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I was at my parent's over the weekend to clean out some junk from the garage and found my old casio watch I wore back in High School. The band was missing, but I just installed a new battery and it fired up. I haven't worn this watch in 30 years or so. Can I still get a casio band for this watch? Would a Zulu or Nato band look good with this Casio? I believe its an 18mm. Any suggestions?



 

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I've never used a NATO strap on a Casio but have used them on several other watches and I like them a lot. I find them to be very comfortable and they are relatively inexpensive. A black or perhaps a gray & black "Bond" would be pretty cool.
 

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Yea, I was just looking at that color, black with grey stripes nato strap. Any suggestions on a good place to get them?
 

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Amazing to see that it fired up after so long!
That's a beauty with the 108 module, I have the same one on my W-250.
You might find it quite a tight fit to get a NATO strap on it though, might be better to consider a 2-piece alternative. You should be able to find an 18mm Casio resin strap that will fit, but it might not be a direct replacement.
 

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Amazing to see that it fired up after so long!
That's a beauty with the 108 module, I have the same one on my W-250.
You might find it quite a tight fit to get a NATO strap on it though, might be better to consider a 2-piece alternative. You should be able to find an 18mm Casio resin strap that will fit, but it might not be a direct replacement.
A Casio or some type of rubber strap is my first choice, as I would like to keep as stock looking as possible. I measured the lug spacing, and it looks like its a 19mm. I'm actually getting a bit curious about this particular model and early 80s casio watches. Any info on this watch would be much appreciated. Is it a collectible piece compared to the marlin models? Is the F81 much more rare than the F91? Was the G-shock available during the early 80s?
 

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If your in the USA both Walmart and Target carry Casio style 18mm resin replacement bands.
 

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Thanks for the link. The nato from that site comes in 18, 20, and 22mm. The Casio in question is 19mm. Would the 18mm work just fine?
 

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Thanks for the link. The nato from that site comes in 18, 20, and 22mm. The Casio in question is 19mm. Would the 18mm work just fine?
I would probably prefer the 20mm. The 18mm might leave a gap that whilst small, could be annoying, and it might look a bit thin. 20mm should look fine without any obvious 'bunching'.
 

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take some pics after you've put a nato on it would love to see how it looks
 

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A Casio or some type of rubber strap is my first choice, as I would like to keep as stock looking as possible. I measured the lug spacing, and it looks like its a 19mm. I'm actually getting a bit curious about this particular model and early 80s casio watches. Any info on this watch would be much appreciated. Is it a collectible piece compared to the marlin models? Is the F81 much more rare than the F91? Was the G-shock available during the early 80s?
G-Shocks appeared in '83. I don't really know the relative rarity of the models you mention. To be honest only mint examples with original bands are likely to be collectable but certainly anything with a 108 is fairly unusual and you might even be able to pick up a replacement crystal for your watch.
 

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I was at my parent's over the weekend to clean out some junk from the garage and found my old casio watch I wore back in High School. The band was missing, but I just installed a new battery and it fired up. I haven't worn this watch in 30 years or so. Can I still get a casio band for this watch? Would a Zulu or Nato band look good with this Casio? I believe its an 18mm. Any suggestions?



To be sure, measure the actual width into which the strap will go. Quite amazing that such a watch is still working after many years. Good to know.;-)
 
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