Feature-packed models from Casio Edifice Feature-packed models from Casio Edifice

Feature-packed models from Casio Edifice

Borna Bošnjak

After our initial overview of an all-encompassing Casio Edifice collection, we thought we’d take a closer look at what they do best – pieces packed with features and functionality. Through clever integrations of their many quirks, they each have the ability to pair with your phone via Bluetooth, which will bring out the best of these watches. Should you choose not to connect them, they still pack a punch as great everyday pieces for someone who’s not quite on board with the smart watch trend.

Feature overview

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Starting off with the simplest of the three models, the ECB-30DC-1A is on the cheaper end of an already value-oriented spectrum. This doesn’t mean that it’s not worthy of consideration, quite the opposite, in fact. It offers features such as 38-time zone world time, adjustable LED illumination and the excellent find-my-phone ringtones, on top of the expected perpetual calendar, stopwatch and countdown timer. This is all packaged into a 48.7mm case with a lug-to-lug of 52.3mm and a thickness of 12.9mm. The case is PVD-coated stainless steel featuring 100 metres of water resistance and a mineral crystal protects the busy dial. I would’ve loved to see a sapphire crystal, as it would really reinforce the value proposition argument, though it’s understandable considering the $229 AUD price. Check out its full list of features here.

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With an almost two-fold increase in price, now at $529 AUD, the Edifice ECB-S100HG-1A offers more in terms of design and features. On the design front, it takes inspiration from the colour of titanium racing exhausts, which turn iridescent when under high temperatures. The case is also considerably slimmer, at only 9.8mm, while the diameter decreases slightly, now at 46mm with 50mm lug-to-lug. On top of the features offered by the ECB-30DC, the ECB-S100HG adds sapphire crystal, and most notably, Casio’s famed Tough Solar technology. This means up to seven months on a single charge, and a year and a half if stored away on power-saving mode. Check it out at the link.

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Finally, the most feature-packed of all, the EQB-1200D-1A. Design-wise, the automotive inspiration has certainly been pared back, though it remains with some subtle cues. The mesh dial, reminiscent of a sports car grille, is one of the more overt ones. This model also does without any screens, opting for a tachymeter scale to drive the automotive point home, if you’d excuse the pun. It still offers a dual time feature, where the time is displayed via the main hands and the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. Much like its sportier cousin, the EQB-1200D is powered by Tough Solar, though with different operation and stand-by times. You’ll get up to five months of use from a single charge, with a 19-month stand-by time. With a diameter of 45.2mm and a lug-to-lug of 50mm, this is still a large watch, though it’ll blend into a more professional surrounding easier, owing to PVD-free stainless steel case. The EQB-1200D is available at the link, priced at $599 AUD.