Of all the pieces of pop culture «spy gear» that have been dreamed up over the years, one of the most iconic is the 2-way wristwatch radio used by comic-strip detective Dick Tracy.
Officially licensed by Tribune Content Agency (which owns the rights to the comic), the Dick Tracy watch was created by Connecticut-based brothers Nick and Charlie Mathis. Just to make things a little confusing, they also introduced a Dick Tracy watch in 2016 – although it functioned solely as a timepiece.
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Fully-functioning Dick Tracy wristwatch radio is on the way Of all the pieces of pop culture «spy gear» that have been dreamed up over the years, one of the most iconic is the 2-way wristwatch radio used by .
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Now, after 72 years, the 2-Way Wrist Radio Watch is finally real. Styled to look exactly like the comic book hero’s device, this official Dick Tracy wristwatch features a simple dial and Miyota 5R32 quartz movement under a sapphire crystal and encased in 316L stainless steel.
Watch video · Tech has certainly come a long way since 1946, but gosh darn it if some of us aren’t still hankering after comic detective Dick Tracy’s two-way wristwatch radio, the spy gadget introduced in
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The 2-Way Wrist Radio prop from the 1990 feature film. In 1964, the 2-Way Wrist Radio was upgraded to the 2-Way Wrist TV. Tracy gave his young son Joe an obsolete Wrist Radio, which Joe was able to use to call for help when he was abducted and held hostage by dognappers.
First Appearance: January 13th, 1946
Tracy was frequently featured in comic books used as promotional items by various companies. In 1947, for example, Sig Feuchtwanger produced a comic book that was a giveaway prize in boxes of Quaker Puffed Wheat cereal, sponsor of the popular Dick Tracy radio series.