On a recent trip to Walmart, I spotted a brand new model of Casio watch. At least, I hadn't seen this model before so it was new to me. This new Casio offers a fixed, non-rotating, bezel diver-style watch. I'm not a big fan of non-rotating bezels. However, the dial of this sport watch is considerably larger and easier to read than the dial of the popular classic Casio MRW-200H dive watch. The fixed bezel watch has a 53 mm diameter case while the rotating bezel has a 43mm diameter case. Consequently, this new watch (Model MRW-210H) should definitely give Timex Easy Reader and Timex Expedition models a run for the money during this holiday season.
One nice thing about this new, larger, Casio model is that it still has a robust 100 meters of water resistance. This should allow you to shower, wash dishes, and do a little swimming. At this price point, you don't get a stainless steel case. Instead this model features an attractively molded black resin case and bezel. This material is pretty rugged and should stand up to years of use. The watch comes with a three year battery.
If you are interested in going commando--at least in the horological sense--the new fixed bezel Casio watches also come in all black. In this case, the numbers receive a silver, chrome, treatment.
This watch should be compared with the Timex Core Resin Expedition watch with has a very similar look. You'll note that both watches have a similar look and provide an inner ring of numbers for the 24-hour time. I'll post a review of the Timex Core Resin Expedition watch in a few days in order to provide a comparison.
If you are looking for practical and pseudo-tactical, these new Casio diver-style watches are definitely worth a look!
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