Casio, Bandai Namco introduced the new digital watch, which refers to not one but two digital classics of the late 70s and early 80s. A100WEPC Pac-Man version features a design based on Casio’s 1978 F-100 digital watch and celebrates Pac-Man, one of the most famous games of all time.
Offering stopwatch, digital alarm and calendar features, the F-100 was one of the most advanced watches you could buy at the time. As Casio noted in its press release, it was also the first watch with a resin case. Perhaps the most 1979 production Ripley from the movie Alien and was famous for being the watch worn by other characters.
The A100WEPC repeats this with the same four-button layout. It also features Pac-Man and ghostly characters on the watch face, and its illuminator logo in the middle is embroidered with Pac-Man font. The watch face bears a replica of the Pac-Man game screen, while the laser-etched upper watch band features a Pac-Man character being chased by ghosts, and the lower band has its reverse. It comes with special packaging containing Pac-Man characters and game score screen.
Casio’s watch isn’t the first Pac-Man-themed watch because it costs $79 Timex T80 x Pac-Man has the same title. However, Casio may be preferred a little more by fans of the game, as it pairs it with a watch design from the same period.
The base AW100WE model, introduced last month, offers water resistance, 1/10-second stopwatch, daily alarm, hourly time signal, automatic calendar and LED light. The watch is scheduled to launch in Japan in August for 12,100¥ (about $110), which is relatively inexpensive for avid Pac-Man fans. . .