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Pro Trek PRW-50: Like the PRW-60 with a new style

Casio is introducing the all-new Pro Trek PRW-50 series in June 2019. The PRW-50 is very much like the PRW-60 that was released in select countries, offering the same functions (Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, Triple Sensor) as the extra-large PRW-6100 in a smaller case designed for climbers.

The PRW-50 is the same size (50.5 x 47.2 x 13.3 millimeters) as the PRW-60 and has the same functions including 100-meter water resistance and full auto dual LED lights with the Neon Illuminator black light. Other notable features include an STN LCD display, (barometer) pressure trend information alarm, low temperature specification (-10°C/14°F), compass needle position automatic correction, and a needle retraction function when using the LCD for altitude, air pressure, and temperature measurements.

Differences from the PRW-60 are cosmetic and include numbered markers, slimmer hands, and a prominently textured bezel edge. The overall design appears to be a more conventional style. Like the PRW-60, the bands are easily removable using the quick-release slide levers.

In Japan, the debut Pro Trek PRW-50 models will have a price range of 54,000-64,000 JPY.

Update: The PRW-50Y-1A and PRW-50Y-1B are also being released throughout Asia.

Update 2: The PRW-50T-7A and PRW-50Y-1A are now being sold in North America by Amazon.com

Pro Trek PRW-50Y-1A (Japan MSRP 54,000 JPY): Black dial, black bezel, black Duro-Soft silicone band, 70 grams

Pro Trek PRW-50Y-1A

PRW-50Y-1A (US) on Amazon PRW-50Y-1A on eBay

Pro Trek PRW-50Y-1B (Japan MSRP 54,000 JPY): White dial, chrome bezel, black Duro-Soft silicone band, 70 grams

Pro Trek PRW-50Y-1B

PRW-50Y-1BJF on Amazon PRW-50Y-1BJF on eBay

Pro Trek PRW-50Y-1BJF

Pro Trek PRW-50T-7A (Japan MSRP 64,000 JPY): Dark gray dial, silver bezel, titanium band, 100 grams

Pro Trek PRW-50T-7A

PRW-50T-7A (US) on Amazon PRW-50T-7A on eBay

Pro Trek PRW-50T-7AJF with Titanium Band

Pro Trek PRW-50YFE-2AJR (MSRP 59,000 JPY): Navy blue dial, chrome bezel, changeable black Duro-Soft silicone band and cloth field loop band to attach to equipment and clothing, 70 grams

Pro Trek PRW-50YFE-2A

PRW-50YFE-2AJR on Amazon PRW-50YFE-2AJR on eBay

PRW-50YFE-2A Box with 2 Bands

Pro Trek PRW-50YFE-2AJR

Photos via news.mynavi.jp

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Matti
Matti
2 years ago

Casio always frustrates me with the numbered indexes on their Pro Trek line. There are always some numbers getting cut due to the LCD or sensor/mode dial placement. The only model with numbered indexes that, to my eyes, does it right as a “field watch” is the PRW-6600 (I really like the variant with the orange accents and green nylon strap), but even that has the 10 blocked out.

lee
lee
2 years ago
Reply to  Matti

i totally agree with you

Sol
Sol
2 years ago

Do you believe the release of the prw-50 in the Japan market might signal a potential release of the prw-60 in the U.S market? Both are very nice but the 60 is my preference.

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Sol

It’s hard to say. Pro Trek releases in the U.S. are rather unpredictable. I think it is more likely that the U.S. would get a newer model than an older one.

Gabor
Gabor
2 years ago

Tough Movement?
Automatic pointer calibration?

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Gabor

Tough Movement (which is basically an analog movement with Tough Solar, Multi-Band 6, Hybrid Mount Construction resistant to g-force up to 15G, and Auto Hand Home Position Correction): Yes, like the PRW-60
Automatic pointer calibration: Yes, like the PRW-60 “bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction”
You can see official specs now: https://casio.jp/wat/watch_detail/PRW-50Y-1A/

Michael Zaichenko
Michael Zaichenko
2 years ago

Is there a way to get a stainless/titanium wristband for a PRW60? I got an aftermarket in black but would be nice to have the actual casio.

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago

Yes but it is expensive
Titanium: https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?sku=91087240149

Sol
Sol
2 years ago

Casio USA just listed two variations of the watch on their site. The PRW50T-7A and the PRW50Y-1A. It’s not on the micro site yet and no real information under the description, but do you think this means it’s coming to the US? I have had my eye on the black 1A for quite some time!

G-Central
G-Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Sol

Not sure which site you are referring to, but yes, that probably means they are coming to the U.S.

Tam o' Banter
Tam o' Banter
2 years ago

I found this model today while walking about and the most significant aspects of this watch are
1. Lightness
It is really very light indeed. So light that it demands a re-adjustment from “Standard G-shock Protocol.” My initial reaction was disappointment, followed by a concern about durability. After some thought, I realised that lightness is the point.
2. Smallness
As a Casio fan, I have owned…well far more watches from this company than I care to admit. This is, for Casio, a small, discrete, thin, conventional watch which does not look like a Casio; Pro-Trek, G-Shock or otherwise. This is a good thing.
3. Unique construction.
This is unlike any Casio (or watch) I have ever seen. It is really clever.
I suggest that any Casio fan approaches this watch with an open mind and remembers why it has been built. It is a tool. It doesn’t feel like “a quality watch.” It is light, small, discrete and unassuming. And that is the point.

Brad E Scheferkort
Brad E Scheferkort
1 year ago

Does the pre 50 also have tough movement

Sebazzy
Sebazzy
1 year ago

I have been looking for this info for a long time. I even tried to get it from Casio helpdesk…no luck.
Thank you very much for this.