Casio Men's WS210HD-1AVCF Tough Solar Powered Tide and Moon Stainless Steel Watch
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- Tough solar powered; LED light; World time
- Tide and moon graphs
- Countdown timer; 12/24 hour formats
- 5 alarms
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- ASIN: B003URNNIG
- Item model number: WS210HD-1AVCF
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 27, 2010
- 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 material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Special features||alarm-feature, Stop watch, Water Resistant, World time|
|Item weight||6.40 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
I wanted a solar powered watch because the longer the time between opening the back to replace batteries, the less the cost and the less chance of damage to the O-ring seal that makes the unit waterproof. There aren't too many solar powered digital watches around, so there wasn't a huge choice. Casio make a watch with NO battery at all, just a capacitor to store the charge, which should NEVER need to be replaced. Unfortunately, due to the inherent power storage limitations it had no light. I needed a light so this wasn't an option. Casio's "Tough Solar Power" concept is the use of a rechargeable battery which lasts for months in dark and is recharged by sunlight. Eventually the battery WILL fail, but hopefully I'll get at least 10 years out of it before it needs to be replaced. All good!
I have read some other reviews where people found this unit difficult to set up. One even said you need a computer science degree! Let me assure you: those fools are quite wrong and if you follow the instructions you should have it fully setup in a few minutes with no sweat. IMPORTANT: set up your home time zone FIRST! The trickiest thing is setting up your high tide time for your home location. This isn't actually hard, you just need to find the tide times for your home on the internet and enter the HIGHEST of the 2 daily high tides times into your watch.
Perhaps the worst thing about this watch is the band. Unless you have a truly massive wrist you will need to take out some links (4 in my case). This is not easy, especially reinserting the link pins.Read more ›
Other than that no regrets. Does everything it says it will.
- Nice looking design
- Solar battery charging means no battery replacement every two to three years
- Shows lots of information simultaneously on the main screen (day/date or second timezone, moon phase, tide level, battery level, time)
- Additional useful modes (five alarms, countdown timer, stopwatch)
- 24 hour countdown timer and stopwatch
- Amber LED light for digital display works well, although it's a bit uneven
- Functions are relatively easy to use
- Very lightweight
- Deep-set display can be shadowed, making it hard to read
- Case is a little thick
- Crystal is acrylic, which may scratch easily
- Concave surface of crystal creates odd reflections
- Metal band is uncomfortable to wear, because it snags arm hairs
- In world time mode, timezone can only be changed going east, but not west
- I replaced the metal band with a two-piece nylon band, which is much more comfortable to wear
- There is a black version of this watch that comes with a resin band that may be more comfortable to wear than this version with the metal band, but I prefer the looks of the case on this silver model.
- A very capable digital watch with interesting features. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4 years later and it goes strong and it has been great. Many feautures I don't use but its everything you could want in a watch.Published 2 months ago by Dave
Used in Key West all summer. Took a beating on the boat, handled depths of +30ft, minimal signs of wear. Great watch.Published 7 months ago by Ben H.
Not too pretty to look at, but the solar feature is great (battery hasn't run out) and the watch is sturdy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joshua S.