The stunning Casio MD-808 Titanium illuminator Watch
Marble style illuminator, 1/3 the weight of stainless steel
So when browsing for a casio on ebay, I stumbled across this good looking Casio Marlin MD-808 watch. The Marlins are usually watches made by casio specifically for sea men, water sports and divers. These watches usually have a Marlin fish logo engraved at the back. Other japanese watches also does this like a dolphin, wave or tsunami logos for the dive watches.
Casio Marlin Logo, Titanium, Serial no. and model number.
Now why do I consider this watch very special? What I like about this watch is:
Watch case and design : The case styling is looks very much like a "Tag". Compared to a quartz tag I would rather get this casio because it has the illuminator funtion. Rated to 200m water resist, lightweight and made from titanium. Casio rarely used titanium for their analogue watches. You would usually find titanium on digital casio watches like the MR-G, Frogman G-shocks and Protrek Triple sensor watches and those are mostly digital. It is very light and comfortable to wear.
Dial : The dial is nice and clean with very nice hour markers that have silver borders. The hands are lumed (not required but just incase the battery runs out on the illuminator) The hour markers are not lumed.
Now no watch is perfect and this watch has its low points. I really wished that this watch had:
1) a bigger size, the small 37mm diameter is a bit small but still the same size as my swatch iron so i guess its okay.
2) a date window. I really wish it had at least a date window. I can live without a day window.
3) A better strap/bracelet. The original bracelet, has folded links and tapers down to a very small 16mm when the lug size is actually 20mm. I have modified it with a more macho 20mm rubber strap.
Titanium bracelet, wish it was solid and wider.