Casio Edifice EQB-900 — High-brightness LED, Bluetooth & Solar Power

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Official EQB-900 Series Description. Representative of the latest generation of “smart” Edifice with Bluetooth-synchronization. The whole charm of the model is the wireless data exchange with a smartphone – all the watch functions are configured directly from the phone screen in a special application. Engineers did a good job on the size of the case and achieved a significant reduction – more than 2 mm compared to other EQB models. The bracelet consists of solid cast links – this design is stronger and looks more solid than usual. Another feature of the series is the presence of LED dial illumination. The world time function works for more than 300 cities around the world, and the time of the second time zone is displayed in the window at 6 o’clock. The watch has a solar battery, which means it does not require periodic replacement.


Quick Content Guide

  1. Japanese approaches to Beautiful and Functional Watches in EQB-900! *the most distinctive features in details
  2. General information about the watch *year of first release, model range etc.
  3. Edifice EQB-900 Display Guide *for key functions only
  4. Feedback from Users *anonymous from different sources
  5. EQB-900 Model Range *in different colors and bands
  6. The most distinctive specs *from our Editorial point of view
  7. Other Edifice EQB Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases
  8. Edifice EQB-900 on the wrist! *only images and only on the wrist
  9. Official EQB-900 Specs *all details and for base version EQB-900D-1A
  10. EQB-900 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!

EDIFICE Design. Bold, fascinating forms and fine details, combined with simple styling that brings out the essence of metal, give birth to products with clearly designed identities.

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.

Tough Solar. This original solar power system transforms even weak light from sources such as fluorescent lamps into ample energy to provide stable operation of various high-load functions.

Smartphone Link. Linking the watch to a smartphone provides access to the correct time, not only in the current location but over 300 cities around the world. Alarm setting and control over various other functions from the smartphone enhance operability to an unprecedented high level.

Dual Dial World Time. A dial on the face of the watch always shows the current time in another zone whenever you need it. A sub-dial also indicates a.m. or p.m. at a glance. You can use the smartphone app to select from among 300 cities.

LED Light (Super Illuminator). A high-brightness LED illuminates the dial with bright light to improve visibility remarkably at night and in dimly lit environments.

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General Information

Price310$  *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of First Release2018
Model RangeSMARTPHONE LINK
Battery Type Solar powered (Edifice Batteries)
Manual5560 (official)

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Edifice EQB-900 Display Guide *for key functions only. For you to know how it works))

General Guide

  1. Current day of the week in your current location (Home City)
  2. Current second in your current location (Home City)
  3. Dual Time
  4. Dual Time 24-hour hand
    The hand points to the A-side for a.m. times, and to the P-side for p.m. times.

Stopwatch Mode

  1. Stopwatch seconds
  2. Stopwatch hours
  3. Stopwatch minutes
  4. Stopwatch 24-hour hand
    The hand points to the A-side for hours 0 through 11, and to the P-side for hours 12 through 23.

Alarm

  1. Alarm enabled/disabled
  2. Alarm time
  3. Alarm 24-hour hand
    The hand points to the A-side for a.m. times, and to the P-side for p.m. times.

Dual Time

  1. Pull out the crown to the first click.
  2. Rotate the crown to change the Dual Time setting.
  3. Push the crown back in.

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

PROs
+ the design of the face & colors is great
+ reasonable size
+ a light – great for night driving
+ the timer is particularly cool – watching the second hand tick BACKWARDS is kind of… psychedelic
+ is also very easy to read, particularly elapsed minutes

CONs
– this does eat power faster than many other solar chronos
– the smartphone link app is bad

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EQB-900 Model Range *may be updated

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The most distinctive specs of EQB-900 — High-brightness LED, Bluetooth & Solar Power *Editorial
— 100-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Edifice Connected App (you may manage all watch settings through your phone)
— Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
Speed Indicator (Measurement of a lap time calculates and displays an average speed value based on a circuit distance you specify using the smartphone app)
Dual Dial World Time (A dial on the face of the watch always shows the current time in another zone whenever you need it. A sub-dial also indicates a.m. or p.m. at a glance)
Super illuminator (uses high-brightness LED illumination that automatically illuminates the analog face)

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

These are not all Edifice EQB Series. Here is a list of All Edifice EQB Watches →


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Edifice EQB-900 on the wrist!

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

These new additions to the EDIFICE metal lineup feature chronograph timekeeping along with advanced functions for linking with your smartphone. These EQB-900 Series delivers the same accurate timekeeping, multi-functionality, and simple operation as EDIFICE smartphone link series models of the past, along with two additional new features.
The first new feature is a high-brightness LED light source between 6 and 7 o’clock, which brightly illuminates the face for easy reading both night and day.
The second feature is a compact, lightweight configuration. The case width and thickness are the smallest of all the EDIFICE smartphone link models. The cases of these models are 2.3 mm smaller in diameter, 2.1 mm thinner, and approximately 25% lighter than the EQB-500D, which was the first EDIFICE smartphone link model. Despite the smaller size, the visual impact of the hour markers and dials have been enhanced to create bold designs.


Official EQB-900 Specs / Features *for base version EQB-900D-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Stainless steel
  • One-touch 3-fold Clasp
  • Solid Band
  • Stainless Steel Band
  • Neobrite
  • Mineral Glass
  • Tachymeter
  • Screw Lock Crown
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • Solar powered
  • LED Light (Super Illuminator)
    Afterglow
  • Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Dual time (Home city time swapping)
  • 1-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • Daily alarm
  • Battery level indicator
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • Power Saving (hands stop to save power when the watch is left in the dark.)
  • Date display
  • Regular timekeeping
    Analog: 3 hands (hour, minute (hand moves every 10 seconds), second),
    3 dials (day, dual time hour and minute, dual time 24-hour)
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month (with no mobile link function)
  • Approx. battery operating time:
    5 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    22 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge)
  • Size of case : 49.2×45.8×12mm
  • Total weight : 148g

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EQB-900 Comparison Table with similar Edifice Watches

EQB-900

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2018

2018

2017

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

Edifice Connected App

Edifice Connected App

Edifice Connected App

Countdown timer

Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)

Measuring unit: 1/10 second
Countdown range: 24 hours
Countdown start time setting range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)

Target-Time-Countdown beginns to count down 10 seconds before pre defined target ends.

Dual time (World Time)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Light

Neobrite and LED Light (Super Illuminator)
Afterglow

Neobrite and Double LED light (Auto LED light, Super illuminator)

Neobrite

Case / bezel material

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral Glass

Battery

Solar powered CTL920

Solar powered CTL1616

Solar powered CTL920

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

49.2×45.8×12

53.5×49.2×13.7

53.5×49.2×13.1

Full features (if you want to know more)

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Recent News about EQB-900 

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You ask, we answer…

What does Edifice Connected App in EQB-900 do?

You may manage all watch settings through your phone.

What is Mobile link in EQB-900?

Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data.

What does Tough Solar in EQB-900 mean?

CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

How does Speed Indicator in EQB-900 work?

Measurement of a lap time calculates and displays an average speed value based on a circuit distance you specify using the smartphone app.


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