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Hi guys, I recently had my Rolex stolen and am sort of out of the luxury watch game for good I think. But I have always loved the old casio digitals and am sorry they only come with resin cases now.

What I would like would be a watch with a steel case that I can swim with. My questions are:

Can anyone suggest casio models that they would recommend?

Is it a stupid idea to buy a vintage digital watch like this and expect to be able to go swimming with it? (For example, I know that the seals on my Rolex needed to be replaced every couple of years and I sort of doubt that watchmakers will have new seals for these old watches lying around! But maybe I'm wrong and they're a generic shape.)

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I'm not a Casio fan but I doubt those old watches with a lot of buttons would hold up well in the water. I doubt they had great WR ratings even when they were new. I have a vintage Accutron Spaceview and I would never take it in the water. I do see the old Casio's and Timex watches for sale every now and then. Keep you eye on http://www.watchrecon.com/. If one shows up it will probably show up there.
 

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This is a newer steel g shock, well a mix of mostly stainless with resin. Possibly if you search around there are other options.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/CASI...=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04185906&rid=20

But if you are looking for a good watch that is affordable, let the forum here know in a separate thread and we can give you a ton of options. Lots of great brands these days with auto movements, sapphire, solid bracelets etc for $500 and under.
Obris morgan is one that pops into my head for around $300 price point just as an example. http://www.obrismorgan.com

Deep blue another option if you catch them on sale.

Marc And Sons another option, just to name a few.


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Try searching on the bay for Casio Marlin, these where produced in the 80s and 100m water resistance was the norm. The one I had was full stainless steel case and bracelet, be aware though a lot of the early Casio watches where base metal cases.
I had a quick search myself and found some new old stock and also some genuine replacement parts.
These a quite sought after so expect to pay around £200 for a new one.
Happy hunting.

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I think this is what you're looking for in terms of vintage designed steel watches from Casio..

It's the A-168WA-1WDF but I still prefer the F91..even tho it's made from resin.. still love that trusty old watch.. I've had it for years now.
 

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I think this is what you're looking for in terms of vintage designed steel watches from Casio..

It's the A-168WA-1WDF but I still prefer the F91..even tho it's made from resin.. still love that trusty old watch.. I've had it for years now.
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