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Bill Gates 44.99USD CASIO Duro 200 MDV106-1AV

3 min read May 26, 2020

Bill Gates 44.99USD CASIO Duro 200 MDV106-1AV

Left: Hexad Bracelet SS221820B040-S5 Right: Endmill Bracelet SS221820B116

The Casio Duro 200 MDV106-1A dive watch is a well known time piece among watch collectors for various reasons. One of the biggest reasons why anyone would consider purchasing a Casio Duro MDV106-1A is definitely because of the price. You can pick one up for 44.99USD on Amazon, (Free) with Prime Shipping.

Casio Duro 200 was paired with a Rollball 316L Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet which is designed for Seiko 5

Surely, you would not expect much out of a 44.99USD watch. But hey, you’ll be surprised with the beyond average specs that comes with the Casio Duro MDV106-1A dive watch. The Casio MDV106 features a 200m (660 feet) water-resistance, unlike many other “diver-style” watches, at the cost of 44.99USD.

Black on Black, another trial of Casio Duro 200 was paired with a PVD Black Retro Razor Watch Band which is designed for Seiko 5 Sport watches

At the price level of 44.99USD, you’ll be happy if the watch was 50m water-resistance, or if it was not water-resistant at all. Some people may find it hard to believe that a 200m water-resistance costs only 44.99USD. To be honest, what assurances do you need with a 44.99USD watch. Would you feel much better if we told you that Mr Bill Gates wears the Casio MDV106 dive watch on a daily basis.

Bill-Gates-CASIO-Duro-200-MDV106-1AVCasio Duro MDV106-1A dive watch on Mr. Bill Gates Photo credit: harvard.edu

As a fan of big watches, the 44mm case on the Casio Duro MDV106-1A is just the perfect size for. Although the comfort test was not done with Casio’s standard factory resin strap, but instead, we used one of our new Seiko 5 Sport fitted Super Engineer II bands and we certainly did not expect with how it feels and the looks of it around my wrist.

One of our SEIKO 5 replacement band - SUPER Engineer II Stainless Steel Curved End Watch Band was on Casio Duro SS222003B025-S5

Better yet, while doodling around during the product shoot, we found out the Casio MDV106 model somehow able to fit with our fitted watch bands for the New Seiko 5 Sports models. How good is that? Honestly, there’s no reason for any watch collectors to not pick up a Casio Duro model for themselves

22mm Bandoleer 316L Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet for Seiko 5, Brushed V-Clasp, SS221820B102-S5

Whether you are using it to wear on a daily basis, a back up (carefree) watch that you don’t have to worry about damaging it, or even to practice installing a watch-band. Its a 44.99USD purchase that you would not regret and probably the best 44.99USD you’ve ever spent.

 

Specifications

  • Japanese quartz movement
  • SR626 battery with 3-year battery life
  • Unidirectional diver’s bezel
  • 200 meter (660 feet) water resistance
  • Screw-down crown and screw-lock case back
  • Mineral crystal
  • Stainless steel case
  • 44mm diameter
  • 48mm lug to lug
  • 12mm height
  • 92g case weight

 

Written by Sam , image by Toni

What is a coincidence, the two totally unlike watches, share the same replacement bands. Casio Duro 200mm does fit into our Replacement watch bands of Seiko 5 Sport - although it may not a 100% perfect fit. 

Group of Casio Duro 200mm MDV106 Analog Watches

Replacement watch bands of Seiko 5 Sport - the watch bands also fit Casio Duro 200mm

SHOP Watch Band


1 Response

Nikrnic
Nikrnic

July 03, 2020

Poor choice of a name.

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