Casio to release super retro digital watch featuring ‘Pac Man’

Casio is going big on nostalgia with the A100WEPC digital watch, which is studded with references to the arcade classic Pac Man. – Casio

Japanese watchmaker Casio Computer Co Ltd has announced a collaboration model featuring the classic arcade game Pac Man in what may well be the ultimate retro digital watch.

The A100WEPC is studded with details from the iconic game, including pixelated images of Pac Man and the Ghosts on its watchface with the Illuminator Logo rendered in the game’s font, while the gold-plated watch case uses the colour of the arcade game cabinet.

The top watch band is also laser etched with a rendering of Pac Man being chased by villainous ghosts, with the reverse scene where Pac Man chases the ghosts on the bottom band.

The watch is a special edition of Casio’s A100 digital watch, which in turn is a reissue of the F-100 digital watch originally released in 1978.

It was Casio’s first quartz watch in a resin case, which featured both a stopwatch and calendar functions.

On its product page, Casio said the collaboration celebrates how both were icons of the late ‘70s, with the Pac Man game being released by Bandai Namco Entertainment in 1980.

According to the press release, the A100WEPC has a resin case, stainless steel band, water resistance rated for daily use, and three years of battery life on a CR1616 battery.

Its case is 40.7×32.7×9.2mm and the watch weighs approximately 53g.

Functions include a stopwatch able to measure down to 1/10th of a second, a daily alarm, hourly time signal, auto-calendar and LED light.

It is priced at 12,100 yen (RM466) and scheduled for release in August in Japan.

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