Jun 13, 2023

Dumb Watch.

To reduce my digital consumption, I decided to ditch the Smart Watch for something much simpler.

Introducing the Casio AE1500WH-8B!

The name could be simpler, but whatever. Here’s why I love it.

  • It’s comfortable
  • It’s sturdy
  • It looks good
  • It tells the time
  • It has a stop watch
  • It has a timer
  • It has an alarm (or 5 if you wish)
  • It has a snooze function
  • It clearly shows the time, day and date
  • It has a light
  • It’s water resistant
  • It has a TEN year battery life (let that one sink in)
  • It doesn’t vibrate
  • It doesn’t interrupt me with work emails or notifications
  • It doesn’t guilt me that I haven’t done enough exercise or steps
  • There’s no temptation to add apps
  • I’m not worried about breaking it because it was only $100 (even cheaper if you’re in the US)
  • It has an excellent warranty if it does break
  • It takes me back to a time when this type of watch was cool

It does exactly what it’s meant to do very well.

No more, no less, no fuss.