Today we have brought you the Japanese watch brand that is widely known for producing budget friendly analogue and digital quartz watches that are adored worldwide.
We are talking about none other than Casio Computer Co., Ltd. It is also known as the mass producer of quartz movements. The company headquarter is situated in Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan. The company was founded by Tadao Kashio in 1946, with a very different product called Yubiwa Pipe (a finger-ring pipe).
Following the success of their first product Kashio teamed up with his brother in 1949 to launch a calculator that would base on an electromagnet known as a solenoid. It was 1954 when Casio launched its first model of calculator. Later on with the developments a proper electronic calculator was launched. With the upcoming success in their business Casio went into producing music instruments and a couple of models of digital cameras.
Its first ever timepiece was Casiotron, a truly electronic wrist watch in 1974. That started its path towards the now famous Casio watches range. In the early 90s the Japanese electronics company started producing timepieces that were budget friendly and were focused for daily use watches. Since then Casio has been sturdy in producing a wide range in digital and analogue quartz watches. Casio is also one of the biggest quartz movement producers. In 1983 by the launch of Casio’s G-SHOCK, the most watch range, it made its strong foothold as a watch brand.
Casio has now become a reliable watch brand among the young watch enthusiasts. People who want to buy their first ever watch also consider Casio watches as a prior option. Casio watches have a lot to offer from a basic watch to a high-end sports or luxury watch.
We have managed to extract five Casio models from its wide wrist watch range. In the list you will experience models from almost every price range and category. Any watch enthusiast can understand the variable range.
- Casio G-SHOCK DW5600
Considering the best Casio watches, it should start with the model DW5600, or the iconic square shaped timepieces. In fact, many watch enthusiasts believe this is the best Casio watch and frankly one of the best watches ever. The DW5600 is sleek, robust, and comes in a wide range of colours for the people with extra trendy taste.
The DW5600 takes its design elements from the earlier G-Shock models started by Ibe in 1983. These watches offer a clear readable display with backlight at night and of course their historical durability.
This model is admired by most over the other G-Shock models for the sleek and slim dial design. It spreads close to the wrist and can effortlessly slide under the shirt-cuff. Moreover the square shape is very versatile and fits almost with every dress and occasion.
On the contrary some actually prefer the G-Shock GW-5610 rather than the DW-5600. The model GW-5610 is apparently the same watch on the outside, but in fact it has the added solar power function and atomic timekeeping.
The double price tag of DW-5610 over the DW-5600 seems a bit unjust. The atomic timekeeping feature is great, but it is rarely synchronized, which is especially true in foreign countries.
Casio G-Shock already has 10 year battery life, so one can opt out of Solar Power, as it might not truly feel desirable feature upgrade.
- Casio G-SHOCK DW 6900
The watch lovers looking for a more straightforward and retro styled G-Shock model, we cannot recommend any better model than the G-Shock DW-6900. The DW-6900 is Casio’s retro inspired sports watch in the G-Shock lineage. It is robust, tough and may last longer than the watch owner.
The DW-6900 is next level durable and feels more tactical. We love it for all of these strong built features and it really accolades the athletic lifestyle. In addition to all the features of the DW-5600, it features a rubberized light button at the six o’clock on the dial casing and other buttons related to stopwatch, alarm, and hourly time signal are also rubberised.
As per Casio Digital Watches, it also provides a fully automatic calendar which almost is good for 100 years. Most importantly, the DW-6900 is a budget friendly wrist watch.
Relating to its brand cousin the DW-5600, there is also a GW-6900 model that offers the same solar charging function and atomic time control. But in our opinion we would recommend to prefer DW models as it already offers all the great features without the unnecessary functions with a decent price tag.
- Casio MDV106-1A Analogue
Casio MDV106-1A comes as the first analogue model in the list of our top-five Casio watches and is surely the one of the best Casio models to be available.
MDV106-1A is a true divers’ quartz watch that can handle up to 200 meters of water depth. It also has a unidirectional bezel in stainless steel construction with even a date aperture at three o’clock.
MDV106-1A is a very well designed authentic divers’ watch that takes design queues from famous divers’ watch models. It has a clean dial base with minimalistic markings and a simple design language. It is easily wearable with a diameter of around 44 mm. This Casio wrist watch offers almost everything that anyone would need in a stylish divers’ watch.
- Casio PAG240-1CR Men’s PATHFINDER
Casio adorns the apocalypse styled products in great manners. Although the G-Shock is the most renowned Casio range as its offerings truly showcase the brand’s ability to test newer boundaries and design award-winning watches with budget friendly pricing, as represent the brand’s main purpose.
The Pathfinder PAG240-1 as its name reveals is a true tracking watch with altimeter, barometer, compass and solar power quartz movement.
Most of the people might not admire complex functioning watches, but the PAG240-1 is one rugged timepiece that every man must have. In our opinion the PAG240-1 surpasses many other adventure watches in the category.
- Casio MQ24-1E
While there are many complexities and functions in watches, sometimes people just want a simple watch that can show the time reliably, is efficient and looks good. The Casio MQ24-1E is one of the few watches focused on simplicity and versatility in the brand.
The MQ24-1E is a 35mm analogue quartz wristwatch that is waterproof with durability and a lightweight casing. The most preferred colour scheme is the black and gold version because of its flexibility. The dial is characterized by a laconic simple design and does not complicate the view with extraordinary texting or markings. The watch is also incredibly comfortable and can be worn in a wide variety of conditions.