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.

See also

70s LED watches

Your comments on Casio digital watches

"Hi, Great Article! Casio is the name in Digital LCD Alarm Quartz Chronograph Watches from 70s and 80s era., And there wrist watches are still affordable and reliable to every consumer in the world. i still admire vintage rare Casiotron heavy duty series from 70s. Now Casio G-shocks are most selling digital watches in the world." CasioDigitalWatches.com 10/09/2010
"I am looking for a red faced LED/digital watch that H Samuals, the jewellers, used to sell in the 1970s. It had a button at the side that you had to press to view the time. I think it may have been a gents watch. Do you sell it, and if so, how much, etc?" Ms Elizabeth A Begg 22/03/2011
"I am looking for an ingesoll LED watch from the 1970 I dont know the model number, is there anywhere I could look for this????" Derek Mason 18/05/2011
"i have an early 70's swiss case digital watch. has never even had a battery in it...It has what appears to be either an M or W on the watch in 2 different places. I'm hoping to get some type of info on it. I don't have a clue, just remember my father giving it to me way back when i was a kid. Had never seen a digital watch before. Please any sort of help" chris howard 09/12/2012
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