Casio is best known for its technologically advanced products, which also transferred into their timepiece watch line. Whenever you think of Casio watches, you either see a sleek digital watch or the outstanding durability and robust design of their G-Shock collection.
Well, it might come as a surprise to you that Casio does have a dress watch series under their wing. This is, of course, the often-overlooked Edifice watch line.
Edifice watches are not just Casio’s most aesthetically pleasing entry into the watch market, as it also comes with its own impressive list of signature elements that help it stand apart from its competition. Edifice watches incorporate Casio’s Tough Solar technology which pushes its battery life to nigh limitless potential.
Edifice might still be relatively new to your ears, but its level of precision has made it a staple in the race car sports industry, specifically as a sponsor of the F1 World Championship Red Bull Racing Team. You can expect Edifice’s presence in the watch market to grow as the years go by, judging from their current speed in rising upwards through the ranks.
If the idea of a high-functioning, precise, and durable dress watch interests you, you will most likely find a home in Edifice’s collection. To help you narrow down your search, we have compiled a list of some of the best Edifice watches today.
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Best Casio Edifice Watches
Casio Edifice EFV120DB-1AVCR
Casio is known for having a very flexible list of products, budget-wise, and thankfully this holds true with their Edifice watch line. The Edifice EFV120DB-1AVCR is one of the most affordable watch models in their catalog, but it doesn’t look like it. Featuring a sporty and sleek design, the EFV120DB model exudes that carefree and adventurous spirit that will surely complement the younger crowd.
Unlike most of the Edifice watches that we will be including in this article, the EFV120DB model is pretty basic with an easy-to-read analog dial. But that is certainly one of this model’s charms, no doubt.
The black dial is accentuated by the yellow color-tone used on the hands and markers. This Edifice watch model utilizes a 41mm stainless-steel case that makes it a good wristwear for both casual and formal occasions. There is also a date display over on the 3 o’clock position of the dial. Overall, this is a pretty straightforward dress watch that brings the finesse of a dress watch with a more casual and contemporary twist.
Casio Edifice EFA120D-1AV
Featuring a square-shaped 46mm stainless-steel case, the Edifice EFA120D-1AV certainly has a unique aesthetic edge over the rest of the entries in this article. If you love the retro appeal of square-shaped dress watches, then this is one that should definitely be on your radar.
The Edifice EFA120D-1AV is equipped with a collection of functionalities that makes it more than just a ‘pretty face’ in the crowd. This Edifice watch comes with a stopwatch, countdown timer, auto-calendar, World Time (30 time zones, 50 cities), and auto LED backlight with afterglow.
In addition, this model also has a built-in thermometer and a 100-meter water resistance build. However, it is definitely the retro-futuristic aesthetic that makes this Edifice watch model special.
Casio Edifice EFV-550D-7AVCR
Classy and sophisticated, the Casio Edifice EFV-550D-7AVCR is one of our most recommended, specifically thanks to its incredibly affordable price tag. The EFV-550D model is also quite versatile in that it can be worn with both formal and casual attire. The EFV-550D also incorporates a chronograph design with an emphasis on a ‘sportier’ charm.
It utilizes three sub-dials which complements the all-white dial with its black and red accent. The case also incorporates a mineral crystal window which is known for its decent scratch-resistance. The watch is powered by a Japanese quartz movement which guarantees excellent precision.
The EFV-550D-7AVCR is somewhat larger than your typical Edifice watches as its case measures at 47mm. Other notable features include a stationary stainless-steel bezel and a water resistance of up to 100-meters. The EFV-500D model is a great option for those who are on a tight budget but are looking for a timepiece that would bring both sizzle and steak.
Casio Edifice EF539D-1A2
With its stunning polished silver and blue color tone, the Casio Edifice EF539D-1A2 is certainly one that will easily catch the eye. This is not just a stylish timepiece though as it also comes with a slew of functionality that elevates it from the pack. First, it comes with the Edifice signature chronograph dial design. The polished stainless-steel case measures 46mm in diameter, a good size for both men and women. The Edifice EF539D-1A2 watch also has a tachymeter that is used to enhance its overall timekeeping and measuring capabilities.
Inside the slick aesthetic lies the ever-reliable Japanese quartz movement which operates both main and sub-dials of the EF539D model.
The dial also enhances the overall style of this Edifice watch model with its fusion of neon blue accents, white and luminous hands and markers, as well as the blue-toned sub-dials. Other notable features include a date display which is located over at the 4 o’clock position and a 100-meter water resistance rating.
Casio Edifice EFS-S510D-7AVCR
The Edifice EFS-S510D-7AVCR has a certain luxurious charm to its design that makes it an excellent choice to cap off your formal gala or business attire. This is another solar-powered watch from Edifice, which means battery life is not an issue. Inside the slick and polished stainless-steel design lies a Japanese quartz movement with an analog dial display.
The silver-toned dial face gives the EFS-S510D-7AVCR a pristine and sophisticated charm that you usually won’t find in dress watches within this price range. Surprisingly enough, the EFS-S510D model comes with some premium-grade material and components, one of which is the use of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for its dial window.
The silver-toned dial gives this Edifice watch a highly professional charm and will definitely fit nicely with a tuxedo. The polished stainless-steel case measures around 46mm and is perfectly partnered up with a stainless-steel bracelet with a deployment safety clasp. There is also a black stationary bezel to help break the chain of its shiny silver aesthetics. In addition, this watch also comes with decent 100-meter water resistance.
Casio Edifice EF527-1AV
The Edifice EF527-1AV’s dial is jam-packed with detail that it can be a bit overwhelming for some. However, this exact aspect of the EF527-1AV gives it a certain appeal to a specific group. Mainly, those with a scientific mind will greatly appreciate the Edifice EF257-1AV’s aesthetic choices. The EF257-1AV features a chronograph design. The case measures 45.5mm and is made from polished stainless steel with a matching stainless-steel bracelet. The case is also equipped with a slide-rotating inner bezel.
Other notable features include a date window which is neatly located over at the 3 o’clock position while the dial window is made from scratch-resistant mineral crystal. Its timekeeping capabilities include three sub-dials that display hours (12), minutes (60), and seconds (60). There is also the slide ruler which you can use to calculate certain aspects regarding travel such as time and speed, and even fuel usage. As for water resistance, this model follows the standard Edifice rating of 100-meters.
Casio Edifice EQ3-501XD-1ACF
The Edifice EQ3-501XD-1ACF model’s main feature is its integration of Casio’s signature Tough Solar technology. This makes the Edifice EQ3-501XD-1ACF an excellent timepiece to bring outdoors. This claim is further cemented as the EC3-501XD-1ACF is also equipped with Bluetooth capabilities which means you can connect it to your smartphone to further expand its capabilities.
The ability to connect to the internet allows the EQ3-501XD-1ACF model to remain incredibly precise (accurate within 15-seconds per month). The dial operates using Japanese quartz movement for its main and three sub-dials. We also liked the ‘controlled frenzy’ that the dial has with its black, silver, and red accent design. While it may seem like information overload at first glance, a close inspection reveals a very organized dial design.
The EQ3-501XD-1ACF model features a silver-toned stainless-steel case that measures 44mm in diameter. It is matched with a polished stainless-steel bracelet with a safety clasp. The case is also equipped with a tachymeter bezel with hands and marker having a luminous finish for better visibility in low-light environments. This solar-powered timepiece also comes with a power-saving mode that helps conserve energy and optimize battery life.
The Edifice EQ3-501XD-1ACF model is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity that further expands its functionalities. The build of the case also provides this Edifice watch model with a 200-meter water resistance rating.
Casio Edifice EQB-501BP-1ACF
The Edifice EQB-501BP-1ACF model manages to blend together a lot of excellent features and functionality, a sleek and modern design, with a highly reasonable price tag. What’s more, the EQB-501BP model is equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology which means users can take full advantage of the Edifice Connected App via their smartphones. Connecting to this app will further expand the EQB-501BP model’s overall capabilities.
The dial features a unique three-dimensional design that is topped off with silver hands and three chronograph sub-dials. There is also a date display window which is placed in between the three and four o’clock positions. Also, this 48mm stainless-steel case watch is equipped with both Tough Solar and a Japanese quartz movement. The use of a rubber wristband gives the EQB-501BP a more casual and sporty charm.
Casio Edifice ERA-500DB-1AJF
The Edifice ERA-500DB-1AJF is a perfect example of what this timepiece brand brings to the table. It is both functional and fashionably classy, two descriptions that you wouldn’t expect to hear when it comes to describing a Casio watch. That is not a knock-on Casio though, it is just that Casio is best known for its rugged digital sports watch. The Edifice brand will certainly shift some of that preconceived notion on its head.
The ERA-500DB-1AJF model features a chronograph design with an additional three sub-dials, with the day and date display is digital. In terms of functionality, the ERA-500DB includes the standard stopwatch and countdown timer.
The aesthetic offers a level of elegance with its silver with soft-color accents. The highly organized and professional-looking dial is encased within a durable mineral crystal glass window. Underneath the stylish hood is a Japanese quartz movement that secures the watch’s overall precision.
The ERA-500DB-1AJF comes in a sleek 45mm silver-tone stainless steel case which is matched up with its polished stainless-steel bracelet. You will also notice a stationary bezel implemented into the case design. Other notable features of the ERA-500DB-1AJF are its 100-meter water resistance which makes it ideal for recreational swimming and snorkeling.
Casio Edifice Scuderia EQB-1000TR-2AJR Limited Edition
For sports fans, specifically, those who love racing, the Edifice Scuderia Limited Edition will surely leave mouths salivating. Taking cues from the Austrian Red Bull Racing Team, the Edifice Scuderia utilizes the iconic dark blue and red colors of the world-renowned energy drink. The Scuderia model also did not skimp on upgrading the materials as it utilizes a premium-grade sapphire crystal window which is known for its incredible scratch resistance.
The Edifice Scuderia Limited Edition timepiece also features chronograph functionality to enhance its overall performance. Using a Japanese automatic movement and analog dial display, the Scuderia certainly aims to appeal to the traditionalist crowd as well. In addition, Casio went all-in with its development as the Scuderia also comes with Bluetooth connectivity. This stylish sports watch is also quite sleek with its 45.6mm stainless-steel case. The use of the blue canvas with red leather stitching for its strap further adds to its overall appeal. The watch also comes with 100-meter water resistance.