PHILIPS SBC 1707

Description

Brand: PHILIPS
Model: SBC 1707
Type: Scientific calculator
Picture: PHILIPS SBC 1707
Batteries: AG12 x 2
Lifetime: Introduced: unknown
Terminated: unknown
Notes: This PHILIPS scientific calculator has the same keyboard layout as the Bistec BS-600 and I therefore assume it is of a generic calculator brand, rebranded as a PHLIPS calculator.

PHILIPS SBC 1707 packaging When searching for information on this calculator I came across a German eBay auction selling this calculator in its original packaging. The calculator’s seller, cool_calc (link valid 2024-03-29) was so kind as to allow me to use the image. As shown here, the calculator’s original packaging is bundled with a ruler, two pencils, a pencil sharpener, a pouch, a bandanna and an (PHILIPS) eraser!

Reverse image search came up with various other models with the same key layout but different housing, such as:
  • A brandless "made in China" version with the general type indicator "Scientific Calculator".
  • The A&W FRACTION...
  • The Bazic 3003 SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR.
  • The Bazic SCIENT IF IC calculator.
  • The BISTEC BS-600.
  • The encore fx-82LB FRACTION...
  • The Kaisen 10 Digit fx-82LB FRACTION...
  • The KK fx-82LB FRACTION...
  • The ORPAT fx-100D (an Indian brand, and no it’s not a rebranded CASIO fx-100D).
  • The PHILIPS SBC 1707 (this one)
  • The Signature FRACTION.
  • The TECTRON fx-82LB FRACTION...
Anyway, the calculator itself is a 10-digit scientific calculator with a load of functions. BASE conversion, statistics and complex number calculations. It is glued to a foldable flap. Its display has nice big digits.