Casio Launches Pac-Man-Inspired Digital Watch
Casio has released a new digital watch styled after the classic arcade game Pac-Man.
The A100WEPC is designed after a recent reissue of the F-100 digital watch from 1978, and features a watch face with Pac-Man characters; a gold case evoking the Pac-Man cabinet; laser-etched designs on the stainless steel bands featuring Pac-Man and the ghosts chasing each other; and a similar design on the watch back.
“The new A100WEPC watch is based on the recently released A100 watch, which reprises the design of the original F-100, including the unique four-button front layout.
“The styling is designed to evoke the fun, retro look of the PAC-MAN game,” says Casio.
According to Casio, both it and Pac-Man have been around for forty years, and this collaboration celebrates both brands’ long history.
“The Pac-Man arcade game was first released in 1980 by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. (then Namco), and it has countless fans around the world. The F-100 watch was released in 1978 and was the first Casio quartz watch in a resin case, delivering advanced functionality with a stopwatch and calendar functions,” the manufacturer said.
The water-resistant watch includes stopwatch, calendar, alarm, hourly chime, and LED light features. Official Australian pricing and availability are not yet known.