Casio Men's WVA470DJ-1A Silver Stainless-Steel Quartz Watch with Black Dial

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  • Quartz Movement
  • 100 Meters / 330 Feet / 10 ATM Water Resistant
  • 43mm Case Diameter
  • Mineral Crystal
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Watch Information
Brand Name Casio
Model number WVA470DJ-1ACF
Part Number WVA470DJ-1ACF
Model Year 2013
Item Shape round
Dial Window Material Type Mineral
Display Type Analogue - Digital
Clasp Type fold-over-clasp-with-double-push-button-safety
Case Material Plastic
Case Diameter 42.3 millimetres
Case Thickness 14 millimetres
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band Length mens-standard
Band Width 12 millimetres
Band Colour Silver
Dial Colour black
Calendar day-and-date
Special Features luminous, world-time, stop-watch
Movement Japanese Quartz
Warranty Type Manufacturer and seller combination


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 4.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 91 g
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  • Item model number: WVA470DJ-1ACF
  • ASIN: B00186YU74
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Oct. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,281 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)

Product Description

Casio WVA470DJ-1A Waveceptor men's watch features a 43mm wide and 14mm thick silver and black resin case with function pushers. Casio WVA470DJ-1A is powered by an accurate Japanese quartz movement. This multifunctional ana-digi black watch also comes with multi-band atomic timekeeping (US, Japan), receives time calibration radio signals which keep the displayed time accurate, auto receive function (up to 6 times per day), manual receive function, signal: WWVB, Frequency: 60kHz US, 40/60kHz Japan, tough solar power, 100 meters water resistant, LED light with afterglow, neo-bright luminous hands and markers, World time: 29 times zones (30 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off, bi-lingual day of week display (Eng, Jap), 3 daily alarms, hourly time signal, 1/100 second digital stopwatch: measuring capacity: 99'59.99", measuring modes: elapsed time, lap time, split time, 1st-2nd place times, auto calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099), 12/24 hour formats, accuracy: +/-15 seconds per month (with no signal calibration), storage battery CTL1616, battery power indicator, power saving function, approximately battery life: 5 months on full charge (without further exposure to light). Casio WVA470DJ-1A is equipped with a 25mm wide solid stainless steel bracelet with fold-over push button safety clasp. Casio WVA470DJ-1A men's waveceptor ana-digi though solar atomic black dial stainless steel bracelet sport watch is brand new and comes in an original Casio gift box and is backed by a 1 year manufacturer warranty.



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Disappointed as remote control time adjustment does not work in this country itd for USA only.This was not mentioned in advert listing so does not do what was expected.
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Website description implied it would be radio controlled worldwide when in fact it is only radio control in US & Japan. Returned it and got my money back.
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4.0 out of 5 stars (Updated 11/30/2014) Works great, what I need, and looks great 9 May 2010
By W. Chen - Published on Amazon.com
Build:
Mostly steel -- wrist band and on the front and back of the watch piece. Most of the watch casing is plastic, with a front steel cover and and on the back, a steel plate(behind it is the battery). The bezel or the outer front ring of the watch doesn't turn like some watches do. The wristband is a two button release, so you push in both sides of the clasp to release the wristband. Watch face is made of hardened mineral, and has not scratched yet, and hopefully not. The mineral is slightly concave, so it bulges out slightly.

Aesthetics:
I have grabbed people's attention, friends and strangers, and they comment on the great looks of it. In my own opinion, I also say the watch has the "prestige" look. The only bad is the plastic casing, but it is usually doesn't grab your eye at first look.

Features:
Atomic Time
It features atomic time in both analog and digital, and it has done its job properly. Every day at 12 a.m., it will sync with the the nearest by ground stations (NOT satellites as I mistakenly stated thanks to a response to my review) to keep the time updated. Most of the time it will sync successfully in Houston, but when I traveled to Tokyo or various sections of China or Taiwan, it will not always sync successfully. My guess is that there are dead spots around the globe, and I am pretty sure within the States too. Another great thing to the atomic time feature is that it will take care of your daylight saving time changes. Set it to "A" or auto-DST mode, and it will automatically set the correct time in your current location. No more guessing the time when traveling. The date is also automatically set for you, whether in leap year or whatever. Both the analog and digital time sync together.

Solar
It's great to not have to worry about changing out the batteries. My biggest problem with changing battery is re-pressuring** your watch, otherwise the watch face will fog up from the inside. With this watch I won't have to worry about changing out the battery and thus re-pressuring it. The digital display on the watch can also display the solar battery charge, and it has been on "HI" all the time. When you first get the watch, however, you do need to let it sit in light since it has been in the box in the dark for who knows how long. **Please read my update below

Alarm Clock
There are 3 alarms, and it will be as loud as your typical Timex watch or other Casio watch you might have. I don't depend on it to wake myself up since I am a heavy sleeper. It will shutoff by itself after a minute or so.

Hourly Chime
Great to have, but it will chime every hour for 24 hours, even during sleeping hours.

Stopwatch
Display format as "00:00". The "00:" section will count up in seconds with the ":00" as microseconds. For example "01:00" will be one second. If you let it continually run into the minutes, for example "11:03", that will mean 11 minutes and 3 seconds. There is the split time mode, but I have yet to figure out how to use it.

Second Time
The watch can also display a second time through the digital display. For example if I want the time in Tokyo, you can set the digital display to show the time in Tokyo. There is a list of various areas to set your time to. The analog time will be your current time.

Manual Time
You can also set the analog time manually -- for whatever reasons you want.

Readability:
The digital display can show you the following information separately and not together: date, seconds, and current time. For example: "SA 8" for Saturday of the 8th in the current month, 23 for 23 seconds, 8:17(with a little "P" on the top left corner if current time is P.M.)

There is also an orange color yellow LED that shines from the right side of the digital screen. The hour, minute, and second hand, and the hour markers have the luminous glow paint, so it will glow well if you let it shine in the sunlight, and dim but barely viewable otherwise. I use the digital time and the LED backlight on if I can't read the analog time. The LED will NOT illuminate the whole watch face, only the digital screen.

Accuracy:
For the nitpicky that want the analog to tick accurately, the second hand doesn't always match up to the second markers, but it still somehow ticks at the right second markers(almost). It has never been a second ahead or behind. Again the analog and the digital time sync together, but the analog is a microsecond faster than the digital time -- the analog second hand runs ahead slightly than the digital second.

Waterproof:
Supposedly rated to 100 meters. I don't scuba dive so I can't comment on whether it goes that deep. I do swim occasionally and it has not given me any problems. No rusting, not staining, and looks the same as when I first got it.

Comfort:
Comfortable to wear, didn't pull hairs for me like some of my other metal band watches(and I am not a very hairy person). Easy to put on.

Weight:
Not heavy at all for a mostly steel watch. Part of the reason is for the mostly-plastic watch casing, but I wanted a light watch as well. I would consider this watch to be in the "light" category. I have seen plenty of heavy watches, and they seriously are heavy-- its like carrying weights around your wrist. If you want a reference for heavy, try any of the new Fossil watches that have thick watch casings. For light, grab a titanium made watch that does not have a slim watch casing.

Overall opinion:
Great watch, accurate, and comfortable. It was useful and crucial for travel. Worked great out of the box -- just had to set the watch to correct timezone and let it charge for a day. Only complaint is the plastic material used, but it is durable and doesn't bother me at all. It would have been 5 stars if it were all metal, but it probably would have been a lot heavier.

(I uploaded some pictures of the backlighting of the watch if you are curious. Its in the customer image section where you can see all the various photos of the watch.)

UPDATE 3/30/2012:
Watch still works great. Hasn't failed me one bit and still looks beautiful. Attained very small scratches on the watch face but barely visible unless shined in a light and sharp eyes. Metal clasp pretty scratched up but only because I wore it everyday and setting your wrist (which the watch goes on) on a desk or hard surface tends to scratch that metal clasp. I have traveled to California and China since my previous review and the watch has kept up the time for me. I only had to change the time zone and the watch took care of the rest, even daylight saving time. I would still recommend this watch to anyone that wants a good looking watch, not too heavy, and best of all -- no need to ever change batteries and no need to upkeep the time (w/ minor tweaks of course). I posted update pictures and keep in mind they are pictures I just took today, ~2 years from now.

**UPDATE 11/19/2012
In response to one of the posts regarding what "re-pressuring" the watch means, it should have been "pressure testing" the watch. I apologize for any confusion. Essentially what that means is testing the watch (using a water-pressure equipment) to make sure it can withstand the water pressure as specified by the manufacturer. For example, this Casio watch can withstand up to 100 meters of pressure. The equipment will put that much pressure on the watch. Then the watch is heated (for testing purposes and to dry up any water that may have seeped into the watch). If the watch passes the test, the watch face should have no water crystals formed. If the watch fails, the water leaked in will become water crystals on the watch face. In that case the rubber seal will need to be replaced and lubricated. This entire procedure can run you around $60+, and this is from asking a local watch shop. Prices will vary, but I can assure you it won't be cheap.

So to tie this back to my review, changing the battery out --> requires removing the backplate of the watch --> causes more wear and tear to the rubber seal --> your watch will be more prone to internal water leaks --> condensation in the watch == costly repairs. Keep in mind condensation in the watch can cause the internals to rust, which in that case you are better off buying a new watch. The rubber seal in this Casio Waveceptor will eventually breakdown too, but nowhere as quick to having a battery-only watch. I owned a Fossil watch which I had to change out the battery every 3-5 years, and 5 if I'm lucky. Each battery change I had to change out the rubber seal...after finding out there was fog on the watch face. Fossil was kind enough to take mine in and fix it free of charge ("re-pressuring" as they called it and replacing the rubber seal). Fossil charges ~$30 back then to fix the fog issue, but at that point I said screw it, I'm going solar.

My Casio Waveceptor still works great by the way.

***UPDATE 08/26/2013
Since Amazon decided to do away with the customer images for this particular product, here is the link to my pictures on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/customer-gallery/ALGAKPP1AKNMB/ref=cm_pdp_imgs_all

My Casio Waveceptor still works great despite not using it for a while. It sat in my drawer in the dark for 2 months and the battery life was only at "MID". A recharge in bright sun for a couple hours put it back in "HIGH". Also I see a lot of questions/issues about resizing the watch band. I did the resizing using stuff you find around the house: wall pin, sewing needle, needle nose plier, and a hard surface such as a tabletop that you don't mind getting a few tiny dings into it. With LOTS of patience and carefulness for my own safety and the watch, I was able to pull the job off without going to a jeweler. I will detail the steps on how I did it. It requires some precision work and just being extra careful with sharp objects. PLEASE do not resize it the way I did it if you aren't comfortable working with sharp objects, are clumsy, and don't want to spend too much time. You have been forewarned, and the liability of your watch (and yourself) lies in your hands!

Assuming you know which links to remove:
1. Place watch on tabletop with the watchface off the table to avoid pressure damage to it and the link band facing up (or link pin holes facing up). Use the wall pin to hammer out(gently) the link pin until the wall pin can't go into the hole any further. You can use the flat side of the plier to hammer. This gives us a little gap where the link pin was pushed in to work with for the next step.

2. Keeping in mind where the gap was made, you will be using a sewing needle (because it fits in the hole) to push the link pin out enough to where you can pull it out with a plier. This is the hardest part and will require much patience and extra care to yourself! With the watch on top, needle in the middle (blunt end in the gap and sharp end against the tabletop), and tabletop at the bottom + two hands on both sides of the link band, I pushed down slowly and carefully until the link pin comes out. Make sure both hands are closest to that one link you are trying to remove so you don't pressure the other links. If done right, the link pin should slowly jut out enough to where you can pull it out with a plier.

3. The rest should be self explanatory once the link pins are out. Once you removed all the links to your desire, you will push the link pins back into its respective place using either the tabletop to push the link pins in (and make sure the watchface is off the table). You can also hammer the links back in gently as well if you want.

Best of luck, and hope my method works for you all!

****UPDATE 11/30/2014
Woohoo, Amazon brought back my pictures in the review! This review is overdue for an update since August of last year, but there isn't anything to update because the watch is still ticking and kicking. The atomic clock still syncs everyday and ticks on the dot, battery reserve full and holding a charge very well, backlight still works, watch still chirps at the hour every hour, and the casing and metal wristband is excellent shape (no cracks and any abnormal wear and tear). 4.5+ years and counting!
81 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for. 27 Mar. 2009
By Dave G - Published on Amazon.com
Nice watch. Save yourself the trouble of trying to read the included instructions and download the manual for module 3311/5052 from Casio's website. The module number is also on the back side of the body. No problems synchronizing time settings by setting the watch in the window as directed by the instructions at a distance of ~1,200 miles from Fort Collins, CO. Battery charge has remained on "HIGH" for two months after an initial charging in the window sill on the afternoon of purchase. Unless you have the specific tools, take it to someone who does to re-size the band. Afterglow feature lights up the digital portion of the face only, not the entire watch face. Non-metallic enough to go through airport TSA while still on wrist and not set off the alarm. Purchased from Amazon with free shipping. Would buy again if needed.
70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Watch 25 Nov. 2008
By Mark Graves - Published on Amazon.com
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Several years ago, I purchased a black, plastic-band Casio watch that automatically synchronizes the date/time. It ran on solar power, so there was never a battery to replace.

Recently, I decided I was a grownup and needed something that was more professional looking. I was looking for a watch that had analog hands, but still had the atomic synchronization and solar recharging. I was surprised very few watches fit the bill. To my knowledge, only Casio makes watches that have atomic clock synchronization. I laugh at people with expensive "precision time instruments." My watch will be accurate to within 3 or 4 seconds for the life of the watch because it synchronizes every day. I don't care how precise your watch is, it will never measure up to mine.

The WVA470DJ-1ACF is a nice looking watch that provides all the functionality I was looking for.

Just remember, this watch has a metal band. You will need to get the watch sized to your wrist. After spending an hour trying to remove the pins and size it myself, I decided to take it to the watch kiosk at the mall. It was well worth the $10 fee, since the job required special tools and a lot of patience.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking watch for the stylish techie (New Update) 26 Jun. 2009
By C. Alarcon - Published on Amazon.com
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Well, I finally took the plunge and got this waveceptor watch. For starters, it is a very nice, elegant, large size watch (definitively not for you if you have small wrists). The metal finishing in the body and the buttons is impecable. The only flaw is the gray plastic underneath the metal faceplate; however, this makes the watch lighter and I'm pretty sure non-metallic enough to go through metal detectors without waking up the guards (have yet to test this, though).
As for the features, the light-rechargable battery works well, you still need to be careful not to cover it all the time with sleeves (besides, you want to show it off all the time, right?). The atomic clock signal sync works like a charm. Just follow the instructions for proper reception and, voilá! Extreme time accuracy without the price tag of a Rolex. Bottom line, a looker-kind of watch for the hardcore techie.

Update Nov 10/2012: I've had this beauty for over 3 years now. The sync never fails, every morning at around 4:00 AM, here in the Vancouver area (some 1,100 miles away from Ft. Collins, CO, the location of the atomic clock radio transmission). It seems to work better closer to a window, but mind you, it's never too close (at least 3 m away).

The battery seems to be doing fine. It stays of HIGH most of the year, dropping to MID level for 2-3 months, normally between January and March. Again, it is critical trying to wear the watch uncovered as much as possible, also avoiding to store it inside a drawer, away from any source of light.

The band is OK, although I've had a couple of incidents with some pins getting a tad loose, but they only needed re-positioning and they were secured again. The crystal has picked some minor scratches, nothing that you could notice except under peculiar light conditions.

Overall, really happy with this timepiece. Stay tuned for more updates.

2nd Update. July 20, 2015. 6 years and counting. The watch remains solid and the battery strong (High charge level in the summer-fall months, Mid in the winter-early spring months). No complaints at all.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great watch, could be more durable. READ my instructions for Analog/Digital time sync fix 12 Oct. 2011
By Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this watch 6/2/2010. My impressions are that it looks nice, it is waterproof, haven't had any leaks. Do note that the wrist band is large and I took it to a jeweler to adjust it cost ~$10. My only gripe is the watches durability. This being my first watch(other then when I was a kid) I was not use to the addition and almost immediately started hitting my watch face on door ways etc. The watch face itself scratches very easily. It appears it is plastic and not glass. Now with over a year of use it has more scratches however it does not detract from its functionality in anyway.

Another durability problem I am experiencing is the plastic piece of the watch where the metal wristband attaches. On the 6 o'clock side is stretching. The metal wristband is no longer flush against the watch body and now sags. It is possible this is a result of hitting my watch on objects as a walk, none the less it does detract from the watch.

When I first got it, I set it up but the analog time was always slightly off to the digital time. I only recently read the manual and was able to fix it. Instructions can be found below and they should be done on all watches especially during initial setup for new owners.

The Manual under 'Analog Timekeeping' explains how to fix the analog time not matching the digital. This is a one time process and then Analog will always match the digital time.

1. In timekeeping mode(digital mode shows time/date) press C(8 o'clock) five times to enter hand setting mode.
2. Hold A(10 o'clock) until -0 0- starts to flash. The second hand will move to 12 o'clock position where it will stop.
3. If the second hand is not pointing exactly at 12 o'clock.
4. Use D(4 o'clock) to adjust the second hand until it is exactly at 12 o'clock.
You just set the Second hand to match the digital seconds. Next is adjusting the minute hand.
5. Press C(8 o'clock) which will show the time on the digital display to flash. Use D(4 o'clock) to advance the minute hand 20 seconds and B(2 o'clock) to reverse the minute hand 20 seconds. If a large amount of adjustment is needed (many minutes or hours) hold D or B until the hour and minute matches the digital time. (When I personally set up the minute hand, I set it to a minute ahead of the digital time then pressed A to set the time once the digital time matched the analog time)
6. When complete press A (10 o'clock) to set the time.

Update: 1-31-14
This watch is still going strong. Receives over the air updates for time and always has a full battery. I would still highly recommend this watch. About a month ago I noticed my analog time and digital time didn't match. I read my review and performed the instructions to correct it.
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