18 February 2014 12:45 | By Joe Minihane, contributor, Ed Soluk
Watches that inspired the Samsung Galaxy Gear

Retro-tastic timepieces that paved the way for the new smartwatch

Galaxy Gear (© Samsung)
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Samsung’s slick new Galaxy Gear smartwatch was arguably 2013’s most exciting piece of tech. The camera, the sleek touchscreen and the ability to take calls meant it set the standard by which all rival efforts would be judged from then on in.

But what about the watches that helped inspire Sammy’s latest effort? From retro classic digitals to fitness wristbands, we pick ten timepieces that have influenced the Galaxy Gear.

Click on the first image to see our choices

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