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Casio Men's A178WA-1A "Illuminator" Stainless Steel Watch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2012
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This is a basic digital low-cost watch - the kind I prefer. Date and time with seconds are always visible and can be illuminated. Accuracy appears to be +/- about 5-10 sec./Month. The clasp functions easily. Recommended.
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on February 2, 2015
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If you wear a watch as jewelry, if a Rolex or equivalent impresses people you want to impress, fine, spend your money and impress those people.... But, if you just want to know what time it is, this inexpensive watch does the job for me very well. It is accurate, easy to read in daylight or dark. It has functions that I rarely use, but I really like the "dual time zone" feature. I set the "dual time" to whatever time zone I am in, but leave the "primary time" set on my "home time zone" alone. This is simply great for air travel. At a glance, I can see local or home time.
I've had a lot of watches, but this basic Casio works well for me. I got this one to replace an old Casio that I had scratched and beat up over the years working on cars, carpentry, exploring, etc... That old one still works, but this one is even better because the light is better, and numbers are larger and easier to read -- something I've come to appreciate as I get older.
This watch is stainless, very durable, water resistant, keeps great time.
And, the thing I love about it, I don't need to worry about it. I have some nice watches. One, for instance is a very nice gold watch, a special gift for special reasons. OK, fine for a wedding, I guess, but, mostly, they stay in a drawer. This watch is certainly not expensive jewelry. It just a simple, useful tool for me. If I lose it, or break it, or whatever, I can toss it out and get another one. One less thing to worry about.
It is an excellent product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2013
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If there is enough light this watch does everything well and the display is fine but in dim or no light the display is near invisible and the internal light in the watch is marginal at best. But for the price it is OK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 6, 2013
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Nice watch for the price. It has a large face that is easy to see. The bracelet band pulls hair; I'd prefer an expansion type. The worst part is that it loses about 4 seconds a week, and that adds up pretty fast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2014
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Very nice watch. Shows day and date and has a light for night viewing.
The only negative is the band is a little short. I had to adjust the clasp out as far as it would go, and it is still tight on my wrist.
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on June 26, 2013
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I purchased this hoping the display would be easier to read than the too small A158W. It is much easier to read. Overall, a decent product. They say the case is metal. I don't believe it. I think it is some sort of composite material with a film of very shiny, chrome-like metalized material, almost like a veneer. It's not steel for sure. The watch is larger than the A158W, but is still a relatively smallish watch for a men's model, and very lightweight.

The band is great, classic old school. The watch has an annoying 'feature' where it beeps any time a button is pressed. It would be nice to be able to turn that off. The alarm options are near infinite, you can schedule it to a day out of the year if you want. It does have an hourly chime you can toggle on and off.

If anyone at Casion is interested in my suggestions for improvements; they would be:
1. As mentioned, to have the ability to silence the 'every time you push any button' beep.
2. A count-down timer would be nice; more useful than dual time zone in my opinion.
3. Dividers between the time/date. If you look at the wonderful classic "Marlin" Lithium 5 watches from the 80's, the displays were segmented, making them look cleaner in my opinion.
4. Stainless case.
5. The light is very weak, but worse, it is in the wrong spot. If you're at all used to Casio watches, you know the light is the top left. Not on this one! Seriously? WTF Casio!
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on November 19, 2013
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I prefer to buy "cheap watches" and the Casio A178WA fits the bill!...these cheap Casio's do the very same thing that
expensive watches do. And, I always swim with a watch on my wrist. Although I have'nt swam with this watch yet, I'm
sure that there'll be no problem!..

I suspect "digital" watches were made for someone like me. Most of all, they're very very easy to READ!..a watch with NUMERALS is certainly not for me!.. a "quick glance" tells me the time, and I"m a happy guy!.. I really don't want any more from a watch!.

Did I also say it was "cheap?"....what the heck!.. and, did I also say that it tells me the day and the year and month?...who
could ask for anything more!..

So, why did I give it only FOUR STARS?... well for me, its the almost PERFECT WATCH, but its also a CHEAPY, so thats why!.
I will probable continue to purchase these "cheapies" AND, what really amazes me is how they could possibly manufacture a watch like this and then sell if for so little money?..

Of course "cheap labor" probably put this nice watch together, so I'm also glad that I did a little to help out some poor soul in China or India or wherever .......

I forgot to mention that I"m an 82 year old man and this watch manual states that the battery should last about ten years. Well!...at my late age, this watch battery will probably
Outlive ME!...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2009
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The product meets my expectations. With free shipping and quick delivery,
you can't beat it. However, when I was trying to adjust the band, I lost the clip so I can't wear it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2013
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Exactly what I wanted in a watch. Instructions are easy to understand for changing time and settings. Feels comfortable and light weight. I've always been pleased with Casio.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2014
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Love this watch, my third identical one over the last 10+ years, I keep breaking them due to my own fault. But, for the price, who cares, and a 10 year battery, love it
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