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I've a bit of a soft spot for Casio watches in general and purchased this whilst indulging in a bit of online retail therapy and a few glasses of pinot grigio.
I have to admit that it was an impulse buy and that I usually take a lot longer than 3 minutes before I decide on the acquisition of another timepiece for my collection but on this occasion I threw caution to the wind and before my wife could say "shall we open another bottle?", I'd hit the "add to basket" and "proceed to checkout" buttons.
It was with a some surprise when I checked my inbox the very next morning with a muzzy head to find that I was soon to be the proud owner of a Casio Edifice Chronograph. Oh well! I'd made my bed so I'd just have to lie in it, at least until my headache eased.
Three days later the parcel arrived from Amazon and I got that giddy new watch feeling that only a sad forty plus male with a watch fetish can really truly appreciate!
So... was I happy with my impulse buy?
Yes, thankfully I was.
The Edifice is a very masculine looking watch with a stainless steel case and strap that has the added bonus of an extremely secure safety fastener.
At approx 220g in weight, this watch is substantial without dragging your knuckles along the pavement. On the occasions that I have worn it, I soon forgot that it was there.
Dimensions: 45 x 34 x 10.4mm (H x W x D)
The face of the watch is square and coloured black and the three hands for hours minutes and seconds are silver so the contrast is excellent.
The watch has three sub function dials. The hands on these function dials are red with a luminous coating that enables you to see them in the dark, which will be helpful on those cold early winter mornings. There is also a small date window.
Around the perimeter of the watch dial it is clearly marked in bold numbers 15, 30, 45 and 60. I'm not convinced that this enhances the functionality of the watch but it does give it a unique look that I quite like.
Water resistant to approx 100m, but from personal experience with Casio's and water, I'd not even trust wearing it in the bath!
The battery life is stated as two years and obviously I have not owned it long enough to verify this. However, from my past experience with Casio models, I would say that this information is almost certainly accurate.
Currently priced at £72.99 on Amazon, and I have seen it retailing for up to £20 more than this. Many of the watches in the Edifice range are very interesting and it's well worth perusing the current collection if you have a few minutes to spare.
A decent watch then at a reasonable price. I'm pleased with my purchase and I'm happy to recommend it.
Thanks for reading.