Casio MQ24 Analog Watch

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Men’s watches are complicated by superfluous amenities, but if you’re looking for a simple affordable men’s watch this black and white-faced Casio is an excellent analog model similar to the previously reviewed F-91W. This analog Casio keeps the time without frills.

The watch isn’t backlit, doesn’t have a calendar, or any other function for that matter outside of keeping the time. But I love it, and in all honesty, there are few circumstances where I am forced to check the time under cover of darkness, or while under 100-meters of water. If I need a calculator I can get one, and most days I know the date already.

Overall I am very pleased with this minimalist $10 timepiece. It is simplistic in style (lucky for me black goes with anything), and if I lose it or it becomes scratched it is easily and cheaply replaced.

-- Sean Moriva  

[This Casio is an even simpler and more affordable alternative to the previously reviewed Swatch Watch.]

Casio MQ24 Analog Watch and Resin Strap
$11

Available from Amazon

Manufactured by Casio

I rarely go a day without finding my wristwatch useful (as a stopwatch, for timing while exercising, or while traveling) reaffirming, at least to me, that there remains both a time (!) and a place for their use. --OH