I recently stumbled upon what looked like a vintage Protrek displayed alongside several G-Shocks in a watch store, but since I was in a rush I wasn't able to scrutinize it properly, much less ask the sales staff about it. However, it did get my curiosity going, but I couldn't get my research started without a model name, so here's the part where I solicit your assistance in identifying it, if at all possible.
Sorry if this is practically tantamount to detective work, but all I can offer are several clues from what I saw:
- Round shape with black resin band, possibly made from stainless steel judging by the sheen on the case. Has 'PROTREK' stamped on the 12 o'clock position, and 'TOUGH SOLAR' on the 6 o'clock position.
- About the size of, or just slightly bigger than, a standard watch (none of the exaggerated dimensions found on current Protreks).
- The screen was blank at the time, either on Power Save or the battery had drained completely, but the module has hints of a tide graph and moon age indicator (could be wrong, though). Also has Full Auto EL.
- Directional markings around the bezel, suggesting a compass function as well.
It's just that I'm fascinated by the existence of a vintage solar Protrek, and one retailing for significantly less than $85. The usual generous assistance will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.