Who doesn’t love a Casio watch? Well, if you’re anything like us here at The Coolector, you’ll regularly be bewitched by the old school cool of a classic Casio and never is this more true than with this, frankly awesome looking, A100 Watch from Casio which can be picked up from the Worn & Wound WindUp Store. This gloriously retro looking timepiece will likely look familiar to fans of Alien as it was worn by Sigourney Weaver’s character, Ripley, in the hit movie and it boasts plenty of vintage vibes that will make it stand out on your wrist today.
The Casio A100 Watch comes in three different colour choices – Black, Gold and Silver – and with prices starting at an unbelievably reasonable $54.95, you’ll get this effortlessly cool timepiece on your wrist without having to break the bank. In 1978 Casio first released the F-100, which was their first resin-cased watch. A small-scale digital watch, it boasted an off-centre display and top-mounted buttons, which provided it with a highly distinctive aesthetic. While seemingly ordinary and retro by today’s standards, at the time, this was a truly cutting-edge piece of technology and proved mighty popular.
One For The Retro Lovers
Based upon the watch worn in Alien, Casio brought it back as the A100 in 2021, reviving the icon and, as you might expect, it started to sell out fast everywhere as it was eagerly snapped up by both watch and Alien aficionados. Measuring 32.7mm x 40.7mm and 9.2mm thick, the A100 is fairly diminutive in stature, yet its striking lines and faceted shape provide it with a robust presence on the wrist and distinctive, eye-catching style.
The face of the Casio A100 Watch ($74.95) is split into an upper half with a thin window which shows off the LCD display, and a lower half with four buttons, which is separated by a thin strip of case material. The effortless old school cool of these watches really sets them apart from the crowd and if you’re just after a cool-looking watch to wear on the regular that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, the A100 would be a top pick of ours here at The Coolector.
Beside each button on the A100 is a colour, tying into the function guide printed above the screen. It’s sci-fi chic in the coolest way imaginable and really does put this cheap and cheerful watch in a league of its own. Keeping the A100 mounted to your wrist is a brushed metal bracelet with a severe taper and single-piece links. This is an ideal match for the sharp angles of the case and it rounds out the design aesthetic with a late 70’s flair.