Casio has really let their enthusiasts down by not having more watches with the countdown timer. They stopped production (at least in the US) of two of their best watches. The 100M basic digital and 200M basic digital (Heavy Duty model). Those were basically the best Casio's I ever used to buy.
They completely let Timex step all over them, since the Ironman and Expedition digitals all come with the countdown timer. This is the one feature that makes it or breaks it for a lot of watch buyers.
The last few days I've been wearing some of my newer Casio models (50M and 100M models). The problem is, none of them have the countdown timer. But I felt like "poser" compared to years past when the watches had all the necessary features. So, today I ended up wearing an Ironman. ONLY for the CDT feature!
That's really sad! When is Casio going to get on the ball? There are a few good GShocks with this feature but most people don't like the large size of GShocks, and I feel like the "big watch" trend is turning around.
Casio could rule.