Wouldn’t you love a Rolex Submariner? Or maybe you’re an Omega Speedmaster kind of guy? Some of you might even dream of owning a Breitling Navitimer.
Most guys dream of owning a luxury watch – but that $3000+ price point isn’t attainable for many men. Let’s be honest – you’ve got bills to pay and a family to care for. You can’t drop that kind of money on a vanity purchase!
What if I told you there was a way to own a god-tier watch for under $200? Enter Casio – a brand making A1 watches for well under $200.
In today’s article, I’m sharing my favorite classic Casio watches with you. I’ve even got some of these in my own personal collection:
- Casio World Time Watch
- G Shock Casio DW-5600
- Casio A168W-1
- Casio F-91W
- G Shock Casioak
- Edifice EFV-100
- Casio Calculator Watch
- Casio ProTrek
- Casio MTS-110
- Casio Day-Date
#1 Casio World Time Watch
If you know anything about classic Casio watches, you’ll know they’re famous for two things:
- Incredibly affordable digital watches
- Awesome functionality and reliability
No watch demonstrates this better than the World Time Watch by Casio.
This digital timepiece includes a built-in stopwatch, timer, and 5-point daily alarm. However, those are mere novelties compared to this watch’s most impression function.
You may have noticed this watch features 4 different displays – a larger one across the bottom of the face and then three smaller ones above it.
You can display any time zone worldwide simply by cycling through them with one of this watches many side buttons.
A world map indicates where in the world this time zone relates to, and the circular display in the top left shows a digital-style analog watch that consistently shows your ‘home town’ time zone.
Incredible, right? This watch is a godsend for the traveling man who needs to know the correlation between his current time zone and the one at home. What’s more – this incredible timepiece will set you back no more than $30!
#2 G Shock Casio DW-5600
The G-Shock Casio watch range came into being through a desire to create an indestructible watch. After 10 years and 200 prototypes, Casio finally released the original G Shock watch – arguable the toughest timepiece on the planet.
As the name would suggest, this watch is incredibly shock resistant. The casing surrounding the watch face is rugged and durable, making it perfect for guys who enjoy the outdoors and take part in extreme sports.
But don’t be fooled; just because this watch is rugged doesn’t mean it sacrifices accuracy. Elapsed, split and final time are accurate to within 1/100-sec – so don’t worry; when you’re free-climbing up the face of Yosemite, you can bet you’ll be able to tell the exact time with pinpoint accuracy.
This G Shock Casio Watch (DW-5600) comes in various colors of editions – take your pick; they’re all awesome. Regardless of the variation you choose, you’ll be able to pick up the world’s toughest watch for around $125.
#3 Casio A168W-1
Do you miss the 80s? I know I do – there was something oddly pleasing about wearing a simple digital watch without it being considered ‘old-school.’ To be honest, the fact that this style of watch is now regarded as retro makes me feel very old!
Regardless, there’s something to be said for the fact that the Casio A168W-1 is still alive and kicking in the 21st century. After all – its features are pretty basic and can be easily accessed on any modern smartphone.
However, that’s not why people love this watch. The classic silver band, the emerald-green backlight, that timeless black bezel … it’s a unique style that no other watch brand could pull off.
In short – this watch is a particular style choice many guys make to relive the glory days. Frankly, I don’t blame them! This is an excellent watch!
It features a basic stopwatch, daily alarm, yearly calendar, and 12-24-hour formatting option. Basically, everything a man needs to keep time daily is cased in a sleek silver design. What more could you want?
You can pick up this piece of watch-making history for just $25.
#4 Casio F-91W
The F-91W is essentially the cheaper version of the A168W-1. Instead of a metal casing, the F-91W has plastic construction. That’s pretty much the only difference between the two!
However, I’ve included this as a separate item on my list because of its use worldwide.
Fun fact: both US Presidents and deadly terrorists have worn The F-91W! Mr. Obama wore this watch during his younger years as a student in the 80s. Conversely, Osama Bin Laden wore this watch at the height of his notoriety as the world’s most dangerous terrorist.
In fact, terrorists regularly use the classic Casio watches as a component in terrorist IEDs! Not that we should hold that against Casio – it’s not like they’re providing them for this purpose. You can pick up an F-91W for around $15, making it a very attractive and cost-effective watch for both regular guys and deadly terrorists.
#5 G Shock Casioak
Okay – the Casioak isn’t an official G shock Casio watch. It’s a nickname given to the G Shock Casio watch GA-2100. This watch looks incredibly similar to the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – a luxury Swiss watch retailing for upwards of $20,000. Thus it became known as the CasiOAK.
Did Casio intend to copy the distinctive faceplate of the Royal Oak? Who knows.
It’s not a direct copy, and it does have its own distinctive features, so we won’t hold this similarity against them. Unlike the $20k Royal Oak, this G Shock watch brags a timer, stopwatch, backlight, and water resistance of up to 200m.
So, in theory, doesn’t that mean you’re getting more bang for your buck with classic Casio watches?
If you want a classy-looking watch with a host of great features AND a low price of around $99, check out the G Shock GA-2100.
#6 Edifice EFV-100
There isn’t too much to be said about the Edifice Casio EFV-100. It’s a classic Casio watch with a slight twist – it isn’t digital.
Casio designed the Edifice range to appeal to the more professional man. The EFV-100 is one of many Edifice watches appropriate to wear in a business environment.
While many guys don’t find an issue with wearing a digital watch and a suit, the traditionalists among us may want something more akin to the look of a dive watch, chronograph, or dress watch.
Enter Edifice, Casio’s answer to analog enthusiasts.
The EFV-100 features a straightforward design. A black watch face, silver body, and date window are all you get with this one. It’s a classic sports watch that doesn’t try to do anything out of the ordinary – it tells the time, gives you the date, and can be worn up to 100m underwater.
You can fetch this simple but timeless watch from the Casio website for under $100.
#7 Casio Calculator Watch
Let’s get back to those feature-packed digital watches, shall we?
The Calculator Watch (or CA-53W-1ER) does what it says on the tin – it’s a calculator that sits on your wrist like a watch.
Once again, this is a throwback to the 80s when digital watches reigned supreme. In fact, this one actually features in the ‘Vintage’ collection on the Casio website, which makes me feel ancient, quite frankly!
The stand-out feature of this watch is the 16-button watch interface that allows you to run some pretty complex calculations from the comfort of your wrist. It also features a dual time display that lets you see different time zones side-by-side and the standard date indicators we’ve come to expect from most Casio digital models.
This is a pretty cool watch to own if you’re an engineer, mathematician, teacher, or numbers enthusiast. Sure, it seems like a bit of a novelty in today’s high-tech world – but I think it’s a great way to get off that phone screen and spend time running some old-school calculations.
When all’s said and done, it’s just a cool watch to add to your classic Casio watches collection for less than $30.
#8 Casio ProTrek PRG240
Do you want your watch to look like a US Army Battle Tank?
If the answer’s yes, then Casio has the watch for you.
The ProTrek PRG240 range is very similar to the G Shock Casio Watch range and is probably the manliest looking watch I’ve ever seen … and I’ve seen a lot of watches in my time.
Built for the great outdoors, this badass timepiece seems to do it all. First up, it’s solar-powered, so there’s no risk of battery failure in the middle of a 30-mile hike.
This tank of a watch boasts 10 bar water resistance, a fully functioning compass, barometric pressure and altitude detector, a thermometer, and one hell of a solid casing to boot.
On display, you’ll find:
- Sunrise/sunset times
- Daylight pointers
- 31 possible timezones
- A city code display
- A compass reading
- 5 point alarm
I’m not sure it would be possible to fit any more information and features into one watch. This shows in the price – slightly exceeding the $200 mark of this article.
For this beast of a watch, you’ll have to splash out an extra $80 and pay around the $280 mark – however, do a bit of digging online, and you may be able to find it on offer for slightly less.
#9 Casio MTS-110L-7AV
It seems like Casio makes every style of watch on the planet.
As we end this list of extraordinary classic Casio watches, I had to mention the MTS-110-7AV – Casio’s answer to the dress watch.
As with any dress watch, there isn’t too much to say about Casio’s dress watch because of its simplicity and minimal style. It tells the time, looks elegant, and pairs well with a dinner suit or tuxedo – what more could you want from a dress watch?
You’ll get a leather strapped, quartz movement watch with a white dial and gold-look time markers – all for $70. So just slightly cheaper than a $4000 Cartier Tank dress timepiece.
#10 Casio Day-Date
Officially named the Casio MTP-1370L-1AV, the Casio Day-Date is one of my favorite classic Casio watches. Why? Because it pays homage to one of my favorite Rolex watches – the Rolex Day-Date.
Okay – so I’m not usually a fan of watches that try to mimic the look of Rolex. There’s a reason that guys pay tens of thousands of dollars for a Rolex – because it signifies their success and the hard work they’ve put into their careers.
However, there’s something quite special about the Casio Day-Date. It costs less than $100 but features some of the distinctive features of the Rolex version. The staple curved day window at the top of the dial, a smaller date window below, and a simple watch face that doesn’t try and be too complex or showy.
Would I wear one? Probably not – I’m at a point in my life where I can wear the real thing. However, would I buy this for my young son, who wants to start wearing a serious-looking timepiece? Absolutely.
Every guy knows a watch is an essential men’s accessory – but how many of you put thought into your watch strap? Click here to discover why the watch strap is one of the most essential parts of a man’s timepiece.
Who Are Casio?
Casio is a Japanese brand that manufactures watches, calculators, and musical instruments. It was founded in 1946.
Are digital watches better than analog watches?
That depends on what you look for in a watch. Digital watches feature more advanced functions, while analog watches are more formal and ‘classic.’
Can I Wear A Digital Watch With A Suit?
That depends. If you work at a tech company or slightly more casual office, then absolutely! The metal Casio A168W-1 would be the perfect office watch. At formal events, I would personally choose one of Casio’s analog watches. With a tux – go for the Casio MTS-110L-7AV Dress Watch.
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How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
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Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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