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Makes great gift for ladies
on February 27, 2015
I have the silver version of this watch and I love it. The gold A178 is funkier and louder but the silver one is also half the cost (wrote a review on it as well, comparing A178 to A168). I recently bought the gold one as a Christmas gift to my sister and she loves it. She's wanted a gold retro styled Casio watch after seeing my gold A168. Instead of getting her the same thing, I decided to get her the gold A178. She wears it not only as a watch but more like a bracelet and the band is kept loose with a lot of wrist clearance. She said the watch invites many comments from her friends but interestingly enough, only the guy friends seem to make comments, not her other female friends. Ha ha.
Anyway, this watch has it all... nice square face with big digits (compared to other retro-styled Casios), time that displays while you're in stopwatch mode, the stop watch can count up to 10 hrs, and dual time to help those that travel a lot across time zones.
For a gift to ladies, you really can't go wrong with this one. Also recommended gift item is the rose-gold/copper colored B640W. Highly recommended.
Update: I'd like to bring up an issue I've experienced with this watch. I've ordered this watch on three different occasions now. The first time was from a Sears reseller in fall of 2014. The next two times was via Amazon from Amazon resellers. The issue is that there seem to be two versions of the watch when it comes to the gold color. One that screams gold and the gold is very strong and yellow in color. The other is a gold tone that is very muted and looks faded. Only with my very first order (via Sears reseller) did I get the strong gold version. I'm not sure why this is the case. I know that Casio markets the same watch for different global regions with slightly different model names but that should apply only to naming differences, not physical differences in the watch. Did they change production steps over time? Did they switch from strong gold to muted gold? Is one real and the others fake? If so which one?
If you search for a178 gold in Amazon search, you'll see a very gold watch in the search results. That's the version I got the very first time. If you click on it to enter the page, then the photo you see is the faded gold. The two times I ordered through Amazon, I got the faded gold version and was not too happy about it. I ended up giving the second one away as a gift and the third one I ordered, I ended up returning it.
I'm not sure how you'll ever know which version you'll get. Just be warned.