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Here's my circa ~1988 TGW-10 "Tri-Graph" - my daily beater for 20 years until I bought my first G-Shock in 2007 (a GW-002KA-3V). I really like the first sub-dial which shows the time in analog form with digital hands. Unfortunately, I can't wear it anymore because the resin case has 2 or 3 rotted/stripped threads which don't really hold the case back in place. I hadn't bought another non-G-Shock Casio until just this year when I saw a retro-looking 168 model in gun metal gray with a negative display (A168GG-1B).
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Great thread! :)

I managed to get four in the shot, oldest left to right (I think);

50QS-17 circa 1979 (must get this a new battery)
DW-5200C-1 circa 1984 (probably as close as I will get to an initial release on my budget)
DBC-610 circa 1985 - early databank model in vgc, works like a charm - one of my better purchases
W-14 circa '87-88 - this was actually the first Casio bought for me as a young kid. The original module is dead as is the original strap, I've recently resurrected it with F91 module (very tight fit) and Casio stainless band
 

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My oldest Casio, still on my drawer is this one, a VDB100 bought in San Francisco Little China back in September 1991.
It is a touch screen unique tech as this is a cushion of gaz between two layers.
In a plane, with less air pressure it goes convexed!!
Great functions. Full matrix display. They were a map of the world moving to choose your cities, virtual buttons appearing for stopwatch and timer...
Very clever ergonomy !
Loud alarm.
I have used mine hard. I even use to swim with it...
Notice also how good the metal bracelet was. There is no scratches. Zero desk diving marks.
Really but was a unique model. Its only shortcoming was the absence of any backlight.
Even if the display got a contrast setting, once in the dark it was useless.
Notice how it look small compared to the nowadays mastodons.

Edit: I have found that site showing it "alive". And yes it was also a calculator watch too !! ?

And the shrine he has me ntionned:



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My oldest Casio, still on my drawer is this one, a VDB100 bought in San Francisco Little China back in September 1991.
It is a touch screen unique tech as this is a cushion of gaz between two layers.
In a plane, with less air pressure it goes convexed!!
Great functions. Full matrix display. They were a map of the world moving to choose your cities, virtual buttons appearing for stopwatch and timer...
Very clever ergonomy !
Loud alarm.
I have used mine hard. I even use to swim with it...
Notice also how good the metal bracelet was. There is no scratches. Zero desk diving marks.
Really but was a unique model. Its only shortcoming was the absence of any backlight.
Even if the display got a contrast setting, once in the dark it was useless.
Notice how it look small compared to the nowadays mastodons.


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I like that touchscreen on the Casio, coming to think of it so way ahead of the current crop of touchscreen smart watches. I wish I had my oldest one too, it was a Protrek PRW1500 purchased in 2008. Long gone..

Off topic but couldn't help but notice the watch face on your Garmin. Could you please mention it's name, I like it and think it will look good on my fenix too.

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Casio AMW-320D 7BVZ. 1995.
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The Casios were out of my reach during the 80s. They were at least two times more expensive than the watches with alarm/chrono/7 melodies my dad used to buy me. He would prefer to buy me disposable, cheaper watches than a good one. Can't blame him, but the truth is that I've always wanted a Casio, especially those relatively very expensive, ana-digi models.
No wonder that I bought one with my first salary in 1995. It was my only watch until 2001, when I bought a Citizen NY-0040. I handed this over to my brother, which is not a watch guy. When I asked him after a few years where that watch was, he told me "I don't know, I don't remember" and was considered lost to me. I gave him an Orient GMT, I did not want my younger brother to live his life without a watch. He rarely wears it.
Yesterday I went to my parents home. As I was snooping around, I opened a drawer and found my Casio. I hurried back home and popped a battery in. It worked! Now it just needs a total gasket replacement and will take its place in my watch box. I do not like ana-digi anymore neither quartz watches, but since yesterday I haven't got it off my wrist.
 

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@slamwatch Not often, a few days in a year. But i like it! It lies about 20 years with empty battery in a drawer in my parents house - i forgot it at this place, don't know why. I gave a new battery in and the watch began to work like it was new.馃ぉ
nice! gotta make sure to keep that thing for your whole life!
 

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Casio AMW-320D 7BVZ. 1995.
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The Casios were out of my reach during the 80s. They were at least two times more expensive than the watches with alarm/chrono/7 melodies my dad used to buy me. He would prefer to buy me disposable, cheaper watches than a good one. Can't blame him, but the truth is that I've always wanted a Casio, especially those relatively very expensive, ana-digi models.
No wonder that I bought one with my first salary in 1995. It was my only watch until 2001, when I bought a Citizen NY-0040. I handed this over to my brother, which is not a watch guy. When I asked him after a few years where that watch was, he told me "I don't know, I don't remember" and was considered lost to me. I gave him an Orient GMT, I did not want my younger brother to live his life without a watch. He rarely wears it.
Yesterday I went to my parents home. As I was snooping around, I opened a drawer and found my Casio. I hurried back home and popped a battery in. It worked! Now it just needs a total gasket replacement and will take its place in my watch box. I do not like ana-digi anymore neither quartz watches, but since yesterday I haven't got it off my wrist.
The curse of drawers in parents houses... Seems to be time capsules!!馃懡馃憤馃懡
 

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AQ-S810W, circa Dec 2012:

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Still working perfectly on its original Tough Solar battery (and still being sold by CASIO).

I had an older, cool CASIO calculator watch, that I used in High School and which made me feel like a secret agent with super high tech gear (good, old, pre-smart phone days). But that one was lost.
 

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