Great Casio men’s watch for low price
Casio AW80D-2AV Sports Chronograph Alarm 10-Year Battery Databank Men’s Watch. Price: $19.99
This is a great watch for the price; once wearing this watch, it looks much more expensive , therefore it is a good inexpensive replacement. The digital subsection is unobtrusive to the analog look and still quite informative when using the watch’s timing and countdown features, and also displays nicely the day and date by default. It has two alarms that work very well. The band is comfortable and easy to adjust size wise.
It is a smart looking.
It has two small lights, one at 3:00 and another at 9:00 which light up for a few seconds when you push the light button, making the face easy to read in the dark. It helps that the hands and the hour markings are reflective/glow in the dark (but there is none for 4 5 6 7 or 8 as that’s where the digital portion is). There is no second hand on the dial, but if you look closely, the minute hand jumps one third of a minute every 20 seconds.
I’m guessing not too many people would care about the `memory bank’ feature these days, since my cell phone and everyone else’s contain all the numbers I can’t remember, but I programmed mine to set one emergency number. Who knows, that may come into play if I’m unable to supply that information myself, I don’t wear an emergency bracelet and the info is one button away so it’s a nice to have feature.
Overall, I have a few more expensive watches and wear them when the occasion fits, but this has quickly become my everyday watch and I’m quite happy with it.
Amazon.com Product Description
This sport watch from Casio packs a lot of power without the face clutter typical of many chronographs. An elegant bluish-purple dial with luminous white stick indexes and hands is housed within a resin stationary bezel. Featuring analog/digital time and 12/24-hour format, this timepiece also includes a 30-page databank, three daily alarms, and an auto-calendar. Presenting on a stainless steel band and powered by a quartz movement, the watch is water resistant to a depth of 165 feet.
The Casio Story
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.In developing its own wristwatches Casio began with the basic question, “”What is a wristwatch?”" Rather than simply making a digital version of the conventional mechanical watch, we thought that the ideal wristwatch should be something that shows all facets of time in a consistent way. Based on this, Casio was able to create a watch that displayed the precise time including the second, minute, hour, day, and month — not to mention a.m. or p.m., and the day of the week. It was the first watch in the world with a digital automatic calendar function that eliminated the need to reset the calendar due the variation in month length. Rather than using a conventional watch face and hands, a digital liquid crystal display was adopted to better show all the information. This culminated in the 1974 launch of the CASIOTRON, the world’s first digital watch with automatic calendar. The CASIOTRON won acclaim as a groundbreaking product that represented a complete departure from the conventional wristwatch.Casio transformed the concept of the watch — from a mere timepiece to an information device for the wrist — and undertook product planning based on this innovative idea. We developed not only time functions such as global time zone watches, but also other radical new functions using Casio’s own digital technology, including calculator and dictionary functions, as well as a phonebook feature based on memory technology, and even a thermometer function using a built-in sensor. The memory-function watches became our DATA BANK product series, while the sensor watches developed into two unique Casio product lines of today: the Pathfinder series displaying altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.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.Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, and the radio-controlled function means users never have to reset the time. In particular, the radio-controlled function represents a revolution in time-keeping technology similar to the impact created when mechanical watches gave way to quartz technology. Through the further development of high radio-wave sensitivity, miniaturization, and improved energy efficiency, Casio continues to produce a whole range of radio-controlled models.
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.6 x 1.6 inches ; 1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B000GB0FZI
- Item model number: AW80D-2AV
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