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Casio makes a prettier countdown watch!!!,
I am like many of you that can't live without the countdown timer on this wonderful watch, but wish the watch were a little less geeky. I literally spent hours searching the world over (through the Internet) for a prettier watch that has the same timer feature. I have finely found it! It is also made by Casio, but for some odd reason they market it to Asia only. I did find a website that sells them to America. The watch is much prettier, with a round face, an analog dial (with the hands and all), and best of all a digital part that does the stopwatch and date. The essential and extremely rare countdown timer appears to be in a circle around the face of the watch and goes up to 60 minutes instead of just 30!! Anyway, thought some of you would want to know!
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2009 8:02:00 AM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
I am so happy I saw your comment!! I was looking for a silver version of my countdown watch - which I can't live without!! Thanks for taking the time to post and search. I just bought the new watch, I'm SO EXCITED!
Posted on Apr 27, 2009 9:11:20 PM PDT
stay real says:
Just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! for directing me to this awesome site! Been looking all over for a multifunction digital watch with metal band and been wearing this HUGE watch (lots of people comment on its size) but I just hate how the plastic bands of the typical digital watch breaks every year! I just wish there's a nice looking multifunction watch PLUS count down timer!
Posted on Jul 7, 2010 11:14:28 AM PDT
That's a beautiful watch you directed us to, but for $120 I'd like to know if it's more durable than the original cheapo version. I love the original - have had several of the black as well as the silver versions. But they're not water resistant and have no light, so I'd appreciate an alternative. Timex makes some with a reasonable countdown alarm (easy but not as easy as the Casio) but they're very masculine.
Posted on Nov 2, 2010 12:48:08 PM PDT
Ann in Canada says:
Thank you for this! And all your research and sharing it with us here... I am so grateful for this watch. It seems to work beautifully and looks lovely. Definitely a bit more complicated. I'll let you know how it goes -- but I really wanted that hourly chime (a reminder to pray)... working on figuring out the countdown timer.
Just wanted to thank you...
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My father and I have been searching for a Men's version of this watch for a long time.
Thanks to your post, we had some good leads, and found the Casio W756B-1AV, Casio W756-1AV, and W756D-7AV (rubber band, cloth band, and metal band respectively).
They are sold by Amazon, and seems to be the best male alternative for this watch.
The W756 series have 9 preset start timers: 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 minutes.
(The Casio site is http://www.casio.com/products/Timepiece/S
They require a couple of button presses to get to the timer, and there are no 1, 3, or 5 minute timers, but it is still a fantastic watch.
Thanks for getting us started on our search.
Casio Men's W756-1AV Digital Sport Watch
Casio Men's W756B-1AV Digital Sport Watch
Casio Men's W756D-7AV Digital Sport Watch
Posted on Nov 9, 2013 7:36:11 AM PST
Wait, what's the link? I don't see it in the posting anywhere.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2013 11:21:09 AM PST
I can't tell if you're referring to the men's or women's versions.
Here is the women's version I believe the original poster was referring to
Casio Women's LA670WA-1 Daily Alarm Digital Watch (silver)
Casio Women's LA670WGA-1DF Daily Alarm Digital Gold-tone Watch (gold)
(but it could have been another one, I seem to remember a version sold in Japan or Australia that was an analog/digital mix that had a round face that looked better. I can't find it right now though.)
Here are links to some of the men's versions, but anything with the W756 series.
Casio Men's W756D-7AV Digital Sport Watch (dressy)
Casio Men's W756-1AV Digital Sport Watch (black rubber strap)
Casio Men's W756B-1AV Digital Sport Watch (black cloth strap)
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2013 11:28:54 AM PST
Belinda Berryhill says:
They seem to have deleted the link. I don't remember where it was now. But it was a prettier analog watch with some digital functions including the countdown timer. Sorry I dont recall where it was sold anymore!
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2013 3:44:00 PM PST
Hi DCH & Belinda,
I looked further and found the women's watch I remembered (maybe the same one as you found Belinda?)
It is the Casio Collection : SHEEN Series. Models SHN-6005D-7A (silver dial face) SHN-6005D-4A (pink dial face). (Amazon link for pink dial)
You can see pictures and information online here:
Silver details: http://www.javys.com/casio/new_web/watch/
Pink details: http://www.javys.com/casio/new_web/watch/
The timer is described as follows:
"Countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
Others: Auto-repeat, time up alarm, progress beeper on/off"
Good luck in your hunt. Please let us know if/where you find it, and if it is as described!
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