Best Calculator Watch from the 80s

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Calculator watches were all the rage back in the 80s (and even before then), and thanks to a few hip placements in shows like Stranger Things, and other popular movies, they are making a comeback.

Of course, when it comes to calculator watches there really is only one brand and that is Casio.

Here are some of the most popular and best calculator watches available online right now.

Casio CA53W-1 Calculator Watch

Casio Men's Vintage CA-53W-1CR Calculator Watch

This Casio model is one of the first calculator watches you will want to check out on your quest for the most genuine 80s calculator watch. It is actually quite similar to another 80s classic – the calculator watch worn by Marty McFly in 1984 in Back to the Future. That was actually the Casio CA-50, but if you take a look at that watch, you will see the watches are very very similar.

There is not a lot to say about this watch apart from it’s obvious Casio specs – digital, stop watch, alarm, 5 year calendar, calculator (of course) and a long life battery (typically 5 years). It is actually quite small, so will suit small wrists or someone a bit younger.

Color Options


If you like the CA-53 above, but just can’t handle wearing black, then you are in for some good news. The CA-53 also comes in Green, Blue and Beige!

Casio DBC32-1A Data Bank Black Digital Watch

This is the calculator watch you get when you really want all the bells and whistles. Not only does it have all the standard calculator functions, it also comes with its own 25 page, multilingual databank.

On top of this you get 5 alarms, dual time, stopwatch and of course the Casio Illuminator backlight. There is also an impressive 10 year battery life, which means no trips to the watch store for a while!

It comes in two colors, the standard plastic Casio black as well as a more modern stainless steel version, both with 50m water resistance.

Casio DBC611G-1D Gold Calculator Watch

Casio #DBC611G-1D Men's Gold Tone 25 Memory Calculator Databank Watch

This is the gold calculator watch you get when you love a little bling! Of course, if you want something a little more subdued, then there is a stainless steel version too!

This calculator watch with gold colored stainless steel model has a set of modern, flat keys that are quite different from the standard. It is similar to the model above with a built-in databank, world time, alarm, countdown timer,  stopwatch , hourly time signal , dual time format (24/12 hr) and Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2029).

Casio CA506B-1AVT Black Calculator Watch

Casio CA506 Data Bank (Vintage Collection)

Last, but certainly not least is this all black calculator watch from Casio. Unlike some of the plastic models above, this has a black steel band.

It comes with all the functions you would expect, calculator, alarm, dual time, and stop watch. It does lack all the extra functions some of the earlier models have though like calendar, databank and a few others.

Plus, many complain that the buttons are just too tiny to be useful. 

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