Casio RADIO CONTROLLED Men's Watch WVA-470DE-2AVEF
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- Round Stainless Steel Case with Stainless Steel Bezel
- Stainless Steel Band with Fold Over Safety Clasp
- Water Resistant to 100 metres
|Dial Window Material Type||Plastic|
|Case Material||Stainless Steel|
|Case Diameter||40 millimetres|
|Case Thickness||14 millimetres|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Special Features||Radio-controlled^Solar Powered^Stop Watch^Alarm^Backlight|
|Water Pressure Resistance||10 bar|
|Warranty Type||Amazon 2 Year Warranty|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
Target Audience : Gent - Style : Classic - Item Shape : Round - Colors : Blue/Steel - Materials : Stainless steel - Dimensions : 54,6mm x 42,3mm x 14mm - Movement Type : Quartz - Water Resistance : 10 atm - Glass : Plastic - epaisseur : 12 - - Spécifications : Chronograph, Lighting, Solar Energy, Radio Controlled
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It is not very heavy on your wrist (I find it a bonus).
I wanted a smart, double display watch, so that I can immediately know the day of the week and of the month (I tend to forget the latter).
Casio makes several double display watches, but this is one of the best I have seen so far.
I was only afraid the solar battery wouldn't be charged, as I keep my watch under my sleeve, always.
Well, no problem. Put occasionally your watch in daylight for about an hour. That will keep you going for a long time.
The atomic timekeeping is of course another major bonus.
I needed to adjust the strap by taking some of the links out. I followed the instructions left by another reviewer. The whole operation is relatively straightforward. I used a padded surface to work on to protect the watch from scratches. Also, I used a pair of small pliers with smooth surfaces so that the strap hinge pins did not get damaged. A bent paper clip was used to push the hinge pins out. Note that there is a very small sleeve that is inserted at the hinge points in the strap - they fall out when you split each link in the strap so particular care is needed not to loose any.
The watch has an internal re-chargeable battery which is charged by solar cells in the face of the watch. A future concern could be that this battery will fail (as most re-chargeable batteries eventually do). However, the battery can be replaced, its part number is CTL1616 (sold on Amazon).
The instruction manual is small, so its worth going to the Casio Europe "support" website and downloading a copy which is 6 pages long and much easier to read. The model number to use to download the manual is "5053".
The initial impression on looking through the manual was that this watch is bit complicated to set-up. However, if you are used to setting up digital watches then I would say it is fairly straightforward, paricularly since the factory default settings are probably the best ones to stick with for most users. One good thing is that the buttons are easy to operate and have very positive action.
The "radio controlled" synchronisation can be started manually for immediate setting of the watch. If a signal is received, it usually takes about a minute for the watch to sync up to the radio time signal. After that, a daily synchronisation takes place automatically. The watch has built in time zones, based on various city locations, east and west, which should simplify the task of adjusting the watch for international travel. The watch can also be set-up to be fully manually adjustable if you are travelling to a location outside the 1500km maximum range of the time synchronisation signal(s) which are located in the UK and Germany.
I would recommend it to anybody who is looking for a watch that is radio controled and solar powered (not more buying batterys every 6/8 months), but do look around, because i would not pay the £150. rrp.