Casio releases a new watch in collaboration with Netflix hit, Stranger Things. This latest watch is based on the A120, and carries the reference A120WEST.
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New: Casio A120WEST Stranger Things
From Casio, another interesting collaboration, this time with the Netflix mega-hit – Stanger Things. The base model is the rather basic A120WEGG-1B (also released in June 2023 together with two other variants), a vintage styled digital watch in a multi-colour front-button design. In the novelty, all 4 of the front buttons are coloured, instead of just the two upper ones in the standard offering.
Over this, Casio adds the Stranger Things touches, with characters of the show appearing in what may perhaps be considered as the bezel. The yellow, blue, red and green buttons remain. And a nice touch is the show name appearing upside down when the LED is pressed. And the additional tentacle motifs on the strap and case back adds to the cues to the show.
Interesting collaboration, and for just SGD 139, vs the base watch’s retail of about SGD 118(JPY 11,800), it should count as a MUST HAVE for fans of the show.
Stranger Things is a Netflix mystery adventure series set in 1980s small-town America.
In 1983, a young boy vanishes into thin air from a sleepy American Midwest Town. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation.
The new watch design was inspired by Stranger Things, a show with plenty of references to 1980s culture. Based on the A120, a watch inspired by digital watches Casio released in the 1980s, the design pays homage to the ‘Upside Down’, an alternate dimension that exists in parallel to the human world.
The watch face depicts the world of the Stranger Things characters, with pop, colorful front buttons reminiscent of the 1980s with a Demogorgon appearing at the center, as he appears in the human world. When the LED light button is pressed, the show name is revealed printed upside down, implying the presence of another world on the other side. The back of the case and translucent bands are designed with eerie tentacles stretching out from the underworld, evoking the connection between the two worlds.
The special packaging is illustrated with images of the show’s cast of young characters.
Seasons 1-4 of Stranger Things are now streaming globally on Netflix.
Casio A120WEST Stranger Things Specifications
|Construction||Resin Case, resin band|
|Water Resistance||Water resistant for daily use|
|Stopwatch||1/10-second stopwatchMeasuring capacity: 59’59.9”Measuring modes: Elapsed time|
|Other Functions||Hourly time signal; Auto-calendar (set at 28days for February); LED backlight afterglow; Regular timekeeping;|
|Battery Life||About 3 years on CR1616|
|Accuracy at Normal Temperature||±15 seconds per month|
|Size of Case||40.7 × 33.5 × 9.4 mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 25g|