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Nice looking watch for the stylish techie (Updated),
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This review is from: Casio Men's WVA470DJ-1ACF "Waveceptor" Solar Atomic Ana-Digi Sport Watch (Watch)
Well, I finally took the plunge and got this waveceptor watch. For starters, it is a very nice, elegant, large size watch (definitively not for you if you have small wrists). The metal finishing in the body and the buttons is impecable. The only flaw is the gray plastic underneath the metal faceplate; however, this makes the watch lighter and I'm pretty sure non-metallic enough to go through metal detectors without waking up the guards (have yet to test this, though).
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. The crystal has picked some minor scratches, nothing that you could notice except under peculiar light conditions.
Overall, really happy with this timepiece. Stay tuned for more updates.