These watches appear to have everything I want…solar power, atomic timekeeping, shock proof, and some even automatically adjust the alignment of the second and minute hands (a brilliant idea as this is a common pet peeve of analog quartz enthusiasts).
But $400-500 for these watches…really? That would be more than I paid for my Seiko Spirit…a mechanical that will last my lifetime. I’m a little skeptical of the long-term durability of all the technology Casio has packed into the Giez line.
Admittedly, the exchange rate is killing us right now in the U.S., but even so, I have a hard time thinking of these watches as good value.
What do you think? Will Casio continue to develop these watches and hopefully bring down costs, or will this line be abandoned due to good ol’ supply and demand?