Technically, I guess the Internet existed at the time, but not like we know it today. We had email and usenet, but an internet browser and the world wide web was not in common usage yet. I'm pretty sure it was after this watch acquisition that I learned about Mosaic from friends who had just learned about it and were using it, and I scrambled to get it myself and get a graphics card, and before Netscape was released. So that places the time frame around the mid-90's? Wow. Hard to believe how long ago that seems now. Casio does make some durable watches.