Hi – New member here.
I got bought my first watch as a birthday present in the late 1970’s. I can’t remember much about it other than it was an all black plastic LCD with 2 distinctive domed buttons on the front, a bit like a Braun DW 30. I’ve never seen another one and I’ve no idea what happened to it. I just wish I still had it!
My second watch I bought myself in 1981, the ubiquitous Casio CA-90. This was a great watch and I had lots of fun playing the space-invader game but it only lasted a couple of years before the strap cracked through. To avoid this failing in the future I replaced it with an all stainless steel Casio 548 W-760. This was a work horse of a watch and I’ve still got it (although it’s now non-functional).
By 1990 I was in full time employment and feeling flush with cash so I decided to buy a new watch.
I looked around the shops (this was before the internet) and decided to buy another Casio. I liked the look of a new round faced model that had a main display with two round multi-function timers above it and a seconds indicator between them. The only problem was that the model was all black plastic. However, I somehow found out that Casio had released a stainless steel version with a white face but I could only find it for sale in Oxford Street London. So I decided to commute to London from where I lived at the time to buy one, a 320 mile round trip! But it was worth it because the watch was amazing and I wore it for the next 12 years. During that time I occasionally saw someone with the black plastic version but I never saw another stainless steel one.
Unfortunately by 2002 the strap lugs had become weak and the watch would fall off without warning and one day during a 5-aside football match if fell off and I didn’t notice. I went back to the pitch when I realised it was gone but I couldn’t find it. So that was the end of that.
I’ve been looking on the internet on and off over the years trying to identify the model of this watch but I can’t find any trace of it – Not even the black plastic version, which was very common? I had a look back through my family photographs to see if I had a photo of me wearing the watch and this is the best I could come up with:
If anyone can identify the watch model I would be very impressed.
I eventually replaced the watch with a Casio Edifice EFA-107 (White Face) but it wasn’t the same and at 115g in weight it feels slightly too heavy on the wrist.
My everyday watch now is a cheap reproduction of the 548 and a gold Omega Constellation for special occasions.