Gadgets for lovers of RETRO CHIC

 
Timothy Barber
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LEICA M9
German camera company Leica has set the whole aesthetic of its top range, M-series cameras around the sturdy look of old-fashioned snappers. Don’t let the dated look fool you: this is a spectacular piece of photographic kit, and a true luxury item, as its price suggests. £4,550,
www.uk.leica-camera.co.uk

FUJIFILM FINEPIX-X100
Due in shops at the end of this month, this digital compact may sport a hefty price tag, but it has all the beautiful, golden age chic of a driving trip across Europe in a 1960s Aston Martin. £999, www.finepix-x100.com

FATMAN F452 ITUBE
It’s a super-high-quality valve amp (and can come with a “FatDock” add-on for your iPod), but with those four gleaming glass valves on show its styling is pure Doctor Who (John Pertwee era). £1,560 www.amazon.co.uk

HAMILTON PULSOMATIC WATCH
Hamilton has rebirthed its 1970s classic, the Pulsar – the first digital watch – with this stunner. With a look derived from the older watch, it actually has a fully mechanical movement, making it even more old-fashioned than the original. £1,075, www.jurawatches.co.uk

ROBERTS REVIVAL DAB
Short of being made of Bakelight and blaring out crackly Listen With Mother episodes, the leather-bound radios produced by DAB specialist Roberts are the essence of vintage style. £150, www.robertsradio.co.uk

COMMODORE 64X
If you grew up in the 1980s and didn’t have a ZX Spectrum, you probably had this. Or rather, something that looked exactly like this. Commodore has rebirthed its iconic old computer as a fully-functioning PC with Atom processor, 2GB or RAM, a Blu-ray drive and all the connections and ports you need. Announced at the end of last year, there’s still no word on price or shipping date, but we’re excited. Commodoreusa.net