12 am
– In reply to: AJW3

I think it’s a fairly standard battery – it goes in the top of the pen when you screw it off. Just take it to any watchmaker in town they will sort you out!

January 11, 2018 at 12:01 pm

Please let me where in India can i buy this Watch Pen & what will be cost of the same. Can i buy online in India

Rusty Testing
January 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm
– In reply to: Raj

You can buy at this website.

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