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Casio Men's A178WA-1A "Illuminator" Stainless Steel Watch

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  • Made in USA and Imported
  • Stainless steel watch featuring glossy metallic case, square digital dial, and triple-row link bracelet
  • Quartz movement with digital display
  • Mineral crystal dial window
  • Features fold-over-clasp closure, luminous dial, double-sided pushers, alarm, and date feature
  • Not water-resistant

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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Casio
Model number A178WA-1A
Part Number A178WA-1A
Model Year 2006
Item Shape Square
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Digital
Clasp Fold over clasp
Case material Stainless steel
Case diameter 32 millimeters
Case Thickness 11 millimeters
Band Material Stainless steel
Band length mens
Band width 18 millimeters
Band Color Silver
Dial color Digital
Bezel material Stainless steel
Bezel function Stationary
Calendar Day, date, and month
Special features alarm-feature^luminous^water-resistant
Item weight 4 Ounces
Movement Quartz

Product Description

Stylish and affordable, the quartz-powered Casio Men's Illuminator Bracelet Digital Watch #A178WA-1A features a digital dial face with a durable mineral dial window. Embellishing the face, stand-out numerals offer at-a-glance readability while features such as a day-date-and-month calendar enhance your timekeeping experience. A silver-tone stainless steel band comes equipped with a secure fold-over clasp. Other details include a stationary stainless steel bezel and 32-millimeter stainless steel case. The reliability and style of this charming timepiece make it a perfect everyday accessory.


With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.

Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.

  • ASIN: B000GAWS7W
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: China
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  • Item model number: A178WA-1A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    The display is easy to read.
    Raymund C. Damaso
    I like this style of watch, I would buy another anytime.
    W. Todd Stoneking
    The watch was very easy to set and looks great.
    Yeoman Johnson

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By S. Wolf on November 11, 2007
    Ever since I navigated my sailboat around the world using a $10 Casio watch as my primary timekeeping device (before GPS, of course) I've been a big fan of cheap Casio watches, but I have a drawer full of working ones with broken bands. The metal band cheap-o's are mostly the three-button classic with small numerals. As I get older, I need the bigger numerals. This one is absolutely perfect. At $14 it is the ultimate statement of function and substance trumping snobbery.
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    35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By K. Shin on July 19, 2012
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    If you're looking at A178, you must've looked at A168. Both are cool, funky watches. What might have looked as a total geek or poor-man's watch in the 80s is now hipster cool (for better or worse). Kudos to Casio to continuing to produce these 80s styles, still in 2012! Don't ever stop!

    There's also the gold version which I personally favor (it's funkier IMO) but the silver one is half the cost. Amazon price is around $12-$14, which has got to be a bargain!! You may have also considered A168. You can't go wrong with either but here's a comparison:
    - A178 is a tad bigger overall so it feels more substantial. A168 sometimes feels a bit small for men, A178 feels like the perfect in-between size for both men and women.
    - Band is identical
    - A178's display and numbers are bigger
    - The look of A178, while retro, would match formal wear (suits) better. A168's face screams retro-80s more and with all the colorful labels (ElectroLuminescence, Illuminator), it might almost look comical with formal wear.
    - Has dual time, A168 does not. This is excellent if you travel a lot.
    - A178 has corner lit, greenish-yellow bulb light which lights up for 2 seconds on butten press; A168 has whole-screen bright blue backlight and only stays lit while you have the button pressed. The corner light is plenty bright though A168's blue backlight looks cooler IMO.
    - A178's stopwatch is better as it let's you count up to 10hrs (9:59:59) before flipping over to zero. A168 is fairly limited b/c it's stopwatch can count only up to 59:59 (1hr).
    - A168 has 3 side buttons, A178 has 4, one on each corner. This gives a more balanced look.

    At the end of the day, you can't go wrong with this watch. At this price, it's a no-brainer. And I have both A168 and A178 BTW.
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    60 of 67 people found the following review helpful By J. Friedman VINE VOICE on August 4, 2008
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    I'm the kind of guy who likes very basic stuff. I would rather have an inexpensive Casio on my wrist than a Rolex costing a few hundred more (is that how much they cost?...I wouldn't know). My feeling is that when the battery on your watch runs out, you shouldn't have to replace it. You should just replace the darn watch and treat yourself to a new one!

    For years I've made this sort of a ritual. When the battery runs out on my cheap Casio, I order a new one from Amazon. When the new one arrives, I gather friends and family around for a sort of retirement party. Here's what I do: I gently remove the old watch from my wrist, gingerly raise it above my shoulder, toward the glow of the sun, and then violently smash it down to the ground and then stomp on it and grind it to a pulp. I must say, it feels great.

    Then I take out my shiny new Casio and fasten it around my wrist with a flourish.

    I once had a boss who was bragging about his Rolex, and I said, "Oh, yeah? Can you do THIS with YOUR watch?!" And I whipped off my watch and stomped it to death. I then offered to do the same to his Rolex. Luckily, he had a great sense of humor.

    Now, here's the bottom line on this cool model in the Illuminator family:

    The numbers are nice and big, as are the day of the week and the month and date. Some nice features: easy to program the time, date, etc., as well as to set up the stopwatch or the alarm. Nothing fancy to confuse the user. The "Illuminator" function is sweeeet. You just have to press the upper right button once and the watch stays lit for almost 3 seconds--long enough to read the time in a dark movie theater without having to hold the button down. Now that's class!
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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lyn Robie on March 28, 2010
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    I needed a watch with a large display that indicates month, day and time at a glance. This item fills the bill. The operation is completely sensible - I didn't need to look at the manual to figure out how to set or use it. It looks fine and the metal band is easy to use and adjust.

    Another reviewer complains about plastic construction - that's just not true. The body of the watch is metal with a stainless steel back plate.

    Another reviewer complains about a plastic dial cover that scratches easily. Again, not true. It uses a mineral crystal that's almost as hard as glass.

    For less than $20 I think this wrist ticker is fabulous value and I recommend it to anyone who needs a well-build and practical watch.
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    19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Thomas A. Pulaski on August 17, 2008
    I wanted an easy to read digital everyday watch and this is it! First of all it's not one of those big/thick/bulky plastic watches with the easy-to-wearout plastic watch bands. A quick glance at it's face and you have it all: hr/min/year/month/day/date. It has backlight for night, stopwatch function, 2nd time zone feature/hourly beep if wanted, and even an alarm feature. As stated on the watch itself it claims to have a 10-year battery. At this price of under $20 just throw it away when battery is dead and buy a new one!!!
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