EFR-538D-1AVUEF reviewed

Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF Review Men’s Watch


Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF Review Men’s Watch

My rating: 8.5/10. Great watch. Robust design.

Today I’m doing an Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF review. Casio are clearly an instantly recognisable worldwide brand, they have many popular collections of watches, one of which being the Edifice collection. If you have a little more than normal available then this is one of their pricier brands to look into. One of our most read posts is our best Edifice watches for men.

Let’s take a look at the Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF in more detail below.

EFR-538D-1AVUEF reviewed

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At the bottom of the article, I’ll show you some of my recommended places to buy this watch from

This is what I’d class as a more robust watch than normal. It has a large oversized 49mm casing diameter that makes the watch really stand out. It’s not overly chunky though with just a 13mm thickness. This makes it a rather nice overall size. You can learn more about this brand in my Casio Edifice watches review.

The watch features a nice clear easy to read display. The chronograph sub dials are blended in quite nicely to the dial so that they’re kept out of the way until needed. The hour markers and hands have an almost boldened effect making them really stand out. It’s worth knowing that the hands use some really good quality lume that make them extra easier to read in the dark as well.

With a Japanee Quartz chronograph movement, you’re getting value for money and a good level of accuracy. It also features a stop watch function, screw locking back plate, and a 100m water resistance. 1!00m water resistance makes this watch suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

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Watch Specifications

  • Band Stainless steel, standard length, fold over push button deployment clasp.
  • Case Stainless steel casing, sizing diameter: 49 mm and thickness: 13 mm.
  • Dial Analogue display. The window lens is made of mineral crystal.
  • Movement Japanese automatic movement.
  • Water Resistant A water-resistance of up to 100m / 10 bar.

Watch Advantages

  1. Japanese Quartz movement
  2. Mineral glass offers a good level of protection from scratches and knocks
  3. Useful stopwatch function
  4. Push button deployment clasp
  5. 100m water resistance, suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

Watch Disadvantages 

  1. No alarm system that is often found on other Casio watches
  2. No date display
  3. Due to its oversized design, this watch may not be suitable for people with smaller wrists

My Final Thoughts On This Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF Review:

The Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF is a great all-rounder that offers some brilliant value for money. You’re getting a watch from a great collection that’s hard wearing and very durable. Oversized watches are definitely very on trend at the moment as well.

It’s a shame there is no alarm system or date display but that may well have been done to give the dial design this uncluttered finish. If these aren’t features you’d normally use, then I wouldn’t worry about it.

After taking everything into account, such as design, build quality and price, this watch received a well deserved 8.5/10 from The Watch Blog.

Where to buy the Casio Edifice EFR-538D-1AVUEF

I like to stick to listing retailers that I’ve actually had experience buying from in the past. Below I’ve listed 3 of the top places to buy this watch from, check all 3 for the best price.

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