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Casio rules the realm of affordable and digital, and there's no shortage of Youtube praise for the obscenely feature-packed AE-1200WH, the nostalgic A-158W and A-168W, or the bantam legend F-91W.

But the internet seems a little quieter about the watch that is, for my tastes, the sweetest of the bunch: the W-800H. Allow me to sing its praises.

  • A little more robust, more water resistant, more fully-featured, and with a longer battery life than the F-91.
  • Smaller and not as ugly as the AE-1200, and it actually doesn't look silly on a Nato (sorry Casio Royale fans!).
  • More comfortable on the wrist than the steel-bracelet models.
  • Way cheaper than a G-Shock, and it will happily put up with being dropped or tossed against a wall. If it does break, $15 will get you a new one.
  • All the features you need for a daily beater or travel companion: alarm, chrono, dual time zones, full calendar, and a great light.

I have watches that cost nearly 200 times more, but I never get tired of the W-800H. For me, it's the king of affordable digital watches. Enjoy these photos of mine.

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I do like the thick acrylic crystal, the 100M resistance, and the display. But after the strap broke I had trouble replacing it. The only thing that fits it is the standard Casio replacement strap which is slightly smaller.

Unfortunately you can't use the great thick spring bars in the original strap because it had a paper-thin covering around the bars.

Great watch with a very poorly designed strap.
 

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I do like the thick acrylic crystal, the 100M resistance, and the display. But after the strap broke I had trouble replacing it. The only thing that fits it is the standard Casio replacement strap which is slightly smaller.

Unfortunately you can't use the great thick spring bars in the original strap because it had a paper-thin covering around the bars.

Great watch with a very poorly designed strap.
I haven't tried other two-piece straps, but I've successfully used 18mm Nato straps on mine. But I agree, with those tiny lugs it's a bit of a pain to work with.
 

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All Casios in general boast the same feature, with a few modelas come with special feature like shock resistant (G Shock) that you'll never put to the test (unless you intentionally jump onto a concrete surface - like a carport for example - from 30 feet wrist first.
 

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  • Smaller and not as ugly as the AE-1200, and it actually doesn't look silly on a Nato (sorry Casio Royale fans!).
It actually looks a bit silly because of the small lug size compared to the watch body. That and you have to go for thinner springbars or thinner nato straps or both to make it fit because of how little gap there is between the springbars and the watch. I have it on a nato though as the original strap cracked.
 

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Looks nice in the photos. Not so nice when you see it in real life.
I liked the clear crystal of it and that's all i liked. The watch is silly thick and looks big and boring. The viewing angle of the lcd is limited. This makes the watch look even cheaper. Clearly i prefer the f91 over it.
I also tried the countdown hack. Worked for a week but then the watch started to randomly reset the time and the lcd started to blink every second. I will not try to fix it. It is garbage.
 

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Looks nice in the photos. Not so nice when you see it in real life.
I liked the clear crystal of it and that's all i liked. The watch is silly thick and looks big and boring. The viewing angle of the lcd is limited. This makes the watch look even cheaper. Clearly i prefer the f91 over it.
I also tried the countdown hack. Worked for a week but then the watch started to randomly reset the time and the lcd started to blink every second. I will not try to fix it. It is garbage.
Good points. But I actually like the watch, unmolested, with the exception of the band.

It's crazy that someone actually figured out that there was a hidden feature. lol
 

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Looks nice in the photos. Not so nice when you see it in real life.
I liked the clear crystal of it and that's all i liked. The watch is silly thick and looks big and boring. The viewing angle of the lcd is limited. This makes the watch look even cheaper. Clearly i prefer the f91 over it.
I also tried the countdown hack. Worked for a week but then the watch started to randomly reset the time and the lcd started to blink every second. I will not try to fix it. It is garbage.
Not to mention the buttons that will get stuck due to dirt and residue after 2-3 years. I can't fathom why anyone would consider that sucker when Casio has other selections costing as much but more pleasant to the eyes, and better usability too. Like this WS-1000H with sphere crystal and fumble free operation:

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Not to mention the buttons that will get stuck due to dirt and residue after 2-3 years. I can't fathom why anyone would consider that sucker when Casio has other selections costing as much but more pleasant to the eyes, and better usability too. Like this WS-1000H with sphere crystal and fumble free operation:

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You have a great point. If one is just willing to go into the round case territory, there are so many more Casio options.
I grew up with the square cases. I like both styles, however.
 

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Not to mention the buttons that will get stuck due to dirt and residue after 2-3 years. I can't fathom why anyone would consider that sucker when Casio has other selections costing as much but more pleasant to the eyes, and better usability too. Like this WS-1000H with sphere crystal and fumble free operation:
Dude, they're $15 digital watches. We're just having fun here. Take a breath deep breath!
 

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Looks nice in the photos. Not so nice when you see it in real life.
I liked the clear crystal of it and that's all i liked. The watch is silly thick and looks big and boring. The viewing angle of the lcd is limited. This makes the watch look even cheaper. Clearly i prefer the f91 over it.
I also tried the countdown hack. Worked for a week but then the watch started to randomly reset the time and the lcd started to blink every second. I will not try to fix it. It is garbage.
I believe the thickness is needed to fit a bigger battery for the 10-year claim, given its larger display, more functionality and muuuuch stronger backlight, when compared to F91w.
 
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