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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||52 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||17.7 millimeters|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Special features||Shock resistant|
|Item weight||16.01 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
|Warranty type||Contact seller of record|
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.
In developing its own wristwatches Casio began with the basic question, ""What is a wristwatch?"" Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month — not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the world’s first digital watch with automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.
Casio transformed the concept of the watch — from a mere timepiece to an information device for the wrist — and undertook product planning based on this innovative idea. We developed not only time functions such as global time zone watches, but also other radical new functions using Casio’s own digital technology, including calculator and dictionary functions, as well as a phonebook feature based on memory technology, and even a thermometer function using a built-in sensor. The memory-function watches became our DATA BANK product series, while the sensor watches developed into two unique Casio product lines of today: the Pathfinder series displaying altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.
In 1983, Casio launched the shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch. This product shattered the notion that a watch is a fragile piece of jewelry that needs to be handled with care, and was the result of Casio engineers taking on the challenge of creating the world’s toughest watch. Using a triple-protection design for the parts, module, and case, the G-SHOCK offered a radical new type of watch that was unaffected by strong impacts or shaking. Its practicality was immediately recognized, and its unique look, which embodied its functionality, became wildly popular, resulting in explosive sales in the early 1990s. The G-SHOCK soon adopted various new sensors, solar-powered radio-controlled technology (described below), and new materials for even better durability. By always employing the latest technology, and continuing to transcend conventional thinking about the watch, the G-SHOCK brand has become Casio’s flagship timepiece product.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, and the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time. In particular, the radio-controlled function represents a revolution in time-keeping technology similar to the impact created when mechanical watches gave way to quartz technology. Through the further development of high radio-wave sensitivity, miniaturization, and improved energy efficiency, Casio continues to produce a whole range of radio-controlled models.
I am an industrial refrigeration plant operation and service technician. I work in huge industrial plants that have temperatures ranging from 40F to -20F. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tadeh
I love the watch, it's rugged, and yet also looks good. It's a bit difficult to set up at first, but I watched a video on YouTube on how to set it up and that simplified things. Read morePublished 2 days ago by SurfDude
I bought this watch after about a week of looking at about a dozen different options. I ultimately decided to go with this one when the price dropped to ~$66 with free Amazon Prime... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Chris
Great watch. I love it. So far no issues at all everything works the way it is supposed to. It is very easy to read in not very well illuminated settings without using its own... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Julio Cesar Resendiz
This watch doesn't is not Solar
It said on the description that it was Solar but this is not Solar.
I wanted to buy this watch because a coworker has a green one. but i wanted the black version like this. What a surprise, the black one looks like smaller, specially the band. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jose Rios
The tide is dependent on the timezone you are into and would require some fingerwork to get it too change if traveling say from West Coast to Hawaii, It would be ultra cool of you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by tom harrer
love this make of watch,I am a delivery man have beat up many watches had three G shocks,first one lasted over ten years ,went threw many bands till I just mounted it to my... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tim
this watch is perfect. it has a great size and my husband loves it. he is kinda buffed so it looked perfect on his wrist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by black beauty