Casio Duro MDV106-1A Watch Review 

If you are looking for a watch that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations, as well as having almost every feature that a high-end watch has, then I’d suggest taking a look at Casio MDV106-1A. It has almost everything I mentioned above; the best features, and the finest specifications. If you’re concerned about the price, don’t be; it’s very reasonable.

In this review, I’ll discuss the overall quality of the Casio MDV106-1A, its size and features, and almost everything you should know before purchasing it.

But first, I’d like to say a few words about the Casio brand. Casio is a Japanese electronics company that was established in April 1946. The founder was Tadao Kashio. In 1974 Casio released its first wristwatch. It has introduced a number of great watches, including digital and analog watches, up to this point. It is well-known for its G-Shock range of shock-resistant watches. The headquarters of the company is in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Let’s take a closer look at the watch.

Casio MDV106-1A

Casio MDV106-1A Case

The watch comes with a stainless steel case. The case is 44 millimeters in diameter and 12.3 millimeters in thickness. The lug-to-lug distance is 49 millimeters, while the lug width is 22 millimeters. Some websites mention the lug width as 20 millimeters, which is incorrect. If you want to change the strap, make sure you buy it accordingly. 

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The case is brushed on top and bottom and polished everywhere else. The unsigned screw-down crown is at 3’clock. The crown is protected by crown guards.

The screw-down case back features a marlin logo and indicates that this watch has a Japanese movement but is cased in China. The watch has a unidirectional 120-click bezel that is a little difficult to grip. The bezel rotation is not very smooth, and it makes a ratchet-like sound.

There is an aluminum bezel insert with minute markers from 1 to 50 minutes. It also has a lume pip. 


Casio MDV-106-1A Lume

Casio MDV106-1A Dial

The slightly shiny dial has a slight sunburst effect. The indices, as well as the minute and hour hands, are lumed, and the red tip of the second hand also has a lume-filled arrow.

The date window is displayed at 3 o’clock. The famous marlin logo is also seen at 6 o’clock. The black chapter ring has minute markers on the outer edge of the dial.

The dial’s face is covered by a mineral crystal.

Casio MDV106-1A Strap

The watch has a black resin strap with buckle closure. The strap isn’t bad, but if you don’t like it, you can easily remove it and choose from various alternatives.

Some other Features:

  • The watch is powered by the Casio Quartz Movement 2784, which has a stated accuracy of plus or minus 20 seconds a month.
  • It has a water resistance of up to 200m (660ft), as expected from a dive watch.

Some Imperfections:

  • The lume is not very bright and doesn’t last very long at all.
  • It has a mineral crystal that is not considered good scratch resistance compared to sapphire crystal.
  • It does not have ISO certification.

Despite these flaws, you don’t have to worry so much about scratching or destroying it because it isn’t that expensive. 

Note: The watch is also available in numerous variants with different colors.

Final Words:

Finally, I’ve finished my review of the Casio MDV106-1A. I covered almost every aspect of it. Although it has some drawbacks, they are minor at this price. It has nearly all of the features that its competitors offer for three times the price. In my opinion, it is one of the best watches at this price. Hope it helps you in making an informed decision.

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