Powerfully styled and packed full of robust timekeeping and environmental features, the Casio Edifice stainless steel watch for men (model EFA119BK-1AV) holds its own in both professional quarters and rugged outdoor terrain. This round analog/digital timepiece features a black bezel framing a standard analog dial with white stick hour markers and thin oval skeleton hands. It also offers digital windows for showing current date as well as the watch’s chronograph, which can measure events down to 1/100 of a second. Other stopwatch features include a 50-record memory, single stopwatch mode with lap times and total elapsed time, a dual mode with two independent lap times, and a 100-hour capacity. It also includes a thermometer that measures every even-numbered minute. Other timekeeping features include:
- World time with 30 time zones (50 cities) with city code display and daylight saving on/off
- Daily alarm
- Countdown timer with 100-hour range
- Auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
- 12/24 Hour Formats
This watch also features a stylishly tapered stainless steel bracelet, ±30-second accuracy per month, Afterglow backlighting, and water resistance to 100 meters (330 feet)–offering protection from accidental splashes as well suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and light recreational diving.
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
Stainless steel watch featuring black ana-digi dial with EL backlight, alarm, lap time, and stopwatch
38 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
Quartz movement with analog-digital display
Stainless steel bracelet with fold-over-clasp closure
Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft): In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving.