Retro Casio Watches

In Tokyo Museum you can see collection of watches that have been consumer dreams for lovers of technology a few years ago

Tokyo-the Tokyo Museum Casio offers a nostalgic journey by the company’s most iconic watches, forerunners of the “smartwatches” and technological reference 1980 years.

An exhibition that is open to the public until July 24 shows the clocks retro wrist – with adding machine, water-proof and with touch screen, then considered the avant-garde, sharing space at the Museum with branded gadgets as archaic calculators and electronic pianos.

Casio pioneered the implementation of many of the functions incorporated by the current darlings of the tech junkies, the smart watches (calendar, address book, dictionaries, GPS).

The time seems to have stopped in the old home of inventor Toshio Kashio (1925-2012), a modest house walls and hardwood floors in Seijo, Setagaya district in Tokyo, where still retains the Japanese Studio.

On the table are still some of his personal effects, notes and photographs.

The first compact electric calculating machine in the world, the size of a table, live with electronic musical instruments and watches that have revolutionized the decades of 80 and 90.

Your pointers are still paradoxically spinning in this timeless space to witness the unstoppable passage of years.

The Invention Toshio Kashio Memorial Museum opened its doors on 15 may 2013, on the first anniversary of the death of the Japanese inventor, who in life came to record no less than 313 patents.

Captivated by the brilliant mind of American Thomas Edison, a precocious Kashio decided at age six that he wanted to be the father of creations that man has ever seen.

The creation of 14-in 1957, the first compact electric calculating machine in the world, marked the founding of the Casio, drawn up by the Japanese along with his three brothers, Tadao, Yukio and Kazuo, this is the current President of the company.

Displayed with pride in the first environment of the Museum, its 341 relays are still operating today, explained Efe Satoko Matsumura, the Public Relations Department of the company.

But if there’s one thing that made the company known all over the world were their watches, which have sold more than 1.3 billion units worldwide.

To the memory of the nostalgic come the image of black rubber strap wrist, perfect for proofs of mathematics and to jump in the pool.

“Casio pioneered the implementation of many of the functions incorporated today by ‘ smartwatches ‘, such as calendars, calendar, dictionaries, GPS and heart meters”, said Matsumura.

The model QWO2-10, 1974, the first vintage style smartwatch in the world with calendar function, is displayed with other copies that have incorporated sensors to measure speed or calories burned when running, turn off the tv and the video player or have infrared thermometer, all released before the second half of the years 90.

Masayoshi Okuyama, Casio Advisor engineer, handles with hands right-handed.

UV sensor, camera, tape recorder. Was developed even a magnetic model capable of indicating a cardinal point established, “perfect for those who profess the religion of Islam know where is the Mecca,” said Okuyama.

Although the Casio used your focus production in these digital multifunctional watches, the company strategy through the loop in 2004.

“We decided to prioritize the development of analog watches with digital functions,” he explained.

This business line made the Casio score last year “the highest sales of the House” with 153 billion yen (3.85 billion R$).