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Hello from Derby - Need to ID CASIO watch

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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:

CASIO Pic

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.

Thanks.

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Sorry to answer my own post but I just had a flash of inspiration.

I wondered if there was an online archive for the Argos catalogue and sure enough there is!     >   http://retromash.com/argos/

I went to the 1990 watch page, an there it was - the plastic version of the watch I bought all those years ago.

This is actually a great source of information and pictures of common watches dating back to 1973.

Unfortunately though it does not give the watch model number. :(   So I've posted the image on the Japanese forum.  Fingers crossed.

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Good News. - After 30min of open watch surgery I finally managed to get my Casio 548 W-760 working again.  :thumbs_up: I replaced the battery and the main seal and then it was just a case of aligning the button mechanisms and seating the main board and hoping everything stayed in its correct position when the back was screwed on.

It all seems fine - the buttons work along along with the light and the speaker.  (Although I didn't replace the button seals so I don't think I'll be wearing it swimming again.)

Here's a great shot of the watch alongside its crappy reproduction. >  LINK

The reproduction is no wear near as good. Its thinner, lighter, doesn't chime on the half hour and the light is poorer and its strap is a 2 piece.

Going to buy a new strap for the W-760 and start wearing it again. :clap:

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to the forum!  Casio make fantastic watches, I have several.    Enjoy your time here.

Cassie :king:

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Thanks for the welcomes.

I've ordered a new Casio strap for the W-760. It's the correct size / type / finish but it's for another model. I'll see how well its works as a complete ensemble when it arrives from Germany(?) next week. 

The glass (crystal?) on W-760 is pretty badly scratched. Pic here >  LINK   as I wore the watch on building sites up and down the county throughout the 1990's.

I'm going to try and repair it using the resin / UV method. Will post results.

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I nearly placed an LOL emogee on your post, dear @Cassie-O, but wasn't quite sure if you would get that I love your username. I see that there is also a member with the username, cassio. I am certainly a Casio fan and have quite a few Casio watches in my collection - if one is going to build up a collection of quartz watches then Casio is a go-to company, and no collection would be complete without some Casio models, from the cheap classic offerings to some pretty awesome stuff at the top branches of the Casio tree.:)

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1 minute ago, Always"watching" said:

I love your username

That was thanks to dear old @RWP, who came up with that one.  Recently, I changed it from "The Mystery Bidder".  :king:

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