There are many who avoid watches for they can’t afford costly watches; neither willing to go the inexpensive side thinking of the quality. For them, the Casio WS300 watches are a good choice. They never need a careful handling and are built for the long, rough hauls. Everything you get with it comes neatly packed, tucked and trimmed to the point of excellence; this is the kind of watch that survives fires and falls with maybe a small scar on the face to tell the story.
The Casio Protrek Watches, for example! Those into the sports arena for 10 years or more must have spotted it right away; it brings together all elements essential to survive abusive usage, dirt and sand. An ideal mix of slim, compact dimensions and a-grade components keep things out of harm’s way. Unflinching accuracy, minimal adjustments, high legibility and automatic EL backlight illumination makes it an all-time watch and we didn’t speak about the 330 feet water resistance yet! The 10-lap memory stopwatch can be used to serve a lot of purposes (figure them out, be creative), the second time display- you can set the ana/digi times independently.
From the commercial aspect, this is a non-US version. The black WS-300-1BV is a hard to find item. It’s kind of good news that the trusty, unstoppable WS300 has returned; the bad news is, not for long.
To answer again why the Casio Edifice Solar men’s watch makes a wise choice, the first thing one should note is it’s a watch that asks nothing of the owner. It’s always there, quietly doing whatever job it has been assigned, sits super comfortable and accurate, to the mark!
For the dual-time, the crown controls the hands while the LCD-bound operations (alarm; digital DST switch; 10-hour stopwatch, 10-lap memory, the second time, hourly time signal) are button dependent. The backlit illuminator is automatic.
About using it for sports, the watch’s lap memory is a great help to anyone into any form of racing. The old race looks thus never got updated and that probably called for its discontinuation. The last few pieces are lying around and are a great way to tell Casio is not only about large digital displays and dials! It retains the full ana/digi EL from the older days of electronic watch-making and a feature that was quite sensational back then – the Casio Edifice Marine!
Suits a wide range of ages and backgrounds; from the high-school student to the pro-cyclist trying to better his timing or the outdoor hobbyists and off-road drivers competing through mud and sand. But then again, no problem even if you are working in the bar or in the lab!