Casio Databank

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Casio CD-401, one of the first Data Bank watches from 1983
A Casio DBC-610 Databank calculator watch
Casio DBA-800 Databank, the world's first phone dialer watch

Casio Databank (often styled as CASIO DATA BANK) is a series of digital watches and |electronic personal organizers manufactured by Casio. The watches allow data storage for names and telephone numbers, memos, and in late editions, email addresses; in addition to usually providing a calculator as well as the standard features of a digital watch. The personal organizers allowed storage of names, telephones and fax numbers, memos and includes a "secret" storage area for memos which required a password to access.


A Casio WVA-200 radio controlled data bank (right)

C-80 is the first calculator watch to be ever produced. The Databank CD-40 and CD-401 are the first Databank watches, debuting in 1983. It is one of the first digital watches developed in the 1980s that allows the user to store information, following a Pulsar model released in 1982.[1]

Over the years, watches in the Data Bank line gained a variety of features some of which were world firsts, starting with schedule and world time (introduced on the DBC-62), phone dialler (DBA-80/800 and DBA-100/900), electroluminescent backlight, radium keypads, touch screen (VDB-1000 and VDB-200), voice recording capabilities (DBV-30/300 and DBC-V50/150) and atomic time reception functions (DBC-W150, FKT-2000 and FKT-300) in addition to data storage capabilities.[2][3] Collaboration models of the Data Bank line were also made.[4]


Casio DKW-100 "Kanji" Data Bank watch
A Casio DBC-810 data bank which provides calculation and data storage capabilities

With the advent of smartphones and smart watches, the data bank watches like calculator watches lost their popularity and are now mostly a fashion statement. Today, Casio still sells data bank models with basic data bank functions. Data bank models having unique features are highly sought after by watch collectors.[5]

As of 2020, Casio sells the following models of the data bank: the DBC-611 and the DBC-32, which provide data storage, calculation and schedule capabilities, the DB-380 and the DB-36/360 which provide data storage capabilities. All models allow for a selection of multiple languages.[6]

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  1. ^ "The Best Casio Calculator Watches". G-Central G-Shock Watch Fan Blog. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ Byford, Sam (29 June 2015). "The Original Smartwatches: Casio's History Of Wild Wrist Designs". The Verge. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ Edwards, Benj (29 April 2017). "12 Ultra-Nerdy Watches of Yore". PC Mag. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  4. ^ "MACKDADDY x Casio Databank". Hype Beast. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Casio DB-V30 Easy Rec - Sampling Mania blue edition". Blogspot. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  6. ^ "DATA BANK". Casio. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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