Cheap and dressy

I'm still amazed at how small is the Casio AQ-230. The official dimensions are 29.8mm width and 38.8 length but it's hard to visualize how diminutive it is until it's strapped on the wrist or placed alongside something familiar, like the brass lighter that I use.

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The AQ-230 is a modern recreation of watches that were popular in the decade spanning the 80's and 90's. It was a time when quite a lot of people ditched their mechanical dress watches and bought quartz watches, but they were not the only one on the quartz bandwagon. There were also those for whom buying a watch was a new experience and they wanted something that looked like the expensive dress watches they saw on their father's or bosses wrists, but they didn't have the kind of money to afford buying them.

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I was one of those and Casio was there for me. One of my first watches was a similar ana-digi and I bought it because I thought that ana-digi watches were brilliant and also because I needed something to wear that will match the look expected from young office workers in the late 80's.

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My original ana-digi is long gone but the AQ-230 is perfectly acceptable to re-create the 80's look of someone coming to work at the office in a dress shirt and pressed pants to spend most of its time in the copier room. It's somewhat dressy, it has a sober dial, and even it's period incorrect plastic body manage to stay in character.

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It's just...so small.

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I have this little dressy piece too!

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I'm sporting mine with a black dial today โ˜บ๐Ÿ‘ Timeless piece

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