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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.



  • 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 for Casio Duro

3 Responses


August 25, 2021

Hello, thanks for the inquiry, In order to properly assist you, kindly email us at “customer-care@strapcode.com”, thanks

Mike joseph
Mike joseph

August 12, 2021

Is it possible to get cars links for 20mm super engineer ll. If yes how and how much


July 03, 2020

Poor choice of a name.

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