Casio Men's WVA470DJ-1ACF "Waveceptor" Solar Atomic Ana-Digi Sport Watch
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- Though the polished stainless steel construction and sleek black dial give this Casio watch aesthetic appeal, its numerous functions prove that it contains the best in timepiece technology.
- Japanese Quartz movement with analog and digital display
- Dial with day and date calendar and protective mineral window
- Functions include auto backlight with afterglow, world time featuring 29 time zones, city code display, and daylight savings time options
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Solar powered, so you'll never have to worry about changing a battery, the Waveceptor Sport Watch #WVA470DJ-1ACF combines the professional, polished look of stainless steel with the precision of atomic timekeeping and a host of features that are great for outdoor adventures or working out. A dual time display on a bright black dial makes it easy to know exactly what time it is with just a quick glance, and a day-and date-display ensures that you stay organized and on-track. Water resistant to 330 feet, this durable timepiece also has a mineral crystal to guard against scratches, and a rugged resin band.
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: 2.2 x 0.6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- ASIN: B00186YU74
- Item model number: WVA470DJ-1ACF
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2004
- 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|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band width||12 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||Stop watch, Water Resistant, World time|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Mostly steel -- wrist band and on the front and back of the watch piece. Most of the watch casing is plastic, with a front steel cover and and on the back, a steel plate(behind it is the battery). The bezel or the outer front ring of the watch doesn't turn like some watches do. The wristband is a two button release, so you push in both sides of the clasp to release the wristband. Watch face is made of hardened mineral, and has not scratched yet, and hopefully not. The mineral is slightly concave, so it bulges out slightly.
I have grabbed people's attention, friends and strangers, and they comment on the great looks of it. In my own opinion, I also say the watch has the "prestige" look. The only bad is the plastic casing, but it is usually doesn't grab your eye at first look.
It features atomic time in both analog and digital, and it has done its job properly. Every day at 12 a.m., it will sync with the the nearest by ground stations (NOT satellites as I mistakenly stated thanks to a response to my review) to keep the time updated. Most of the time it will sync successfully in Houston, but when I traveled to Tokyo or various sections of China or Taiwan, it will not always sync successfully. My guess is that there are dead spots around the globe, and I am pretty sure within the States too. Another great thing to the atomic time feature is that it will take care of your daylight saving time changes. Set it to "A" or auto-DST mode, and it will automatically set the correct time in your current location. No more guessing the time when traveling. The date is also automatically set for you, whether in leap year or whatever. Both the analog and digital time sync together.Read more ›
Recently, I decided I was a grownup and needed something that was more professional looking. I was looking for a watch that had analog hands, but still had the atomic synchronization and solar recharging. I was surprised very few watches fit the bill. To my knowledge, only Casio makes watches that have atomic clock synchronization. I laugh at people with expensive "precision time instruments." My watch will be accurate to within 3 or 4 seconds for the life of the watch because it synchronizes every day. I don't care how precise your watch is, it will never measure up to mine.
The WVA470DJ-1ACF is a nice looking watch that provides all the functionality I was looking for.
Just remember, this watch has a metal band. You will need to get the watch sized to your wrist. After spending an hour trying to remove the pins and size it myself, I decided to take it to the watch kiosk at the mall. It was well worth the $10 fee, since the job required special tools and a lot of patience.
As for the features, the light-rechargable battery works well, you still need to be careful not to cover it all the time with sleeves (besides, you want to show it off all the time, right?). The atomic clock signal sync works like a charm. Just follow the instructions for proper reception and, voilá! Extreme time accuracy without the price tag of a Rolex. Bottom line, a looker-kind of watch for the hardcore techie.
Update Nov 10/2012: I've had this beauty for over 3 years now. The sync never fails, every morning at around 4:00 AM, here in the Vancouver area (some 1,100 miles away from Ft. Collins, CO, the location of the atomic clock radio transmission). It seems to work better closer to a window, but mind you, it's never too close (at least 3 m away).
The battery seems to be doing fine. It stays of HIGH most of the year, dropping to MID level for 2-3 months, normally between January and March. Again, it is critical trying to wear the watch uncovered as much as possible, also avoiding to store it inside a drawer, away from any source of light.
The band is OK, although I've had a couple of incidents with some pins getting a tad loose, but they only needed re-positioning and they were secured again.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best watch ever. I bought this to replace the one my daughter lost down a hole.Published 2 months ago by Eric
I bought this watch as a gift for my husband. He loves it. He has been using it for two and a half years now and has had no problems with it.Published 3 months ago by L.W.
Had it for a couple of years or so. Works great, even bought my grandson one just like it. His works great too. . . At least I haven't heard any complaints from him.Published 5 months ago by Frank A. Simmons
This watch has last my husband through day in and day out of hard manual work. Great watch. Exceptional quality.Published 5 months ago by rw
Its the best watch I've ever owned and at age 75, there have been many. I've had it for a few years now.
The only problem is its complexity. Read more
I have purchased this same watch years ago and I really like the mix of analog and digital timekeeping. It is a very classy looking watch for a reasonable price. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dan Sokolowski
It is my most precise watch !I only wish that the glass was real(not plexi )and the back water proof to 300 ft or so.Published 9 months ago by Mihai Vlad
Good timekeeper. Would be nice to have a standard winder so that could change time when moving through time zones where te satellites do not reach. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ANNA K HUK