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The Beauty of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

The Beauty of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

Full Metal Shock-Resistant Watch Reflects the Beauty of Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship Advanced Timekeeping System Receives Both GPS and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals The limited released G-SHOCK MRG-G1000DC watch inherits the base model features of the MRG-G1000 – featuring a superior timekeeping system of hybrid technology; the watch receives both GPS and radio wave time-calibration signals, with Dual Dial World Time.

    • Super-Illuminator
      At the touch of a button, the display can be brightly illuminated in a fashionable color
    • Shock-resistant
      Shock-resistant construction protects against impact and vibration.
    • Vibration-resistant
      alphaGEL elements surround the watch, making it even more resistant to shocks and vibrations. alphaGEL is a silicone material. It is extremely flexible and has a cushioning effect on the module.
    • Solar Power
      A solar cell provides power for operation.
    • Radio signal reception (EU, USA, Japan, China)
      Whether in Europe, North America and Japan or in the outer reaches of Canada, Central America and China – once the watch has been set to the local time, it receives the relevant signal and shows the correct time wherever you are. In many countries, it also sets itself automatically to summer and winter time.
    • GPS-accurate time
      Thanks to the GPS receiver, the watch always displays the GPS-accurate time no matter where you are in the world.
    • Neo-display
      A luminous coating provides long-term illumination in the dark after only a short exposure to light.
    • World time function
      Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world.
    • Date and weekday display
      The current day and weekday are both displayed.
    • Stopwatch function – 1/20 sec. – 24 minutes
      Measures with an accuracy of 1/20-sec the meantime and the end time. The watch can measure times of up to 24 minutes
    • Timer – 1/1 min. – 24 hours
      For fans of precision: the countdown timers help you to remember specific or recurring events by giving off an audible signal at a preset time. The time can be set to the nearest minute and up to 24 hours in advance. Ideal for people who need to take medicines every day or those who do interval training.
    • Daily alarm
      The daily alarm reminds you of events that recur every day, by emitting an audible signal at the set time.
    • Automatic hand adjustment
      The automatic hand adjustment function checks the home position of the hands every hour and corrects it if necessary — either by adjusting e.g. from shocks or using the influence of magnetism.
    • Crown button lock
      Secures the crown button from accidental change to another mode of operation.
    • Smart Access Technology
      Smart Access makes it easy to operate multi-function watches. Simply pulling out and rotating the crown provides intuitive control over all functions
    • Airplane Mode (Offline Mode)
      At the touch of a button, the watch switches to offline mode. This means that you can disable the wireless or GPS receiver when in the air for the duration of the flight.
    • Automatic calendar with Date, Day and Month
      Once set, the automatic calendar always displays the correct date.
    • Sapphire crystal
      Artificially manufactured glass with the hightest hardness and scratch resistance
    • Solid titanium case
      The solid titanium housing is particularly impressive in its design; it is corrosion resistant and its skin-friendly qualities make it suitable for those with allergies.
    • Solid titanium band
      Stylish look and lightweight properties set titanium apart. The high-quality material is resistant to corrosion and is gentle on the skin, making it ideal for allergy sufferers.
    • Safety Catch
      Always reliable: This watch has a particularly secure safety catch, which helps prevent the strap from opening by mistake.
    • Water resistance classification (20 bar)
      Perfect for free diving without scuba gear: the watch is water resistant up to 20 bar according to ISO 22810.
    • Dimensions (H x W x D)
      54,7mm x 49,8mm x 16,9mm
    • Weight
      approx. 153 g


What is the Alexa ranking?

This is a classification system established by Alexa (a subsidiary of Amazon) that basically audits and publishes the frequency of visits on various websites. The algorithm by which Alexa’s traffic ranking is calculated is simple. It is based on the amount of registered traffic from users who have the Alexa toolbar installed for a period of three months.

This traffic is based on parameters such as page scope and views. Scope refers to the number of Alexa users who visit a particular site in a day. The page view, as its name shows, is the number of times that Alexa users see a particular page (URL). Alexa makes it clear, however, that if a particular user visits the same URL several times on the same day, all those visits will be counted as one.

The first step of the classification process is to calculate the scope and number of page views of all the web sites on a daily basis. The Alexa ranking is obtained by performing the geometric mean of reach and page views, averaged over a predefined period of time (three months).



Casio Introduces a Motorsport-Inspired Edifice Timepiece EQS-800CDB-1AV

Casio Introduces a Motorsport-Inspired Edifice Timepiece

Casio is known for its high-tech horological gadgetry and the long-running, hyper-durable G-Shock line. However, what you might not realize is that, like many Swiss watch manufactures that focus solely on mechanical watchmaking, the accessible Japanese brand also has ties to the realm of motorsports. The latest watch released by Casio is the result of a partnership with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 team, which Casio has had a professional relationship with since 2016. Dubbed the Edifice EQS800, the watch is directly inspired by the design and materials of Formula 1 vehicles. The dial is constructed entirely from carbon fiber and uses an enhanced solar charging panel located underneath the inset dials to maintain a power reserve of five months at full charge. The watch is even supposed to charge in low or fluorescent light meaning that if you’re like me and avoiding going outside during the bitter winter months, your watch will continue to run without issue. The Edifice EQS800 is also water resistant up to 100 meters and protected with a scratch resistant mineral crystal. Like many Casio wristwatches, the extra abilities are plentiful; the watch has a stopwatch, a date display, and a battery level indicator.

The new Edifice model comes in three different versions; EQS800CDB-1AV with a stainless steel band and black IP bezel; EQS800CBD-1BV with a stainless steel band and blue IP bezel; or EQS800CPB-1AV with a black resin band and black IP bezel and case.

Casio Pro Trek Manaslu PRX-8000T and PRX-8000YT Prestige Line PRX-8163YT

Pro Trek Manaslu PRX-8000T and PRX-8000YT Prestige Line

Casio is releasing a new watch from the high-end Manaslu prestige line of Pro Trek outdoor watches which will include the PRX-8000T-7AJF (orange trim) and PRX-8000T-7BJF(green trim) models. The PRX-8000T is designed for maximum functionality and readability in high-altitude environments. The top of the line Manaslu series gets it name from the Manaslu mountain, the eighth highest mountain in the world that was first climbed and summited by a Japanese expedition in 1956. The PRX-8000T is the new flagship model, making it the top of the line Pro Trek watch. Casio America released the PRX8000T-7A with a list price of $1,500. Update (Feb 2016): Casio Japan also added the PRX-8000YT-1JF to the PRX-8000 lineup, featuring a black band and a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating.

The PRX-8000T was designed with the help of professional mountain climber Hirotaka Takeuchi, the first Japanese climber to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks, and is designed for climbing summits like the Manaslu mountain which is 8,000 meters above sea level. The watch features a large analog display with large white index marks and carbon fiber hands. The index marks have a double luminescence coating for good readability in low light conditions. The watch also has an auto dual LED backlight. The back case, band, and other metal components are made of titanium to keep the watch light and feature a titanium carbide coating. Along with Tough Solar charging and Multi-Band 6 radio timekeeping, the PRX-8000T has the battery-efficient Triple Sensor Version 3 which includes sensors for compass bearing, altitude/barometric pressure, and temperature, all vital information for mountain climbers. The watch also has an atmospheric pressure tendency alarm which will notify the wearer of fluctuations in atmospheric pressure and potential weather changes. The bezel, buttons, and crown are treated with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) for extra protection against the elements and the watch face has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

Along with the top of the line G-Shock models, the Pro Trek PRX-8000T is made at the prestigious Yamagato Casio factory in Japan like its predecessor the PRX-7000. The PRX-8000T is the most expensive Pro Trek model with a list price of 160,000 yen and will be released on October 31, 2015 in Japan. It will also have an international release as the PRX-8000T-7A and PRX-8000T-7B.


The PRX-8000T-7AJF has a high-contrast display with extra large white index marks and luminescent hands. The second hand is orange along and one of the buttons has a red marking, and the city codes on the dark bezel are subdued.

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