Casio Edifice EFR-552 — Retrograde Minute Hand for Stopwatch

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Official EFR-552 Series Description. The classic, affordable, Edifice chronograph with a retro-style, automotive-style dial. To measure the elapsed time, the EFR-552 has a stopwatch, the minutes of which are displayed in a retrograde window at 10 o’clock, the arrow of which, when it reaches the extreme position, jumps to the beginning rather than rotating in a circle – this design element resembles a scale on the dashboard of a car. The case is quite large [53 × 47 mm], so there will definitely be no problems with the readability of the dial. The back cover with screw lock reliably protects the watch from moisture and dust inside the case and facilitates the process of replacing the battery. The display has a date window showing the current day of the month.


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  1. Japanese approaches to Beautiful and Functional Watches in EFR-552! *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. Edifice EFR-552 Display Guide *for key functions only
  4. Feedback from Users *anonymous from different sources
  5. EFR-552 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  7. Other Edifice EFR Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  8. Edifice EFR-552 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official EFR-552 Specs *all details and for base version EFR-552D-1A2
  10. EFR-552 Comparison Table *with similar Edifice Watches

Enjoy Japanese approaches to Beautiful and Functional Watches!

Speed & Intelligence. Technologies continue to advance, with EDIFICE leading the way. This multi-function chronograph from CASIO is actively forwarding the evolution of electronic technologies. EDIFICE combines a fusion of dynamic forms with elaborate face designs, and provides leading-edge, accompanied by uniquely original expressions produced by the movements of various hands. These features are transporting the chronograph into new realms, and unlocking the hidden possibilities they contain. EDIFICE, the watch that recognises the value of speed and time, for people who live in the moment!

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Drawing and modeling. A prototype is produced based on a sketch using CAD and a 3D printer. A bold design concept takes shape.

Bold index. An edgy, striking large index is laid out on the dial. Robust modeling with straight lines and basic tones evokes a strong presence.

Forged stainless-steel case. After forging and heat treatment of the stainless-steel material, precision machining is conducted to complete the boldly designed case form.

Polished finishing. Polish finishing by the hands of skilled craftsmen produces beautiful mirror surfaces on the forge-cast stainless-steel case.

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General Information

Price135$  *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of First Release2017
Model RangeSTANDARD ANALOG
Battery Type SR920SW (Edifice Batteries)
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Manual5490 (official)

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Edifice EFR-552 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

Crown Operations

Some water-resistant models (10BAR, 20BAR) have a screw-in crown. When you need to perform a crown operation, rotate it towards you to unscrew it. Then pull the crown out. Avoid applying undue force when pulling.

Stopwatch

The stopwatch measures elapsed time in 1-second increments up to 9 minutes, 59 seconds.
Important!
– Do not operate the stopwatch with the crown pulled out.

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Feedback from Users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ fits great and looks great
+ smart, stylish durable watch
+ time, date, chronograph and plus there is a 24 hour hand
+ look far more expensive than what you pay
+ feels slightly lightweight

CONs
– haven’t found yet

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EFR-552 Model Range *may be updated

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The most distinctive specs of EFR-552 — Retrograde Minute Hand for Stopwatch
*Editorial
— 100-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Stopwatch (Measuring capacity: 9’59; Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times)
— Retrograde minute hand for stopwatch (hand on a dial returns to zero at the end of a set period)
— Date display (adjustable, 31 days or easy manual correction)

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Other Edifice EFR Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

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Edifice EFR-552 on the wrist!

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Official EFR-552 Specs / Features *for base version EFR-552D-1A2

  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
  • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
  • Stainless Steel Band
  • Mineral Glass
  • Screw Lock Back
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • 1-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 9’59
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Date display
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute, second)
    3 dials (stopwatch minutes, stopwatch seconds, 24-hour)
  • Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month
  • Approx. battery life: 3 years on SR920SW
  • Size of case : 53×47×12.3mm
  • Total weight : 157g

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EFR-552 Comparison Table with similar Edifice Watches

EFR-552

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

2018

2018

Accuracy

±20 seconds per month

±20 seconds per month

±20 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

Countdown timer

No

No

No

Dual time (World Time)

No

No

No

Light

No

No

No

Case / bezel material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

3 years on SR920SW

3 years on SR920SW

3 years on SR920SW

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

53×47×12.3mm

52×48.9×12.4

52×48.9×12.4

Full features (if you want to know more)

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