- Master of Time
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So, what did I do? For the sake of the retro geek vibe and the fact that it costs close to fuck-all, I've bought one. The reference, for those who didn't stop reading after the last sentence, is A168. And here it is:
If that didn't have you hammer some goodies from Cabrioles R Us up where the Sun doesn't shine, let me tell you this: I've "taken the plunge" on it at "the local AD."
The watch comes in a cardboard box. In fact, it comes packed no better than Lucky Strike reds, hence I'll skip the packaging.
The wartche is no longer of Japanese make, as most Casios no longer are. Not that Casios were ever the stuff to feature Seppuku enamel dials created by nude geishas in a remote studio on the top of Mt. Bukkake. The wartche is made in China, and the bracelet - in Cambodia, a country famous for jungles full of venomous fucking reptiles and bugs, psychopathic dictators slaughtering everyone wearing glasses, and peasants and water buffalos occasionally turning into pink mist on some forgotten minefield-turned-rice paddy.
The case is more plasticky than the botoxed-up face of a spent 1980s pornstar, but for what it's worth, it doesn't feel badly made. The bracelet... Nothing fancy, but it's light, smooth, and the adjustment works just like on the mesh I've got on my Zenith. Here it is:
The inscriptions on the...well, display, not dial, are the 1980s kind of cheesy. ElectroLuminescence... I bet that in the 1980s that would have been something.
As to what this 1980s-ish thing can do...
Time display in a 12h format - toggling between 12 and 24h is done by a longer press on the start/stop button.
Apart from that, there's the blue backlighting for the display.
Yeah. Nothing fancy. But you know what? I fucking like it. Mr. Bloke out.
I'd send them all an animated gif of Ron Jeremy sucking his own cock.
Conjurer, of people asking about their Doxas