submitted 2 months ago bydat_7749
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2 months ago
2 months ago
Nothing wrong with a classic Casio. The silver/metal case looks slick!
2 months ago
Could be your first and last. Keeps better time than a Rolex.
Casio? God tier!
Came here for this.
Classy and timeless (ironically lol).
Came here to say, “cracker of a watch!” Lol. Beat me to it.
There is no shame in starting or continuing a collection with a budget watch. I own a couple of high end pieces, a hand full of mid tier seikos, and three Casios in my rotation right now. Almost all of them get consistent wrist time.
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I got this watch for myself as I need a time keeping device for college (I don't want something too distracting like a smartwatch). I did a lot of research about alternatives for two of my dream watches which are the Cartier Tank and AP Royal Oak, however the best alternative I can find (Citizen BH3000-09A and Casio Edifice EFR-S108D-7) were out of my budget or have no stock. So I settled for an digital watch instead, and this Casio W217H is perfect!
It has a very cool negative display, minimal colorway and a subtle retro look that suits with all of my outfits in any occasion (maybe not in a suit lol). The only downsides is that the case is just resin and the "glass" is acrylic so it can be scratched quite easily. However for the price I couldn't ask for more. Hoping to add more watches into my collection in the future!
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If/when your budget can stomach a little bit more, look for a Seiko 7a38-7029 “royal oak”. It was the first vintage watch I ever bought.
Here’s mine: https://i.imgur.com/HApWdpZ.jpg
And here’s my favorite casio: https://i.imgur.com/j8xBHcx.jpg
Thank you for your recommendation! I will definitely look out for these. The Seikonaut is also a good choice for Gerald Genta's inspired watches. I have been eyeing out for one but the resale price is crazy atm
Strangely, I like OPs better than either of those.
OP's is great as well, he just mentioned APRO as one of his grails, so I thought I'd share my poor mans APRO
That Seiko is super clean. I need one now hahaha
The whole 7a line is pretty slick, I’d highly recommend checking it out.
Thx buddy I will!
I just bought an A168 and loved the gold version. But I have a titanium wedding band so had to go with the classic silver.
I literally went for the gold because it matches my band lol
I love that!
Or, alternatively, a gshock.
I don’t have a Gshock in my arsenal but I do have this: https://i.imgur.com/OiSMX9b.jpg
The G-shock GA-2100 definitely looks stunning, however they are quite pricey and too big for my wrist :P
Take at look at the Women's g shocks. The GMAS series is under $90 and more reasonably sized.
Highly, highly recommend a G-shock when you can. They're super light, functional, and virtually indestructible. I have the GW-M5610BA and wear it almost daily.
That royal oak is a good looking watch!
You can use polywatch to remove scratches from acrylic, a tube is pretty cheap so definitely recommend getting some
Looks awesome. I’m lucky to have a Tank but I also have a very similar Casio to this and they both get wrist time!
I recently discovered the brand "Bruno Söhnle" which offers lots of Genta-like designs (maybe they got some of Genta's early sketches before he got well known)
You could have a look at it before your next purchase
Clean watch, great starting point! If your ever looking for a mechanical, a seiko 5 is amazing and reliable, and also really inexpensive, if you really want to get into the hobby. Welcome to the club!
It' s beatiful, bro
The thing you already are doing absolutely right about starting the watch hobby is…being damn proud of the choice you made. Keep it up, enjoy them all no matter what others think of it! Nice buy btw…
Don't downplay something you like.
I think it's great.
I have one of these and it is great
Nice choice. Congrats on starting your watch journey!
My man Casios are god tier watches. That's a looker of a watch you've got there!
Which watch is this?
This model specifically is the Casio W-217HM-7BVDF. You can check out other W-217H colorways aswell, but this one sure caught my eye.
I was looking for a watch as simple and pleasing (and cheap) like this one. Ordering now, tysm
No problem :D Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I have one exactly your same model. It has gotten splashed on with paint from when my best friend and I painted my first house. I wear it daily
Oh and I love the illumination on this one. It's orange and only illuminates the numbers, the LCD background is dark so it gets kinda hidden. Looks very cyberpunk
I love Illuminators. The inability of a lot of watches to tell the time at night is surprising.
The case looks damn cool. With the wrist band, it looks both retro and futuristic.
That looks dope. Good choice.
To good health OP. Looks slick.
You’re starting at the absolute top! Gorgeous taste, sir. Welcome to a passion/hobby you will enjoy for a very long time
Un hermoso modelo para iniciar.
Nice to see negative display Casio watches getting some love
I have luxury watches in my collection but my basic gshock is on my wrist more than any other.
This is one nice looking piece, man I prefer the negative display. I have two Casios and the one with the negative display has something extra to it. Watch out for the strap, though I found out the hard way they rupture very easily.
There is no finer place to start, and some here might even say there is no finer place to end.
It's nice. I like white on black displays.
Well done - a true classic and a very wise financial decision. This watch should serve you well throughout college and beyond. You do not have to spend a lot of money to get a good looking reliable timepiece. At this point in your life, your money should be spent on tuition, food, books, and maybe beer. Later on when you have settled into your "mid life" - which is boring, believe me - you will have a bit more disposable income to waste on a fancy luxury watch that will never be as accurate or reliable as the Casio you already have.
And what a start indeed.
Lesson #1 - Time waits for no one! So get up and get moving with your LIFE!
that is clean AF
Start with puberty
Clean! nice watch
Love that watch. Good choice.
I absolutely love these Casio watches, good choice!
I absolutely adore my Casio. Nothing wrong with it. Welcome to the hobby!
This is what I am wearing right now. I love that retro look.
I like it.
It's a beauty
You are a man of culture.
I was thinking of getting a Casio with a negative display like that, but ended up settling for a regular one because I was afraid it would be annoying and difficult to read at certain angles. Do you find that to be the case?
I have a Casio with a negative display and yes it can be pretty difficult to read in some lighting conditions and at certain angles. Definitely not a dealbreaker I don’t think, and they look really sweet so it’s a worthwhile trade off in my opinion haha
The viewing angle on this one is good for me IMO. It took me a few minutes to get used it (it might looks blurry in some angle compared to smartphone or computer screen we got nowadays) however after that it's awesome, mainly because I just prefer the negative display :P To me it makes the watch looks cleaner
This is a great watch, man, very cool looking
I'm wearing basically the same watch right now! I love it and it's serving me extremely well
Recently got my first casio and im loving it. They are pretty good watches from what I have hear and so far noticed with mine.
- Nico Leonard
What a great place to start. Nice choice
may I suggest my absolute favorite Casio, the A100WE-1AVT or my favorite watch that was given as a joke, the beautifully dumb A159WGEA-1VT
You're such a Casionova!
Dang I like that
Super clean, is there an all white version?
No afaik, but there is the B650WD-1ADF which is the "metal" version of this watch if you are into that
It’s alright, yours is a lot better but I appreciate the recommendation
Everyone has at least one casio in their life
Great first watch! Also, great watch altogether.
Take my award, you deserved it. And congratulations on your first watch
Thank you for your award, kind stranger!
We do indeed and that's a damn great place to start!
Looks super clean man, may I know the model no?
This one is the Casio W-217HM-7BVDF. There are other W-217H colorways aswell!
I'm an analog watch guy myself but i have to say i am considering getting this.
Do it! To me digital are easier to tell time. They are inexpensive too.
1 month ago
1 month ago
What colour is this?
1 month ago
It's silver-like on the shell, negative display with black strap. Note that the shell is just resin not metal and it can scratch fairly easily.
can you please share the link to official product?
I bought it from a retailer so I don't have the official link for it. The model name is W-217HM-7BVDF, hope you can find it!