Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Casio G-Shock MTG-1000 with analog face

Next to the plastic pocket protector, there is probably no better-known artifact of the nerd than the Casio G-Shock watch. But the chunky digital watch, created in 1983, has become a fashion item on the wrists of those who aren’t necessarily technologically inclined.

To celebrate the brand’s longevity, Casio has created a number of multifunction watches, some with analog faces. They include the solar-powered, water-resistant MTG-1000, a stopwatch that tells time in 27 cities and features what Casio calls “multiband atomic timekeeping.” It is available from Casio at

Casio continues to engineer watches the way it has for a quarter-century, adding features and rarely removing any. One thing remains constant, though: programming the $400 watch by pushing its four buttons in a precise order is the true test of whether you are smart enough to wear it. For those who give up, leave the radio-controlled watch on a windowsill anywhere in the United States (or in Japan and most of Western Europe), and the next morning it will tell the correct time.

Source: NYTimes