Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence
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    Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

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    EFR-536D-1A4V
    TOKYO, January 31, 2014 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of five new EFR-536 models in its line of EDIFICE metal watches, which are designed to convey the concept of “Speed and Intelligence.” Employing Casio’s Neon Illuminator*1 technology, which uses invisible light from a black light LED to cause parts with a special coating to glow, these new watches feature dials and hands with handsome night-time luminescence.

    *1 The watch indicators, dials and hands are coated with a special luminous ink that absorbs the photic energy of black light and emits light, causing each coated part to glow vividly. Many colors are possible by using differently colored fluorescent coatings, thereby enabling a wide range of design possibilities and visibility variations.


    The EDIFICE series of metal watches features distinctive indicators and dynamic movement of the watch hands. Sporting chronographs and watchfaces that evoke the image of motor sports, EDIFICE watches are becoming popular among men who prefer a sporty look.

    The new EFR-536 models are the first in the EDIFICE series to feature Casio’s Neon Illuminator technology. Finished with a special fluorescent coating, the watch dials and hands glow vividly when the built-in black light LED turns on in the dark. Users can enjoy the different looks presented by the watchface—which evokes a dashboard gauge in a fast vehicle—as it changes from daytime to nighttime.

    The EFR-536 watches also come with highly practical features such as a 1/10-second stopwatch and an extremely airtight screw back case.

    Model Bezel Color / Numeral Color Band
    EFR-536D-1A2V Silver / Aqua Metal
    EFR-536D-1A4V Silver / Orange Metal
    EFR-536BK-1A2V Black / Aqua Metal
    EFR-536BK-1A9V Black / Gold Metal
    EFR-536PB-1A3V Black / Red Resin



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    not sure if anyone cares about these, lol but it's here if anyone does.
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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

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    not sure if anyone cares about these, lol but it's here if anyone does.
    Thanks for sharing.... indeed people here don't seem to be very keen on Edifice
    Neither do I
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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

    That's a super cool looking light!

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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

    I like the light, too.

    I'd like to see more Aviators, MTG, etc. with that kind of illumination.

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    I bought this (waiting for shipment) i think i just found my next Edifice.... I have a G Shock but I love tough solar Edifice as a formal wear watch.

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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

    Interesting stuff.

    I have a few edifice watches laying around - used mostly for "suit" events.

    These watches are tempting!

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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

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    Interesting indeed. Thanks for bringing this older thread backup as some recent thread we're just talking about EL vs. LED. But upon a closer look at the specs, you will see the fundamental weakness of this design. 2x batteries of two different sizes (one bigger / one smaller) for only 2 years of life! Christ! That's probably the first on any watch, too. There are 2 batteries watches out there, but usually use 2 identical ones. No wonder Casio don't have another watch model yet with the same illuminator.

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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

    I'm pretty sure no one is capable to run the light battery empty, not even remotely near the two years lifspan. It is a Lithium 3 volt CR1616 with 55mah and the two LED's require next to nothing in power. So the light batt, will run about 10 years or longer. The true faulty design is the use of the SR920SW (silver-oxide) batt for the movement. I wonder why Casio didn't spend a Lithium cell as well, probably because of the higher voltage. The SR920SW has about 40mah capacity and knowing Casio how conservative they are with batt specs, I estimate a good 6 years of lifespan for this. So basically I wouldn't worry one second for the batt specs, this watch will run many years without any (foreseeable) trouble.


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    Re: Casio Releases EDIFICE Metal Watches With Vivid Night-time Luminescence

    Great idea!

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    Maybe I am getting old, but those things hurt my eyes to look at, just to busy.

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