I would say that almost everyone has had a Casio watch in their lifetime, but since this is 2021, I don’t think that would be accurate anymore. I will say. If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you probably had a Casio watch at some point. That’s not to say that they’re not still around because, in fact, they are.
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The company has actually just announced a new PAC-MAN model that is styled in a retro look. This new Casio PAC-MAN bears the model number A100WEPC and is based on the recent reissue of the F-100 digital watch, originally released in 1978.
The PAC-MAN arcade game was first released in 1980 by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. (then Namco), and it has a huge number of fans worldwide. The F-100 watch was released in 1978 and was the first Casio quartz watch in a resin case, delivering advanced functionality with a stopwatch, digital alarm, and calendar functions.
The new Casio A100WEPC watch is based on the recently released A100 watch, which reprises the design of the original F-100, including the unique four-button front layout. The styling is designed to evoke the fun, retro look of the PAC-MAN game.
The watch face features colorful pixelated PAC-MAN and ghost characters, and the center ILLUMINATOR logo is rendered using the PAC-MAN font. The face design faithfully replicates the PAC-MAN game screen, down to details like the pink line marking the exit of the nest from which the ghosts emerge.
The gold-plated watch case is inspired by the color of the PAC-MAN arcade game cabinet. The top watch band is laser etched with a rendering of PAC-MAN being chased by ghosts, and the reverse scene with PAC-MAN chasing ghosts is rendered on the bottom band. The case back also features the PAC-MAN logo and icons.
The watch comes with special packaging imprinted with PAC-MAN character icons and the game score screen to deliver the full look of the PAC-MAN game.Casio
Casio A100WEPC Specifications
|Case and Band Material||Resin case, stainless steel band|
|Water Resistance||Water resistant for daily use|
|Functions||Stopwatch (1/10 second, measurement capacity: 59’59″9), daily alarm, hourly time signal, auto-calendar, LED light|
|Accuracy at Normal Temperature||±30 seconds per month|
|Battery Life||Approx. 3 years on CR1616|
|Size of Case||40.7×32.7×9.2mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 53g|
Pricing and availability was not given in the company’s press release.
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Last Updated on July 20, 2021.