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Casio Men's Vintage CA-53W-1CR Calculator Watch
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Casio Men's Vintage CA-53W-1CR Calculator Watch

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Ever unsure just how much to tip your server at a restaurant? With this 8-digit calculator watch, you can do so with confidence.

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Manufacturer: Casio

Dimensions: 0.39 x 0.94 x 1.3 inches; 1.02 Ounces

Weight: 1.02 Ounces

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December 02, 2023
5out of 5
i like this watch a lot recently had to retire it as i got a apple watch but if i had to wear a normal watch this would be it even if i do kinda feel and look like a goofball with a calculator watch in 2023
5out of 5
First off this watch is a classic. I have a watch collection of sorts, I appreciate a nice timepiece. This watch is art. It's a better version of an even older smaller more square Casio watch. It is very well constructed, durable and lightweight. It goes with almost every occasion or outfit. It's convenient functions like the calculator are a conversation starter (even though the buttons are tiny and it isn't the easiest to use.) Maybe using a stylus could work better. Or maybe my fingers are just too big. Either way, the build quility is what you would expect out of a Casio, very well made and affordable. It definitely durable, not G-Shock durable but good enough. The style is a kind of endless timepiece. Introduced in 1988 I believe as the next gen of the GA-50 that was released in 1980. With this watch you are owning a piece of retro nostalgic epicness. If you collect watches it's a must have. If you like it it's a must buy!!
Very nice watch at a very low price. Works very well but if you actually need a calculator you should use a calculator or your smartphone. While functional, the calculator buttons are VERY tiny and the numbers are very difficult to read because of their size and color. Looks nice on the wrist, lightweight, and quite functional. Casio makes very reliable and modestly priced watches. Very happy.
May 26, 2012
5out of 5
I must say I was pretty stoked to order this guy even before I got it, but I will make this a fair review. I work in a industrial area so I like cheap watches that I don't have to care for and will break off my wrist in an emergency. I lost my last cheap work watch which was a Timex as I have stuck to them for year. I happen to see this one on the amazon webpage right next to the Timex I was going to purchased. There is always a shortage of calculators at my work, and I needed a new watch. I solved both issues at once. The normal display is just PM, hours, minutes, seconds and day of the week as seen in the pictures. The main function or menu bottle is on the side which allows you to scroll between functions. The functions in order from the main Time are calculation, alarm, the dual time, and stop watch. The calculator can do addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It claims to do powers, but really you hit "3" "X" "X" "=" to do 3^2 and "3" "X" "X" "=" "=" for 3^3 and so on. The alarm is just like any other watch, and it only has one alarm. No dual alarms here. It is nice that the alarm on/off is an actual button rather than having to press and hold a button. The dual time just keeps a separate time in case you need to know the time in another time zone. Lastly, The stop watch works very basically with start/stop and lap/reset. The watch band feels great, the rubber quality appears much better and softer than the Timex watches, but then again Timex watches you can drop all you want and they keep going. Only time will tell if this watch has similar durability. Pro: -Fun nerdy watch -Functional basic calculator -Fits comfortably -High quality band for rubber -Dual time -Stop watch Cons: -Buttons are small -No dual alarms -No real powers function -Thin band for questionable durability Overall 5 stars as this is a fun, functional watch at a great price.
I always wanted one of these as a kid in the 90s. My father, who was a teen in late 70s and 80s was concerned that I would get made fun of at school because, not only were they more expensive back then, only super-geeks wore calculator watches when he was in school; I guess that still applied to the mid-to-late-90s as Casio Calculator Watches hadn't become old enough to be retro-chic yet. My friend, a 30-something exec, recently bought one and I was immediately reminded of how badly I wanted one as a kid and was ecstatic when he told me it was only $15. Upon first purchasing the watch, I felt that I would mostly just use it as a fashion statement more or less -- some kind of geek hipster I guess. But I use this thing all the time: Tips on food, BitCoin conversions, tallying my PostMates delivery totals, all kinds of daily math! I have a genuine need for the second time zone too, having relatives and family in another country and I use the stopwatch frequently to time things like workouts and bike rides as well as walking times to all the facilities I use on a daily basis so that I can find the fastest routes (I'm a big nerd, I know). I probably use this watch for something other than telling time around 10 times a day. I have an iPhone and, sure, I could do all the same things on the iPhone and more than this cheap little watch, but the watch is right there on my wrist! I don't have to take it out, unlock it, and find whatever app I need to use, I just turn my wrist and get straight into it. Sure, I could get an Apple Watch, but I don't see the need to spend $350 on what is essentially a second phone at this point in my life and many of the same problems that come from the complexity of so much versatility would still get in the way. And I can't imagine what using a calculator with such a tiny touch-screen would be like. Even if they're tiny, the Casio's buttons are physical, which goes a long way to being easy to press. If you are a fan of calculators, geeky things, cheap useful things, or Back to the Future and Marty McFly don't hesitate. This watch is fantastic. Casio was way ahead of their time in the late 70s and 80s, not with just this watch but all the fitness and calculator watches they produced. This is an icon of an era of extreme leaps in personal computing technology. Features: * Watch (either 12 or 24 hour) with day of the week indicator and toggle to see year, month and day * Basic Calculator supporting up to 8 digits and supporting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as well as basic exponents * Alarm (can also set an hourly chime from here) * Alternate timezone * Stopwatch: chimes every 10 minutes, can record multiple laps. PROS: + Cheap! + 5 functions: Clock, Calculator, Alarm, Alternate Timezone, Stopwatch + Option to have watch chime on the hour + Can technically multitask (run the stopwatch in the background while you use other functions) + Durable and Water Resistent + Alarm is a good volume + Keeps precise time (I synced it to several days ago and it's still accurate to the precise second) + Because of it's simplicity, it just works + Surprisingly feature-full for such simple technology. CONS: - I personally wish the holes in the arm band were offset 50%. One hole is slightly too tight and the next is slightly too lose. That's just a nit-picky personal problem though.