My name is...Ooops wrong movie.

The Casio AE1200 probably got it's nickname of Casio Royale as a reference to a watch worn by James Bond in a movie in which it doesn't make an appearance. It would have been quite a feat if it did - as quartz watches weren't even invented yet when the first movie was shot in 1967, and therefore David Niven had to make some compromises and wear a Rolex. The one which did look like the AE1200 was made by Seiko and appeared in Octopussy many years later.

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The Casio AE1200 does look a lot like the Seiko worn by Roger Moore but I seriously doubt if its plastic shell can survive the action and stunts that seems to follow a civil servant whose job is to simplify the life of Her Majesty. I don't know if Q knows about SKXMOD but I certainly do, and this is why I decided to turn a 15$ disposable plastic watch into something which is definitively not.

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The SKXMOD kit I selected included the black coated steel case and bracelet and I decided to go for the full gold & black experience because, why not. The Merlot red Vario strap is another obvious upgrade that is needed In the unlikely event that I may be invited to a a high stake game in a fancy Casino. The result is a heavy and sturdy 80's looking retro-watch that is protected by the best the third decade of the 21st century has to offer.

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And so for today my name is Mod, Casio Mod.

As much as I don鈥檛 like digital watches, I absolutely dig your mod!

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My issue with Casio digital watches has always been the excessive amount of wasted space on the dial.

Sure a world map is cool, but a larger display of the actual time would be cooler...

I agree, I've never really understood why everyone calls it the Casio Royale apart from the fact it sounds a bit like Casino, I guess the Casio Pussy doesn't have the same ring to it?

Looks great! I've always wanted a g shock version of this watch, and you've come close. Great job!

I love it on a leather strap. Great job.

red.john

As much as I don鈥檛 like digital watches, I absolutely dig your mod!

Superb! 馃憦馃徎

Thank you!

hasenfeffer

I love it on a leather strap. Great job.

Vario straps for the AE1200 are truly excellent. I had a hard time deciding which one of them would suit me the best.

ToolWatchTom

I agree, I've never really understood why everyone calls it the Casio Royale apart from the fact it sounds a bit like Casino, I guess the Casio Pussy doesn't have the same ring to it?

It does have a ring but it sounds more like the notification ring from the legal counsel.

Excellent mod, tastefully executed. I am on the fence about buying a mod kit myself...

w_tone

Excellent mod, tastefully executed. I am on the fence about buying a mod kit myself...

Go for it, what's the worst that can happen beside discovering that you made a terrible mistake that will ruin your life forever?

Nice looking watch. I'm trying out the bronze skxmod case using the module from a Casio DW-291H-9AVCF whose LCD screen has a bit of a copper-like hue. I like it so far, but I think it's far from done changing color.

There鈥檚 many ways I just wanted to have just that one mod watch!