My rating: 8/10. Expanding bracelet watch. Affordable digital timepiece.
Here I will make a review about Casio A158WA-1. This model looks very similar to the previous retro Casio I looked at on the face of it. But this is actually a higher end model throughout so it’s well worth considering. I’ll be pointing out some of the better specifications and features of this watch in this review.
I hope you enjoy this Casio A158WA-1 review below.
Casio A158WA-1 Watch Review
This stylish watch from Casio id pratical, which is sure to compliment most outfits be it informal or dressy, the retro design has proved popular for some time now. The watch features a silver stainless steel case with a vivid black digital dial. The LCD screen is nice and easily visible at night with its back light function.
A158WA-1 Type Of Crystal
This particular model from Casio features a higher end mineral crystal glass. This type of glass is specially hardened to make it extra resistance to scratches and scufs. It also offers a good level of shatter resistance.
A158WA-1 Watch Movement
Powering the watch is a common Japanese quartz movement. Quartz movements are popular due to their accuracy and reliability requring very little in the way of maintanence.
A158WA-1 Watch Size
Like a lot of the other digital Casio watches I’ve featured recently this model also has a smaller design. The casing diameter measures 32mm and has a thickness of 8mm. This is in keeping with the traditional smaller design of watches.
Casio A158WA-1 Strap
This strap differs a lot from all the other models I’ve featured recently. That’s because this model has a stainless steel expanding strap. Expanding straps are popular due to their ease of use with how quickly you can take them off or pop them on.
Casio A158WA-1 Extra Features
This watch features many of the popular extras you find on most retro Casio timepieces and more. There’s the stopwatch, alarm, date display, chronograph, lap timer, 24 hour time display, and light up display.
A158WA-1 Water Resistance Rating
A downside to the watch is that it only has a 30m water resistance rating. A 30m or 3 Bar rating makes this watch suitable for everyday use. Splash/rain resistant. Not suitable for showering, bathing, swimming, snorkelling, water related work and fishing.
Casio A158WA-1 Watch Specifications
- Band Stainless steel expanding strap, standard length, 18mm width.
- Case Chrome plated resin casing, sizing diameter: 35mm and thickness: 10mm.
- Dial Digital display. Mineral crystal glass window lens.
- Movement Japanese quartz movement.
- Water Resistant A water resistance of up to 30m / 3 bar.
Casio A158WA-1 Watch Advantages
- Retro digital Casio watch
- LCD display with light up function
- Unisex watch
- Mineral crystal glass
- Alarm and stopwatch functions
- 30m water resistance rating
Casio A158WA-1 Watch Disadvantages
- May be too small for some people considering the 32mm casing diameter
My Final Thoughts On This Casio A158WA-1 Review:
Overall, as with many of the other retro Casio watches available I’m a fan of this model. I like the idea of an expanding strap and I’m sure there’s some people out there that will prefer this over a stand style strap. The watch has an array of useful features and even comes with a higher end mineral crystal glass. A great retro watch for a very affordable price.