Review: Casio Duro Marlin MDV106-1A “Ultra Affordable Dive Watch”

Review: Casio Duro Marlin MDV106-1A “Ultra Affordable Dive Watch”,
The Casio Duro is my recommendation for a “bottom dollar” affordable analog-faced dive watch. Borrowing heavily from a number of diver-watch themes, it successfully integrates them into a watch which seems nicer than a watch. Not to say there aren’t shortcomings, just that the good outweighs the bad in this case. There are a number of alternatives from Seiko, Orient, and others if you’re interested in a mechanical movement, but that comes with a higher cost. Those on a shoestring budget looking for a hassle-free quartz watch with tasteful aesthetics need not look any further.

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Model #: MDV-106-1AV “Duro”
Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
Resin band with stainless clasp
Unidirectional rotary bezel
Stainless steel case
Screw-lock crown
Hands and hour markers with large fluorescent areas for easy reading 200-meter water resistance for plenty of reliability
Mineral glass
Threaded caseback
Date display
Regular timekeeping Analog: 3 hands (Hour, minute, second) Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month Approx. battery life: 3 years on SR626SW battery
Size of case/total weight: 44 X 12.3 mm/92 g
UPC: 4971850943617
1 Year manufacturer warranty.

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