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|1) History of Casio watches||2) Popularity of Casio watches|
|3) Top watches from Casio||4) Casio: An integral part of the watch industry|
History of Casio watches
The journey of Casio began in 1946, Japan. Founders Tadao Kashio and Toshio Kashio established a company named Kashio Seisakujo. In the initial days the company manufactured a varied range of products before diving into the watch business in 1974.
It was in 1957, when the Kashio Seisakujo was rebranded as Casio Computer Co. Ltd. They created a range of computers until 1974, when they finally decided to get into the watchmaking business. The same year Casio launched their very first digital watch.
Casio’s first digital watch, Casiotron stunned the world with its automatic calendar function. It was the first wristwatch ever to carry this feature, hence bringing in a massive recognition towards the brand.
Three years after the launch of the Casiotron, Casio launched another wristwatch known as F100. The watch featured a retro-futuristic design and was made out of resin, hence making it lightweight compared to watches produced by other brands.
In 1989, Casio released the F-91W, which has become the most sold wristwatch in the world. Almost 30 since its release, the F-91W continues to be the most successful watch produced by the brand. It has an annual production rate of 3 million units, which is a staggering number.
Casio’s historical impact
From calculators, computers to watches and cameras, Casio has had a major impact in the electronics industry. From the different variety of products they produce, calculators and watches have been the most successful ones.
They have branched into manufacturing various kinds of watches, and have also produced a line of specialized Casio watches for women. For a true watch enthusiast, the love for timepieces transcends beyond premium watches only.
Many collectors from around the world have praised the success and consistency of Casio, and the quality of their products.
Popularity of Casio watches
Casio watches have become popular for their minimalist design and price. Their watches offer great functionality, are made of durable materials and are offered at a great price point.
As we have mentioned above the F-91W is the most popular watch produced by Casio. The popularity of this model skyrocketed Casio’s fame, spreading its name across the globe.
Top watches from Casio
When you talk about consumer watches, Casio is one brand that resonates with everyone. They produce a range of different watches catering to varied market needs. From the wide selection of watch models they produce, following are some of the top watches from Casio.
- G-Shock DW5600
- Vintage CA53W-1 Calculator
- AE-1200 World Time ‘Royale’
- G-Shock Mudmaster
Hands down, the Casio F-91W is the most popular and successful wristwatch ever produced. It is also considered to be one of their most affordable models and is equipped with all the basic and essential features. Following are the details related to the Casio F-91W watch.
- A backlit display, enabling you to read time in low light conditions
- Accurate digital stopwatch feature
- It is equipped with a digital alarm
- A digital display of time and date
- It has a rubber strap
- Resin case material
- The entire weight of the watch is 0.7oz/20g
- Durable and lightweight
- Its is powered by a battery quartz movement
- +/- 1 second per day accuracy
- Battery life is estimated to be up to 7 years
Perhaps, the only downside to an otherwise great watch is its water resistance capability. At 5 meters of resistance, the watch is barely fit to wear during any basic water-related activities. This is, however, subjective and based on the user’s experience.
G-Shock, is one of the most recognized watches by Casio in the segment of durable and rugged watches. The DW5600 in particular is the revised version of the “CasiOAK” watch. This particular Casio features a beefier design as compared to the other models they produce.
Mentioned below are all the extensive features available in this incredibly durable digital watch:
- A highly durable case material
- A fully digital display
- Stopwatch feature
- A multi-functional alarm
- Water resistance of up to 200 meters
Like every other Casio, there are upsides and downsides to the watch. Apart from being an incredible adventure watch, the only downside is the difficulty in enabling the controls of the watch.
The design of the watch limits the user to push the buttons effectively, thus creating a hassle for the user. It isn’t a major issue, but one that’s worth paying attention to.
Vintage CA53W-1 Calculator
Another unique watch produced by Casio is their Vintage CA53W-1 Calculator. It is quite literally, a miniature calculator fit into a wristwatch. During its launch, the demand and sales for this particular watch had reached new heights of success. Following are the features of this vintage calculator watch by Casio.
- Stopwatch feature
- Division, subtraction, multiplication and addition functions
- Automatic calendar function
- Dual time zone display
- CR2016 battery
- The battery will last up to 5 years
- Extremely reliable watch
- Basic functions like alarm, and hourly time signal
- Rubber strap
If you had to pick out one demerit, it is the tiny buttons on the watch, that makes it difficult to dial in the numbers. With modern devices like smartphones and smartwatches, this particular calculator watch by Casio is redundant.
However, the demand for this watch still persists, especially among buyers who like retro watches.
Talk about a collection of Casio watches for women, and the AI68WG is a watch that comes to mind. Casio produced this watch on the same platform as the F-91W but features a gold metal case and bracelet.
The watch carries all the features of the rubber strap F-91W version but with a different case and bracelet material. It is primarily marketed as a unisex watch, but is majorly demanded by women buyers.
AE-1200 World Time ‘Royale’
The AE-1200 World Time ‘Royal’ is a Casio watch that carries a unique design. It is an affordable watch that features a premium outlook. Many experts have suggested that the work features a similar design aesthetic as compared to a particular model of Seiko. Mentioned below are the feature of the AE-1200 Casio:
- It features a worldwide map on its display which showcases the time of the zone selected and also highlights that particular land area
- The watch showcases a 12-hour and 24-hour clock
- Basic functions like alarm and backlit display are available
- It offers 100 meters of water resistance
- The battery of this watch can last up to 10 years, which is incredible
The list of top Casio watches is incomplete without the inclusion of another G-Shock watch. Yes, the G-Shock Mudmaster is another exceptional watch by the brand. It features a rugged design and offers great functionality. Following are all the details related to the G-Shock Mudmaster:
- Hybrid watch dial featuring an analog and digital clock
- Temperature gauge and sensors
- A digital compass
- Barometric altitude meter
- Protective resin
- Highly durable case and strap
- 56 mm case
Casio: An integral part of the watch industry
Casio has been around for a long time and has pioneered several different technologies in the watch segment. The brand continues to offer durable consumer watches at affordable prices and is amongst the best daily watches available.
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