I’ll be the first to admit that the Casio Pro Trek line is more than a little bit outside my own horological comfort zone. I’ve never been described as an “outdoorsy” type, and I’m far more likely to be spotted wearing a vintage racing chronograph than anything solar-powered. That said, it’s hard not to be charmed by the blend of quality, affordability, and sheer overwhelming functionality of this particular model, the Casio Pro Trek PRG600YB-2.
For those who have never handled a Pro Trek before, the general concept of this watch is that it’s a G-Shock that isn’t a G-Shock. While it may not have the impervious-to-small-arms-fire durability of Casio’s legendary Shock Resist, these watches still pack the same wide variety of functions into a more affordable package that’s still tough enough to handle mountaineering, long hikes, and the general rigors of the outdoors.
There’s no getting around the fact that the Casio Pro Trek PRG600YB-2 is a massive watch. At 51.6 mm across, the hard ..