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- Tough solar power, full auto LED light with afterglow
- daily alarm, stopwatch, 12 and 24 hr formats
- Low battery warning
- Stainless steel band
Combining hip retro style and modern technology, the Casio Men's Tough Solar Digital Sports Watch is a straightforward and sophisticated timepiece for the modern man. With a blocky, silver-tone case framing a square digital display, this unique watch is powered with solar energy, meaning you will never have to buy a battery again. A convenient sun symbol keeps you informed about your battery, which is easily charged with inside or outside light. The LED light allows for night-time viewing, and this streamlined display offers a daily alarm, stopwatch, day, date, month, and the option for 12 or 24 hour clock. A center strand of vertical links details the stainless steel band, which fastens with a quick and secure fold-over clasp. Bring back the classic look with this stylish and reliable timepiece from Casio.
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: 4.9 x 3.1 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- ASIN: B002J4UBI6
- Item model number: AL180AMVV-1
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2004
- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Plastic|
|Clasp||Fold over clasp|
|Case diameter||38.6 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||8.9 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band width||19.5 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
Top Customer Reviews
All you had to do was read the instruction manual, it states that the watch must be charged for 3-6 hours (where 3 hours is outdoor sunlight, and 6 hours is under office lighting).
There is a little icon on the screen that looks like a little sun; when that goes out the watch is fully charged.
On a full charge, the 2505 model will last 14 days without needing a charge again from its solar panel! The other model (not the 2505 version) will last 4 days on a single charge.
Okay so the watch does not have a backlight, but so what. It still provides an alarm and hourly chime features.
It also has that cool 80's retro look, yet has 21st century technology utilizing supercapacitors instead of batteries. Truly a watch you can say is powered by the sun and not using up our resources to power itself.
I am surprised the green movement has not seized up this really cool technology.
Way to go CASIO for another home run of a watch - love your products ever since the 80s!
The watch band is very adjustable which was important for me because I have tiny wrists. There was no need to remove any links, simply adjust the latch, lock it into place, and you're set.
I'm glad to not have to ever buy batteries again!
It tells the time, date and day. Its got an alarm and does the little beep at every hour mark (you can turn that off, if you want; I like it cause it helps me keep track of time). I love the stop watch as well; it only does an hour. I badly needed a good stop watch for all the experiments I was doing, and the analog watch wasn't up to par. The solar power is nice.
Simple, Retro and Minimalist. [I don't need those other excessive features: like weather, altitude, temperature or my position to true north]
NOTE: Keep the watch in direct sunlight for 3 hours when you first get it and you should be all set. There is a little 'sun' icon when it needs charging, but that should never pop up unless you're in a cave for a month. The occasional stroll outside and looking at time should be enough. Finally, it's very easy to change the wristband size.
This watch has lived up to my expectations. I've kept it running continuously ever since I first got it just by letting it charge up for a few hours by a windowsill once a week. Most of the time while I'm wearing it, it is covered up by my sleeve, but that hasn't been a problem at all.
I haven't really used the alarm function. The alarm will only beep for about 20 seconds; hardly long or loud enough to wake me up from sleep. A couple of times I turned on the hourly chime, but found it to get quite annoying after a day or two and turned it back off. Occasionally I have used the stopwatch, but the maximum length of time it can measure is 59m:59s. Not always, but a few times, when I reset the stopwatch, the entire watch reset and I lost the time and date as well. That is the reason I give this watch 4 stars and not 5. It's not a big deal since I don't use the stopwatch often anyway. Other than that, the watch is very reliable.
Other pluses are that it is water resistant and the lens seems to be fairly scratch resistant. Mine has no scratches on it at all after 2-1/2 years. Also, it looks great on the wrist. Love the retro design.
The only thing it's missing is a backlight, but that's ok because you probably have a cellphone with the time in it if you need to look at the time and it's pitch black.
Only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is because of the blacklight thing.
Some people are saying that it quickly runs out of batteries or something like that, but like someone here already said, and like the little instruction booklet says
"On a full charge, the 2505 model will last 14 days without needing a charge again from its solar panel! The other model (not the 2505 version) will last 4 days on a single charge."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This watch is a hoot. Works great, been wearing it for over a year. Great watch. Not big at all. If you are looking for a monster to hang on your wrist, this is not it..Published 11 months ago by hawaii96789
Bought as a gift for my son. He liked the retro look and the fact that it was solar. He finds it useful for classes as it has timers. Read morePublished 20 months ago by mewhi
The watch is great in itself and will definitely take you to the next level in Hipsterdom.
This said, the battery (yes there is one) is generally in poor condition after years... Read more
Great watch, I charged it once when I first got it and the low battery notification icon has yet to come up. And it's been a good 3 months since I purchased this watch. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gerald
I've had this for a while now and it is working well. I am please with this purchase.Published 22 months ago by Jerome Bennett
Bought this as a birthday gift for my brother. It looks awesome and retro. He loved it. Doesn't need batteries!!Published 22 months ago by S. Ngov
They make the watch seem more solid than it really is.. The thing came in the mail and was as light a feather. The watch feels very cheap regret the purchasePublished 23 months ago by Steven Estevez
No issues with "up time". I put it a sunny window once a month for a few hours and its good to go. Took a few long charges to get it to optimal but its 100% now. Read morePublished on March 31, 2014 by M. Ward
I wanted the watch, because it didn't need batteries, But upon receiving it, I noticed the strap wasn't the same one pictured. Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Admin_Dude42