Especially the Marlins Illuminator MDV-102, and the probably the best Casio ana-digi of all time, MDV-700!
Yes, I know there's still the MDV-106 around, but it's analog only. Yes, I am aware of the new illuminator series MTD-1079 ( https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/the...l-2191817.html ), but it's 100m WR only and can't match the build quality of the MDV-102. Here I am borrowing some older member's posts for illustration purpose. (Click the quote link for more pictures in the original post.)
So what do you think? I know I want them back!
And, here's a sub-topic, looking at the specs of the MDV-700 (see below), you have to wonder why can't Casio make ana-digi's with similar specs these days?
- Full metal case
- 200m WR
- good lume include a lume dot on bezel
- bright LEDs on 3 and 9 o'clock positions
- 24 hours stopwatch
- 24 hours timer!
- Tide graph and Moon phase
- 10 year battery!
Yes, it has no world time, and the hands are not self adjust to the digital time (sync seconds only), but still with all these features and under $100 when released, it's just incredible! In comparison, for examples: we have today the GA1100 (>$150 at release) with only 60min stopwatch / 60min timer; the PRG550 (>$200 at release) with also only 60min stopwatch / 60min timer; PRW-6000 (>$400 at release) with only 60min timer; and the new Mudmaster GWG-1000 (>$500 at release) with also 60min timer. You gotta wonder why can't they just make them with a tad bit long timer at that those price points!