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Smart Watches Vs Traditional Watches

 

Smart watches Elegance!

 

Smart-watches are very popular nowadays. They offer connectivity and convenience with some fitness tracking features which make them more than a fad now. Some of them have GPS which comes in handy if you find yourself lost.

Smartwatches are here to stay without doubt and as technology advances, they are going to get better with time. It is exciting on so many levels that the research and development are very fruitful, and one might be overwhelmed by the astounding possibilities wearable tech can bring into their daily life.

 

However, smartwatches becoming so popular is making people question if the era of traditional watches has come to an end??

Will smartwatches make traditional ones obsolete?

 

Well on the surface it does not look well for the traditional watches. You can get a smartwatch for manifolds less than a traditional watch. Even the famous brand Tag Heuer and other Swiss watchmakers have already paid heed to the smartwatch popularity and released models of their own.

 

So, one might ponder about the future of traditional watches, are we going to see more of them or is this it??

 

Traditional watches Convenience

 

Watches were born out of convenience. In the old days, people were tired of pulling out a chunky pocket watch and checking the time. So, lo and behold wristwatch was invented and they are very useful to this day.

 

Now fast forward to the present, smartwatches need user-interaction, by lifting your wrist up or tapping the display, which is how you wake them up. Or you need to move your wrist which wakes up the motion sensor to pick up the movement and lit the screen for you. But in the traditional wristwatch world, you do not need to do that except look at the screen.

 

The one key difference that makes the wristwatch still useful and famous is the fact that they do not need charging. A smartwatch will only last between 1 and 10 days with one charge. Smartwatches pair up with smartphones, so they need charging at least once a day to keep up with the power requirements. If the connection is lost, then the smartwatch is only limited to a fraction of functions.

 

Timeless style

Imagine you are in a room with two people – one wearing an Apple Watch and the other the latest Casio G-shock. Whom do you think you want to talk to??  It’s obvious that you want to talk to the one with the latest G-shock model.

 

Smartwatches generally do not have comparable features when it comes to style. Smartwatches are chunky and prone to damage because they must accommodate the tech.

You can change the wristband or bracelet and customize your display screen, but traditional watches have enormous detail put into them. Look at any Swiss watch. They ooze style. Or Japanese brands like Casio, orient, or Seiko are the definitions of everyday styles.

 

 

Simple is Beautiful

If you are lucky enough to own a watch by Casio or Seiko, you will surely understand how beautiful their simple functionality is. As your smartwatch may never lose time, unless its battery died (which can happen) but it’s going to be an electronic display that is just a mimicry of your smartphone already in your pocket.

It is not something good put together to admire or pleasant to look at as it’s just a screen that can go dark if you could not charge in due time.

 

In terms of a mechanical watch which needs winding occasionally, but that takes no time at all and lasts a lot longer. With the automatic feature in mechanical watches, it is now easier to keep them wound with the movement of your wrist.

 

 

Answer?

 

If we are looking for a definitive answer in the argument about smartwatches making traditional watches obsolete, the answer is they will not.

 

Traditional watch and the smartwatch are both here to stay. This all comes down to the point of the convenience of the buyer and the luxury of choice.

 

It is wrong to compare both devices. Both of their technologies are entirely different, and they have developed over time by the greater minds of the centuries. The principal function of a smartwatch is not to tell time, just like the primary function of a smartphone is not to make calls.

 

The function of a mechanical watch, for some, is about style and design which becomes an attitude. It is undeniable that they ooze craftsmanship and attitude due to their design and sophistication to an extent that the smartwatch makers have not been able to achieve yet. It is like you are comparing apples and oranges.

 

Let us take a moment to mention hybrids, like the G-shock and the Edifice series by Casio. They are traditional and smart too. They have Bluetooth pair functions to control your watch by your smartphone and some of them have GPS and fitness trackers like the new G-shock GBD-100sm-1D. They might not be as smart as the smartwatches are, but they are much more than traditional timepieces. Their style is impacted by the latest technology. These are worth their value but for some, they are not.

 

However, the rise of smartwatches means traditional watchmakers have not been able to rest- they are now challenged by the rapidly changing technology and are being given a tough time.

 

But truth be told smartwatches have not completely disrupted the traditional watch market. Traditional watches are here to stay. Smartwatches will achieve betterment with tech. Both have their own significance and place in this world.

 

Summary

 

Each type of watch has a different purpose, and they serve them well. You may even own one of each. Smartwatches are like an extension of your social life but often, they do not match what you are wearing. They do not add to your dressing or attitude, where a traditional does.

 

Smartwatches will not bring an end to the traditional market. What has happened is the birth of a new market. The desire of this new market requires connectivity and innovation. One might guess that Perhaps the overall solution would be to make greater efforts in the hybrid type of watches.

If you are looking for a timepiece that is relevant and can match your style, then feel free to check out our Casio shop. You can find several beautiful watches at compatible prices.

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Digital or Analog – which watch is better?

People wear wrist watches for a multitude of reasons. Some people wear wrist watches for convenience others maybe for some personal preferences. Some watches are preferable due to some distinct features in their designs.

While the features vary Irrespective of the watch that people wear, it is often classified into two main designs – analog or digital.

Following this classification, it is easier to understand the actual designs, watch components, and movements (machinery that runs the watch) available in a digital or analog watch. Since you know the type of watches then it is easier to make a good decision while buying a watch.

As people have different preferences about the watches then they may or may not consider the fashion side of the watch.

In this blog, we will make your decision-making easier than ever.

Why choose an analog watch?

In mechanical terms, an analog timepiece uses a movement or mechanism underneath the dial to tell the time. These mechanical structures drive the needles or watch hands on the dial. On the contrary, a digital watch uses electronic chips and circuits underneath the LED or a liquid crystal display which shows us time.

With a minimal style, an analog watch will display time for twelve hours as we can see on the dial. This includes a small hour hand or a big minute hand or needles of the display.

There are 99% chances that you find a second hand with some analog timepieces. There will be sixty marks around the dial or on the bezel (outer rim of the dial) showing the sixty minutes in an hour for most of the analog timepieces. While digital timepieces often come with some extra features, analog watches also sport some upgraded functions.

Analog watches are highly traditional as compared to digital ones. In fact, analog watches can be found in a variety of prices and styles. For folks who love classic accessories, an analog watch may be the best choice. Analog watches are best for events that need a formal appearance or a dres’s code.

Indeed, an analog watch is a finer accessory to sport on a formal event. With the right combination of a tie or a tuxedo and a nice-looking watch, you sure will be the charmer.

Here is the analog Casio watch which I put on occasionally.

 

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Advantages of analog watch:

• Analog watches have a certain presence that makes you look gentler.
• An analog watch adds to the charm of your personality.
• Analog watches are made for all kinds of occasions.
• Analog timepieces are highly durable and tough than digital watches due to their housing and materials.
• Analog watches come with greater design and style variety than digital timepieces.
• You can keep multiple watches with different color dials, and they all have a personality of their own.

Disadvantages of analog watch:

• Analog watches hold higher economic value than digital ones.
• Certain old analog watches are not readable in the darkness.
• Darkness renders your watch useless.
• Some Analog watches do not have stopwatches or calendars which are easily available in a digital watch.
• Time precision may be a problem for analog timepieces.
• Analog watches are a little expensive than digital.

Why choose a digital watch?

Digital obviously means something shown in digits or numbers. Contrary to digital, analog implies a continuous quantity. With digital watches, you will find the time in minutes, hours seconds and sometimes milliseconds on electronic displays. Certain digital sports watches like Casio G-shock also show seconds in a well-tracked display.

One thing that is very good about digital watches that they have some amazing features. These include but are not limited to Calendar, alarms, stopwatch calculators, GPS and other outdoorsy functions which appear in Casio ProTrek series digital watches. Digital watches can be designed to attract low and pricy segments with lots of upgraded functions.

Here is a digital Casio watch that I sport almost every day.

 

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These Casio digital watches are very economical and easy to use. They are available at Ecasiocenter from PKR 3500 to 150,000 depending on their features.

The precision of a digital watch does have its use, especially when you are an athlete, sports enthusiast or simply an outdoorsy person. There is a reason why you do not see mountain climbers or carpenters wearing their analog watches while they are at work.

Advantages of a digital watch:

• Digital watches are cheaper than analog.
• There is more toughness in the structure and design of a digital watch.
• Digital timepieces can be powered by solar energy alone while some are hybrid.
• Athletes can benefit most from wearing a digital watch.
• Digital watches are designed with extra features such as alarm, stopwatch, calendars and so on
• Digital watches offer complex information in the likes of milliseconds and compass.

Disadvantages of a Digital watch:

• Cheap Digital watches are less resistant and fancy due to the plastic materials used in their making.
• There can be a breakdown in their functions if they are exposed to heat or bad quality batteries since they operate with electronic systems.
• Digital watches often have small target customers. These watches are often used by men between 10 – 40 years of age or people with blue-collar jobs.
• The persona of digital watches is very low. This makes them not highly acceptable or widely used for formal gatherings.

Final words:

If you are looking to add elegance to your style, then go for an analog watch. You can play with the watch dial color according to your personality like calm people often prefer grey or blue dial watches. People like me who are fond of colors go for sporty-looking dials like yellow, orange or just black.
If you just want to see time and manage your daily routine and do not care about looks then try digital watches. Although Ecasiocenter has a lot of cool options in G-Shock, pro-trek, and standard digital timepieces which allows a layman, blue-collar worker or a student to choose with.

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Top 5 Best Casio Watches of All-Time

Casio has an unparalleled reputation when it comes to watches.  The best affordable Casio watches are not hard to find because Casio takes care of its fans on so many levels worldwide.

It has established itself as a reputable, reliable and technology leader company in the watch industry which is completely owed to its continued research and improvement in technology. It has been producing hundreds of watches in every shape, color, style and material that could possibly be engineered to the best of possibilities.

Casio has a decade of history of manufacturing G Shocks and today they are still making few of the rare/ limited edition watches.The G-Shock series is Casio’s tough line of watches that can stand against the test of time and different terrain. They make an ideal tool watch or those who are outdoorsy and who care about durability.

We have selected some of the best G-Shocks because Casio’s line is so representative of its brand.

 

 Casio Men’s G-Shock DW5900-1DR

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Sometimes you need to wear a robust watch with good looks. In case you face difficult weather situations, wearing a luxury watch is not an option. The DW5900-1DR is a very tough and robust watch. The black hexagonal case is 47mm in diameter. This watch is exceptionally well-put in terms of design and is very comfortable to wear. It provides a variety of useful features like a stopwatch, alarms, and a full-year calendar. This watch is incredibly comfortable to wear all day due to its resin band.

The owner of this watch will not have to worry about damaging it as it has been made to last in tough conditions. This timepiece has an LCD backlight as well which comes in handy and we all know this to be true.

If you just need a G-Shock watch and on a budget, then the DW5900-1DR will satisfy all your needs and that too in PKR 15,600.

 

GA-1000-1ADR

 

 

Casio GA1000-1ADR Twin Sensor is a Gravity master created for aviation enthusiasts with 200-meter water resistance. This watch from G aviation line-up is loved by any age group person.

This new model is equipped with digital compass capabilities, which is perfectly matched to the needs of the modern aviator, both in terms of function and appearance. By hitting the 9 o’clock button within any mode hits the Digital Compass Mode, and the button at 8 o’clock returns you to the previous position.

Continued direction readings can be taken at 20 seconds apart during which the secondhand points to north, an actual direction indicator is placed in the upper display, and a direction angle value is shown in the lower display.

Bearing Memory allows you to temporarily store and display a direction reading so you can use it as a reference as you take further digital readings. Other features include a temperature gauge, large indices, and big hands for easy reading. The compass works well when it is used according to the manual.

This product performs excellent and is much cheaper than the rest of its siblings. It’s designed to endure harsh conditions. In terms of price, this brilliant watch has no parallel in this price range of PKR 44,000.

 

Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1VDF

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The G-Shock series was the substance of dreams when we were kids. It is an oversized bezel and rugged exterior functions as well as it looks too. It’s tougher than it looks.

You can thank the watch through several hard hits, and it will still work fine, thanks to the G-shock intense product development.  They believe in making watches that can endure harsh conditions.

Apart from the practicalities of everyday life, including timer, stopwatch, and alarm functions, the watch is also water-resistant, shockproof, and is a worthy collection for an everyday beater.

Available at Ecasiocentre for PKR: 15,200. you can buy it from the given  link G-Shock DW-5600E-1VDF

 

A168WA-1WDF

 

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The traditional rectangular design of the Casio digital watches is loved by those who prefer classics. Like any other household, no one can deny that they have never come across this beauty of the digital watch. The LCD digital display is easily readable in darkness because it has an electroluminescent backlight.

 

This watch measures at 32mm in diameter and 7mm at sideways. Mineral glass is used on top of the case. The watch has minimal wrist presence yet stylish, which is perfect for those who avoid big watches. The bracelet is also very thin and provides a reinforced fit, which makes it even more comfortable to wear 24/7.

 

There are many notable features that come with this classic timepiece, including a stopwatch, date display, alarm function. In short, it is perfect for a person who wants to get a reliable classic timepiece with a variety of functions like alarm, timer, and stopwatch.

It is available at Ecasiocentre Pakistan at PKR 4,500 only.

 

 

F-91WS-3D

                                                                             

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This beautiful-looking timepiece stands apart and shines bright. All the people who like their classics with some newness should take a gander at this timepiece which is all about style and class.

The greyish transparent resin bands make it more chic than your bright Hawaiian shirt from last summer’s sale. You can pair it with a grey t-shirt or a black one and can never go wrong.

It offers an alarm, stopwatch, and 24-hour time format. In short, it offers everything which your dad had when he was in his late teens but with new age tweaks. You can also get it in a darker grey shade which is as we say darker the better.

This beauty is available at E casio centre at only PKR: 4500

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