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    Thumbs Up Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Hi everyone, new here.

    Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    I have owned the PRX-1300 for the last 3 years and after seeing this watch, wanted to move over.
    First, it fits like a glove. it is only 2mm thinner than my PRX-1300 but it feels better.
    I thought it would feel Heavier but it does not, as my current Casio is 59gr and this one comes in around 103gr.
    But I do not feel the extra weight, I loved the G-Shocks but the size and weight was always a issue with me.

    The workmanship is great, the top of the watch is made from titanium with the middle made of resin and the bottom made from titanium. ( like a titanium sandwich)

    The MSR is 99,000 yen here but I pick it up for 60,000 yen ($600 US)at Bic Camera, 30% off up front and 13% discount in points which ends up 43% off the price.

    Is it worth it? Well too me yes, it fits better, looks better and I love the titan band over the rubber one that my PRX-1300 has.

    Very happy PRX-2000T owner
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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Very nice, and a big congratulations! It would be great to hear more about it, and if you can post some pictures, too. I know that there are a lot of members on the forum who can't wait to see live pictures of it!

    Welcome to the forum, dctokyo.

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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Quote Originally Posted by dctokyo View Post
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=navy]Hi everyone, new here.

    Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    I have owned the PRX-1300 for the last 3 years and after seeing this watch, wanted to move over.
    First, it fits like a glove. it is only 2mm thinner than my PRX-1300 but it feels better.
    hi,

    i presume with PRX-1300 you mean a PAW-1300? 2mm thinner means the PRX-2000 is only 9.5mm thick? hm, looks quite fragile to me - especially for a though outdoors watch...


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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    hi,

    i presume with PRX-1300 you mean a PAW-1300? 2mm thinner means the PRX-2000 is only 9.5mm thick? hm, looks quite fragile to me - especially for a though outdoors watch...


    regards, holger
    Hi holger,

    sorry my bad, the PAW-1300 is 11.5mm thick and the PRX-2000T is 11.3mm thick 2 tens of a mm :oops:
    I think the PRW-1300 is called the PAW-1300 outside of Japan.
    Last edited by dctokyo; April 7th, 2009 at 10:26. Reason: added some words
    My Collection so far:
    CASIO: PRX-2000YT-1JF * PRX-2000T-7JF * PRW-60


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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Quote Originally Posted by BenL View Post
    Very nice, and a big congratulations! It would be great to hear more about it, and if you can post some pictures, too. I know that there are a lot of members on the forum who can't wait to see live pictures of it!

    Welcome to the forum, dctokyo.
    Hi BenL, will try to post some pictures soon.
    Before everyone starts in with the price, it is a birthday present and my wife wanted to give me a nice watch that I wanted. I own the PRW-1300 and this was a very nice upgrade from it.

    I think the PRW-1300 is called the PAW-1300 outside of Japan.
    My Collection so far:
    CASIO: PRX-2000YT-1JF * PRX-2000T-7JF * PRW-60


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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    I for one would welcome a return to Casio`s earlier strategies, forget about miniaturizing the Protrek line, and focus on a field tool, ABC`s have always been a specialist watch. Don`t get me wrong, Protrek`s have served me well for years, I like them and they work for me, just that Casio`s focus seems to be on reduction of size not quality of measurements & enhancement of functionality, since 05 we have only seen the implementation of moon phase & tide-graph. Ten years back the ABC market was confined to only a few manufacturers, jumping forward to 2009 it is a very different story...

    Casio`s feature sets continuously change from model to model and not always for the better, each module in the line up has at least one significant drawback, which is frustrating i.e. 24hr CDT versus 60min CDT versus 10hr Chrono versus 24hr Chrono, logging delivering min & max total ascent & descent to simply max altitude.
    Technically Casio is very much lagging behind, still only having a altitude resolution of 5M (20ft), realistically no change since 1995 and the ATC-1000. All but one ABC in their lineup, they appear to have no thermal compensation and to the best of my knowledge no barometric locks to prevent excessive altimeter drift.

    I don`t want to burst your bubble and not enjoy the PRX, as it a beautiful watch, however it is a mediocre ABC at best, Casio has a large range of ABC watches; I and I also believe many others would like them to see Casio produce a more realistic ABC in 2009 alongside the like`s of the PRX line. The sad reality is you can buy an ABC for a fraction of the cost that has much greater resolution & accuracy, far more balanced feature sets. As some have already stated on this forum Casio are heading in the wrong direction, for many the ABC watch is a field tool and performance is what counts. I would gladly pay the asking price for a PRX if it equally performed, however from the specifications I do not see that level of field performance, and this is why the PRX-2000T is not embraced by the community, had the PRX brought ground breaking ABC & timing performance I believe the very opposite would have applied, unfortunately I feel that Casio no longer has an interest in designing ABC`s for the enthusiast or professional market.

    I had hoped for a step change in Casio`s ABC performance, and yes we have seen this to some extent only is in the wrong direction focusing on aesthetics; sapphire crystal, Ti Oxide coatings, miniaturization of sensors. however I seriously doubt that the PRX-2000T will perform to any greater level than the soon to be released PRW-2000, and in all practicality, the same as the present-day PRW-1300, unless they have added thermal compensation and barometric locks.

    I hope that you prove me wrong and that the PRX-2000T is truly a revolutionary performing ABC...

    Q-6
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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Congrats on the new watch & wear it in good health !

    Pics would be great

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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

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    Here are some pictures I just took.
    My Collection so far:
    CASIO: PRX-2000YT-1JF * PRX-2000T-7JF * PRW-60


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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    Does it have the same specifications as your PRX-1300? And specs aside, that is one sweet looking watch!

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    Re: Just got the Protrek PRX-2000T

    As per usual Q6, I am in full agreement with you on this issue. It's the only thing that stops me buying a Protrek; that they're not tough enough and accurate enough for real field work which is what I want one for.

    May be you should start a petition.

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