Last year, we ran the very successful #ShootYourWatches as a Photo Assignment during the quarantine times. We gave away some watch branded souvenirs to the winners. This year, for #ShootYourWatches2, we have a sponsor! Casio Singapore is offering the Edifice ECB-20D as a prize to the winner of this photo contest. Details of the prize and rules within.
#ShootYourWatches2 Photo Assignment returns with a Grand Prize
The Prize: Casio Edifice ECB-20D
Retail value: SGD 209
The Edifice series are purpose built watches used to measure race times – both cars and motorbikes. The ECB-20D is a variant of the ECB-20AT Scuderia AlphaTauri Edition which we have reviewed. The watch is a metal cased quartz driven chronograph with Bluetooth® connectivity to link to the smartphone, offering functions such as schedule timer and automatic time zone adjustment in accordance to your current location by using the application EDIFICE Connected.
The ECB-20D case is in massive 46mm diameter in stainless steel, and equipped with a stainless steel three link bracelet. However, as noted in the ECB-20AT review, the lugs angle inwards for a comfortable fit, and consequently, the watch wears smaller than the dimensions suggest.
Four screws hold the flat bezel in place. The bezel is marked in 10 minute intervals with engraved black arabic numerals, and is finished in a straight grained matte brushing with a polished anglage edge. The rest of the case and bracelet has a matte finish, with hints of straight graining.
The dial itself is a complicated affair. It provides the usual analog display for time and chronograph functions, but also additional digital features like the worldtimer, stopwatch, countdown timer, and alarm. The functions can be selected and triggered using watch’s crown and three pushers in various combinations.
The dial is black but accented with orange. The hour markers are thick rectangular strokes infilled with SuperLuminova. The rehaut is slightly sloped and marked with engraved lines as minute gradations, and highlighted every 5 minutes, to line up with the hour markers, with a Superluminova filled rectangle. The dial also has an LED light source so that the digital displays can be read in the dark.
The caseback is marked with the functions of each of the pushers, and the crown. And also engraved with the Bluetooth specifications. The movement is a quartz standardization movement which can be synchronized via Bluetooth to your Smartphone via the app. This simplifies timezone changes as the watch will automatically switch to the correct timezone when paired to the phone. No user intervention is needed, except that the phone needs to be within 2m away.
The Casio Photo Contest Rules
- This contest is only for photographs of Casio Watches in any setting. To increase your chances of winning a motorsport themed photograph will be an advantage.
- The prize when awarded, must be collected in person in Singapore. Casio reserves the right to publicize the award ceremony.
- You may only submit photographs you took yourself. The watch may belong to anyone, but you must be the photographer.
- You assign the “rights to use” of the photograph(s) submitted to Deployant and Casio Singapore for the purposes of promotion.
- Image may be of the whole watch, the watch in an environment setup, or a closeup of an element of the watch or movement.
- Any camera is eligible. From the most high end setup with medium format digital, or even film, to pictures taken with your phone.
- Bonus points if you include the EXIF for digital files, and a short description of how you took it.
How to submit?
Submit via either one of these two methods:
- Submit via email to [email protected] (yes, its a gmail account. We use this for submissions only.)
- Submit via Instagram and tag @deployant and #ShootYourWatches2
You must also follow @casioedifice_sg and @deployant on Instagram to qualify. Yes, we will check.
The contest will close at midnight, May 31, Singapore time.
Water Resistance 100 meters
Communication Specifications Standard Bluetooth® low energy
Signal Range Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)
Mobile Link Wireless linking using Bluetooth®
World Time 38 time zones (38 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off, auto summertime (DST) switching, Home city/World time city swapping
Measuring unit: 1/1000 second (for the first 60 minutes) 1/10 second (after 60 minutes)
Measuring capacity: 00’00″000~59’59″999 (for the first 60 minutes) 1:00’00″0~23:59’59″9 (after 60 minutes)
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, lap time
Countdown Timer 1 second; Countdown range: 24 hours; Countdown start
time settings: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
LED light for the face (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow); LED backlight for the digital display (Auto LED light, Super illuminator, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds), afterglow)
Alarm 5 daily alarms; hourly time signal
Hand shift feature; Flight mode; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; Schedule beeper on/off; Date/month display swapping; Day display (days of the week selectable in six languages)
Accuracy at Normal Temperature ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
Battery Life Approx. 2 years on CR2016
Size of Case 49.5 × 46.0 × 12.5 mm
Total Weight Approx.151g