Stay on target for your next appointment with the powerfully styled and exceptionally accurate Casio Waveceptor men's digital atomic watch (WV57HA-1AV)--a great choice for your active lifestyle. It receives a time calibration signal transmitted from Fort Collins, Colorado, and signal reception is possible within a radius of about 2,000 miles from the Fort Collins transmitter. You can choose to automatically receive this signal (once per day at 1 AM) or manually update the Waveceptor to the atomic clock. It has a durable hardened plastic case with a silver bezel, a grey frame around the digital display, and comfortable resin band that tapers down from the case.
It has a stopwatch with a number of performance timing features, and it offers such timekeeping functions as 12/24-hour formats, year/month/date/day display (with an autocalendar to the year 2039), daylight savings time on/off, and world time for 29 different cities. It has 5 independent daily alarms and an optional hourly time signal. Other features include water resistance to 50 meters (165 feet) and AfterGlow LED electro luminescent backlight. The quartz battery has an approximate 1.5-year battery life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have had this watch for over two years and it is great. I have NOT had trouble finding a place to change the battery. The little watch kiosk in my train station does it. I ride the trains in Chicago and they run on a tight schedule, trains typically leave with in 15 seconds of their scheduled time. Before this watch I was always running for the train because I was not sure my watch was accurate within seconds. Now I have total confidence that my watch is accurate.
My only two dings on this watch are that the crystal is plastic and prone to scratching and the watch band broke after two years.
I am on Amazon today looking for a new watch because between the broken band and the upcoming battery change I have about $25 in repairs coming up. I think I will just get a new one with a clean crystal.
I received a Casio Waveceptor watch as a gift, and was thrilled with the accuracy and coolness factor of having an "atomic watch".
That ended abruptly when the battery died. For starters, that happens quicker than you'd expect with a normal watch, since the process of receiving the radio signal takes a lot of battery power to accomplish. Then there's the process you must go through to get the battery changed.
I went to several places, starting with Wal-Mart and ending with a dedicated watch store. All of them told me the same thing: you cannot change the battery in a Casio watch! I was shocked. The only way to replace a dead battery is to send the watch in to Casio and have them do it!
This is also a very lengthy process. First, you must send the watch in for an "estimate". Then, they will send you back a written letter explaining the required services. (In my case, I needed a new wrist band as well.) Then, you send back an authorization for the...
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