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Something made by Casio in a black box that used to cost JPY 18,000 (in 1997).



With a fancy metal inner box. As it says Casiotron, something quartz can be expected.

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Metal box rather hard to open. Instructions are printed on the box. Not sure it makes things easier.

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When the inner box is opened, something gold with a 70s type bracelet and a faceted crystal comes out.

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This is a Casiotron Astronox which was a part of a series of remake watches celebrating the original Casiotrons from the 70s. Same styling but with modern machinery and a few extra design tweaks. This one is called the Jupiter 11 named after the Apollo 11 moon lander. The backlight has a moon lander image. It is a good quality watch with the right mix of retro and modern with the 70s design done quite well. All in all, a rather cool watch.

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The whole series with some extra info can be found here http://www006.upp.so-net.ne.jp/shockers/trn.htm.

/ martin
 

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they really good the 70s look spot on. I have a few casiotrons from that era, and you can not tell the difference just by looking.
good catch.
 
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