Earlier this month, we wrote about (over on Knapsack) about a ill-conceived crowdfunding project that was taking the beloved Casio F91 movement and shoving it into a case that killed most functionality. Well, what if you want the real deal, but want something, well, just plain colorful? These four new additions to the Casio F91 lineup should grab your eye, then.
Now, if you go the Casio website, you won’t find these new colorways just yet (they’re planned for later this spring). That said, you’re still getting all of the functionality that this line has had for (what seems like) forever:
- Water-resistance up to 100 meters
- A daily alarm
- 1/100th?second stopwatch
- LED light
- Auto calendar
- Seven-year battery life
What’s different, of course, are the colors – white (F91WS-7), grey (F91WS-8), blue (F91WS-2) and pink (F91WS-4). I’ve included those model numbers so you can search for them as you see fit. While watch snobs may turn their nose up at resin cases and straps, that very material is what allows this colorful take on the watch.
Are these new versions of the Casio F91 for everyone? Probably not, but with prices set at $26.95 (just a few bucks more than the regular version) it could certainly be well-placed for a lot of people. IE, you just want something simple for your day-to-day, or if you’re looking to get a child their “first” watch. While the Casio F91 is inexpensive, it’s definitely not a cheap watch by any means. Changing colors is a simple way for Casio to keep the line fresh. casio.com
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