Retro Casio digital watches
This new Casio digital is reminiscent of the watches Casio made in the late 70s and early 80s.
Casio was a leading brand in the digital watch market during this pioneering time. The Company patented a system for switching the display between hours and minutes and date and day. In the 80s, Casio's attempt to enforce this patent threatened many UK watch makers at the cheaper end of the market.
In 1977 Casio announced a LCD watch that could display two time zones and switched at the push of a button.
This retro Casio watch (pictured right) is very close to the original in look and feel. It brings back that time in the late 70s to 80s when digital LCD digital watches changed from ultra chic pieces of cutting edge technology to everyman's way to have chronograph accuracy for the price of a cheap wind-up watch.
As an alternative to stainless steel, there is also a gold version of the Casio Retro style watch, (pictured right). Gold plated digital watches were common in the late 70s and early 80s. The lettering and style, if anything, gives this version even more of a retro feel.
Ladies gold retro Casio watch
The Casio watch is also available as a ladies' watch in gold or stainless steel, (above left). The ladies' version has more curvy look. It is also reminiscent of similar watches from the 70s and 80s.
Casio combi watch
I'm a great fan of this combi analogue and digital watch by Casio, left. It has a great 80s feel. In the middle of the 80s a plain digital, was nothing special. If you wanted to go one better, why not have an analogue and a digital watch combined. This design has been a good seller for Casio over the years. I love the angular design.
Casio calculator watch
Also check out this cool calculator watch. They were quite a breakthrough in miniaturisation in the late 70s to early 80s and very desirable. The reissue from Casio looks fab. You may never need a calculator on your wrist, but the technology to achieve this promised much for the future.
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