Casio just dropped some interesting stuff (one has an internal rotating compass!)

The first one (above) is pretty nice and comes in a few colors. - As always my recommendation is to avoid the leather versions because often it can be mislabeled cats and dogs from China (and many other issues). Not just Casio but the leather industry in general.

The color options with steel and nato straps are nicer anyways.聽

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And there's this with an internal rotating compass bezel which gives it those really cool modern looking double crowns, which are also less stabby than a regular center crown (I hate them because I can't wear the watch loose in the summer)聽

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If anyone can find pricing please let us know. If the price is under 50 bucks these two new designs could be the nicest looking reliable beater watches that I've seen anywhere. 馃槸 (If course there's nicer stuff if you spend more)

There's also this. I kinda like it but doubt I would buy one.聽

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And this.

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Not my favorite color but not bad.

聽I might get a yellow and black or just black ga2100 someday.聽

And my favorite is this one. I don't buy many desk devices but I might have to get one. I calculate a lot on my phone/computer and I love Casio. And I kinda love white gear because it reminds me of astronaut space suits.聽

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That date window tho

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thekris

That date window tho

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Yeah I don't like the pattern on the back either. But under 50... Maybe..

thekris

That date window tho

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聽Can you please attach reference numbers to the top ones? I like them a lot and went through Casio鈥檚 entire site looking for them but came up short. Thanks in advance!

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christian108108

聽Can you please attach reference numbers to the top ones? I like them a lot and went through Casio鈥檚 entire site looking for them but came up short. Thanks in advance!

It's on the home page of the international site in the new releases. Gotta scroll to the right to see it. But here you go.聽

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That compass doesn't rotate by itself, magnetically, does it? That's something I always wanted.聽

ElTomstro

That compass doesn't rotate by itself, magnetically, does it? That's something I always wanted.聽

It's the same as an Alpinist compass. Useful in a pinch, I guess.

ElTomstro

That compass doesn't rotate by itself, magnetically, does it? That's something I always wanted.聽

No I think it rotates with the second crown.聽

I think the issue with magnetic ones is they need to be loose and it might just look a bit cheap and janky on a watch. What I've seen is small ones that attach to the strap or digital g shocks and pro treks that have the seconds hand become a digital compass when you press a button. Which I think is very cool but I'm not gonna spend money just for that. If they had a titanium case and real lugs and not over 50mm lug to lug I would like it but I couldn't find anything like that.聽

Even their "titanium" one is just painted plastic case with a titanium strap.聽

So I might get a big citizen instead. No digital compass but someone mentioned a trick to turn the top dial into a compass (which only works if you know which direction the sun is).聽

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CitizenKale

No I think it rotates with the second crown.聽

I think the issue with magnetic ones is they need to be loose and it might just look a bit cheap and janky on a watch. What I've seen is small ones that attach to the strap or digital g shocks and pro treks that have the seconds hand become a digital compass when you press a button. Which I think is very cool but I'm not gonna spend money just for that. If they had a titanium case and real lugs and not over 50mm lug to lug I would like it but I couldn't find anything like that.聽

Even their "titanium" one is just painted plastic case with a titanium strap.聽

So I might get a big citizen instead. No digital compass but someone mentioned a trick to turn the top dial into a compass (which only works if you know which direction the sun is).聽

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Yea I know about those, but they're way too tactical / cluttered for me. Agreed about a plain titanium or steel field watch - maybe liquid-filled to dampen the compass? Watch manufacturers, take notice! 馃榾

New aside, I still think this is the best Casio I own (all around). It鈥檚 more accurate than any of the 鈥渆xpensive jeweled鈥 quartz movements I own.

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I can recommend the DW291; it is a great beater watch. As far as I can tell, it is an absolute beast that is as durable as a G-Shock for around $30-$35. It is the odd World Time-esque cousin of the DW290 worn by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible II.

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It's a pity that the top one is such a big boy at 43mm. It might look smart at 34mm.

I'm confused by this talk of magnetic gzmos. Hasn't everyone taken a powerful magnetic and used it to momentarily slow or stop the ticking of a quartz watch? Watches don't like magnets so much.

OscarKlosoff

It's a pity that the top one is such a big boy at 43mm. It might look smart at 34mm.

I'm confused by this talk of magnetic gzmos. Hasn't everyone taken a powerful magnetic and used it to momentarily slow or stop the ticking of a quartz watch? Watches don't like magnets so much.

Casio measure with the crown. So it's probably only 39mm or so. But yeah maybe a bit on the large side based on the lug to lug of 48.聽

I don't think quartz are affected by magnets much. It's too late at night to double check.

聽Though I have no doubt that you could stop a movement with a large magnet, but the magnet in a compass is incredibly tiny. I think often it's literally the point of a pin.聽

CitizenKale

Casio measure with the crown. So it's probably only 39mm or so. But yeah maybe a bit on the large side based on the lug to lug of 48.聽

I don't think quartz are affected by magnets much. It's too late at night to double check.

聽Though I have no doubt that you could stop a movement with a large magnet, but the magnet in a compass is incredibly tiny. I think often it's literally the point of a pin.聽

Yea, it's gonna be less the movement that's affected by the compass, but vice versa. Any steel in the watch is going to divert the magnet.聽

Building a mechanical watch with an interior liquid-dampened compass bezel would be an interesting horological challenge. Hm. How would I do it? I'd make the compass out of clear material and put it over the watch, which would have to be made from anti-magnetic stuff. Or put the watch in the compass? Hm. Gotta think this out :)