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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||47 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15 millimeters|
|Band width||25 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Special features||World time|
|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.
Any problem I have had with this watch is because I haven't followed the setting directions. Its a smart and rugged watch. Read morePublished 8 months ago by dogsncoffee
No nightlight and hard to adjust time when you travel ... carry a manual to remember direction to change time. otherwise accurate and durable.Published on August 12, 2011 by B. Patel
The fact that this timepiece does not feature a digital readout is a plus in my book. I am a bit old fashioned, I prefer hour, minute and second hands. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by ehsband
This watch is amazing. The quality, LOOKS, and functions are incredible for the price. The functions might be frustrating at first, but you'll get used to them very fast. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Reviewer
This watch is lovely, whether it accepts the signal or not, I think it is a fantastic watch. When I first got the watch, it was showing Tokyo time and I was just amazed at... Read morePublished on December 24, 2010 by Steve
Pros: Great looking, solid-built, waterproof
Cons: VERY complicated to set, radio sync sucks if you're on the East Coast, stopwatch works but good luck figuring out how many... Read more
Really Long Battery Power after it is charged
World TIme not the best
A very good watch overall!!! Great looks and tough; I really like the watch. However, there are two things which prevented me from giving five stars:
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UPDATE 9/13 -- Well, I had to return this watch. Everything about my initial review stands, however it turns out I REALLY need a backlight. Read morePublished on September 3, 2010 by B. Sanger