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If only it worked.
on July 27, 2011
The watch arrived with a blank screen, which some exposure to the sun cured. But none of the functions worked. Couldn't set the time, couldn't use the stopwatch, couldn't do a thing. So I called Casio. I described the situation. Their advice: send it back. I said, "Does it need to be fully charged?" One rep said yes and that will take about three days of constant exposure. The next rep said two to three hours, but in her opinion, the watch's complete inability to run through its modes was a bad sign. I have a Casio I bought about six years ago and it still works, and maybe they don't make 'em like they used to, or maybe this is just a lemon, but I'm disappointed and sending this back immediately.
Update: Two years after returning the watch, I thought I'd take a chance and order it with the newer, less flashy face. It worked fine but for the power saving function, which didn't work at all. Casio said it's likely a defective sensor. It's a small point--the watch doesn't conserve power when in darkness--but I do want a watch with all the bells ringing, the whistles whistling. A few days before, I bought a different model at the Casio brick and mortar store, which is working fine. Look, maybe I just keep getting lemons. Casio commented that when you buy from Amazon--an authorized Casio distributor--you never know how long it's been sitting in the box. What that has to do with a defective sensor is unclear. I also saw a youtube vid where a guy who bought this model got a watch without a working light that illuminates the face. In any event, I'm sending the watch back, and while the third time might be the charm, I don't want the annoyance of a third strike. Next time I buy a Casio it will be from Casio or an authorized dealer at a brick and mortar store.