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- Quality Japanese-quartz movement
- 1/100 Sec Stopwatch, three daily alarms
- World time 30 cities, bi-lingual display (Eng, Jpn)
- LED Light with Afterglow
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
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Smart and stylish, the Casio Men's Waveceptor Atomic Solar Ana-Digi Sport Watch #WV430DJ-1 features a rich gray dial with a sturdy mineral crystal. Stand-out hour and minute indexes offer at-a-glance readability, and a beautifully contrasting black ring is adorned with Arabic numerals and indexes for further time-telling convenience. Other innovative features include a digital calendar display. A silver-tone stainless steel band comes equipped with a fold-over clasp with a double push-button safety closure. The stationary bezel is also made of stainless steel, and a 43-millimeter case is composed of high-quality stainless-steel. The perfect accessory to all of your ensembles, this stunning timepiece brings your look a refined edge. Powered by solar movement, this watch is also water resistant to 330 feet.
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: 4.8 x 3.2 x 2.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- ASIN: B0018747Q2
- Item model number: WV430DJ-1
- 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
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|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||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13.8 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band width||18 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||World time|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Here are a few observations:
It's lightweight. It weighs about half as much as the other watches I own with stainless steel wristbands, making it very comfortable to wear. The face is large with a simple clean design, making it easy to read. I do need my reading glasses for the digital display.
It's nice looking and goes with just about any kind of outfit from casual to dressy. I wouldn't wear it to the beach or with a tuxedo, but it looks pretty good with just about anything between those extremes. In the display photo, it appears to have a blue-gray face, mine is gray with a faint hint of violet rather than blue. When you look at it you basically see a gray face, but it's a warmer gray than it appears on the web. I think the real thing looks better than the picture.
It's pretty easy to set up. If you've ever set a digital watch, this isn't much different. The main difference is that you have to set the time zone you're in for the correct hour to be displayed. Once that's done, you don't have to worry about it again unless you are traveling and want to change it to different time zones. It's not a difficult procedure. One thing I really like a lot is the watch automatically resetting itself for daylight savings time! Twice a year I have to go through the tedious ritual of changing all of the clocks and watches around the house. It's nice having one wristwatch I don't have to touch. The radio controlled timekeeping works like a charm. The only potential drawback would be traveling outside the range limit of the atomic radio signal. If you are a U.S. customer, the signal range is nearly all of North America. Even if you are out of range, the watch should still keep pretty accurate time and you can always adjust it manually if you need to.
I like the idea of the battery being recharged by solar power. It doesn't require a whole lot of light to do the trick. The specifics are in the instructions. One example is five minutes of direct sunlight equals one full day of power consumption. I got this a couple of months ago during the dead of winter and I live in Minnesota, so it's dark most of the time and the watch is always covered by long sleeves when I'm wearing it. To keep the battery fully charged, I set it near a window instead of putting it in a drawer when I'm not wearing it. In the summer, normal exposure to sunlight with short sleeves when I'm out and about during the day should be more than enough light for a full charge. I should also mention that it will run for months on a full charge without additional light exposure. I'd like to say never having to replace the battery is a great feature, but to my knowledge there's no such thing as a battery with an infinite number of charge/discharge cycles. Assuming I keep and use this watch for many years to come, the battery will eventually wear out, lose it's ability to hold a charge and will have to be replaced. I'm hoping that will be a very, very long time from now.
To sum it up; the watch is no fuss, totally accurate, good looking and comfortable to wear. I can't say enough good things about it!
To counter the ease of scratching the watch face, some reviewers suggested getting Zagg's Invisible Shield to protect it ([...]). The optimal size, however, was not immediately apparent. Someone suggested using 43mm which is the width of the entire watch, but that seemed too large to me. I wanted the protective film to cover the glass portion of the watch face only. I eventually ordered the 32mm that fits perfectly over the front glass. The application of the Invisible Shield puts a Moiré-like pattern over the glass. I like the effect. I think it makes the watch more distinctive.
Fresh out of the box, the watchband was too large for me as well. It was, however, not very difficult adjusting this by myself. There are 7 links in the band that has small arrow symbols stamped on the back. These are the links that can be removed. You can apply a thin rod-like tool (such as a small screwdriver), on the pins connecting the links, and gently push or tap it using something like a small hammer (I used a pair of pliers) IN THE DIRECTION OF THE ARROW. If you look at the pins carefully, you will notice that the side closer to the "head" of the arrow has thin lines through the middle. This is the side that has the friction mechanism to keep them in place, so this is the side that the pins should come out. You need to remove the 2 pins on each side of the link to remove it. Once you remove enough links to make the size just right, you put the last pin back to connect the open links, then you are set. I've had to remove a total 4 links and so I removed 2 from each side of the clasp to keep the band "balanced".