By Harleen Johal
The Casio brand has been around for a number of years, with an incredible timeline of products. it is more commonly known today for producing wristwatches, Casio was better known, in its founding days, for electronics and scientific calculators. The Casio calculator watch, a digital classic, first appeared in the 1970’s. This collection had a calculator built into it with buttons on the watch face. One of the most popular of the series was the Casio Databank., which, as well as the calculator function also allowed data storage, such as telephone numbers.
How cool is this watch? These days people use their smartphones to work out pretty much anything, however flying back to the 1970’s, the convenience of having a calculator on your wrist was a fabulous idea.
The Casio Databank happened to be spotted in the film Back to the future worn by Marty McFly. Wow! This seems like ages ago, it just comes to show how much style has changed over the years.
Twenty-something plus years later, in 1991, the Casio F-91W was born. A simple quartz digital watch widely available today from many retailers. The watch features a stopwatch and is powered by a single lithium button cell. Although Casio have never released numbers as to how many of this particular watch they have sold, it continues to be one of their best sellers.
Time moves on and with time fashion moves on. Along the years, Casio introduced different lines of watches called Casio G-Shock and Casio Baby-G. carried by brand ambassadors such as Rihanna and Ke$ha.
With the success of Casio’s long line of products, I would like to think that they are only set to become bigger and better. Love time, love class, love Casio.
Harleen Johal is the Marketing Assistant at The Watch Hut, in the United Kingdom. She is a watch connoisseur, and very passionate about the blogging world. After completing a four-year Business degree, she decided that the marketing world was where she wanted to step into. Only have worked in the watch retail industry for a short while, she has learnt a lot about the mechanics of watches as well as the large variety of brands. When Harleen isn’t marketing watches she is actually also working of the statistical side of the business. She enjoys socializing as well as having a keen interest in Football.