8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
TASTY Watch!, 22 Nov 2011
Bought this watch via Amazon just a fortnight or so ago and wanted to wear it a while before i left any feedback.
I was torn between this watch (the Casio 3500 series aviator) and the 3000 series aviator, as both are solar powered, and both have the multiband 6 automatic time setting functions. I gave it much thought, even went to a local watch store to try them on to ensure that i was heading down the right route. In the end i settled for the 3500 series as it had dropped significantly in price here on amazon and it was the newer model of the two.
The watch wears well and is truly comfortable on the wrist, so comfortable that there is no need for me to take it off going to bed. i own many watches from high end cosmetic watches (D&G) to actual watches (TAG, etc), and i have to say that i have now turned to this aviator as my every day, casual watch. the resin strap is kind to the wrist and doesn't get damaged or scratched like metal brackets, the yellow on the bezel and the dial is eye-catching and the face is not massive!
Setting it up did take a few minutes, but with the help of the included manual i had the 'multiband 6' operational and set the correct time automatically in approximately 10 minutes. this watch has a tonne of features, but nothing any standard mobile phone can't do, other then readjust the time automatically each night and display upto three global times simultaneously on the face of the watch! the alarms and light on the watch are poor, there are 5 alarms and i just slept though them and the watch was on my hand, this maybe hindered the effect, but I'm a light sleeper, so wasn't over impressed. The light is just enough to read the analogue dials, 3 seconds long i believe. i suppose this is an attempt to avoid depleting the solar powered battery.
Overall, this is a great watch for the price, it is obvious from the construction of the watch that alot of work has gone into the watch and its functionality from CASIO, however, the reason for the 4 stars surrounds the poor light function, why can't a sufficient back-light that illuminates the digital items be incorporated? not a big issue as this is well documented if you read reviews for this watch elsewhere. the 3000 series doesn't have a light at all, using illuminessent paint as a replacement.