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5 awesome Casio watches you never see

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Usually when people think of Casio watches they think things like the F-91W and G-SHOCK. That's not what these are.

Instead, what we have here are most likely watch models from Casio you have never seen before. There are actually quite a few, but these are the ones that stuck out to me as looking pretty darned good.

Starting with the model seen above is the Casio Oceanus OCW-T200S-2AJF. Looks like a classy dress piece, but it is so much more than that. It's solar, has Bluetooth mobile link and atomic timekeeping. Heck, it even has a Daylight Savings Time indicator too at the 6 o'clock index. This is one of Casio's best examples of loading a watch chock full of tech while at the same time keeping the look simple and classy.

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Casio EFR-S108D-1AVUEF

A much simpler and much more affordable model compared to the Oceanus mentioned above, but with one huge advantage that's printed right on the dial. Sapphire crystal.

The sapphire on this Edifice model is a big deal because that means it's very scratch resistant. Some guys spend a ton of money to get it, but on this Casio it's not expensive at all. And with this you get supremely good legibility from the thick hands and index markers.

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Casio MTD-1079D-1A3VCF

Super Illuminator night light? Yes. Proper unidirectional rotating bezel? Yes. Day-date complication? Yes. 100m water resistance? Yes. Cool looking red second hand? Yes. Easy-to-read hands and markers? Yes.

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Casio EFR-543BK-1A9VUDF

This Edifice model, simply put, just looks cool. Instead of the typical shiny stainless steel case and bracelet you get a darker charcoal look, and that agrees with the gold accents very nicely. Legibility is still very good from the fencepost style hour and minute hands.

Oh, and yes, this is a chronograph model.

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Casio Edifice EF-550D-7AVDF

Yeah, this Edifice model is a bit nuts. Absolutely not your typical Casio, but that's what's cool about it.

This first thing to mention is that it's not as big as it looks. It appears to be an over-50mm monster, but actually has a case size of 47mm. The link design on the bracelet is so different on this one with an almost dragon scale like appearance. The outer two rings of the dial do have a radial pattern.

Is this watch all show? Hardly. It does have a screw-down case back for proper 100m water resistance and all 3 subdials with their multi-levels are 100% functional. And although I guaranteed you missed this, there is a date complication at the bottom left just above the 7 o'clock marker.

A ton of effort went into the design just to make everything on the dial be functional and work correctly. And because it's Casio Edifice, everything will work well - and that includes the second ticking which will line up with every marker properly just as it should.

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