This one is one of the first EDIFICE models that came with the date display accompanying chronograph capabilities. The overall watch face is of a very sporty design with high contrasts in white and blue.
Anyone’s first impression on the watch will be a good, overall size with a peppy colour combo. However, despite the size, it’s pretty light-weight and therefore, pleases immediately. The bezel is very thin, which adds more prominence to the tachymeter and imparts to the watch a larger feel. The high-polish links among the satin-finished bracelet is another point why the Casio Edifice Chronograph EF-500D-7AV Mens Watch stands out visually from the others in the same league.
This watch is specifically meant to be worn during fun-times and not so much a daily wear unless you are into the show-biz or you work in the sports arena where casual or semi-formal dressing is the norm. Agreed the chronograph has versatile use (from the kitchen to the labs, tracks and beyond), but unless you can give it all the runs, shocks, hits and bumps it’s meant for, you won’t be doing it proper justice. But well, with its dressy getup, don’t think twice before putting it on for the Saturday dances and Sunday afternoon pub hopping; you need something this tough (and inexpensive; though it doesn’t look) for the upscale functions.
The Casio Edifice Chronograph EF-500D-7AV Mens Watch is good value for the money. Looking at the details on its case and crown alone is going to tell you that. You do not usually get a logo-stamped, heavy-set crown at this range and the pushers, though basic, are clean and highly polished, as much as the case, bringing parity all over. This is one of the areas where the watch really shines!
The dial and the bezel complement each other; the thinness of the bezel actually making the watch face appear bigger and brighter than it really is. It also increases the depth of the watch face and enhance the layout of the dial.
The date window comes at the 4’o clock position and is not overly large or small. Unlike quite a few other watches, it doesn’t conflict with the viewing of the sub-dials. Though set close, they are pretty wide apart – an example of thoughtful designing. Even the bracelet; it’s surprising how Casio manages to keep things this lightweight without compromising on the quality. The lightness definitely opens it up for the crowd who are averse to weighty Casio Edifice Watches and have shunned many a good ones just for their fear of their wrists being pinned with the heft.
But one thing that might disappoint you is the lume; do not expect a diver quality lume that suffice for night lamps or reading lights. The Casio Edifice Chronograph EF-500D-7AV Mens Watch is meant for the bright places and to be used chiefly under broad daylight!
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