Casio Japan introduced the all-new Pro Trek PRW-6800 climbing series featuring a rotating stainless steel bezel and listed the black PRW-6800-1JF with silver bezel (64,900 yen), black PRW-6800Y-1JF with dark gray IP bezel (67,100 yen), and the green PRW-6800Y-3JF with gray IP bezel (67,100 yen). The Durosoft silicone band on these models has slits in it so that the watch can be used like a base plate compass with paper maps. The back of the band is treated with a special coating to prevent dust from sticking to it. The button guards are made of stainless steel and are cut diagonally to prevent inadvertent button pressing. The thick hands and markers are coated with Neobrite lume.
The PRW-6800 measures 52.6 x 45.3 x 14.2 millimeters, which is more mid-sized and not as wide as the previous PRW-6600 (51.5 mm), but it is the same weight at 80 grams.
Features include 100-meter water resistance, Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 auto radio time syncing, Triple Sensor (pressure sensor with altimeter and barometer, compass, thermometer), mineral glass, world time, 1/100-second stopwatch (24-hour with split), countdown timer (settable in minutes, 60 minutes max), 5 alarms, hourly time signal, button tone on/off, hand position correction, hand shift function, power saving function, battery level indicator, low temperature resistance (-10°C), and full auto dual LED lights with backlit LCD.
Update: The PRW-6800 series was not announced for the Asia region other than Japan.
Pro Trek PRW-6800-1: Silver IP bezel, black case and band
Pro Trek PRW-6800Y-1: Dark gray IP bezel, black case and band, inverted LCD display
Pro Trek PRW-6800Y-3: Gray IP bezel, green case and band
Pro Trek PRW-6800 Promotional Video:
Casio Japan unveiled the upcoming Pro Trek PRW-6800 in a YouTube video. The case design is a departure from other Pro Trek watches, with wider tapered lugs, metal button guards, and a rotating stainless steel bezel. This analog-digital model is part of the Climbing Line.
Other features listed in the video and description include the Triple Sensor (pressure sensor with altimeter and barometer, compass, thermometer), Durasoft silicone band, target slit band for paper maps (to use the watch like a base plate compass with a map), forged metal sensor cover, and carbon fiber second hand. The model name and Tough Movement label indicate that the watch has Tough Solar power and Multi-Band 6 automatic radio time syncing. The size is not mentioned, but it looks like the watch is possibly smaller than the previous PRW-6600.
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