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January 07, 2013

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David

You can also get it with a black dial (and directly from Amazon) for only $14.99:

http://www.amazon.com/CASIO-MW600F-2AV-10-Year-Battery-Sport/dp/B004D35W8A/ref=pd_sbs_watch_2/180-7679492-9311157

Scooby214

I have a similar Casio watch, though it is silver, with a metal band. Its blue dial is quite striking. It is a low end Casio Edifice, which also came with a ten year battery.

Bill Bush

I hadn't seen this darker version. That dark blue dial is more subtle than the red one, and approaches the "blacked out" theme I often see on the everyday-carry.com blog I so enjoy. Thanks for pointing it out. My other watch love is the old thin, rectangular Seiko watches with metal bands. The stainless reverse of the bands is a marvel of metalwork, often more attractive than the "front" side of the band, in my eyes. Of course, I do have a stainless fetish -- just look at my kitchen and the overflow pot shelves in the garage!

Bill Bush

Just a thought: this watch and the Sony radio just mentioned can be had as a combo with free shipping from Amazon, I do think. Deal?

Ulysses

Looks like a good beater watch. I prefer steel myself, it's not pretentious; I don't feel 100% comfortable with things that are excessively gaudy, be they clothes, bags or watches. I'm curious to know more about this rectangular Seiko you mention - is it a vintage model?

Bill Bush

Yes, Ulysses, I have found 4 of the vintage thin Seikos at yard sales for $2 to $5. The cost of a battery is my only additional expense. They fit well on me, as I do not have thick manly wrists. I like the smoothnesss of the bands, too. Here is a link to an Ebay example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SEIKO-Quartz-2Y00-5F99-Gentlemans-bracelet-watch-Excellent-/130830405265?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item1e76198e91
BE WARNED: measure your wrist and check the bracelet length before ordering. Some of them, especially from Asian countries, have really small bands that do not fit even my smaller wrists. Verify size before ordering. (Do I sound like the voice of bitter experience?) Hope this helps you find something you'll enjoy.

Jason

When my old daily beater Timex fell apart a couple of years ago, I drove over to Walmart and picked up a Casio W-96H (http://bit.ly/WZ20DT). It also has the ten year battery. It's light and even has dual time on it which is handy when I am on the road.

When I bought it, I thought the watch would fall apart before the battery went out but the band is still perfect and there are only a couple of light scratches on it. I've had bands on $30 Timex watches start cracking within a year.

The only real wear is that the text above and below the face has just about disappeared from me washing my hands, I guess. All in all, I am very pleased.

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