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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:43 am 
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So there's been a thread for Seikos, and I know there's some G-Shock enthusiasts here, so let's see some Casios, then.

Show 'em off, let's see what ya got.

Especially any Oceanus, they're just dreamy.

I'll post some pics of my motley bunch at some point.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:13 pm 
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Old faithful solar wave captor...

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Solar, multiband 6, analog G-Shock, never do seem to manage a decent, in focus pic of it - but look, so close, so far - at least the buckle and the end of the strap is in focus...

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Edifice...

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Funky pick of a recent JDM Lineage (not my photo, credit to another forum user in another place...):-

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Mine, on a different strap (solar, multiband 6):-

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My blue, non-JDM version (solar, multiband 6):-

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And a couple of group shots:-

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At some point I'd like an Oceanus (one of the simple ones, without any sub dials) but the lack of normal lugs is currently making me favour another solar, multiband 6 Lineage with tough movement and pure analog face.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:53 pm 
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I have 3.

The first one is the one I always wear!!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:45 pm 
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My first Oceanus - although very modest spec, just simple quartz, stainless steel, 100m WR, very, very nicely made, solid, and timeless:-

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Feels like it's hewn out of rock. Normal lugs, albeit 22mm lug width, will probably swap out the leather strap for a two piece Zule / Maratac. I believe the model is OC-102-8AVEF.

And a Lineage I got a little while back - a JDM model, so had to be imported - this is a titanium cased (and bracelet), tough movement (so hybrid mount structure, to provide additional shock proofing, and auto aligns hands every hour), tough solar, multiband 6 (atomic clock sync, most worldwide regions), 100m WR. A perfect analog watch, for me - normally features and spec you only get in the Oceanus range (by that I mean with a simplistic analog face), yet has normal lugs so you can put other normal straps or bracelets on:-

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Model: LIW-T100TD-1AJF.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:34 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:45 am 
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Got a couple or three of the cheaper waveceptors tough solar that I used to wear for work. Trashed now but still going will post a pic if you're interested.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:19 am 
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The History Man wrote:
Got a couple or three of the cheaper waveceptors tough solar that I used to wear for work. Trashed now but still going will post a pic if you're interested.

Aye, let's see 'em.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:27 am 
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Well used. Just got gem out so they've not checked in for a while. Were dormant.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:55 am 
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Well used. Just got gem out so they've not checked in for a while. Were dormant.

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The ones on the left and right look to be variants of the same model, yes - just different colour faces?

I have a version of the one on the right, but with the resin strap. First Casio solar / wave ceptor I bought, and still probably a big favourite. I prefer that simple, analog look without too much fuss or busyness, really. The only downside for me was it only receiving the UK and German atomic time signal, other ones I've bought were heavily influenced in the styling of that model, but with multiband 6.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:01 am 
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I take it you like watches then?


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