Design of the MQ24-1E
One of the best things about the design of the analog Casio MQ24-1E is that it manages to be small yet bold. The watch face is just 35 millimeters in diameter and the entire watch weighs just a little over four and a half grams. Needless to say, this is not a watch that you will be able to even feel that you are wearing. It is great for men who need to wear one all day but don’t want something large and cumbersome getting in the way.
The casing of the watch is made from stainless steel. This means that it is immune to rust, corrosion, and even other types of damages. You can definitely expect your watch to stand the test of time. Due to this material, you don’t have to worry about any stains forming on the casing as well.
As you can imagine, for this price point, that you can’t expect anything too fancy in terms of the watch display. The brand has opted to use resin plastic. Now, it may not be the fanciest material available. Resin is also known to get scratched quite easily. However, with a little bit of gentle buffing, you will be able to get rid of these marks. One of the advantages of resin plastic is that it is quite resistant to falls. This means that if you do happen to accidentally drop your watch, it most likely will not shatter. Casio also uses resin for its famous G-Shock watches so you can be quite certain that it works.
Casio has chosen some absolutely fantastic colors for the display. The entire watch, including the internal face is black. However, the divisions for the time as well as the three hands on the watch are in gold. This has two benefits. The first is that it makes the watch look sophisticated – this is definitely a head turner. The other is the contrast that is created between the two colors, allowing you to clearly read the time.
The Casio MQ24-IE has a silicone strap which is actually quite a useful feature. One of these is that silicone is actually quite comfortable to wear, especially if you will be wearing your watch for long periods of time. The material is also known for its flexibility as well as its prolonged durability. Last but not least, it is waterproof and won’t get ruined when exposed to water.
Features and Performance of the Casio MQ24-IE
The Casio MQ24-IE is a basic model. This means that when compared to a smart watch like the Pebble Steel model, it is going to fall woefully short. However, as a watch, it does have a couple of things working for it.
The first would be the fact that it is quartz powered. In case you don’t know, this means that it is powered by an electronic oscillator that is coordinated by a quartz crystal. This is what keeps the watch hands in motion. So, what is the big deal about this? Well, traditionally quartz watches have been known to keep the most accurate time. Therefore, if punctuality is of a great concern to you, this watch will do you proud.
Now, the watches that are run by quartz will need to have their batteries replaced every once in a while. Fortunately, with the MQ24-IE, you will only have to change it every two years. This saves you a lot of time as well as hassle.
The other enticing feature on this model is that it is water resistant. This means that you can expose your watch to a little bit of moisture and still expect it to work. This ability is expanded by the fact that the watch also contains a silicone strap which is waterproof. Consider, for a moment, the Timex T2H281 which is water resistant but is double the cost of this Casio. As it has a leather strap, its water resistant capability is somewhat hindered.
You should note that the watch is water resistant and not waterproof. Therefore, you should not submerge the watch in water as it cannot withstand that.
The only real thing that can nit-pick regarding this watch is the display. For those who are accustomed to reading analog time, it will prove to be quite easy to read. This is especially considering the gold dashes indicating the five minute intervals. However, as there are no numbers those who are making the switch from digital devices may take a while to get used to it.
Pros and Cons of Casio MQ24-IE
- Water resistant
- Elegant Design
- Limited capabilities
- Difficult to read time
The Casio MQ24-IE may not be the flashiest or most advanced watch out there. However, it performs its intended function extremely well. With this watch on you hand, you will always know precisely what time it is. Also, as it is quite durable, you will be able to use this watch for years on end. The elegant design of the watch means that it will fit in completely regardless of the environment that you find yourself in. Especially for this price, you will find it almost impossible to find something better.