Digital watch birthday present for son?

My son turns seventeen in September.

Since my watch collecting became a thing last year I have been trying unsuccesfully so far to get him interested as well!

Other than fleetingly admiring my new mechanical purchases he has zero interest in owning one himself.

However on a recent return flight back to the UK from Egypt he remarked on a fellow passengers watch as being "cool" and said that was something he would wear!

Sadly I couldn't get a close look at the watch and can only say it was smallish and squarish and was of the type very popular in the eighties and early nineties.

My own casio knowledge is limited to the models I own so I'm reaching out to the casio digital enthusiasts with greater knowledge to suggest a model of watch suitable for my son as a present?

Many thanks!

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If he not into watches I suggest you look at his other interests and buy him a watch related to that. Your boy likes Mission Impossible? Get a DW290. Likes the movie Speed? DW5600. BTTF, The Office US or The Dark Knight? CA-53. Etc. Happy birthday to him by the way

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Square you say ck this out I got two of these thanks to our fellow crunchers brings back fond memories…

https://www.watchcrunch.com/erochelle/posts/probably-the-cheapest-watch-ever-posted-here-12636#comment-128121

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Scooby

If he not into watches I suggest you look at his other interests and buy him a watch related to that. Your boy likes Mission Impossible? Get a DW290. Likes the movie Speed? DW5600. BTTF, The Office US or The Dark Knight? CA-53. Etc. Happy birthday to him by the way

Actually he is really into the office US I will take a look at that! Great idea thank you!

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Ichibunz

Square you say ck this out I got two of these thanks to our fellow crunchers brings back fond memories…

https://www.watchcrunch.com/erochelle/posts/probably-the-cheapest-watch-ever-posted-here-12636#comment-128121

Wow! I missed this post! I'm too old to remember these but my son might be interested thank you!

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Scooby

If he not into watches I suggest you look at his other interests and buy him a watch related to that. Your boy likes Mission Impossible? Get a DW290. Likes the movie Speed? DW5600. BTTF, The Office US or The Dark Knight? CA-53. Etc. Happy birthday to him by the way

You forgot the A100 re-release of the F100 worn by Ripley in Alien.

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There are a lot of great Casio suggestions here, but you might also look at some other digital offerings if you are looking for something fun.

Timex T80 Space Invaders

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Nixon Re Run

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Bulova Computron

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Armitron Griffy (this one also comes in black)

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I hope your son has a great birthday. Admiring one watch may not make him a watch enthusiast.  Given that he will be 17 and no doubt has some pretty clear ideas about things, would it be helpful just to ask him what he would like for his birthday or to get him to give you a list?

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DigitalDivider

You forgot the A100 re-release of the F100 worn by Ripley in Alien.

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Yep just seen that and seen some reviews that's now on the radar thanks!

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DigitalDivider

There are a lot of great Casio suggestions here, but you might also look at some other digital offerings if you are looking for something fun.

Timex T80 Space Invaders

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Nixon Re Run

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Bulova Computron

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Armitron Griffy (this one also comes in black)

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I shouldn't have limited it to casios you are right! I do have a timex explorer myself. I should have said any digital?

The Nixon looks cool also I think the Armitron although aren't they pretty expensive?

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Munky1

I hope your son has a great birthday. Admiring one watch may not make him a watch enthusiast.  Given that he will be 17 and no doubt has some pretty clear ideas about things, would it be helpful just to ask him what he would like for his birthday or to get him to give you a list?

Yep I'm doing both those things...he is traditionally difficult to buy for!

The watch probably won't be the main present but more an additional to hopefully get him to wear a watch! It's a long term aim of mine. Of my children and step children only my eldest daughter (33) wears a watch!

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Guvnor64

Actually he is really into the office US I will take a look at that! Great idea thank you!

Not sure how familiar you are with it but it's the calculator watch that a character called "Dwight Schrute" wears. H samuel, Game and Amazon all sell it

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DigitalDivider

You forgot the A100 re-release of the F100 worn by Ripley in Alien.

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Yeah I was thinking of that. I just couldn't ewmember the model name of the top of my head 🤣

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Check this out: GWM5610-1 | CASIO

An iconic watch and you can't go wrong. Also, check the "YoureTerrific"'s review here: The Best G-SHOCK, still - YouTube

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Can't go wrong with the Casio AE-1200WHD-1AVEF. I have the steel version as well as the one on the resin band. If it is the only watch your son will wear (at least in the beginning😉), I would go for the silver/ steel version. This was my first "proper" watch that I bought for myself as well (I was also around the age of 16/ 17) and I still wear it to this day with as much joy as the first time it was around my wrist. 

It resembles also the Seiko watch James Bond wore in Octopussy.

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Two minute search on eBay and I found these, the DW series depending on his wrist size may or may not fit him, but they come in a huge variation of colours. There is other Casio's as well from different series and one I found was 38mm so may or may not be too big for him.

My two boys had little to  no interest in my watch addiction either, until my oldest boy at 14 started to ask questions about them, then he wanted his own at which time I purchased him a Citizen Promaster. Now he has 5 watches of his own and I have to keep an eye on him as he keeps wanting to borrow my Sinn's. So just remember if you start him on this watch attraction business, keep an eye on your watch box 🤣

All prices are in Australian dollars, so nearly have the figure in ponds.

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$37.95 AUD plenty of buttons to play with and he could always cheat during his maths class or do what people do and flip the watch up side down and spell BOOBS on the display 🤣

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$59.36 AUD Great little unisex sized watch and a legend in the watch world F-91W

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$64.95 AUD Casio LWS-1100H-9A Cool little 38mm with loads of functions to impress his friends.

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$155 AUD Casio G-Shock Special Colour Digital DW-5600WS-4. It's a G-Shock so say no more.

Then there's Swatch, but I'll leave that one with you 👍

Good luck and all the best for your boy on his birthday 🙏