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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Carrot01 View Post
    nice, how wide is the case in mm
    33mm like a vintage Casio F85 from the 80s, l2l a little longer, 39 mm and thickness 6.5mm.

    BTW the watch Chascomm posted is mine and I consider the module superior to the Casio 593 one, for instance it has a full calendar (year, month, date and day visible in timekeeping mode), a 24h stopwatch, 60 minutes countdown AND you can see when you are in the main timekeeping mode if timer and countdown are on (see the two triangles under the running man and the timer, they are pulsating when the two modes are operatives). I found that particularly useful as with my F84W I left the chrono going for days before realising it.

    The module also has a digital adjustment that doesn't require to open the case to regulate the accuracy and finally you can set the alarm to five tunes, one is Beethoven's "fur Elise" if you are interested in retro digital music.

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    I ended up with the Casio A500WA-7D. It does not have a steel/metal case, but it is at least metal plated (yes, I have tested it with an OHM-meter). It also has the right retro look and a large display, even though I think it could be slightly larger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kajac View Post
    I ended up with the Casio A500WA-7D. It does not have a steel/metal case, but it is at least metal plated (yes, I have tested it with an OHM-meter). It also has the right retro look and a large display, even though I think it could be slightly larger.
    I didn't know you can metal plate a plastic case...interesting.

    However if you want a steel case on the Russian forum we are going to get a stainless steel version of that watch, which is good as not many SS digitals are left on the market at an affordable price.
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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    You can plate plastic with different types of metal like chrome, copper, etc. It is probably just a very thin layer to give it a metal look. It doesn't give the watch any strenght.

    That russian watch looks interesting. Will there be an english version of it (english day names, maybe english printing on the case)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kajac View Post
    You can plate plastic with different types of metal like chrome, copper, etc. It is probably just a very thin layer to give it a metal look. It doesn't give the watch any strenght.

    That russian watch looks interesting. Will there be an english version of it (english day names, maybe english printing on the case)?
    The old Soviet version has the export dial in English, for the forum project I recommended it as it makes the watch easier to use, but most of the members want it in Russian because they think it's "cool". They also questioned the W of WUS on the dial for the same reason.

    You can find the discussion of the watch forum here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f10/wu...900407-13.html
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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    The old Soviet version has the export dial in English
    The days of the week are still in Russian, though. Was that an oversight or was it perhaps too difficult to change the LCD overlay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ned-ludd View Post
    The days of the week are still in Russian, though. Was that an oversight or was it perhaps too difficult to change the LCD overlay?
    Sometimes I wonder. The older, larger B6-207 was also made with Spanish dial and Spanish module, but I've seen examples that are mixed Russian/Spanish or Spanish/Russian.
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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by ned-ludd View Post
    The days of the week are still in Russian, though. Was that an oversight or was it perhaps too difficult to change the LCD overlay?
    Yes, changing the LCD screen is expensive, we asked Technochas to make a negative display for the 55 and they say they can do it just if we order 10.000 pieces. I don't think even in Soviet times they could afford that.
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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    I just realised that I neglected to post my 55D in this thread when it arrived a couple of weeks ago. Here it is with both bracelets that I tried. I settled on the second one but they both look good, IMHO:





    Mini review here:
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    ...and the good news is that Technochas have the 55D back in stock!

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    Re: A modern, classic Digital Watch

    These Technochas watches look pretty sweet!

    Where can you purchase them?

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