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Elegant Casio Survival Watch

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM

The Classic G-Shock DW-5600-1V by Casio has a battery that will last for many years (some have reported it lasting 18 and 20 years), and basic functions like digital day/date, seconds, optional light at the press of a button, and a rugged, replaceable watch-band. Its easy-to-set alarm, resistance to water and impact makes this classic Casio watch perfect for wear during trips away from home. This is an elegant time-piece, highly recommended in reviews on Amazon.com. ©M-J de Mesterton

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.

Elegant, Intelligent Casio

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM
This elegant military watch by Casio, which corresponds to the official Atomic Clock, has a countdown timer, an alarm, world-time feature that shows the time in a different city for each time-zone (London and Stockholm, to name two), Daylight-Saving Time adjustment, a timer, and many more features. The Casio G-Shock is a work of art which illuminates at the lifting of your wrist with a soft gold light, if you set it to do so. Casio is the eminent Japanese designer and innovator of military and survival watches. This particular model was designed to withstand falling from a seventh-story window, and is waterproof to 200 meters.

©M-J de Mesterton

Seiko, the Elegant Survival Watch

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM

We love Le Grand Sport by Seiko!

My husband's review says it all....