The new PAG240-1B features a new toned-down military style that we haven’t seen before on a Casio Pathfinder. It’s designed for military deployment and in fact is being supplied to the US Military. Below is a comparison of this new military model and the original PAG240-1 to highlight the differences between the two.
One of the first and most apparent differences is the display. The contrast between the numerals and the background on the PAG240-1 (pictured right) is higher, which for some individuals may be easier to read, while the olive green negative display on the PAG240-1B (left) is lower in contrast and brightness but still readable in daylight and office light. The PAG240-1 case detailing is more colorful with red, green, blue and orange accents while the 1B has minimal accents and black buttons which is typically preferred by the military.
Compass Bearing Display:
Because the PAG240-1B has an exclusive olive green negative digital display, the compass bearings will display in red as opposed to the standard blue.
Since Casio watches are digital, the display tends to fade the farther the viewing angle moves away from direct. There is a very subtle difference between the two with the original slightly easier to read when tilted significantly, although the difference is very subtle.
Backlights on the Pathfinder 240 series:
The new olive display on the PAG240-1B also has a bright green electro-luminescent backlight as opposed to the blue backlight on the PAG240-1 shown below. Even though the green backlight is a bit brighter (which may not be as apparent in the photograph), both are very easy to read in the dark.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to comment below. You can also contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-572-8263 for more information. You can view more about these models and read the specs for these Casio Pathfinders on our site. (The PAG240-1B is available only at PrincetonWatches.com during March 2011, not available anywhere else until April.)