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    Question I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    The "nerd" in me is demanding I add a basic, no frills Casio (non-G) digital watch that will represent the "grandfather" of the G-Shock. Something very retro (early 1980's looking) and super understated! And something under current production -- no searching-on-ebay for a vintage model!

    I was thinking the F91W-1. Any other recommendations?
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    I would go the extra mile and make it a DW-5600. Sorry for the poor photo.

    *Edit* I should have mentioned it also comes with silver, instead of gold detail for a more no-nonsense look.

    **Edit** Nearly forgot these, if you don't want a G-Shock for some reason. Item number: 110158741567

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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    Basic Casio? I can do no better than to recommend the DW-5600, DW-6900 and DW-9052 - the very models that have NATO Stock Numbers as mentioned here...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=80232
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    Sorry, I meant a non-G Casio :)

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Basic Casio? I can do no better than to recommend the DW-5600, DW-6900 and DW-9052 - the very models that have NATO Stock Numbers as mentioned here...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=80232
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom P View Post
    Sorry, I meant a non-G Casio :)
    I thought you might have actually. The ordinary Casios leave me cold, but other members will have some recommendations.
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    The Casio W471 seems to me to be a nicer version of the F91. It is on ebay and it is vintage style, but they're brand new and priced at under £7 (+ £10 shipping). I have bought from this seller and would recommend him.


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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    I very much like my W-96H


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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    Guess what I've done, I think I've talked myself into buying one.

    I have an F91, which I've had for around 10 years. It's on it's second strap, but still on it's first battery. It's a good basic, classic Casio and it fits your criteria, but IMO it's on the small side for most wrists, and it's only splash-proof which to me is an issue. The F741 has extra water resistance, and just looks that bit better constructed, and only a little higher priced. I may not have sold you on it, but I've just added it to my wish-list.

    I have one of these too, which can be picked up cheap in many places. It has 10 year battery like Solidstate's. Very comfortable to wear. Not quite so basic looking though.
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    Dangerous hobby, eh? i may just have to go to walmart and see what they have, need to see these all in person. though I'm starting to get a hankerin' for a vintage Marlin Casio!
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxorcist View Post
    Guess what I've done, I think I've talked myself into buying one.

    I have an F91, which I've had for around 10 years. It's on it's second strap, but still on it's first battery. It's a good basic, classic Casio and it fits your criteria, but IMO it's on the small side for most wrists, and it's only splash-proof which to me is an issue. The F741 has extra water resistance, and just looks that bit better constructed, and only a little higher priced. I may not have sold you on it, but I've just added it to my wish-list.

    I have one of these too, which can be picked up cheap in many places. It has 10 year battery like Solidstate's. Very comfortable to wear. Not quite so basic looking though.
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    Re: I'd like a recommendation on a basic Casio digital

    If you want a black plastic retro Casio you have basically 3 options I think,

    F-91
    W-741
    F-30

    'casio retro watch' will find these on ebay.

    Other retro silver models in the basic style are

    A-168W ( also in gold paint )
    A-158W
    AL-180 ( 'solar' powered )

    These are all current versions of 80's Casios.

    They are all quite small so if you want something larger there are plenty of databank and calculator models that are retro.

    CA-53
    CA-56
    are both good modern versions of vintage calcs.

    Any DBC model is also worth a look if you want something larger. ( 'casio dbc* ' ) will find them
    Also databank only models ( 'casio db* -dbc* ' ) will find those.

    Good luck
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