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?