The Casio CA-95 Musical Watch

Some time ago I wrote about early calculator watches and mentioned some of the favorite geek watches I’ve owned over time. My all-time favorite is the CA-95, which I bought in Hannover in 1983 as I arrived at the airport for CEBIT. I needed a new watch, and this one just called out to me.

By dint of a little work, I was able to resurrect it, almost – the “=” button doesn’t work, and I think it’s because I didn’t get it properly aligned. But everything else functions, more or less, which enabled me to record the sounds which I so dearly loved.

Back in that day, a watch would go “beep.” With this model, Casio upped the game substantially – sort of the same effect that Macintosh had on the computer world with its integrated sounds.


The Old Wolf has spoken.

4 responses to “The Casio CA-95 Musical Watch

  1. Pingback: The HP-01 – the world’s first calculator watch (among others) | Playing in the World Game

  2. Oh, wow, that’s where I know that music from! Thanks for answering a question that’s puzzled me for years.
    I think I bought my first Casio in 1983, but nothing as fancy as yours. I’m still wearing the same model, and I know the sound of those beeps well.

  3. Yes This was a flagship watch in 1983. I was a but a little boy at that time and was very proud to own. When I found the calendar feature I immediately checked starting day of year 2000 it correctly said ” Saturday”. Was Y2K compliant. When I updated my FoxPro codes for Y2K , I recalled my old CA 95 of 1983.

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