Casio Men's GW330A-9V G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch
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- Quality Japanese-Quartz movement
- Auto receive function (4 times per day); Signal: WWVB, Frequency: 60kHz
- Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow; World Time
- 29 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving auto/on/off
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
The rugged and sporty Casio G-Shock digital watch features atomic timekeeping via radio signal for extreme accuracy, enhanced shock resistance, and water resistance up to 660 feet (200 meters). This solar powered watched comes with a power saving function and offers a battery life of 11 months on full charge without further exposure to light. The stylish gold-toned digital display comes with an automatic electro-luminescent backlight with afterglow, and three circular digital displays at the top provide additional information such as mode, timing, and battery level. The world time can be set for up to 29 different time zones (30 cities), with optional daylight savings and a city code display. The automatic calendar shows the month, date, and day below the time and is pre-programmed through 2099. This convenient, world-savvy watch also comes with a 1/100 second stopwatch, four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, a time recorder, and hourly time signals. Designed for durability, the watch is built with a stainless steel bezel and a mineral dial window. The dark gray case and band are made of resin and further the watch's ruggedly casual look. This watch is backed by a 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty.
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 3.2 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- ASIN: B00134L8QM
- Item model number: GW330A-9V
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 2, 2003
- 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 diameter||45 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||16 millimeters|
|Band width||28 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Special features||World time|
|Item weight||2 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
My first one, which is still running 18 years later, and on only it's second battery, turned out to be the most dependable multi-function time-piece I ever owned. It served me through years of construction work, diving and surfing, exercise laps in the pool, kayaking and rafting rivers in California, Idaho and Montana. Oh yes, being an unpretentious person, I also wore it to weddings and social events.
Alas, recently the outer protective shock case finally succomed to the elements, cracked and fell apart, leaving the stainless steel case exposed, but still working, and still attached to the original strap, and the watch still works.
It seemed prudent to retire old faithful and replace it, with a newer, upgraded model. Thats when I ran across this attractive and versatile beauty. The price was right and I was intrigued by the "Solar Power" and "Atomic Timing" features, so I went for it.
The Casio GW330A-97 is attractive, extremely comfortable, and very eye-catching with its space-age design. With Casio's G-Shock reputation, I have no reason to expect less than the best in rugged and dependable performance. Now that I have learned how to program and access the many functions that this device offers, I am very stoked to have it, and all it offers, at my command.Read more ›
1) The face on this model has three little (very little) dial-like indicators that are very difficult to see and make sense of. Other Casio models with the same features have a face with a different design and indicators that make more sense and are easier to see.
2) The "atomic" watch-setting feature means the watch needs to receive the very-low-frequency signal from WWVB (U.S.) to set the watch. I have several "atomic" clocks in my home and office and all of them set themselves nightly with no problem. This watch doesn't. Apparently its receiver isn't as sensitive as those in the clocks and it will only receive the signal when placed in window facing Fort Collins, CO. I finally found one place in my house where it could receive the signal. If you live in a big city with lots of buildings or any place where AM radio reception is poor, you might have a problem with this feature.
3) The function buttons on this model are recessed into "protective rims. I'm sure this is to protect them for damage and accidentally being pressed. However, it also means that you must use you fingertips to press the buttons - possibly your fingernails if you have big fingers. For stopwatch functions, it is much more difficult to use than models with exposed buttons. If you use the stopwatch function a lot, this would be a real issue.
Overall, it's a good watch, but other models with similar features might be better for some of you. Look at them all.
Other watch owners seem to want instant gratification from the atomic time function. On the east coast, I really can't set the watch in the daytime (even outside), as the shortwave signal probably can't get the appropriate skip in the daytime. However, the watch does successfully set itself automatically overnight, and it's on a bookcase in my hall, not near a window. Besides, the WWV sync only needs to be successful every month of so, and I will still never ever have to set the watch or change a battery. I find this amazing in a ~$60 watch, and I bow down to the technology gods!
It's not a beautiful watch, but the functionality and value for money is unquestionable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this watch more than 10 years ago. I love the watch it has been with me through boot camp, countless deployments and I have treated it rought. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Guadalupe Luis
The only issue with this is the band, and there isn't any other type of band available for this watch. It is somewhat difficult to read as well.Published 5 months ago by Eric Nelson
Received very quickly when I got it, but the band has broken and I will have to replace the band. Watch is still running great.Published 13 months ago by DAVID M. DOAN, MD
Time adjustment buttoms became inoperatorable 2yr after purchasePublished 13 months ago by Stephen Luettchau
This was my first G-Shock and I love it. Very comfortable and fashionable and the best part its still running on the original battery. Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by HappyFeet
56 Amazon reviews at this time and the average review is above 4.5 out of 5.
My 2008 G-Shock, after a full solar charge, sat unattended in a dark box from January 30,... Read more
I replaced another Casio that Batteries Plus ruined changing the battery. Love the watch, but the three small dials are pretty much uselessPublished on March 15, 2013 by Clarence A. Weeks