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  • Top 10 Casio Solar Watches for 2017

    Top 10 Solar Watches for 2017
    Let's face it - changing batteries is annoying, and can be a huge hassle. So why bother? Give yourself (or your loved one) a gift that keeps on giving, with one of these Top 10 Casio Tough Solar Watches of 2017. Never have to worry about changing the batteries again!

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    10) PRG-240-1 - We're starting off with the Protrek. A series made for those that love the great outdoors. The PRG-240-1 is fully digital with an extra-large screen, and even includes a digital compass.

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    9) PRG-240T-7 - Sticking with the PRG series, some people complain the band just can't handle tough environments. The solid titanium band of the PRG-240T-7 ought to put your fears to rest. It's also low temperature resistant, up to -10 Celsius.

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    8) EQB-500DC-1A - This serves a dual purpose. It's not only a solar powered watch, but it's a great watch for work as well. A solid black band and fully analogue display means this watch will stand out wherever you are.

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    7) G-5600E-1 - Based on a very early design (DW-5600-1) the G5600E is a great economical Solar watch. It's fully digital, light on your wrist, and has aectangular, large digital display, to make it easier to read the time.

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    6) PRW-6100Y-1 - The last Protrek in this section, the PRW-6100Y-1 is an analogue/digital combo watch, with a hard to scratch Carbon Fiber Resin band, a dual LED light and it's radio controlled, so it can automatically set the correct time for you.

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    5) GWG-1000-1A - A must have for any collector, the GWG-1000 is a Mudmaster, MASTER OF G watch. Now, to get the label "Master of G", you need to be the best at what you do. And the GWG series protects against the mud and the weather like no other. It's also resistant against strong vibrations, so if you're flying and hit major turbulence, the watch will still run smoothly.

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    4) GST-S300G-1A2 - The G-Steel Series is a must for anybody in need of a tough, good looking watch. It's 200g water resistant, has a hand shift feature (in case the hands get in the way of the digital face), and it has a Dual LED light, which means you'll be able to see the digital time even at night (a feature that's been heavily requested)!

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    3) GST-S120L-1A - Quite a few people seem to dislike stainless steel bands. Maybe they just don't like the feel. For those of you who prefer something a little more classic, the GST-S130L-1A has a brown, tough leather band.

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    2) GWN-Q1000-1A Another Master of G title here, the Gulfmaster already has the perfect excuse to be solar powered (you're out in the sun anyway, might as well charge the watch up)! This watch also includes a tide graph and a depth sensor, so it's perfect both on the water and while diving.

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    1) GW-9400-1 - A mainstay when it comes to most top ten lists, the Rangeman is the perfect tool for the great outdoors. With a compass, barometer, thermometer, and a whole lot more, while you're in the great outdoors, the watch will keep on charging.

     

    There you have it, these watches will keep on working. For our full range of Solar watches click this link

     

    And check out a video of all 10 Solar Watches here

     

    Until Next Time - Jimmy B

  • Top Ten Kids Casios for Christmas

    Topp Ten Kids Casio Watches for Christmas

     

    Shopping for kids can be a real pain (I know, I’ve got a few of my own). In this list, you’ll find the top 10 kids watches, which should make your lives a little easier. Oh, and don’t let the Baby-G label fool you. Unless specifically stated otherwise, these watches are fine for both genders to wear.

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    10) BG-169R-1DR – A classic digital look and a black band, this watch is easy to read and can also be used to remember phone numbers (a feature that’s exclusive to the BG-169 series.

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    9) BGA-180-2B2 – This watch is a great beginner watch if you want your child to learn how to read analogue watches (the arrows and markers are extra-large). It also has a tide graph, if your child is learning to surf.

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    8) BG-6903-2 – A watch for runners, this digital timepiece has an extra-large screen, which lets you see both the time and the stopwatch if needed.

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    7) BG-6901-1 – a thinner version of the DW-6900 series, this is great for smaller wrists. It’s also a precursor to the BG-6903 series, and has the extra-large screen so you can see the time better.

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    6) AW-590-1A – the first G-Shock on our list, we know despite our assurances, some boys just don’t feel comfortable wearing a Baby-G. This watch is one of the smaller analogue/digital combos, so it still fits on your child’s wrist without looking oversized.

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    5) BGA-240-7A – don’t be fooled by the title “ladies” watch. This time piece is perfectly fine for both genders. It’s the next generation of running watches, keeping the size of the digital screens, but making it wider to fit an analogue display as well.

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    4) BGA-190BE-2A – Kids love going to the beach, playing around in the sand. This watch with blue pastel colours, is tough enough for the most strenuous exercises, and is also 100m water resistant.

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    3) BA-110PP-1A – A spinoff from the G-Shock’s GA-110PP series, this punching pattern watch is perfect when you’re exercising, or just out on a hot day. The band has holes in it, letting air get through and keep your wrist from sweating too much.

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    2) BA-110DC-2A2 – A companion watch for the GA-110DC series, the band is a scratch resistant resin, but it looks more like a denim fabric band, so if you want to wear your jeans or denim shirt, you can easily accessorise.

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    1) BGA-225-7A – If your kids love camping, this watch is perfect. Known as the “Glamping” watch, it lets your kids camp in style, and has all sorts of useful features, such as a moon phase indicator, as well as a tide graph.

     

    Well that’s it for the Christmas gift ideas. To see a full list of Baby-Gs click Here, for a full list of G-Shocks click Here. To see what our customers think of our products and service, click this link.

    Finally, for a cool slideshow of this list, take a look at our video here

    Until Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Top 10 Casio Baby-G Watches for Boys

    Top 10 Casio Baby-G Watches for Boys

     

    It’s tough choosing a watch for your kids, they can be really picky! Lucky for you, we’re here to help – here are the top 10 Casio Baby-G watches that boys will love to wear!

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    10) BA-110DC-2A2 – Take a look at the picture above you. The band, the outside, everything looks like a denim! Nothing girly at all about this model, and it’s actually made from resin, which is scratch resistant.

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    9) BGA-180-2B – One of the latest Baby-G-Lide models, not only great to teach your kids to tell the time, as well as how high the tides are. If your boy’s learning how to surf, it’s a great tool to have.

     

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    8)  BG-6901-1– A black and gold watch is sure to be a favourite, this has an extra-large digital screen, so he can easily tell the time at a glance.

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    7) BG-6903-2 – An upgrade from the BG-6901 series, the BG6903 gets rid of the dials at the top of the screen, and splits the digital display in two, giving kids a great view of the sports watch if they are active and outdoors.

     

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    6) BG-169R-1 – A watch with something just a bit different, this model has a rare feature called the telememo, which lets you save a phone number straight to your watch.

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    5) BA-110BE-7A – This white and blue combo is part of the BA-110 series, which has an extra-large analogue display, and an easy to see digital screen as well. A smaller version of the GA-110 series.

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    4) BGA-240-7A – Another watch perfect for active kids, this new series keeps the extra-large digital windows, while adding an analogue component as well. Easy to read during the day, the hands and hour markers glow when exposed to light in the evening, so you’ll be able to see the time in any light conditions.

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    3) BA-110-1A – Another in the black and gold series, this watch is a miniature version of the GA-110GB-1A, so he can have the same as dad!

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    2) BA-110PP-1A – Taking an idea from the GA-110LP series, this model is part of the punching pattern series. The band has a mesh of small holes throughout it, letting the wrist breathe and avoiding too much sweat.

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    1) BGA-230-7B – A newcomer that’s been flying off the shelves, this is part of the Baby-G Unisex series. White with a large screen, the watch can be used to teach him about time differences as well, with a dual time display.

     

    There you have it, 10 Baby-Gs that every boy will love! For a look at all of our Baby-Gs click here.

     

    Until Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Top 10 Casio Baby-Gs for Christmas Gifts

    Top 10 Baby-Gs for Christmas

     

    Christmas is here! Check out the top 10 Casio Baby-G watches.

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    10) BGA-180-3B – This Baby-G Lide watch is a must for surfers, thanks to its tide graph and tide trend indicator. Other cool features include a moon phase indicator and a hand-shift feature allowing you to see the digital display unobstructed.

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    9) BG-169R-1DR – A rare telememo function means you can record phone numbers and addresses straight into the watch. An entirely digital screen makes it easy to see the time.

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    8) BA-110-7A3 – The kids sized version of the GA-110 series, this ana/digi combo watch is perfectly proportioned to let you see both the analogue and digital time.

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    7) BGA-230SC-4B – A cream coloured traveler’s watch, the BGA-230SC series contains a mini analogue watch display at the 9 o’clock position. This can be programmed to set the time in another country, and when you travel you can keep an eye on the time at home, as well as where you are right now.

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    6) BGA-195M-7A – White with a diamond-like golden background, this watch has been on people’s wish list for a long time. As with the previous watch, you can set two times on it, and the hands move out of the way if you can’t see the digital screen.

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    5) BA-110DC-2A3 – With a watch band designed to match your denim clothes, this watch keeps the scratch resistance of a resin band without looking cheap. It also has the added advantage of coming with a male watch, so if you’re buying this for your partner, you two can match!

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    4) BA-125-7A – A cool design, with the hour markers looking like the studs on a belt. This watch is sure to get attention! The band itself has an added sheen to it, making it stand out even more.

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    3) BA-111-1A – Black with pink hands and hour markers, this analogue/digital combo is an offshoot of the BA-110 series. It’s got a negative display with pink digital writing on a black background.

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    2) BG-6903-7C – A watch for runners, this fully digital model has an extra-large screen split into two, with the stopwatch being clearly visible for when you want to test yourself. To keep you on top of your game, the watch even has a memory capacity of 60 laps, so you can keep track of your progress.

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    1) BGA-151-7B – This classic analogue/digital combo watch is our most requested watch. The hands and hour markers are extra-lage and thick, making it easy to read. It also comes with shock resistance and a 100m water resistance.

     

    Well, there you have it. For a complete list of Baby-Gs click here, or if you’d like to see our top 10 gift ideas for G-Shocks, follow this link.

     

    Unsure about our products? Check out what our customers have to say here.

     

    Until Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Top Ten Casio G-Shocks for Christmas

    Top 10 Casio G-Shocks for Christmas

     

    Ho-Ho-Ho!!! With the BuyWatchesOnline 365 day returns policy our watches make the perfect presents and here's 10 we think you'll love! Ready to get a head start? Let’s get to it.

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    10) GST-S110-1A – This metallic watch not only looks good, it’s extremely tough and can withstand a lot of punishment. Not to mention the fact it’s a solar watch (which means no more having to change batteries)!

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    9) GWG-1000-1A3/GG-1000-1A3 – Okay I cheated a bit by putting them together... but it was just too hard to separate. Part of the Mudmaster series, the GG-1000 is the economical choice, while the GWG has more great features.

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    8) G-6900-1 – Sticking with the solar theme, the G6900-1 is a fully digital watch, based on the earliest G-Shock designs. It also includes a powerful backlight, letting you see the time even in total darkness.

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    7) GA-100-1A2 – Casio revolutionised the G-Shock watch with its first Extra-Large case model. As you can see, it’s got a much bigger face, so both the analogue and digital parts fit. If you’re not sure if you want an analogue or a digital watch, why not get a watch with both?

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    6) GA-110-1A – Taking customer advice into consideration, Casio redesigned the GA-100 to make this model. The digital screen is split into two parts again, but this time they’re at the top and bottom for enhanced visibility. As with the GA-100, these watches come with water resistance, shock resistance and even magnetic resistance! For athletes, there’s also a 1/1000-sec stopwatch, so you can tell how fast you’re running.

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    5) GA-110DC-1A – This offshoot of the GA-110 is a denim styled resin watch that’ll fit right in with your denim clothes. It keeps all the features you loved, while adding a band and motif doesn’t look cheap sitting on your wrist.

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    4) GA-700-2A – Another watch that’s revolutionising the combo watches, the GA-700 series has a dual LED light, which lights up both the analogue and digital screen – a feature that’s been requested for a long time. It also has a direct start button for the stopwatch, so you can skip searching through the modes.

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    3) GA-710GB-1A – Wanna bling up your watch? If you’re a fan of the GA-700 series but think it just looks too plain, the GA-710s are a cool alternative. This one in particular is black with gold surrounding it. Even the light button is gold.

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    2) GBA-400-1A9 – Long before Smart Watches became a fad, Casio had their own version. While this one doesn’t read your email, you can program it to change the songs on your phone’s playlist. It also comes with a free Shazam-like app, that’ll tell you all about any songs playing in the background.

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    1) GW-9400-1 – A mainstay on a lot of top ten lists, and for good reason. The Rangeman is known as a Master of G (a title only given to the best of the best). It comes with a compass, is solar powered, has a barometer and fully digital. If you want to go on a trip, this is a watch to get.

     

    For a full range of our G-Shocks click here. Or click here to see what others have to say about our watches. Until Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Showcasing the Casio Baby-G BGA-240 Series

    Take a Closer Look at the Casio Baby-G BGA-240 Series!

     

    Welcome back to our column, and today I’ll be highlighting a model that’s started to get a lot of attention lately – the BGA-240 Running Series. Now, this watch took over from the BG-6903 as the go-to female running watch. Though I have to say, even though it’s marketed as a female time piece, boys can wear some of these models as well. Ready to learn more about them? Let’s go.

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    First up is the BGA-240-1A1. As you can see from the picture above, it’s almost completely black, including the display, with the hands, hour markers, and digital numbers on the screen being white.

     

    If you’ve got (or seen somebody with) a GA-110 watch, or the new GA-700 series, then the screen setup will seem familiar, as it has the digital time and date split onto the top and bottom of the screen.

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    Next up, the BGA240-1A2. There’s not much to say about the look of the watch, as it’s identical to the 1A1 apart from the hour markers and band protectors being a lime green. Another thing these two watches have in common is they’re the only two in the series to feature a negative display – white digital numbers on a black background/display.

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    Now, remember I mentioned that boys can wear some of these watches? This next one is a girls only watch, the BGA240-4A. Yeah, that’s why, since it’s completely pink I doubt any boy will want to wear this watch, but girls love this model. The hands are a combination of hot pink and white, making them, as well as the hour markers easy to see.

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    Finally, we have the BGA-240-7A. As you can see, it’s exactly the same as the 1A, but with the colours swapped, so it’s got a white band, with black hour markers and hands. As mentioned before, The 4A and 7A have the normal screens that people are used to (black numbers on a white display).

     

    That’s just the looks though, so time to see what’s under the hood (so to speak). Now, the first thing you’ll definitely notice is that the watches are a combo analogue-digital. Not to worry though, unlike the early combos, the analogue and digital screens are a roughly similar size and it’s easy to see the time on both displays.

     

    I mentioned it’s a running watch, and it’s quite easy to see why. With the digital screens being split and pretty large, when you turn on the stopwatch you can easily see, not only the amount of time that you’re running, but at the top it’ll tell you how many laps you’ve done. A great training tool! On top of that, you can also save the records of up to 60 laps, letting you go over your times so you’ll know how much you need to improve.

     

    As an athlete’s watch, it’s important for the timepiece to be sturdy and capable of bouncing back from the usual scrapes and falls associated with sports. With shock resistance and 100m water resistance, this series won’t let you down.

     

    Thanks for reading. If you’re interested in the original BG-6903 Series then click here.

     

    Until Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Spotlighting the Casio GWN-Q1000 Series!

    The All New Casio Gulfmaster GWN-Q1000 Series.

     

    Ladies and gentlemen, for a long time now, the Frogman has gone unchallenged when it comes to diving watches. The sheer amount of sensors always kept it one step ahead of its competition. Not for long though, as he latest upgrade to Casio’s Gulfmaster series has thrown its hat into the ring.

     

    The GWNQ1000 has 5 models: The GWN-Q1000-1AGWN-Q1000-7AGWN-Q1000MC-1AGWN-Q1000MC-1A2 and the GWN-Q1000NV-2A. So if you’re fashion-conscious, you’re spoiled for choice.

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    Now, while the previous Gulfmasters had a triple-sensor installed, the GWN-Q1000 has the world’s first Quad sensor, which adds a depth sensor to the Gulfmaster series. You’ll not only be able to tell how deep you’ve been, but keep a log for future reference.

     

    That’s not all though, because the quad sensor actually improves the previous functions of the watch. For example, the compass. While usually you would have to have it on a flat surface in order to get the correct reading, the quad sensor compass compensates so even if you’re on a boat, you’ll get the most accurate reading. As a bonus, it can also be used to determine the tide and wind directions!

     

    Another upgraded feature is the barometer, which can now work in the water to not only tell the water temperature, but give you an early warning of when the atmosphere and water temperature will start to change.

     

    While the Previous models of the Gulfmaster had a tide graph, it looked more like a mini analogue watch, and some people complained that it didn’t give them an accurate picture. With the GWNQ series, Casio included a retrograde dial hand, which instantly switches back and forth to give you a more accurate picture of the changing weather conditions.

     

    All Casio watches come with a backlight, however with the GWN-Q1000s, it has a super illuminator. This means it’s so bright, you can use it to flag down lifesavers, the coast guard, anybody that’s willing to help.

     

    Finally, another first in the Gulfmaster series, these next-gen models have a sunrise/sunset indicator which, if you’re on a yacht, on a boat, or even if you’re a nature photographer, this feature is a must.

     

    Get the GWN-Q1000s at BuyWatchesOnline.com.au here and here.

    Until Next Time

    Jimmy B

  • Coming Soon: The Casio G-Shock GAS-100 Series!

    Take a Look at the All-New GAS-100 Series!

     

    It’s never too late to make improvements, and Casio has taken that message to heart with the GAS-100 Series.

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    Looking at these watches closely, if you think the models look familiar, it’s because they’re based on the old AW-590 and AW-591 Series. An analogue/digital combo watch, this series was a hit when it originally came out, due to the extra year of battery life (3 years compared to the 2 you’d usually get with the G-Shocks). So, what’s changed? A LOT! Let’s take a look.

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    First up is the GAS-100-1A. Now, as you can see from a side-by-side comparison, they look almost identical, with the GAS100-1A having larger hour markers, compared to the AW-590-1A. The resin band also looks a lot thicker in the GAS series, and they've done away with the dial at the top of the screen.

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    The GAS-100B-1A doesn’t really have a double, because it’s got a purely black motif. Where the AW-591-2A and AW-591-4A are blue and red respectively, the GAS100B-1A’s only colours are the grey buttons, as well as the shining metallic hands and hour markers.

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    If you’re after something a bit flashier, then it’ll be the GAS-100G-1A you’d want. The stainless-steel bezel, hands, and hour markers are all coloured gold, which makes the black band and display really stand out. But really, if that was all that was different, Casio wouldn’t have changed the model name, so let’s see what features have changed?

     

    First up is the introduction of a secondary backlight. Following the complaints people have had about how hard it is to see the digital display (particularly at night), Casio has rolled out a Dual LED Module which lights up not only the hands and hour markers, but also the digital screen. Thais means, whether you have a regular display or a negative one (white numbers on a black background), you’ll always be able to tell the digital time, day or night.

     

    This new module also added to the time zones the GAS-100s can show you. Whereas in the AW-590 and 591, the watch could show you the time in 29 time zones and 27 cities, the GAS-100 bumps the time zones to 31, and the cities to a whopping 48!

     

    Another new addition is the Hand Shift function. Let’s face it, the Digital screen can be a little small for some people, and with hands that thick, when they’re in the way you won’t be able to see the screen. So, simply activate the Hand Shift feature to move them out of the way, giving you a clear view of the Digital time.

     

    The next addition Casio gave is probably the most exciting if you want to upgrade your old AWs – the GAS-100 has a Tough Solar panel! That means, from now on you won’t need to change your batteries, just keep the watch near either natural or artificial light, and you’ll never have to worry again. And just so you’ll know when it’s time to step outside, these watches also come with a battery indicator, so you won’t have any nasty surprises.

     

    There you have it folks, the GAS-100 Series is coming soon to BuyWatchesOnline. Until that happens, check out the AW series here.

     

    See Ya Next Time – Jimmy B

  • Debunking the Myths About Diving Watches

    Debunking the Myths About the Dive Watch

    Ever since we’ve been able to acquire the Seiko range, we’ve had a tonne of questions about what the diving watches can and can’t do. That’s why I decided to research the most common myths and misconceptions. I was almost fooled by a few of these, so I hope this article will prove useful to you, especially if you want to buy a diving watch.

    First up is probably the most common (and the most dangerous) myth about the bezel, that the rotating bezel will help you track your remaining oxygen level. Now, this particular piece of misinformation was actually in a recent press release about diving watches! Let’s see where it’s wrong...

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    First thing you need to realise, is while the bezel is versatile, it’s not exactly smart. All it does is track how much time has passed, and even then only up to an hour. You could be looking at your watch for the whole hour, and STILL empty out your tank, because what matters most is your submersible pressure gauge. Don’t know what that is? I don’t blame you, I didn’t either. Basically, it tells you how much air pressure is left in your scuba tank. And if you breathe too quickly, it may not take an hour to empty it out!

    The other thing about this myth is the word Oxygen. See, if you’re a diver, you know that you actually breathe compressed air. This has, maybe 20% oxygen, over 75% nitrogen, as well as some other gasses. That’s because it’s impossible to breathe pure oxygen when you’re even 6m under the water. So unless watch companies figure out how to fit a pressure gauge inside the watch face, you can use the bezel to time your dive, or decompression stops, but you can’t keep track of how much AIR you have left.

    Moving right along, the next myth is that a bright dial helps enhance visibility underwater.

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    I’m not ashamed to tell you, I used to believe it as well! Now, this myth is actually the fault of one watch brand - Doxa. See, back in 1969, the designer of the Doxa Sub 300 decided to see which dial colour stayed visible in a murky lake.

    While orange won that challenge, the main problem is the use of a lake, since they’re nowhere near as deep as the seas divers jump into. When you’re in the water, it ends up absorbing the colours, the further down you go. Red and orange are the first to go, at 4.6M. After that, the dial will just look grey.

    While the colours that last longest are blue and yellow, that’s not even the point. The most legible underwater watches are the ones with the most contrast between the face and the hands. If you’ve got a watch with a black dial and really thick white hands (such as this one), you’ll be able to see the time pretty much throughout your whole dive!

    Moving on: A vented strap ensures your wrist can breathe. If you’re not sure what a vented strap is, have a look at our Citizen and Seiko watches.

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    Notice the rubber straps? That’s probably one of the smartest innovations in watch history and, ironically, they have nothing to do with the watch itself.

    See, when you dive, your wet suit tightens to your body. But if you wear a normal watch that’s got either a cloth strap, or normal rubber straps, they don’t take up the slack. The band loosens, and it sort of flops on your wrist (making it easy to lose).

    Vented (also known as accordion) rubber straps, that are found on Citizen and Seiko’s diving watches (and actually first created by Seiko), take up the slack once the wetsuit tightens, and so the watch stays tight. Now, remember that’s VENTED straps, which are quite different from the Punching Pattern Casio Series. THOSE have holes designed to let your wrist breathe.

    Next up: A helium release valve will allow you to dive deeper. Right, this one actually inspired a lot of research, since I didn’t even know dive watches HAD a helium release valve! Here it is below.

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    Now, this valve doesn’t actually come with all diving watches, in fact, they’re extremely rare. They started up in the late 1960s, when divers wearing Rolex watches found that the crystals on their timepiece kept exploding due to helium buildup. So, that seemed like a simple solution to just add a release valve that had a good rubber gasket and a strong spring. That’s LITERALLY all a Helium Release Valve is.

    The valve itself was meant to relieve pressure but only in DRY environments. If you’re in an underwater habitat, then yes you’ll find it useful. But if you’re a scuba diver? Don’t bother wasting your money just because a function sounds cool. It won’t help you dive deeper.

    OK this next one is really useful! The myth is that 100M of water resistance isn’t enough for diving. Let’s face it, most people asking questions about water resistance want the ones that have 200m. Casio even has a chart on its site stating that only 200m Diving watches can
    be used when Scuba Diving.

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    This myth was disproved by an organization called PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). They explained that if you have a basic open water certificate, you should only dive down to 20M. Advanced certificates go up to 40M, but that’s still nowhere near 100 to 200m. You simply won’t need to dive that far, so a 100m water resistance watch will easily do. Heck, it’ll probably be slimmer and more light weight!

    Here’s a fun one! If you flail your arms underwater, you add to the water pressure on the watch! That one actually made me laugh because, if you think about it, according to this myth you need to keep your arms completely still when diving... Kind of hard to get back up afterwards isn’t it?

    The truth is, no matter how much you swing your arms underwater, the pressure on the machinery inside won’t increase. Hell, according some research, your arms would need to move at 51K/PH... If you could go that quickly, you should be in the Olympics instead of wasting your talents at diving!

    Finally, the biggest myth of all... Divers wear diving watches. Now, if you only look at press releases, and photos accompanying promotions, you’d think this was true. That a diving watch is a must for divers.

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    Hell, before I started my research, I thought it was a no-brainer myself. Well, I was wrong.

    See the truth is, if you go on to a diving boat with a lot of professional divers, 99% of the time, you won’t see them wearing a watch. Instead, they’ll be wearing a diving computer. In the
    1990s, when diving watches evolved into diving computers, those were, and still are, considered state of the art. They can calculate your depth, the amount of nitrogen you’re receiving, and the number of decompression stops you’ve made. You didn’t need to carry around laminated tables or do the math in your head (which is REALLY hard under water!

    Now, that being said, a dive watch is still useful, since it can be used as a backup, in case your computer stops working (if you’ve had Microsoft Windows, you know just how often that can happen).

    Also, the watch is good for timing things a dive computer isn’t. Such as swim distances while navigating, safety stops, and that’s all below the surface. Spinning the rotating bezel can help you keep tracks of boat rides, and the intervals where you went up to the surface for a while.

    So, there you have it. Diving watches are pretty useful, but don’t get caught up in the myths.

    Until Next Time - Jimmy B.

  • Top 10 Casio Watches For Dad

    Top 10 Casio Watches for Dad

     

    It’s that time of year! The one where you thank your dad for not kicking you out of the house! So if you really want to show your appreciation, maybe one of these Casio watches will help! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 Casio Watches for Father’s Day!

     

    10) ESK-300GL-1AV

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    As you can see, this is a dress watch suitable for work as well as casual get-togethers. Comfortable on the wrist, the leather band is almost unscratchable, and it’s even 100m waterproof!

     

    9) GWG-1000-1A

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    If your dad wants something special, a limited edition watch is the way to go. The Mudmaster is one of the few Master of G watches that’s still available to buy in Australia, and it’s fully Solar Powered!

     

    8) GST-S130BD-1A

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    The G-Steels offer even more protection than a regular G-Shock watch (which is really saying something)! This model has a black stainless steel band and bezel, and is one of the few watches to have a dual LED Backlight, so you can see both the Analogue and Digital time at night.

     

    7) GW-A1100-1A3

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    The Gravity Master is almost as advanced as the Mudmaster! It even has a GPS Uplink which can automatically update the time depending on which country and city you’re in

     

    6) EQB-501XDB-1A

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    Another Edifice that’s quickly becoming popular, the EQB-501XDB-1A is Casio’s answer to the Smart Watch craze. Only giving you the features you really need, this watch will automatically connect to the internet every 4 hours to make sure it’s showing the exact time. It’s also Solar Powered, so dad won’t have to keep bothering with replacing batteries.

     

    5) GA-700-1A

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    If your dad likes to stay fit, chances are he’ll want to challenge himself often. The GA-700 does just that with a target time alarm! He can set himself a time limit for his lap and then try to beat it! And since this watch shows 1stand 2nd place, you can race against dear old dad!

     

    4) G-9300-1

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    A watch for the dad that works in demolition, or even just one with a dirty job. Resistant to mud, the watch is also solar powered and includes a digital compass, so you won’t get lost (even if dad has a horrid sense of direction J)

     

    3) GD-350-1BDR

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    Alarms can either be too loud or too soft. Either they’ll distract people around you, or you won’t even hear them. The GD-350-1B solves this problem since it’ll actually vibrate against your wrist when the alarm goes off. Less intrusive, and if dad needs to take meds, it’ll remind him while leaving anybody else in the dark.

     

    2) GA-100-1A2

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    The original Extra-Large case series, the watch was the first of its kind to give the G-Shocks magnetic resistance, as well as a 1/1000-sec stopwatch, with a speed indicator. If your dad wants a simple watch that’ll look good, and be very well protected, you can’t go wrong with the GA-100 series.

     

    1) GW-9400-1

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    One of Casio’s most popular models, if dad likes going out, hiking, exploring, or simply wants a watch with just about any sensor he can think of, the Rangeman is the way to go!

     

    There you have it. Treat your dad nicely this Father’s Day!

     

    Until Next Time – Jimmy B.

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