5 Affordable Casio Watches worth Buying in 2022
If you are reading this article then, like me, Casio has a special place in your heart. Whether it is based on nostalgia stemming from being lucky enough to own a Casio GAME-20 (GM-20) space invader style watch, growing up in the 1980s, or just simply buying a Casio to wear as your reliable, trustworthy daily watch then it goes without saying that a Casio watch is a watch worth owning.
The other thing about Casios, apart from the nostalgia and their daily wearable factor, is that they have been designing and manufacturing watches since 1974. With their first watch being the Casiotron digital watch, Casio has designed, developed and manufactured an unbelievable range of watches to suit every budget, taste and feature set that the wearer may wish to own. Ranging from low-cost affordable digital timepieces (like the retro-styled F-91W) to more expensive G-Shock and Edifice range of watches, like the Casio G-Shock MRG-B2000B which can be had for £2,500, they do offer watches for everyone.
So based on our reviews on the We Try Anything YouTube Channel, we thought we would list 5 Casio watches that are well worth buying or even considering as your next purchase in 2022.
The Casio W-86 Digital Watch – The Casio F-91W Beater!!
One of my personal favourites and, in my humble opinion, a low-cost digital watch well worth considering over the iconic Casio F-91W.
The Casio W-86 has the same 50-metre water resistance as the Casio F-91W and the same amount of features built into it (time with date, alarm and stopwatch). Where the Casio W-86 really shines over the Casio F-91W is in its slightly bigger casing plus its Casio’s Electro Luminescence backlit display, which is hands-down better than the F-91W’s.
Don’t get me wrong, the Casio F-91W is a must-have watch to feature in your collection but in day-to-day wear, I found it a bit too small for my wrist and compared to the slightly bigger Casio W-86 I just think that you will agree that it is a better watch for only a little bit more money.
The Casio MRW-200H – A very affordable Diver style watch
If you are looking for your next daily beater watch, then look no further than the Casio MRW-200H.
Cheap to own at around the £20 mark and made out of hard-wearing resin materials then this watch is well worth considering if you are looking to wear something that you are not worried about scratching.
The Casio MRW-200H is a looker as well, as it has a diver style dial made up of large numerals, hour and minute hands and a day and a date window that are super easy to read the time and date from.
Talking of time it is also accurate to boot with Casio’s Japanese Quartz movement.
So if you want a watch to wear that has 100 metres of water resistance and saves your more expensive watches from the potential damage of daily wear then you simply cannot go wrong with the Casio MRW-200.
The Casio W-96H Digital Watch
The Casio W-96H is very popular on the We Try Anything YouTube Channel and you can see why.
It looks great with its large easy-to-read digital display. Features a whole host of information at a glance like the time, day, date and year. It also features a fairly bright backlit display which works well in the dark.
The Casio W-96H packs a whole host of features as well, like an alarm with a snooze function, hourly chime, stopwatch and dual time which are all powered by a battery that lasts for ten years.
Finally, it is also water-resistant to 50 meters, so no worries when wearing it while you are washing the car or wearing it when having a bath or shower.
What also makes this watch a winner, is its price. Normally you can pick this watch up for around the £20 mark but if you keep your eye on the likes of Amazon (link below) or Argos then sometimes the Casio W-96H can be had for only £10 which for its looks and features is simply unbeatable!
The Iconic Casio F-91W
It goes without saying that if you are going to feature a list of Casios worth buying in 2022, then the Casio F-91W has to be on there.
Not only does this retro-styled Casio tug at the nostalgia heartstrings it is also one very durable watch to wear. It is simple to operate, easy to use, at a size to fit most wrists and above super reliable in its operation and that’s why it appeals to people from all walks of life, even including Presidents of the United States.
The other thing with the Casio F-91W is that it is timeless in its design and has an appeal to both men and women.
Finally, as well as the above, the Casio F-91W is at a price point that is easily affordable and that’s why we feel that it needs to be a watch worthy of adding to your collection or even as your main watch for daily wear.
The Casio AE3000W – The Ideal Travel Companion
Finally, on this list, we have chosen a Casio that is larger than life and we feel that if you are a bit of a traveller, once the pandemic has allowed for it to happen, then the Casio AE3000W may be the ideal watch for you.
First of all, this is a big watch and with a case diameter of 56 millimetres it probably wouldn’t sit well on most wrists but in my opinion that large display is something to behold.
Not only will the Casio AE3000W accurately tell the time, based on its Japanese Quartz movement, but on its main screen, you can view the day, month and year plus you can also feature another two time zones on there as well as the main time. There is also a map of the world indicating which time zone you have chosen to set your main time by, making it ideal for travelling through different time zones.
The Casio AE3000W also has a whole host of features including 5 daily alarms, a stopwatch, a countdown timer, an automatic calendar and a handy LED backlight. It is also water-resistant to a depth of 100 metres and has 10-year battery life.
The final reason why we think that this is a Casio worth considering is the price. Most times you will find this watch hovering around the £45 mark in the likes of Amazon or Argos but sometimes they tend to slash this price in half down to £23 making it a great watch to own for such a small amount of money.