Show Your Love for Pac-Man with Latest Casio Watch

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Honoring an icon. Casio

When talking about iconic video game characters, Pac-Man is sure to be part of the conversation. Not surprising because despite being released 40 years ago, many people remain familiar with the character.

Casio recently announced that it is releasing a collaboration model which features Pac-Man. The model itself is based on the A100WEPC, which is a reissue of the F-100 digital watch.

Much like the original F-100, the design of the new A100WEPC watch has that distinct four-button front layout. The reason for this style is to bring to mind the retro and fun appearance of the Pac-Man game.

Meanwhile, the face of the watch features Pac-Man and the ghost characters. In the center lies the Illuminator logo rendered in the Pac-Man font. Going back to the watch face, the design actually replicates the game screen. It even has those pink lines that mark the exit of the nest where the ghosts emerge.

The watch case is gold-plated and this is done to closely resemble the Pac-Man arcade game cabinet. So what else? The top watch band has been laser-etched with the rendering of Pac-Man being chased by the ghosts. On the bottom band is a reverse scene where Pac-Man is chasing the ghosts. Finally, the case back has the Pac-Man logo and icons.

For those who can get hold of this watch, it’s going to come in a special packaging imprinted with the game’s character icons and the game score screen.

Complete specs of the watch are:

  • Case and Band Material
  • Water Resistance
    • Water-resistant for daily use
  • ​Functions
    • Stopwatch (1/10 second, measurement capacity: 59'59"9)
    • Daily alarm
    • Hourly time signal
    • Auto-calendar
    • LED light
  • Accuracy at Normal Temperature
    • ±30 seconds per month
  • ​Battery Life
    • About 3 years on CR1616
  • Size of Case
    • 40.7×32.7×9.2mm
  • Total Weight
    • Around 53g

Pac-Man was released by Bandai Namco back in 1980. The colorful graphics and bright characters made it a hit not only in Japan but around the world. In 2005, the Guinness World Records awarded it as the “most successful coin operated game.”

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