In 1978 Casio released the F-100, their first resin-cased watch. A small-scale digital watch, it featured an off-center display and top-mounted buttons, giving it a distinctive look. While seemingly ordinary and retro by today’s standards, at the time, this was a truly cutting-edge piece of technology. A fact that is proven by its use (in a modified form) in the 1979 survival horror epic Alien, worn by none other than the protagonist, Ellen Ripley. In 2021, Casio brought it back as the A100, reviving the icon.
This special edition of the A100 combines the nostalgia of the F-100 with one of the most important video games of the same era, PAC-MAN. Launched in 1980, the anxiety-inducing arcade game was a contemporary of the F-100, and certainly many players tried their luck against the infinite mazes and ghosts with these watches on their wrists.
For the collaborative watch, Casio has rendered the 32.6mm x 40.4mm and 9.3mm thick hard-lined case in bright gold but combined it with a black bracelet. On the face, surrounding the LCD screen and top-mounted buttons are scenes from PAC-MAN in full color. Meanwhile, the scene continues, laser-etched into the black bracelet, for a ghostly texture.
More PAC-MAN adorns the case-back, and even the packaging has been designed to resemble the original arcade cabinet. For fans of the game, the watch, or ideally both, look no further.
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- Case: Resin
- Dial: LCD w/ Backlight
- Movement: Digital
- Complications: Stopwatch, Alarm, Date
- Lens: Flat Resin
- Strap: Steel Bracelet
- Water Res.: Yes
- Width: 32.7mm
- Length: 40.7mm
- Thickness: 9.2mm
- Lug Width: 18mm
- SKU: A100WEPC-1B
- Warranty: One Year Limited
Casio is a brand name most people are familiar with. Founded in 1946 in Japan as Kashio Seisakujo and reestablished as Casio Computer Co., Ltd. in 1957 - they’ve made everything from the world’s first all-electric calculator to synthesizers, cameras, and more. Of course, they are also famous for their watches, which include G-Shock, Pro Trek, Edifice, and other tech-forward brands. The Casio Vintage line, as the name suggests, celebrates their earliest digital timepieces. Always fun and irreverent, these fashionable watches are affordable and a great addition to one’s watch box.