“This is a timepiece that should appeal to people who want simplicity, reliability, and durability.”
The A158WA-1 is among the popular digital watches from Casio. Launched many decades ago, it still enjoys a large following.
It’s a simple watch that comes with the basic minimum. Time, Date/ Calendar, and Stop Watch functions. To learn more about it, we will look at the Casio A158WA-1 review.
Looking at the watch, what comes or mind is the 90’s era. Watches of that era were very simple and digital watches were fairly new in the scene.
You’ll find an LCD display, which is fairly small, in comparison to latter/ newer models. The design is also very classic. Square/rectangular shape with beveled corners.
While modern types boast of a colorful screen, this in has 2 colors. The greenish background and black numbers.
And unlike modern pieces which feature a backlit background that turns on automatically, in this one, you need to press a button To turn it on.
Durable Stainless Steel Case
Durability is always a key concern for many people. Casio does address this aspect well. The timepiece has a stainless steel case.
It’s highly polished to give it the elegance and also to help resist oils, dirt, dust, sweat and other things better. The material should be able to put-up with bangs, knocks, vibrations and more.
The case is relatively thin and has a thickness of just 8 mm. It also has a small diameter of 33mm. This piece, however, feels a little heavier than its resin-made counterparts.
The case back is also made of stainless steel and is held in position by 4 tiny screws.
Shatter Resistant Mineral Crystal Glass
Protection to the internals mechanism is provided by a mineral crystal glass. It’s relatively thin and comes in a flat styling. It merges nicely with the case.
It appears more resistant to scratches, stains, scuffs, in comparison to similar types. This, however, doesn’t mean its 100% resistant. It may develop marks when scrapped against hard or rough objects.
When it comes to being shatterproof, it does score well. The material seems to have a bit of flex which helps to absorb the stresses, impact, vibration and other things.
This makes it more tolerant of shatter in case of falls or high impact.
Easy Japanese Quartz Movement
For movement, this timepiece relies on Japanese’s Quartz movement. The mechanism is famed for being accurate and also running trouble-free for a long time.
Also, it requires lesser maintenance since it is a small mechanism and has fewer parts.
The timepiece is powered by a lithium battery which seems to last for a long period. It comes in a flat and wider diameter which helps to conserve the space. Replacement is done by unscrewing the 4 screws found on the stainless steel case back.
This is a timepiece that should appeal to people who want simplicity, reliability, and durability. It’s made of tough stainless steel (case, bracelet/band, and case back).
The digital screen isn’t cluttered with too much information which makes it easier to read. It also runs on a reliable quartz movement and a long-lasting lithium battery. It’s definitely a watch worth the time and money.