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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2012, 05:38:09 pm »
Custom made calculator watches? Hmm!
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2012, 05:44:14 pm »
I used to wear one everyday, but stopped after I got my cellphone. I am annoyed because the watch always get stuck everywhere in narrow places, plus it's annoying when I wear winter clothes x.x
Ah for me, I don't even own a mobile phone. :)

Thanks all who replied. Man, it is hard to find people who still wear these calculator watches. :(
Yup. D: I think the issue, though, is how scientific calcs got cheaper over the years (other than TI ones) and the Casio calc watches did not elvolve at all. So most people would rather get a $5 scientific calc and use that rather than relying on a Casio watch. If Casio watches added more functions, then maybe  they would attract more people.

Plus, nowadays you got graphing calcs that most high school students get at one point, and those calcs can play Portal 2D, Doom (or clones of it), Mario, RPGs and plenty of iPhone game clones. Of course graphing calcs are much more expensive, but the fact graphing calcs can play such advanced games kinda make calc watches less attractive to people.

@Keoni I hope you get parts soon so you can make your own watch. :D
People take their big caclulators everywhere? I only needed a sample calculator, scheduler, alarm, etc. :P

I dont know about other people, but I carry my prizm with me in my pocket almost everywhere. and it is my calendar, todo list, alarm clock, and calc thanks to gbl08ma's utility addin.

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I hate how the screen gets covered with lint whenever you keep it in your pocket for a while. I'm thinking of making a new cover for it that keeps sweat, lint and loose change out of it.
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2012, 07:01:09 pm »
Very nice work so far Keoni29 :)

And Flyingfisch I used to do that everytime too, or almost. I stopped when pockets started getting smaller and smaller again (although not as small as in the '90s)
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 07:01:34 pm by DJ_O »

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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2012, 02:30:37 am »
I used to have a simple digital watch with no special math functions. My 84+ is too big to fit in  my pocket comfortably. I have an emulator running on my phone though.
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2012, 03:33:09 am »
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and my 84+ fits in my pocket perfectly :D So does my CX so I usually carry them both around in my pockets. :P
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2012, 03:43:27 am »
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and my 84+ fits in my pocket perfectly :D So does my CX so I usually carry them both around in my pockets. :P
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2012, 03:47:59 am »
Pssh, the databank ones aren't old school.

These are the old school ones. Databanks are new in comparison.


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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2012, 04:03:54 am »
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and my 84+ fits in my pocket perfectly :D So does my CX so I usually carry them both around in my pockets. :P
Hehe, same for me (even though my 84+ is an 84+SE and my CX is a CX CAS) :P
And when people ask me what time it is, I usually put my hand in my pocket, they expect me to take my phone out, and then I lol at their face when they see me taking a calc out XD
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2012, 04:59:18 am »
I don't know, I still like watches a bit too much.

Besides, my calc RAM clears all the time :P

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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2012, 11:26:21 am »
I don't know, I still like watches a bit too much.

Besides, my calc RAM clears all the time :P
Same for me, and this allows to do even funnier things :P
When they ask me what time it is, I first take my 84+SE out from my pocket, they look at me like I am E.T. then I say "wrong one" (because the time is wrong since the last RAM Clear) and take out the CX CAS from the other pocket and tell them the time while they look at me like I am (E.T.)² XD
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2012, 11:55:42 am »
Very nice work so far Keoni29 :)

And Flyingfisch I used to do that everytime too, or almost. I stopped when pockets started getting smaller and smaller again (although not as small as in the '90s)

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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2012, 03:35:47 pm »
Pssh, the databank ones aren't old school.

These are the old school ones. Databanks are new in comparison.


Well I checked Google for images of the Databank ones, and they still look kinda old school. The one you posted looks like it was designed in the early 80's (back when every electronic was rectangular-shaped) and the Databanks I saw on Google looked like 1989-92 electronics :P.
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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2012, 06:32:51 pm »
Well, they're all a little older than that. The first calc watch came out in '75, but the first databank came out in '83. So, your timing was about right, just off by a few years.

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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2012, 10:21:15 pm »
I don't know, I still like watches a bit too much.

Besides, my calc RAM clears all the time :P
Imagine your watch would RAM clear all the time :P

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Re: Old school Casio calculator watches...
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2012, 10:36:41 pm »
I had a watch like that once. The battery had a bad connection.