GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch

GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch

GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch   watch giveaways

Neither Casio nor its ProTrek (formerly Pathfinder) line of outdoor watches need any introduction. On aBlogtoWatch we've listed these timepieces as among the ultimate survival watches as well as some of the highest-value watches when it comes to bang for your buck. Casio continues to raise the bar with more features and designs each year. ProTrek watches should be a staple of any watch diet. Up for grabs is a Casio ProTrek PRG550 (specifically a PRG550-1A1). In a stealthy black case, this analog/digital ProTrek model has a Tough Solar movement, triple sensor array (compass, barometer, and altimeter), and a host of other features. Retail price is $300 and you can enter to win one below here on aBlogtoWatch.

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1. Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoWatch.com, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention an extreme situation where you were happy to have a watch (or perhaps one you'd like to be in).  If you do not want to get the comments on this post in your email box, log in to your Livefyre account, and manage your notifications there GIVEAWAY: Casio ProTrek PRG550 Watch   watch giveaways

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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on February 28, 2013 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non US entrants may apply based on sponsor's policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor's inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Casio Watches the sponsor of the ProTrek watch giveaway here at aBlogtoWatch!

353 comments
Shawnnny
Shawnnny

I'm happy to have a watch like this every time I ride my mountain bike. I would love a white one.

wagenx
wagenx

Very cool, definitely a Colorado watch! 

golestanreza
golestanreza

This Watch will be helpful to me during  mountain climbing, when I'm alone in the mountain .

MarkStorch
MarkStorch

The Pro Trek is just so versatile, it would be an everyday watch for me.

RobertoValenzuela
RobertoValenzuela

I love hiking in the mountains, but where I hike there are some tricky and dangerous parts. Any watch that isn't a G-Shock probably wouldn't survive a day. that's why I never wear a watch when hiking.

Chris Grefe
Chris Grefe

This watch would certainly come in useful while volunteering at Harnas Animal Sanctuary in Namibia.  Strong enough to avoid damage from the baby animals!


cazlex
cazlex

I work in the oil and gas industry and have always love wearing CASIO watches. They are durable and tough yet at the same time look good on the wrist. Weather proof and easy to maintain. Simply the best brand choice for me. Great job with the watch designs! 

Sergio Magos
Sergio Magos

Some years back I was on a hiking retreat witb some friends in the Angelus mountains and half way to the top of our hike it began to hail on us. It was really dark and we took cover under some trees till the hail & rain stopped. I was glad to have watch because we were able to keep track of time. It was an early model Casio. I was lucky I decided to grab my reliable Casio, since we only had a couple of hours of sunlight left in the day. We were lucky to find our way back on the trail and head back to safety. I want to thank Casio for the opportunity to win a reliable & utilitarian watch.

Waltermaximus
Waltermaximus

in my country there's a lot of volcanoes that you can actually climb, how cool it would be to take a picture with the watch actually showing the altitude you reach on each one

trooperoutlaw
trooperoutlaw

I'd love to use it in the severe weather of Arkansas!

Dreadnought
Dreadnought

Flying low level on NVGs and terrain following radar at 250 feet AGL with a less than 30 seconds time over target window on a 9 and a half hour ingress for a team recovery with two air-to-air refuelings in the high altitude enroute portion in a hot mountainous area of the world; couldn't have enough backup reliable timing. Or, mountain biking in the Japanese Alps and making sure I didn't get too deep into the trails and ravines trying to read katakana (Sp?) on my paper map (in other words; don't get lost).

temfyg
temfyg

A Casio was helpful to me when I was hiking in the deserts in the southwest.

wolf9827
wolf9827

Very helpful when hiking through a desert. Great companion to find your way.

pet.a
pet.a

I'd love to have a smart watch like that while orienteering in difficult terrain.

PaulAtkinson
PaulAtkinson

Is just wanting it without making up a story about mountain climbing, flying, sailing around the world, or saving the world a good enough reason to win? I hope so.

raulP
raulP

Would love to have it on my wrist as I go paragliding! I need to see my altitude every moment!

AndySocial
AndySocial

gary@andysocial.com

I was pretty happy to have a tough watch when I was at the National Training Center, snowing one day and hot as heck the next.

drwmak
drwmak

Down hill mountain biking in the swiss alps.

ArmandVartanian
ArmandVartanian

I could use a extreme watch for ski racing, I never wear my other ones for fear of breaking them


ShabbyThesealion
ShabbyThesealion

Alone in Washington D.C. really helped me stay on track and get to where I needed to go. Going back country skiing would love to get this Protrek

mikesnow
mikesnow

Stuck under a rock in a river in Ecuador...class 4 rapids, you still need to know what time it is!

mikesnow@gmail.com


crkline2
crkline2

When I was rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, I was  happy to have a dependable watch.  This Casio ProTrek fits that bill to a "T."

IndWatchmakers
IndWatchmakers

I would love to have this watch when I will go hiking the Grand Canyon in the next few months!

Dabrak03
Dabrak03

I am planning  a long trekking along the GR10 in France that will go from one end of the pyrenean mountains to another. It will take me at least one month to do it, so I will definitively need a reliable tool watch. I think it would be a good experience to test the shock resistance, the reliability of the different sensors, the solar movement in different weather conditions and  altitudes. This could confirm the already well known reliability of Casio watches.

Watches4life
Watches4life

I would like one of this because I am a big fan of caaio brand I love the watches well made Thanks for those amazing watches!

drrone
drrone

I have always dreamed of visiting Everest base camp and when I do I would like to have a watch like this to accompany me on the trip. I used to own a pro trek and they are great watches. I would like to own one again. Thanks!

d_in_la
d_in_la

I live with an odd phobia of taking a trans-pacific flight on a cargo plane, having that plane crash somewhere in the ocean and waking up on a beach. Alone. With nothing but the boxes left over from the plane crash.  Having the ProTrek would be helpful as I whittle the time away, talking to my imaginary friend made out of a ball I found in the boxes.  Then as I found the resolve to leave the island, I could use the barometer to guage the change in weather - finding the exact right moment to take my makeshift raft over the waves coming in from every side.  Thankfully due to the built-in compass, I'd be able to ride the ocean currents to the closest shipping lanes.  Once home, after I find the love of my life has moved on, I'll go climb the highest mountain just to find that sense of quiet peace since living in the city, heartbroken, with so much noise has left me sleepless and grouchy.  And the best part, because of the Tough Solar movement, in all that time I've never had to replace the battery and the ProTrek would have put up with all the difficult situations I had to deal with.  Instead of the ball, my true trusted friend was, is and will the the Casio ProTrek.  don't laugh, it could happen!!

mnazri
mnazri

I really need this watch as I lost my old protrek. I work in a very harsh environment that require me to travel a lot, i use the watch to tell time, to measure time, to ensure that i complete all project according to timeline, that is helped with the efficient alarm system. I do not like to depend on GPS, i use the compass to know my direction especially when we are building something. Sense of direction is very important for me. The Barometer also helped in the sense that I can predict the weather, and manage my project according to the upcoming weather..In addtion, the altimeter help me to predict the height of project above the ground. Some people scale by level of floor, i prefer distance from the sea level so I know the risk I am facing better,,,.Some of my friend thought that I have magic power to predict future but it all down to the magnificent Protrek. On the other note, this has for long been my dream. I always dream to be on a boat, on the deep sea far from shore, during a very heavy storm. I can only imagine that at this point of time Protrek is vital for my survival. I have been a loyal Casio owner, for many years and many model.



shahtirthak
shahtirthak

Like the multi-functionality of this watch...  

brado
brado

I would love to have this watch in case I ever have to find my way out of a dangerous situation, like the movie Behind Enemy Lines or escape from bad guys like in Taken. I wouldn't have to worry about the battery going dead and can use the compass and timer to set way points to get back to "friendlies".

Walteryz
Walteryz

A tough and beatiful looking watch ! Hope to win it !

csjintn
csjintn

If I am flying my father in law's little cessna any I have a complete instrument failure, God Forbid, I want a Casio Protek backing me up back to the airfield. I would not trust that to any other watch except a CASIO PROTREK! Best watch on the market!! I say this having bought three of them.

BoSD
BoSD

A great watch! Wish to win!!!

yianni7
yianni7

Would like to wear this while climbing mount Everest

satsho
satsho

Casual And Sophisticated Inspiring Original(ity) 

nebfive
nebfive

Would like another Casio, the best!

ZASKAR36
ZASKAR36

I'd love to have a proper durable watch if I was space diving from low orbit :)

manivelle
manivelle

OK, zombie apoco is pretty good.  I'd like to be climbing alpe d'huez, monitoring everything I possibly can just to keep my mind off the pain.

MattWatch
MattWatch

when going 4x4ing in the back woods

ChunChanners
ChunChanners

When I go skydiving, I'd like to have a watch on me.

Seminolsito
Seminolsito

It is not considered extreme but when when my son grows up I want to take him camping and a watch like this would be really nice to have so he can learn about north, south, etc.

hab72
hab72

Forgetting my cell phone at home , I went out ice fishing by myself to a remote lake in Ontario.  The fish were biting , so I didn't notice the storm clouds that were coming in. I  finally checked my  watch at 4 pm , so i quickly packed up my gear before it got dark at 5 pm .   It was a good thing I left when I did, the snow started falling and the wind picked up. A hour walk  ended up taking me 3 hours .  All I know  is I was so thankful I  had a watch on .

MathieuRobert
MathieuRobert

During my last travel, I had to walk west but had no idea which way it was. So I walked in the wrong direction. A compass would have been useful.

mikeormoe
mikeormoe

Sadly, I don't have any great stories, but if I go on any adventures I will certainly take this watch.

TommyFeds
TommyFeds

One time on a cruise I spilt my whole rum and coke all over my arm and then went into the adult pool. It was pretty extreme. I think a watch like this casino would be up to the task...... And with all of the sun on the pool deck, this watch would stay charged a looking time ;-)

jnyman09
jnyman09

would be nice to hike with out in Oregon with my family when we decide to go off the beaten path

Lurknomore23
Lurknomore23

When I was 14, I was sent off to boarding in Massachusetts.  Upon my acceptance to the boarding school of my choice, I was given a nice watch with clever "complications" upon its face.  I didn't think much of the watch, but I wore it constantly and everywhere.  One of the adventures of attending boarding school would be the shuttle flights up and down the East coast, as I lived in Washington DC.  During the 90's the shuttle flights were especially in vogue, so on school vacations I would often find myself on a shuttle plane of one of the airlines, whether it was Trump, USAirways, etc, or on a small commuter propeller plane on the front and tail ends of my vacations.  

On one of these shuttle trips, I found myself flying from DCA to LaGuardia on the smallest of propeller planes.  As we were on approach, we were informed that the landing gear was stuck and we would have to make an emergency foam-filled landing.  The runway was sprayed with a white foam that we could see out the small porthole windows, and we all braced for impact.  Who knew what this would be like.  I wasn't frightened, rather, just curious as to how much bouncing around I was to soon feel...or if my body would be thrown around the body of the airplane.  As I entered the tuck position that we were instructed to get in, my eyes caught the complications upon my watch.  My eyes and attention were transfixed at the detail and movement.  

Moments later, a flight attendant was waking me up and telling me that we had safely landed.  The wheels had been released and locked just in time, and we have avoided the emergency landing.  I had fallen asleep to the movement of my watch...and it gave me such peace.

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