My Casio Oceanus OCW-M7000 - part of the Oceanus range that were the first 5 motor watches. Solar, multiband 5 (atomic clock sync on 5 frequencies). All titanium (it's lighter than it looks), with titanium carbide hardened coating, sapphire glass, 100m WR. 1/20th chronograph - only goes up to 59 minutes, though. Has an alarm, too - but truly configurable, compared with some analog watches - is set on a 24 hour perspective, rather than going off every 12 hours.
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Of note, they clearly wanted to make more of the Oceanus name - so that's mentioned first on the face, and is bigger than the Casio branding - it's "Oceanus by Casio" rather than "Casio Oceanus" - I guess branding was, perhaps still is a big thing for Casio, as far as I know, though, they've pulled out of the US market, now with Oceanus watches (the US Oceanus site that was, now redirects to Casio's Edifice range), they're all JDM, now. Don't think they were ever officially sold in the UK.
The tide thing is, no doubt, a feature I'll likely never bother with. I like the 24 hour sub-dial, though, and handles the world time feature better than my titanium Lineage from above.
Casio now has broken their own record with another Oceanus model with 6 motors...
I think the latest Oceanus models with the smart access thing probably really help in terms of mode / zone changing - as it can take time for things to get updated - but the latest models have the hour and minute hand moving independently, and in the quickest possible direction. Sounds trivial, but when changing mode on a watch like this - in some instances, you've got to wait a little bit for the hands to move to different positions - and it doesn't seem to want to be interrupted.
Oddly enough, I've wanted to scratch that itch with the Oceanus models, and am probably still likely to get a Tough Movement and smart access one at some point. But this is by far my favourite one out of my bunch:-
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Simple looking, very little obvious complications, yet very practical, hopefully maintenance free (solar, multiband 6 / atomic clock sync), 100m WR, titanium throughout. Not too big, not too small. Very light. The current Oceanus models do have slightly better bracelets, but the flipside being you pretty much have to stay with them, you've got no realistic other options, whilst this Lineage model has normal lugs.
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