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In this issue of Watches of the Week, we pick a few of the best men’s Casio watches that money can buy. From the comparatively simple Youth to the tough-built G-Shock and Pro-Trek to the raw, ravishing Edifice, there are plenty in-between that will get you spoilt for choices.
It finally boils down to the same old question: Which of these Casio watches are worthy of your attention and are going to make you feel that your hard earned cash didn’t go down the drain? Which one is worthy enough?
The CWTEAM brings you 20 best Casio watches that active men and women can wear alike and for adventure’s sake, we’ve selected models from both their current and not-so-current line-up. Across this comprehensive list, you’ll find everything from the casual (and causal) college-wear to the elegant sports watches; tough built field instruments and hardworking analog chronographs and multi-functions, no matter what your style or budget is.
Wish you all a satisfying pick!
WHY THESE 20 (AND JUST THESE 20)?
First and foremost, these exhibit some distinguishing models which are wonders at their own merits; next, they offer an intimate and engaging experience much more than with any other outdoor sports watch, often way above their prices would normally permit. The range allows wearers to immerse themselves into the unique spirit of each of the models, ready to rock you with their exclusive features and functions. Moreover, a few of them are just each other alike, differing only in their respective appearances. These timepieces were created specially to celebrate the raw, wild and inquisitive human nature against all perils, so gentlemen and ladies, here’s to the few that will get you bleeping in awe!
i. EFS-S550DB-1AV: Guess what it brings you apart from its fully functional features, toughness and functionality? A sapphire crystal and a solar-powered quartz movement! While the latter is still a bit common, same can’t be said about the sapphire which is highly scratch-resistant, tough and clear.
Introduced under Casio’s famed and known Edifice line of watches, this is one of those few pieces involved directly with Casio’s own F1 racing team, the Scuderia Toro Rosso. The watch has been built to keep up with the constantly evolving demands of the track, the driver and the automobile; with the dynamics of F1 motorsports!
Built under the guidelines given by the Scuderia Toro Rosso pit crew, the Solar power assuring you against a sudden power rundown. The stylistic component is very clear in this Casio racing (split time) chronograph. Additional dials simulate the car’s dashboard and large pushers comply with the professional needs. The large size confirms an easy viewing. The countdown bezel supports the crew’s time-management requirements, which is crucial primarily for tire changes and the crucial maintenances in between the races.
It’s the massive and pretty bezel which is the show-stealer. The information indices and the colorful COUNTDOWN inscription harmoniously combine with the rest of the design elements on the dial. Rotate it and feel the characteristic firm clicks with no play in between. It turns in a single direction to ensure the set time limit doesn’t get altered accidentally. It’s a primitive timer function no doubt; without any signal alerts, which keeps you on your toes all the more.
ii. EQS-920DB-1AV: A touch or red; a broad black dial and shining stainless steel make for an outstanding design that’s super-amazing and sleek to look at!
A part of the acclaimed Edifice series, it is outstanding not just in terms of its appearance but also in matters of performance and sturdiness. The Casio Edifice EQS-920DB, that way, has set new limits in the fields of creative construction. It goes without saying that it is a performance watch that’s never going to disappoint!
Useful to the core, its compact, gadget-like construction utilizes every inch of its detail for a solid and distinctive purpose.
The Solar-power mechanism is much essential for the jobs it’s built for. This includes vigorous and intense, time-restricted, high-velocity sports, for you are to use the split-second chronograph freely and at will. When you are doing multiple laps without break, it is embarrassing to see your watch hanging dead on the wrist. The Solar-powered mechanism ensures it always keeps itself charged with very little input from you; which is, you got to store it at well to moderately lit areas. It will help you avoid sudden charge rundowns.
Like, upon that desk in your study; not even that if you wear it three days a week. Your 8 hours outdoor will be enough to fill its ESU in 15 days flat. For the first three days, though; avoid storage in the dark. For them who avoid following any sort of routine deliberately, the power-reserve indicator is there to help. The motto here is: See it down, charge it up. Charge it on the fly!
iii. EQS-500DB-1A1: More dress oriented but functional at the same time. Not too expensive; that’s another hallmark of the Casio Edifice! It turns out to be the perfect match for them especially with an affinity towards bigger watches and brutal, tech looks with stylish, classy bends.
Big, dark-gray face and deep grey, ion-plated stainless steel bezel shines black-brown hue. Neobrite-coated hour and minute hand and index markers put a sharp contrast to the very slim and red seconds-hand.
The sub-dial on the right that looks like compass hands has a long and a short part. In timekeeping mode, the short part points to the day of the week; in other modes, the longer part displays current mode running. The ring around this sub-dial is the 1/100th count of the stopwatch marked between 0 and 9. The stopwatch can run in the background while the watch is in some other mode.
The lume stores an hour-worth of glow for every 10 min under direct sunlight. Alarm tone lasts 10 seconds. The alarm volume is quite okay to wake up light sleepers. During daytime, it alerts quietly, without being a sonic nuisance.
iv.GA-110HR-1A: Being a G-SHOCK, it’s all about toughness and in an intense color scheme of base black with red accents. It’s unrefined toughness obtained through Casio’s own molding process, same as the band.
Base model is Casio’s earlier big case GA-110, made from high-density resin. This is the most classic of G-Shock materials along with the integrated straps. It’s resistant to magnetic fields and sudden shocks, drops and other impacts. It’s water resistant up to 200-meters.
The watch also lets you calculate average speeds and displays the results on the LCD screen.
V. GA-700-1A: G-SHOCK continues with its reputation for setting the toughness standards with the new analog/digital GA-700. The 1A variant is the one with the red accents.
To the initiated, this watch needs no introduction; even the one who does, can figure out it’s a watch that’ll never break. Built to handle and survive just any extreme condition, it’s primarily the magic of the hollow-structure case.
The multilayered dial has a 3-dimensional appearance and so do the hands. They are carved out of a single piece of metal, bringing a powerful, bold look. It gives the watch face an improved visibility and adds to its overall tough look.
All the practicality of the analog-digital format, high-brightness LED illumination, a hand shift function and much more all add up to the best in timekeeping convenience. A dynamic, tough watch for people equally dynamic and tough!
“ WHY JUST 5?”
We already hear you asking that question but worry not; it’s just that we want you to relish every bit of information about the Casio watches we present here and hence, would like you to take things slow, instead of us going the whole hog right away and find you struggling for your breath.
We still got 15 more jewels to reveal, one by one and let you savor the marvels Casio has on store for adventurers, sports persons and pub-hoppers alike; so check back again this time tomorrow to witness some of the most revered and tech-oriented outdoor/sportswear that do not boggle your mind with operational complexity.
For Casio believes in the saying: The real expertise is in providing simple solutions to big, complex situations which otherwise, might turn nasty. With Casio, you don’t have to even fear about it.
The true ‘set it and forget it’ watches!