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4.0 out of 5 stars One standout feature; Oh and there's radio controlled accuracy, 14 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Casio WaveCeptor WV-59DE-1AVEF Men's Digital Quartz Multifunction Watch with Steel Bracelet, Radio Controlled (Watch)
On the whole this is a good watch - it's nice to have almost absolute spot-on time at my beck and call.

However there is one feature that I've wanted on Casios for 30 years - a European date - and this watch has it! No more 12-31-11 at the end of the year, it's 31-12-11 for me! The setting is in the date format part of the setup, as outlined in the small manual. There are other Casios that do this, just look for little DD and MM displays by the date. If they are there then they can probably be reversed and Hey Presto no backwards dates for us Europeans. At last!

One hassle, though, and it's potentially a biggie. Hold the bottom right button in for too long - in any mode, so you may be working the stopwatch - and the whole watch resets! What a pain in the backside! I don't use any of the other timing features - I'd like to use the timer and stopwatch but daren't - apart from the precise time and correct date features. It's a shame I can't get an update downloaded from the Casio website...
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Initial post: 14 Dec 2011 22:27:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Dec 2011 19:37:16 GMT
A. SMITH says:
European date format option? Brilliant! About time!

Casio's US web site is a lot more helpful in making manuals available than the UK site is. On the UK site at the moment, you can't even see that there is a range of Wave Ceptor watches!

"Hold the bottom right button in for too long - in any mode, so you may be working the stopwatch - and the whole watch resets!"

The documented behaviour (and it works as described on my watch) is that holding that button down - in timekeeping mode only - starts manual radio time-signal receive. Pressing it again cancels that and returns to timekeeping mode. So it doesn't interfere with, say, using the stopwatch. If your watch behaves differently, it sounds like a fault.

If this watch were solar-powered, it would be almost my ideal watch. Having to change the batteries every couple of years is a pain and a waste of money.

Posted on 21 Oct 2013 00:32:37 BDT
A. Wiseman says:
I have the similar WV-58U and it suffers from the same problem - touch the bottom right button and the watch sometimes resets to 2005. Much later I found you don't even have to touch any buttons to cause the reset. Other people are having the same issue. Appears to be a design fault, sadly.
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