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solid Stainless Steel round case model with Sapphire crystal and a neat Mother of Pearl dial, with a Frank Muller designed numerals layout, center seconds hand, Date window @3 and a really striking red color leather buckle strap.

1996 A,B and C – re-posted

one serious bit of Casio kit, well made and beautifully fitted out with the almost science fiction style sensor housings and a very neat dial set up that manages to look just right. Dimensions are good too at just 50 mm lug to lug, so fits smaller wrists, though case (with the sensors) width is larger at about 56 mm – this lies along the wrist so not really an issue.

More old directions

note the outer track is marked oddly with descending graduations from 36 (x10) to 0, which obviously is in degrees. However I’ve never seen a degrees scale running clockwise from 360 to 0

Best twin sensor?

So my picks for ABC and Twin Sensor are – the Casio SGW100B-3v Twin Sensor and the Casio PRG270B-3 ABC Triple Sensor and I think it doubtful either model will be bettered for some considerable time – if at all!

Old directions

It is an instant reading which does not change even if you move the watch, so doesn’t, like modern counterparts, take a reading every second. It does however have a “navigation”mode which allows you to store up to 5 sets of measurement data in memory, along with the date and time of the measurement. These can be recalled later to trace your progress on a map for example. To aid navigation the outer bezel can be rotated (N mark to line up with indicated N for example).

Best value Casio ABC?

clarity of the green (almost gold) background digital display is really excellent and one of the best I’ve seen from any Casio to date. I also like the optional main display pattern. You can have the Calendar display in Normal Time mode indicate the Day and Date OR Month and Date OR instead the Barometric Pressure Trend Graph – this in addition to the Time and running Seconds. I prefer it set to Day and Date.

Diesel fashion

if I was looking for a gift watch for someone, this would definitely be on my short list and to my mind looks well above it’s price point. Very elegant and yet has that neat and rather subtle fashion edge with the red accented date wheel

Hippie Chic . . .

Only has a Water Resistance to 1 ATM (supposedly 10m) , but throwing yourself into the pool probably not the best idea, but hey it’s a fashion thing, so why should it be in the pool with you anyway.

Iconic Nite a clear winner

However the Nite T100 has the advantage of an updated GTS capability with the altered light source construction feature – flattened Tritium tubes. These spread the light more evenly than the more common round tube design and do away with any surrounding reflector ideas of older design watches.