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Does what it says on the tin
on 9 April 2007
The watch works as described. It doesn't look as good as it does in the photo, but it's OK. 3 alarms, stopwatch, highly accurate.
The rechargeable battery needs only 5 mins of direct sunlight to gain enough charge to last 5 months, apparently. The battery needs to be changed every 3-4 years, according to the instructions, which may be overly conservative as they also say you should remove the watch from your wrist and place it by a window every night in order for it to receive a time-signal - this isn't the case (at least, not it SE England) ; I just wear the watch all the time and it picks up updates every night without a problem.
The luminous paint on the hands and numbers doesn't glow for long in the dark but there's always the back light, and you don't have to worry about draining the battery!
The watch may be a bit expensive - without the wave ceptor functionality I doubt you'd want to pay more than 16 quid for it.