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- Made in USA or Imported
- Multi-function resin watch featuring 12 and 24-hour formats, 1/100-second stopwatch, digital compass, altimeter, barometer, moon phase graph, five daily alarms, and world time
- Quartz movement with digital display
- Protective mineral crystal dial window
- Features buckle closure on band
- Water-resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
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Perfect for rugged adventurers and weekend warriors, the solar-powered Casio Pathfinder men's sport watch is loaded with a digital compass and altimeter/barometer/thermometer--perfect for both mountain trekking and cave spelunking. It also includes tide and moon graphs and moon age data, and is very precise thanks to its atomic timekeeping features. The altimeter offers 5-meter measurements from -700 to 10,000 meters, and it can store altitude, month, date and time data, provide tendency and differential graphs, track cumulative ascent/descent, and sound an alarm when you reach a specified altitude. The watch also has a digital compass with 16 points of measurement displayed on the dial face. Other environmental and timekeeping features include:
- Barometer with atmospheric pressure tendency/differential graphics
- World Time: 29 times zones (30 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
- 5 daily alarms
- 1/100 second stopwatch with 24-hour capacity and elapsed/split time modes and 1st-2nd place times
- Countdown timer with 60-minute range
- Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
This multi-band radio-controlled watch receives a time calibration signal transmitted from several locations across the globe (the U.S., UK, Germany, and Japan), and it has an auto receive function (up to 6 times per day). You can choose to automatically receive this signal four times a day, or manually update the watch to the atomic clock.
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: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- ASIN: B0017U1MJU
- Item model number: PAW1500-1V
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001
- 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.
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- Average Customer Review:
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||5.1 centimeters|
|Case Thickness||13.9 millimeters|
|Band width||23 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Item weight||16 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I've had many Casio watches over the years including a solar powered Casio G-Shock with atomic time that I've had now for 5-6 years. It still works perfectly. It's been in very hot weather, sub-zero cold weather, in the ocean, in the snow, in high-pressure car washes, in luggage compartments at 40,000 feet, and it still works perfectly. The damn watch won't die! The only reason I bought a new Pathfinder was because I felt due for a new watch. I don't need an altimeter, barometer, compass, moon phase nor tide indicator, I just wanted a new damn watch!
That being said, the Pathfinder PAW1500-1V is a really cool watch for gadget lovers. You can view the phase of the moon for the current date as well as for any other date. Not only can you view the tide for the current time and place, you can see the "lunitidal interval", whether it is spring tide or neap tide (I don't know--ask a surfer), and you can get this information for any time on any date.
In addition to the current barometric pressure, you can display a graph of the trend of barometric pressure readings to help forecast the weather. And then there's a compass, an altimeter, world time (all 29 time zones--yes, there's 29--not 24), a countdown timer, and 5 alarms. The atomic time feature also works in most of Europe and Japan (they have their own atomic time broadcasts) as well as most of the U.S. and parts of Canada.
All of this is solar powered. So long as the watch gets a little sunlight now and then, you never need to replace the battery. Did I mention that that this watch is water resistant to 200 meters?
If past experience with Casio watches is any indicator, I expect my PAW1500-1V to be an extremely durable and reliable watch for many years. BTW, it is really cool looking, and you'll want it to be visible the next time you're in the conference room where everyone else is wearing those bogus diving watches.
It's been 3 years since I bought this watch. Still works perfectly. Wear it most days. Wear it in the shower at the gym. Been through hot summers, cold winters, blizzards, wore it in the Ocean. No problems. No battery replacement--solar powered. No setting the time--atomic time--just leave it on the window sill at night. Super accurate.
Don't use the gadgets much (i.e. compass, barometer, moon phases, tides, etc.). Those were only good for new gadget euphoria. Time zones are convenient when traveling.
Although the watch is huge, it is still very comfortable and lightweight. I"m saying this after 3 years of wearing almost daily.
Comparing the PAW 1500 to the PAG 40, the PAW is about 20% smaller, both in diameter and thickness. This is a nice change. Shirt sleeves do not get hung up on it like they did with the PAG.
I won't go into that read the other reviews they are all pretty much the same, and I will only say I am happy with this unit except --
The super quiet "beep" for both the time signals and the alarm. I am not sure why Casio decided to make the PAW 1500 so quiet, but that feature almost makes the alarms useless.
The problem may lie in the CTL1616 Battery. This unit is rated at 2.3 volts 18mAh. The PAG had 4 button batteries in it and that makes for 3 volts with the pairs working together. The solution maybe to replace the CTL1616 with the higher voltage ML2016. This battery is 3 volts and the same mAh rating. More power would boost the alarm signal. I think this is the right way to go. Both are designed for Casio watches. That extra boost in voltage should not affect the unit.
The solar power is a nice feature, but it is not a true solar cell. It is pretty much like taking a half dozen glass silicon diodes and lashing them together, and exposing them to the sun. That as well will give you a few milliamps of power. The solar cell on this unit is the backing of the watch face, so that would be my guess. It takes forever to get some amps into that battery, and the beep is sort of there when it is fully charged, and as the charge drops it gets even quieter. Again this is typical of a low voltage situation. The watch seems to indicate about 2.3 volts, my guess, and as long as the CTL1616 holds that approximate voltage, it will indicate "high" -- although it is probably getting to the 1.9 range which would then signal "medium" or level 4.
Over all I would recommend this unit to anyone who works outside, as it does do what the unit says it will do, and if you can interpret the readings then you will know the weather. Dual time keeping is a super feature if you need to know that - It does a very good job with the radio reset, and keeps excellent time. The only real complaint in the super quiet beep, and I think that is due to the lower voltage of the CTL 1616 battery.
MY recommendation to Casio would be to have a selectable "beep" volume. One for outside which could be as loud as the PAG, and a quiet one for inside. A simple toggle to change as the situation needs. Using the ML2016 instead of the lower voltage CTL1616 could fix the problem. Most electronic gear will accept this slightly higher voltage with no problems..
Overall, beep withstanding, this is a super unit, which every outdoors man and outdoor worker needs.