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Casio AE-1200WH-1AVEF
Casio AE-1200WH-1AVEF.
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Casio AE-1200WH-1AVEF

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Well doesn't this look technical, almost like something a certain secret agent would use as a tracking device in a certain movie series! The Casio AE-1200WH is fairly resistant to varying environments, displays dual time and time zones on a world map, and it's also lightweight with a 10-year battery life. Oh, and it's not terribly expensive.

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Well doesn't this look technical, almost like something a certain secret agent would use as a tracking device in a certain movie series! The Casio AE-1200WH is fairly resistant to varying environments, displays dual time and time zones on a world map, and it's also lightweight with a 10-year battery life. Oh, and it's not terribly expensive.

About that agent stuff: the AE-1200WH was dubbed the Casio Royale for its resemblance to the Seiko watch used by Roger Moore in Octopussy. The real G757-5020 Sports 100 is long out of production so maybe it can be mentioned. We doubt it's a case of plagiarism: this Casio was released in 2012, 30 years after the movie. They would have copied it a long time ago if that was the plan.

The suffix 1AVEF means the color code (1 means Black, A means a normal positive display), and VEF for Export / European version. The various regions are most often just packaged a bit differently, and the manual language varies.

Technical Specs

Casio wristwatches have so much in common that finding the right one for you may be difficult. Here are some simple facts:

  • Width: 42.1 mm
  • Height: 45.0 mm
  • Thickness: 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 39 g
  • Battery / Life: CR2025 / 10 years
  • Water Resistance: 10 BAR / 100 m
  • Made in China
  • Module: 3299

Features

These are features that may require clarification and may not be found on all models:

World Time

In the regular timekeeping mode, the watch shows your local date and time. The time zone is highlighted on the map in case you have forgotten where you are. You can choose three other cities to be rotated into the display in this mode. Your home time is always displayed by the digital "hands".

Additionally, the World Time mode allows you to easily check the time in 48 cities.

Countdown Timer

The timer can be set with 1-second increments for up to 24 hours. Curiously, this model shows 1/10 seconds when running.

Stopwatch

Stopwatch with 1/100th precision up to 24 hours. Displays elapsed time and can be toggled for split times and 1st and 2nd places.

The split time in Casio watches means freezing the elapsed time on the screen while the stopwatch keeps running in the background. E.G. if you run 1:36 laps with a steady pace, your first split time will be 1:36, the second one 3:12, then 4:48, and so on.

Alarm Clock / Hourly Signals

You can set hourly time signals on or off, and the watch has five alarms that can be set to alert once or repeat each day.

Calendar to the year 2099

You don't have to check the date setting of this watch each month: leap years, Februaries, and Biblical events are covered for a very long time – automagically.

Backlight

This watch has two amber-colored LEDs for viewing in the dark. The Afterglow can be set to 1.5 or 3 seconds. Higher-end models of today have something they call the Super Illuminati but this one is just fine.

Made by Casio

The first invention by Tadao Kashio was the yubiwa pipe: a ring that allows you to smoke a cigarette hands-free and all the way to the end. Tobacco was expensive in war-torn Japan (because WWII), and people had their hands full of work, so this was exactly what the market wanted. With the profits from the pipe, Kashio could fund the development of Casio's first electro-mechanical calculator.

High intelligence and flair for business combined with this sort of diligence could not have led to anything but the success Casio has achieved. The company has been the first mover too many times to mention. Let's skip the list this time.

Being the first mover has not sacrificed quality: many people still use Casio wristwatches they bought 40 years ago, and they have gained the trust of NASA, numerous special (and non-special) forces, law enforcement, paramedics, and so on. Another long list. The TL;DR is that all of these are damn good, pick any one you like!

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