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Watch lovers tend to appreciate watches starting at a young age. I was extremely involved with the features that each watch had aside from it telling the time. Features such as the calendar, timer, alarm, and chronograph kept me comfortable in the knowledge that I had these tools at my disposal if I needed them.
I then started getting watches with such amazing for me at the time functions like a calculator, thermometer, or a world timer. I liked to mix and match the models to find the one that had the most features I wanted.
Those with the most features always seemed to be a bit more than my dad wanted to spend -which was fine as there is only so much that a kid needs I needed something to look forward to right? So for a huge chunk of my life, I was a dedicated Casio watch lover. At that point in my life I never did get that holy grail Casio watch that was bundled with all the cool features and technologies — until now that is.
I finally got that dream Casio watch I always wanted, and I have to admit it is damn satisfying. Its major claim to fame is its relatively thin size and complete list of features and functions. In fact, Casio watches are some of the best values around, period. One of the pictures I took has the Pathfinder watch next to a card that comes with it that list out the major draws.
What a list! I know it by heart as I keep mentioning it to people when I have them force them t0 check out the watch on my wrist. Let me tell you this. The main screen is very well designed, and is a result of Casio figuring out what to do best after years of trials. The most important function — telling the time- is done in a larger size and right in the middle.
So many other watches like this push the time out of the way. The calendar functions sit above and below the time, with the moon phase being off to the left side. Other details on the face include information about daylight savings time DST , the state of the battery and whether the watch is in power savings mode.
Casio, I have to give it to you, you have probably the best watch instruction manuals on the planet. Not Casio. With them you get a well written, clear guide to operating your watch. Look at the picture of the watch sitting on the manual. Pretty thick the English language section is still about pages , but purposeful. As I said, the layout of the buttons and information on the Pathfinder watch is really well done. The sections on the LCD display are cleverly used for several purposes.
For example, the area with the smaller pixels used to tell the date is also used as the graph for the barometric pressure. The dial and screen is interesting to look at closely. Along with all the detail, you really appreciate everything that the watch does. The outermost ring is a rotating bezel, which is mostly used for navigational purposes in combination with the compass.
There are little micro clicks, but it moves pretty smoothly. The bezel is a bit easy to move out of place and tricky recenter perfectly, but then again it adds a level of precision to the functionality.
The first part of the screen itself is the solar panel. Moving in more is a thin ring. In the default mode this helps you count the seconds in an analog manner, but also is used for such functions as the compass and others. On the main dial you see a small sectioned orb on the top left, that is the moon phase display, and at the lower part of the dial is the special graph for the tide chart.
Lots to play with and keep you occupied all it needs now are games to play with. This goes along with the radio controlled part. These two features are very welcome and work particularly well in the PAWT. Casio has had year to improve and polish these functions, and it shows. The solar panel is charged by any light, not just the sun. The brighter the light, the faster it charges. At full charge the watch will last a long time, months really. Still, the watch is stingy with power, which is good.
If the watch is out of light for long enough, it goes into power saving mode. This means the entire screen turns off, even though the watch is still technically on. It does this to save power.
If you are wearing the watch and this happens, you just need to press and button to turn the screen back on. Alternatively, the moment the watch is exposed to any light, it automatically turns back on this is really cool. As for the atomic clock aspect of the watch, things work equally well.
The watch has an antenna built in the top of the watch for this purpose. It will bore you to cover this more I am sure, but this is a well integrated function of the watch and results in making sure that the watch is always very accurate as it syncs with the atomic clock located in Fort Collins, CO, here in the states.
Looking at the watch itself again, you have something that is very comfortable to wear — surprisingly so for the size. Like I said, this is a very thin version of the Casio Pathfinder watches, and it shows.
Further, the titanium bracelet makes the watch quite light. Plus the bracelet is tapered so that it is not too thick all the way around an important feature. The triple locking deployment is easy to use and smooth. Yes, it does have its share of plastic, but none of the materials are cheap feeling. At about 50mm wide, the case is big though it wears smaller than it looks. The large flat case stays solidly on the top of your wrist and does not slide around I am happy to say. From a style standpoint this watch is all tech looking.
Men will love the design. When watch geeks are in the presence of watch geeks — show this awesome tool off — when women are around you can hide it under your sleeve unless you are hiking or doing outdoors activities then you might look cool, or at least well prepared. Personally I am very happy with this watch, and it satisfies me in a very primal way.
Few watches I have feel so right on my wrist, even if they are more classy and feature more exotic materials and manufacturing. Perhaps is it a vestige of when I was a kid and am now just so happy to have the coolest watch around on my wrist?
Or is it something else? Does Casio have some special watch making formula that just beats everyone else when it comes to immediate gratification and utility? Which brings me to a final point. Casio builds these watches in volumes that would cripple most other brands — millions of units as opposed to thousands or even just hundreds. For that reason so much effort is put into basic user functionality and enjoyment, because the watch has to work for, and appeal to so many people. This is what I mean by a highly refined watch, and this is what you get with the Casio Pathfinder.
It is a watch perfectly suited for telling you the time plus lots of other appreciate information in a reliably and most important enjoyable way. For all that, it gets my aBlogtoRead. Buy this Casio Pathfinder watch directly from Casio here. See all Casio Pathfinder watch models from Casio here. April 27, Related Articles.
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