Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

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    Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    For all those that wanted to see the 80`s in all their glory ;

    PRG-80YT-1VDR (on Casio Ballistic Nylon & Leather strap)

    PRG-80L-3VDR


    Let`s have a closer look











    PRG80 is not "Atomic" black end pieces sourced from PRW-1100


    And you just thought it was only black






    Original Ion Plated Bracelet

    PRG-80L-2VDR Blue

    Capturing the color of these chameleons is a challenge as the Blue & Green PRG-80L`s change their look with the slightest change in lighting,
    good thing is they never look garish, often looking almost black.

    PRG-80L-3VDR Green


    PRG-80L-3VDR Green

    Original synthetic leather strap, works well in hot climates


    Another strap option off PRG-80L-1VDR Resin



    On the wrist








    The Trio




    PRG-80, really a field watch, big and extremely durable, a very tough solar powered beast, not far off G-Shock survivability .

    You can play about with the straps on this model, giving it more versatility. I have used these extensively in the field, in all conditions imaginable
    (-25C - +48C, 100% humidity for months at a time as it is work related).

    I would recommend one to anyone wanting a field watch, large easy to read display in all modes. One of the more stable Protreks when exposed
    to temperature change. ABC functions are easy to set up & use, and the altimeter is reasonably accurate, as long as you follow Casio`s recommendations.

    Very few criticisms other than limited CDT & stopwatch duration, the bottom line is they work as intended, if I was limited to only one ABC watch,
    it would be a PRG-80, a true "Tool Watch" in all regards

    PRW-1100, PRW-1000 & PAW-1100 have "Atomic" reception

    Tough Solar Power
    Digital Compass
    16 points of measurement
    Measuring range: 0 to 359 degrees
    Measuring unit: 1 degree
    Altimeter
    Measuring range: -700 to 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800ft)
    Measuring unit: 5m (20ft)
    Auto memory measurements
    Altimeter Memory
    Memory capacity: 40 records
    Measurement data: altitude, month, date, time
    High / Low altitude memory
    Cumulative ascent / descent memory
    Relative altitude display
    Altitude tendency graph
    Altitude differential graphic
    Altitude alarm
    Barometer
    Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
    Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
    Atmospheric pressure tendency graph
    Atmospheric pressure differential grapic
    Thermometer
    Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F)
    Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
    100M Water Resistant
    Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
    Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
    Duplex LCD
    World Time
    29 times zones (30 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
    5 Daily Alarms
    Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 1 minute to 60 minutes
    Auto-repeat function
    1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 9:59'59.99"
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    Hourly Time Signal
    Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    12/24 Hour Formats
    Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
    Storage Battery CTL1616
    Battery Power Indicator
    Power Saving Function
    Approx. battery life: 6 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
    Module 2894
    Size of case/total weight
    PAG80 62.3 x 52.2 x 14.2mm / 78g
    PAG80T 62.3 X 52.2 X 14.2mm / 118g

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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    for a minute there i thought it was an atomic 5.

    very cool watch. your pathfinder collection is impressive. i likey very much.
    "My watch buying policy reaches up to $29.99. PM me if interested" - Vintage



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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    excellent comparison and portrait of the - in my opinion - best protrek made to date. thanks for sharing


    regards, holger

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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    Thanks for the review. I should be receiving my PRG-80L in a few more days and am very anxious to compare it to my 2-day-old PAW-1200 (atomic/solar) Pathfinder.

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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Catbird View Post
    Thanks for the review. I should be receiving my PRG-80L in a few more days and am very anxious to compare it to my 2-day-old PAW-1200 (atomic/solar) Pathfinder.
    Catbird,
    the PRG-80L will compare well to the PAW, only lacking the Atomic reception, I have been looking at an all black PRW-1200J-1JF which is moving up the line, it shares the same module as the PAW & wavecepter versions of the PRG-80.



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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    excellent comparison and portrait of the - in my opinion - best protrek made to date. thanks for sharing


    regards, holger
    Holger,
    Definitely, I am still to find an ABC that can challenge the PRG-80, I would like to try a PRW-1100 at some point in time.



    I prefer the Protrek`s to be on a strap, it`s basically a "Atomic" version of the PRG-80 with a Sapphire crystal, so that sort of makes it a hard buy,
    already having three 80`s.
    I am waiting on some more feedback before I go for the new 1500, almost bought the PRW-1500YTJ-1J, however after the PRW-1300`s poor result when I tested, I have decided to wait, and the smaller (4mm) more crowded display I feel is a step in the wrong direction.



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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    Quote Originally Posted by mansrow View Post
    for a minute there i thought it was an atomic 5.

    very cool watch. your pathfinder collection is impressive. i likey very much.
    PRW-1100, PRW-1000 & PAW-1100 are "Wavecepters" and look exactly the same as the 80`s

    The "Atomic" function is a great addition, only for me it`s three times the cost (Japan models) & no reception

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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    @ queen6,

    I feel the same about the display size and legibility of the PAW-1500. I also just can't get used to the overall look of this watch, it looked great on pictures when I first saw it but since I saw one in the flesh I'm rather disappointed, not to mention of the possible "malfunctions" of the sensors....

    one thought, that came to my mind the last days: since the PRG80 is such a great model and especially the PRG80-YT black titanium as best looking of them all, I wonder if it is possible to switch modules with a PAW-1200?

    in this case we would get the atomic feature, but without to pay a premium price for the japanese version with sapphire crystal. the module of the PAW-1200 and PRG-80 is basically the same, so they should fit without problems in the case, but I'm not aware of anyone ever have doing this before, so what do you think about that idea?


    regards, holger

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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    @ queen6,

    I feel the same about the display size and legibility of the PAW-1500. I also just can't get used to the overall look of this watch, it looked great on pictures when I first saw it but since I saw one in the flesh I'm rather disappointed, not to mention of the possible "malfunctions" of the sensors....

    one thought, that came to my mind the last days: since the PRG80 is such a great model and especially the PRG80-YT black titanium as best looking of them all, I wonder if it is possible to switch modules with a PAW-1200?

    in this case we would get the atomic feature, but without to pay a premium price for the japanese version with sapphire crystal. the module of the PAW-1200 and PRG-80 is basically the same, so they should fit without problems in the case, but I'm not aware of anyone ever have doing this before, so what do you think about that idea?

    regards, holger
    Holger,
    Why not buy a PAW-1100 (US version)?

    As far as am aware the 1200 module is the same as 1100 (3043).

    Transplanting a 3043 module into a PRG-80 may be possible, just depends if the case are the same internally, it would be worth a look if nothing else if you have both watches.

    The idea of a PRG-80YT with “Atomic” is attractive

    Regards,
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    Re: Protrek PRG-80 in portrait (massive)

    because the PAW-1200 can be found cheaper than the PAW-1100 and I still would prefer to have an atomic module in the black PRG-80YT, so basically the PAW-1200 would only be for tinkering.


    regards, holger

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