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    All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    For G Shocks only MRGs are full titanium watches with no resin anywhere in the construction. For Proteks there are none like this, even the expensive, top of the range, models the PRX ‘Manaslu’ line have resin in the construction. I have the PRX-2000YT it is beautifully made but has a resin layer.











    However, did you know Casio did do a full titanium Protrek model some years ago. When they produced it in 1998 it was the most expensive watch they had ever made up to that time and the price would not be exceeded until the mid 2000s MRGs.

    They discontinued it pretty quickly though and they are now pretty rare and still come fairly expensive but still for a lot less than their original price.

    Well I picked up a limited edition of this model fairly recently and here it is.




















































































































































































    It is the PRT-4000HWJ ‘Hunting World’ model

    It is a full ABC watch. As well as the usual auto memory function for Altitude , with Min/Max available, it has a specific recall memory function with date for temperature, barometer. and compass bearing. It also has an altitude alarm which could be useful to some.





































































































































    It has five ordinary alarms, which are for a full 20 seconds, which I prefer and has a 24 stopwatch, together with auto EL.

    It counts the seconds with segments around the dial a feature I like.

    The bezel turns smoothly and holds quite well. The crystal is domed and gives very good visibility.

    The watch is a large one being 56 mm wide and 52 mm long and 13 mm thick, the sensor guard add another 4 mm though. The watch is comparatively light though being all titanium in construction.

    The watch is mainly finished in matt, with a slightly more polished bezel and end piece detail. It has rugged no nonsense look together with its premium silky feel. I am not sure of the ‘Hunting World’ lettering on the bezel though and would have preferred just the numbers there.

    The crystal is domed and gives very good visibility.

    The EL follows the theme of the watch.









    A few wrist shots.






















































    So, would you want to see an all titanium(a la the MRGs) Protrek made now and if Casio did how much do you think they would charge for it?





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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    Cool watch.

    But I'm trying to figure out why they would make the bezel pretty close to useless to promote an activity where you could really use a compass for navigating.
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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    Cool watch.

    But I'm trying to figure out why they would make the bezel pretty close to useless to promote an activity where you could really use a compass for navigating.
    Well it does have a compass of course and bearing memory but I agree it would have been better with degrees marked around the bezel just doing it for half the bezel is a bit silly.





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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    All Oceanus were all titanium
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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    That's definitely a very cool watch!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch100 View Post
    So, would you want to see an all titanium(a la the MRGs) Protrek made now and if Casio did how much do you think they would charge for it?
    If Casio wants to get serious about the $1000 and up watch market, I WOULD rather see them make an all-metal Protrek along these lines as opposed to some of their "luxury" analogs, but that's just me -- even though we know that they probably WOULD charge an arm and a leg for them!

    Quote Originally Posted by brandon\ View Post
    But I'm trying to figure out why they would make the bezel pretty close to useless to promote an activity where you could really use a compass for navigating.
    "Hunting World" isn't an activity -- it seems to be the Japanese equivalent of The J. Peterman Company or L.L.Bean, selling over-the-top safari gear to people with too much money: HISTORY|HUNTING WORLD

    So this may be Casio's second-most expensive "collaboration" based on the sticker price, right after the Murakami Frogman.

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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCfromLI View Post
    All Oceanus were all titanium
    Not all actually but this thread is about Protreks and this is the only three sensor Protrek watch Casio have ever made completely in titanium.





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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    G'Day Mitch,

    This must be one of the best looking Casio's I have seen in a while. Casio really made some good models in the early MR-G and some MT-G's. Especially the Ti ones.

    Thanks for showing this one, I may have to do some shopping now.

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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    Nice!
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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    Sometimes I really cannot understand them. They made the most expensive watch in their history to that date, but have to advertise features most of their <$50 watch has right on the face. Auto-Light-Switch, EL-Back-Light, Water-Resistant 10 Bar.

    I can understand that strategy for a F91W and non-colab DW 5600 that are bought at a supermarket counter where the seller cannot be bothered to look up the features from the box. But here? Why?

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    Re: All titanium Protrek a la the MRGs. A blast from the past.

    It´s a very nice watch, I need one, and i´m with mike k, come on casio all digital premium where are they! it´s all the "same" now!

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