Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Casiotron 49CS-35

Today is vintage day on Which Watch Today.

My choice of wristwear today is one of the early Casio Casiotron watches. The Casiotron was one of the first digital watches produced by Casio. They started in the 70s with lots of different variations and there was a modern remake in the late 90s.

This is one of the original 70s models with a model number of 49CS-35. It seems that this particular model is not common as there are quite a few 49CS models, but very few -35 models. There is also a number on the face of 101A2-33. This watch has a barrel shaped case with a 1 line 5 1/2 digit LCD display in the bottom half. The LCD shows the time, and there are small day and pm markers along the top. It is a typical 70s basic model with only time and date modes, but also has a bulb based light.

The face has all of the usual instructive text (such as what each button does), along with the Casiotron name. It has a grey colour, and that seems to be textured, looking almost like it is felt-like under the glass. It has a matching Casio stainless steel strap (with a part number of B-192H).

Date-wise, it seems to be from sometime between 1975 and 1977, and the modules date setting starts at 1970.

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