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Casio CA53W-1 Review – Vintage Calculator Watch

I have to admit.

To me, calculator watches bring back childhood memories!

They combined the elements of a calculator and a watch.

They came in digital form for easy use.

Despite the presence of the calculator, the size was similar to a normal watch.

In this Casio CA53W-1 review, we will briefly look at one of the popular choices.

And if you’re seeking to purchase this very memorable timepiece, then pay attention to what I have for you below.

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Casio Men's Vintage CA-53W-1CR Calculator Watch
  • 8-Digit Calculator; Constants for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Water Resistant
  • 1/100 second stopwatch; Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"; Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times

Simple Digital Screen Display

Simplicity at its best is what this watch is all about. You will find a small screen display which shows you all the functions.

You get the time, date, and also the numbers and functions in case you are using the calculator. It has only 2 colors, black numbers/ digits, and the greenish looking background.

It’s a digital piece that is powered by a battery. One thing the watch is known for is preserving the battery power.

It will go through many calculations and time reading functions before requiring a replacement. The battery, just like the watch, is very basic and also doesn’t cost “an arm and leg,”

The numbers, according to some users, are a little small and may be hard to read in dimly lit settings.

Tough Resin Square Case

Casio CA53W-1 on wrist

Calculator watches from Casio came in either steel or plastic. This one went the resin way and seems to enjoy a great response. It’s much lighter than the metal counterpart.

It feels less bulky and is also much lighter in weight. Wearing it for an extended period should also be more user-friendly.

The resin case is found all over expect the case back which is made of stainless steel, and on the face where the display screen is found. While the material is tough, it can get scratched if rubbed against tough/ rough objects.

Basic 8-Digit Calculator

Although the calculator isn’t as sophisticated as the one in a normal handheld calculator, it does allow you to carry out basic calculations.

You can add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. Below the screen/ display, you find 16 small rubber buttons.

Numbers from 0 to 9 are inscribed on the buttons on the first 3 rows. The last row has the functions (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).

The screen will handle up to 8 digits and will show the final results next to the inputs. The use of rubber buttons helps to make the watch more water-resistant.

However, rubber is a little more finicky than plastic. On the other hand, the rubber seems to preserve the numbers better and also produces lesser noise.

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Flexible Resin Band

The band, just like the case is made of resin. However, it’s more flexible and has a rubberlike feel. This makes wrapping it around the wrist more convenient.

It has the same thickness and is also light. The width tapers/narrows at the ends and is also rounded. To secure it on the hand, the bands are held together by a resin buckle closure.

It has a matte finish, just like the case. This gives it a more professional look. It’s smooth and soft and doesn’t scratch or create marks on the skin.

Wearing it too tight, especially on very hot days, may cause some moisture or sweat buildup beneath the strap.

Final Verdict

This watch is very basic and this makes it easy to use even for newbies. It doesn’t have too many colors and the numbers are in digital form.

It comprises of sturdy plastic material and feels light on the hand. The buttons, although somewhat small, are fairly responsive. This is without -a-doubt-among the reliable pieces you can get.