While it may be a bit large for many people, the Casio MDV106-1A is simply the highest quality diver in its price range. Highly recommended.
IntroductionThe Casio Duro MDV106-1A dive watch is well known among both diver’s and budget-oriented watch collectors. In this review of the MDV106-1A I’ll show exactly why it’s so well known. Commonly available for only $40 from online retailers such as Amazon, the Casio Duro stands out in that it features 200m water resistance unlike many other ‘diver-style’ watches at this price level. Besides the better than average specifications, the Casio MDV106-1A also just looks damn good, and with a cursory glance you might mistake it for a much higher end watch. The Casio MDV106-1A is my top pick for a quartz-powered, affordable dive watch available for less than $100.
Casio Duro MDV106-1A Specifications
- Japanese quartz movement
- SR626 battery with 3-year battery life
- Unidirectional diver’s bezel
- 200 meter (660 feet) water resistance
- Screw-down crown and screw-lock caseback
- Mineral crystal
- Stainless steel case
- 44mm diameter
- 48mm lug to lug
- 12mm height
- 92g case weight