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    PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    I've been looking for a new watch, also this will be my first ABC watch as well. I think I have narrowed it down to either the 240 or the 260. I work outside all year round so I need it to be pretty durable for the weather up in Ohio. Seeing as the 260 is pretty new, I can't really find any reviews or comparisons between the two. Any recommendations would be helpful.
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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    Both watches use the same module 3173 (meaning same internal software, parts, display screen layout and user interface buttons) BUT only differ in the outward appearance.

    The 240 has several skins, with the PRG240T (also called the PAG240T) being the titanium version being the most robust and durable. Where as the 260 only comes in plastic. Durability is a concern for you so you may want to consider that.


    Here is my video review of the PRG240T:




    Here is a picture of me with my PRG240T!

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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    So if they are basically the same watch, why did they come out with a different model? I did see that the 260 is WR up to 200m whereas the 240 is only 100m. I'm just a little confused. I haven't had time to go over all the spec and compare the two of them side by side. Work has been keeping me pretty busy so I don't have much free time.

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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    Besides some minor facelifts, the higher WR is indeed the main differnce between them - at least on the paper, in the flesh it pretty much doesn't matter whether a Casio is 100m or 200m.


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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    If you could find that information then you would also find that BOTH watches use the same 3173 Module. The 100 to 200 m water resistance isn't going mean much for someone in Ohio unless you have a really deep swimming pool in your backyard.

    Yes but as far as all the 'operating features' both watches are the same. In other words it is like deciding between a silver colored BMW M3 with technology package and a red colored BMW M3 with sport package trim. Same Engine, same performance, but slightly different rims and different appearance. Same is true here. I like the PRG260 but because I ALREADY have a Titanium PRG240 and I don't need and extra 100 meters of waterproofness (I live in NY) the 260 is not even on my radar other than a mild initial interest.



    devildog, you said durability was a big factor for you so I mentioned the PRG240T (titanium) as your best bet. The plastic encased 260 won't cut it in your world. That is all I am saying.

    Here is a 260 video:




    Quote Originally Posted by devildog View Post
    So if they are basically the same watch, why did they come out with a different model? I did see that the 260 is WR up to 200m whereas the 240 is only 100m. I'm just a little confused. I haven't had time to go over all the spec and compare the two of them side by side. Work has been keeping me pretty busy so I don't have much free time.
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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    actually 260 is prg 200 in a new case. crystal below the steel bezel to protect it (200 crystal is at bezel level).and 200 meter water resistance gives it same "g shckness" as prg 250 or prw 2500.

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    Well I ended up picking up the 240t yesterday. Fits great on my wrist and I like it a lot so far. Still in the process of calibrating everything and figuring it out. I don have a deep swimming pool in my backyard but I do have Lake Erie about 10 minutes away. That is for the input.
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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    good choice my friend. enjoy

    Quote Originally Posted by devildog View Post
    Well I ended up picking up the 240t yesterday. Fits great on my wrist and I like it a lot so far. Still in the process of calibrating everything and figuring it out. I don have a deep swimming pool in my backyard but I do have Lake Erie about 10 minutes away. That is for the input.
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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    Thank you sir.

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    Re: PRG-240 or the PRG-260

    Quote Originally Posted by hiker View Post
    actually 260 is prg 200 in a new case. crystal below the steel bezel to protect it (200 crystal is at bezel level).and 200 meter water resistance gives it same "g shckness" as prg 250 or prw 2500.
    I believe you're right, take a look at the strap. PRG 260 is also reported to be comfortable by another user here. That strap change alone is enough to choose the 260 IMHO - at least over the resins strap version of the 240, which got a really poor and uncomfortable strap.
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