Casio Men's GS1300B-1A G-Shock Solar Atomic Black Analog Sport Watch
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- G-shock tough solar power and shock resistant Black resin analog watch
- Multi-band 6 atomic timekeeping, world time (29 cities + UTC), 1/20 second chronograph, countdown timer
- Daily alarm, Neo-Brite luminous hands and markers
- Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
Tough, powerful, and precise, the Casio Men's G-Shock Solar Atomic Black Analog Sport Watch is the ultimate, modern timepiece. With a sleek, monochromatic design, the watch features a black resin bezel and stainless steel case with G-Shock technology--the watch is unaffected by even the strongest of impact. Imagine what you can do with that much durability. One thing's for certain, wherever you are you will know exactly what time it is with the multi-band, Atomic timekeeping function. That means that anywhere in the world, your watch is being automatically updated six times a day--five times in the China--by radio-controlled signals so the watch is always as accurate as possible. Plus, it's preset with the time in 29 major cities and offers a 1/20 second chronograph, alarm, and countdown timer. The solar-powered battery provides five months of full charge without a second of exposure to sunlight. The Neo-Brite hands and bar-shaped hour markers allow you to tell time even in low-light conditions, and the black resin band is secured with a sturdy buckle clasp. Whether you're head for a spelunking expedition or down to the office, the Casio Men's G-Shock Solar Atomic Black Analog Sport Watch offers a high-precision timepiece for any challenge. Plus, it's water resistant to an impressive 660 feet (200 meters).
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 4.5 x 4.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- ASIN: B0034QWV7C
- Item model number: GS1300B-1A
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 16, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||46 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14.2 millimeters|
|Band width||26 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Alarm, Chronograph,|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The watch looks very elegant, esp. for a G Shock, which are typically bulky, digital and not what you'd typically consider wearing for a formal affair. This watch could easily pull it off! Much nicer in the flesh then the photos show.
You really need to download the manual in PDF format from Casio's site, and browse through it when you first get this watch. Configure your "Home City", and you can then sit back and watch as the hour and minute hands swirl around into their correct location, as if by magic! Within a day or so, the watch should (depending on your location) sync to the nearest Atomic timekeeping plant, and be set to the exact correct time!
After that, no need to worry about 30 day months, leap years, etc. The GS 1300B will automatically change the date for you, skipping to the 1st of the month at midnight of months with only 30 days, accounting for daylight savings time... you should NEVER need to worry about it displaying the correct date or day of the week!
Chrono, 24 hour countdown timer, alarm, world time... pretty much everything you'll ever need, including solar powered, all wrapped up in a dark, mysterious shell! "Tough movement" feaature even checks the exact positions of the hour/minute/second hands, using a special LED light. If any of the watches hands have been bumped out of position or moved by strong magnetic force, the watch checks and automatically corrects their positions, every hour at five minutes to the hour! Sweet!
Comes with a soft resin band, which, at first, concerned me. I generally prefer a bracelet type band, but this is a nice resin band, very soft and comfortable, and carries on the dark, black look of the watch.
If you're thinking about a solar, atomic watch that's built to last, you won't regret getting the Giez GS1300B!
The watch is beautiful and feels very comfortable on the wrist. The ion plated metal parts are not as dark as the main picture shows (and I like this). It's more of a dark gun-metal charcoal color which has a nice shine to it in the light. It is not dark black. The four buttons on the watch however are just metallic and are not coated in the same dark color - but this is barely noticeable. Setting the time and checking out other functions on it was very easy to do. I also found that the hands glow very brightly and it is easy to see the time in the dark. It's fairly light also, although heavier than other G-Shocks that I have handled before.
All in all for my first G-Shock I am quite happy. It's the first G-Shock design that I've ever liked, and its automic time feature (when you're in the right zones in the world) is a very nice feature. Knowing that it is shock resistant and most importantly - that the battery will last almost forever help make this item worth the heftier price tag. This can be a watch for life, and there are few out there in my opinion that can provide the same functionality, ruggedness and looks. Unless of course Casio comes out with something newer and better :)
There are really just two things to understand about the watch: 1)You're not going to be figuring out what time it is very well in the dark or even a dark club; 2) The "advanced" functions like countdown and alarm aren't too useful because of the short duration and quiet beeps that aren't configurable. For me, the juice isn't worth the squeeze on these functions. But back to the first paragraph, I don't care. Casio can take away those functions and it would be fine. Don't really need that bottom dial either with the 24 hour view.
So for future upgrades, etc., just add a light to one of the buttons or bump up the glow in the dark coating on the hands. And either add some better "beep" configuration or kill the alarm/countdown.
I was little worried about rubber band, but they are holding up pretty well so far. Stopwatch/count down timer hand is little off from the center though (i.e., at 0", the second hand is slightly to the left of 12 position) - maybe that's why it was so cheap, but overall, very happy with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The watch is fantastic. Looks good and should last for years. But I have a problem with how it was sold. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Silvestro Crino
I never thought I would consider purchasing a Casio watch. I equated the Casio name to somewhat cheesy and definitely cheap products - mainly calculators and keyboards. Read morePublished on October 25, 2010 by John Werner