Casio GW500A-1V G-Shock Atomic Solar Watch
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- Quartz movement
- Water-resistant to 660 feet (200 M)
- Atomic Timekeeping: Receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate
- Auto EL backlight with Afterglow
- 29 times zones (30 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
There is a newer style of this item:
The shock-resistant design of the Casio Men's G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch makes it a one-of-a-kind timepiece. This tough watch is constructed with a durable black resin case, a stationary stainless steel bezel, and a black resin wristband with an adjustable buckle clasp for a personalized fit. A durable mineral window shields the digital-gray dial face, which features the time display, as well as the day, date, and month. The digital-quartz-powered watch includes adjust, mode, split/reset, and start/stop function buttons to fit your activity, as well as subdials that track battery life. It is water resistant to 660 feet.
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: 4.7 x 3.3 x 2.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
- ASIN: B001AZXN4O
- Item model number: GW500A-1V
- 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
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||46.2 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15.3 millimeters|
|Band width||26 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Special features||Shock resistant, solar, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
1. In my opinion, concerns about the thickness of the watch have been overstated. Certainly, if slimness is an *important* criterion for you, this isn't your watch. But you'll have no trouble fitting it under your shirt cuff. [Though the manual cautions that doing so will hamper the solar function.] Even my ridiculously slender wrists support it - physically and (I hope) esthetically - without difficulty.
2. The G-Shock models are advertised as rugged. I'm not about to use mine as a hockey puck to put that to the test. But it certainly *feels* sturdy. [The thickness helps here.] And from what I've read about them elsewhere, they do shrug off a considerable amount of punishment.
3. Everyone's experience with receiving the timekeeping signal from Fort Collins will vary depending on the particulars of their location and the attention they pay to the manual. I live only 350 miles from the transmitter but with modestly sized mountains in between - which can be a dealbreaker. Although it took a longer period of motionlessness for the watch to lock in than the manual had told me to allow, it has received a strong signal ever since. [And keep in mind that the watch is accurate to 15 seconds a month even without synchronization.]
3. When I first unpacked the watch, the battery level was at Medium - which you would expect after it having been in a box for who knows how long. After 3 hours of direct exposure to bright sunlight [which you should do in the early morning to keep the watch from roasting], the battery level has remained High ever since.
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This new watch performs great so far. It synchronizes to the Fort Collins signal every night without problems. I live roughly 700 miles from the transmitter. In the good old days I used to dial in the time signal on a shortwave radio to synchronize my watches. It's great to have a watch I can forget about setting.
I was a little concerned before I bought this watch that Casio was relying on the time sync and the watch might not be accurate without it. This is important to me because I frequently travel internationally. Not a problem. My watch had last been synced about 6 weeks prior to my receiving it, and was off about 12 seconds. That's 2 seconds a week or less than 2 minutes a year.
The other feature I especially like is the easy world time - a couple button presses and I can show time at whatever time zone I am in. Other functions like the stopwatch are easy to use without constantly referring to the manual.
There are 3 round dials at top. The left acts like an analog minute hand. The center shows the battery charge, and the right shows if any secondary functions are active, like the alarms or stopwatch. The text on the right dial is almost impossible to read regardless of how young your eyes are.
I think this watch looks great, but it is thick - almost 5/8 inch thick. So if you like svelte watches this isn't for you.Read more ›
1. Tough as Hell! Can't hardly hurt it.
2. Charges the battery with light! You got to love that! (Cool Feature #1)
3. Sets itself every night. It is ALWAYS within 1 second of the official U.S. time. (Cool Feature #2)
4. Can be set so the light comes on in the dark just by tilting your wrist. And yes, the watch knows when it is dark! (Cool feature #3......really cool!)
5. If you take the watch off at night and put it on your nightstand (because you will turn the light on a lot as you roll around in bed), it will go to "sleep" to conserve the battery. Yes, the watch also knows when it is not moving around. (Cool feature #4)
6. It is comfortable and surprisingly light for its size.
Not So Good:
1. The band that comes with the watch is the ONLY band that will fit it. I have not had to replace mine nor does it look like it will happen any time soon, But I am sure it will not be an easy process.
2. Most of the words and functions on the watch face are very difficult to read, and I have excellent eyes. The left dial gives you an analog version of where you are in the current hour. People who like analog watches for this reason will like it, but for the most part it is just a filler feature on the watch face.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best watch out there. Best price too. Had it for 5 years. Just got a new band from Amazon and planing on using it for years to comePublished 8 days ago by DJ Duru
AMAZING WATCH WITH PERFECT SIZE FOR ALL AND SO FAR ITS GOIN THROUGH OIL FIELDS AND WORKOUTS WITHOUT A GLITCH. THANKS FOR THE AWESOME WATCH.Published 1 month ago by SHERIF911
I have a tons of g shock watches and this is my everyday watch. Super durable and always syncs with atomic time keeping without an issue. Great buy!Published 2 months ago by AG22
Great watch have had for many years and never have had to change battery. Use daily.Published 3 months ago by Andrew
This is the best watch I have ever seen I have had is for 3 years and is still works perfectly it requires almost no maintenance just put it on the windowsill before you go to bed... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jennifer