Everything you ever wanted to know about the Casio DBC series!

Hello all, Smiler


as a fan and collector of the Casio DBC watches, I decided to make a table with all the differences between the many different models, so that others might find it useful too, sometimes!

The functional differences are, of course, related to the module being used and not to which one of the many models and/or colour variations it is in, so...


First, a list of all the main models and their modules:



The ones with a B at the end of their model number, are the so called NeoBright ones: they have a keypad with white keys that shine greenish in the dark!
The DBC-61/610/610G with WR on their display, are the only ones that are guaranteed to be Water Resistant (against splashes, but no water pressure).
All cases are made of resin: the Chrome (Gold) ones are of Chrome (Gold) plated resin.
The cases of the DBX-102/112 and DBC-62 are the same and have a kind of rubber keypad.
The DBX-102/103 (Black) and DBX-112 (LightGray) have painted back covers.
Of the DBC-62A, DBM-150 and DBC-81 a version with a yellow display exists.
The DBC-1500B has two (Green 3CJF and White 7CJF) Special Editions with a reversed display (white on black).
(*) And the DBC-63 has a great number of special coloured variations, made in 1997/1998; more about that later on.


As an example I show you 10 of the models in my collection (now containing 14). The pictures are partly mine and partly from others that I don't know (anymore), so if you see yours and would like to be mentioned, just let me know.



But now the functional differences per module:



And finally, as promised, the colour variations of the DBC-63! There are an incredible number of different variations: some are made especially for certain organizations, like the Cognit Schema series for the "Archaeological Institute of America", the Dino Zone series for "The Dinosaur Society", or for Walt Disney. All are rather limited and were only made from March 1997 to February 1998. These keypads with white keys do not have NeoBright. Besides the differences in colour, they also have different pictures visible on the display when the EL Backlight is on.

There are even a few more (DBC-63 as well as DBC-610 and DBC-1500B), made as relation gifts or commemorative editions for mostly Japanese brands or bands. These are not included here, as they are largely the same as the "regular" ones, with just a different brand name and another Backlight picture or display colour.

The information in the picture below is a completed version, based on this website:
http://f53.aaa.livedoor.jp/~unioxy/databank/DBC63col.htm
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I hope you all enjoyed it and if I missed anything, I would be happy to hear from you! Wink


Freddy Smiler


P.S.: On request I added information about all the remaining DBC relatives! Cool

http://forum.pocketcalculators...8#292478023327693488

Original Post
quote:
Originally posted by pocketcalculatorshow:
Hey Freddy, this is excellent information--thanks!

I think there are some new DBC-32 models floating about with multi-colored keys. Have you seen any of those?



Also, I think I have a photo of a pink DBC somewhere. Let me try to dig that one up.



Nice looking "fruity" orangy DBC.

Is it a recent model ?

ME
Casio made a few new colour variations of the (Module 2888) DBC-32 series (only the first one existed already):

Older colour combinations were based on black, blue, pink and white, one with a yellow display exists and the DBC-32D is the Chrome/SS version.

A new (Module 3228) DBC-611 just appeared:

It goes back to the popular DBC-610 case, but functionally it is the same as the DBC-32.

It is available as:

- DBC-611 (Unpol.Chrome/SS)
- DBC-611G (Gold/Gold SS).


Another current closer relative to the original DBC series is the DBC-30 (Module 1253):


This one closely resembles the DBC-63 (the case is identical), except that it has:

- only 30 TeleMemo entries (for Tel/Fax);
- no World Time Mode;
- no Schedule, but
- 5 Alarms (daily/date/1-month/monthly).

It exists as:

- DBC-30 (Gray/Resin)
- DBC-300 (Chrome/SS)
- DBC-300GA (Pol.Gold/Gold SS).


Another relative is the (Module 1591) DBC-V50 (Gray/Resin) and DBC-V500 (Chrome/SS). It somewhat resembles the DBC-150, except that it has:

- only 20 TeleMemo entries;
- no EEPROM;
- no Schedule, but
- 5 Alarms (daily/date/1-month/monthly) and
- Voice Mode (5 recordings with a total of 30 secs of sound, that can also be used as alarm sounds).


DBC-V50 . . . . . . . . . . . DBC-W150

And finally the last relative:

- DBC-W150 (American Module 2296)
- DBC-W151 (Japanese Module 2298),

once available with Resin and SS bands. It resembles the DBC-150 closely, but this time it has:

- no Countdown Timer
- no Independent Calculator Memory
- no Schedule, but
- a Calender until and including 2099 and
- a Wave Ceptor, meaning it automatically keeps time calibrated to a satellite signal!


This now covers all the DBC family members in existence! Wink
Added the DBC-62A and the Water Resistant versions of the DBC-61/610/610G.
And based on some discussions, I added the fact that all cases are made of resin, also the Chrome and Gold ones, which are just of Chrome or Gold plated resin.
And finally, I added the battery type being used by the different modules.
quote:
Originally posted by twleung:
hi there i just purchased my first dbc-610 gold
i love it but i dont know how to adjust the strap i need another 2-3 blocks of metal to have it secure on my wrist

any help would be greatly appreciated!


You need to insert, say a screwdriver, into the hole on the clasp that has an arrow on it, then pivot (gently) in the direction of the arrow to release the clip which can then be adjusted and refastened.
After a long time, I finally found another DBC-63 colour variation unknown to me until now: the DBC-63MC-9AT (yellow transparent)! Smiler I added it to the DBC-63 Model List picture on the first page.
I also further improved the list, by fixing a number of Japanese Google translation errors, and adding a couple of new images, better showing the backs and Backlight pictures of some series.
Hi, I am also a big fan of dbc watches, now I wear dbc610A and I have DBX100, DBC310, DBC1500B and DBC62 in my collection Smiler

I want to ask you..what do you do, when you need to store some things like anniversaries or birthdays in shedule memory even for the next year in watches with 676 module which has not a protection and wants to erase your data when it's date is passed? I personally do this: That day I change a date of the entry to day after and next day I change the date back..this is my workaround:-)
Hello again everyone, Smiler

I just added the new DBC-611 to the page containing the DBC relatives:
http://pocketcalculatorshow.co...10752641#16410752641

quote:
Originally posted by Chilliluk:
I want to ask you..what do you do, when you need to store some things like anniversaries or birthdays in shedule memory even for the next year in watches with 676 module which has not a protection and wants to erase your data when it's date is passed? I personally do this: That day I change a date of the entry to day after and next day I change the date back..this is my workaround:-)

Sorry for the late answer, but yes... that's how I do it as well! Wink

Hello Kamika007z and Blaydes99,

I'm glad you like my post!

And Blaydes99, thanks for your post. You've done a great job on your DBC-62! It looks very good again.

Thanks to Kamika007z as well, for that link to your DBC-V50J-1. I didn't know that particular type yet!

Freddy

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