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224 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
This was the cheapest atomic watch I could find, and I couldn't be happier with it. It looks more like a $50-$70 watch instead of a $30 one. It sets itself once a day at night (will attempt to set up to six times) and has failed to set only once on an overly cloudy night. It keeps perfect time, going by www.time.gov which says how accurate the website's speed is based on your computer speed. My only concern is for someone who is not overly tech-savvy - this watch takes a little while to set up. I'm sure you could get a tech-savvy teenager to set it up for you if need be...!
Great everyday watch. Very good value for an individual who wants split second accurracy. Metal band would be nice to provide longevity.
The watch was easy to setup and has maintained perfect time. It is comfortable and the face is easy to read. A good value for the price. I am very satisfied with the purchase.
Got this watch when I thought I had lost my other "knock around" watch, a timex ironman. Like watches with the atomic syncing feature, and this is one is so reasonably priced, had to try it. Works very well, syncs with little effort if you follow location directions, and pleasing appearance beyond its cost. Wondering how long the resin band will last, but is replaceable when necessary (something you have to be concerned about on some other inexpensive sport watches). In sum, strongly recommend this watch!!!
This watch is awesome! I own this watch for work. I work for a tire shop and i toss tires around and even the big tractor rear tires. So this watch does get a beating. It has held up good. Then when time changes it changes for me if i forget. Always updating by the second at 2am in morning so its on exact time to the second. I've replaced band but that watch keeps on going. As long as this watch is availible for purchase i will own it. They offer metal band watch from casio also and i am going to get that for non-work use. I would say go with this one or metal band either way this watch wont let u down. GET IT BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO DISCONTINUE IT!!!
I bought an "atomic watch" earlier that did not set itself as promised. This one does. The price is excellent for all the features included. My only objection is that it could not be shipped to my local WalMart to avoid shipping charges; I had to pay to have it shipped to my house. All in all, though, I am happy with it.
This watch is quite powerful, but....
The instruction book is 1/4 inch thick. Setting the watch is complicated and needs many button pushes. The watch does work and does what it is supposed to, but, setting it up is challanging.
I was surprised how long it took to get the site-to-store (almost 2 weeks), but it was exactly what was advertised and what I wanted. Although the manual time synch has been inconsistent, the automatic synch doesn't have a problem, whether on my dresser or on my wrist (and neither near a window). Wrist band is extra long, but not really a problem. It's a very good value for the functionality and good looks (not too plain, not uber diver/sport look).
The problem with a number of these "atomic" watches is, they have a tough time picking up a signal when there is a lot of electronic noise around them. This watch still has not "set" itself. I have two friends who have had no problem with their watches. It could be luck of the draw, too.
Anyway, it can be manually set and basically, I just need a watch that keeps time.
Such as it is.
Needed a watch. Hate sifting through the cases at the store. Wasn't sure what I wanted so I sifted through the online store, instead. Found an online-only special. Too good to be true? The price was too good to not take the risk. And I've never been happier. It came a day earlier than the arrival date that Wal-Mart gave me. Item was in great condition. Responded well with the instruction manual directions. I thought I would be lucky to just get my moneys' worth considering the deal I was getting but instead I got way more than what I paid for.
I'm very satisfied with my watch.
has hourly chime, daily alarm, stop watch, countdown timer, auto daylight time change, seconds, hour, day, date,week day, year, and is auto updated by atomic clock...and.. in about 9 languages if you wish...plus..time in major cities around the world at tap of a button...unbelievable...and.. for $30...
This atomic watch provides the highest value for the money. The time display is large and easy to read. Also included in the time display is the date and day of the week. Other features include second time zone, countdown timer, stop watch, and alarm are very easy to access. The chrome surrounding the watch face makes it look more than just a sports watch.
I just received the watch yesterday. Atomic feature works fine. I have noticed that it was about 2 minutes behind and it was showing the Central time zone (I guess since it was shipped from Houston). I selected the city where I am and tried manually receive the corrrect time. I am close by. Make sure that you turn the watch to Denver direction in USA. It is NW for me. In a second try, it received the radio signal and corrected itself. One neat feature about that is the indication of the date/time when the last signal received (if you look for, you will find how to displya it).
Only disappoinment was that it is not solar powered. You know what happens when the battery dies? When they open it up for battery replacement (only four screws keeps a metal case), you can kiss 50m water resistance feature goodby. I did not read carefully the specifications when I ordered it and even there is no mention there that it is battery powered. Other than that it is a good buy for the money. How can you beat the price of $29 for a watch that is adjusted every night from an atomic clock.
I love atomic watches. In the past 8 years I've bought two from Walmart ... both of them Casio watches. The first one worked great for about 5 years. Then the strap failed ... that is, it separated from the watch. And being made of some composite that's sort of welded (maybe melted onto) the watch, there's no way of getting a replacement strap. When the strap goes, the watch goes. Actually, the watch is in my desk drawer. It now reads Saturday, 4/21 (of 2012). The time is 2:58:33. If you need a watch that you plan to keep in your desk drawer, this would be a perfect watch.
To replace my Casio with the failed strap, I went to the Walmart website and bought another Casio atomic watch. That was 3 years ago. I didn't really like it as well as the first Casio because it had a lot of bells and whistles that I really didn't need .... such as the time in 24 countries around the world. And it didn't switch from standard time to DST as quickly as the first one. But, like all atomic watches, it kept perfect time (and date). But this week the numerals started disappearing, sort of like the Cheshire cat, little by lttle. Thus, at the moment, as I look at the face of the watch, I can't tell what time it is, nor what month or day it is. It shows just a few little pieces of numerals. I took it to a jewelry store figuring it just needed a new battery. The store manager put in a new battery. Still just pieces of numerals, same as with the old battery. He gave it back to me (with the old battery back in place). He said: "Throw it away." He said the circuit was probably faulty.
Two Casio atomic watches, both short lived. Would I get another? No. But I certainly hope that Walmart will buy a different brand of atomic watches ... hopefully a brand that permits installing a new strap if the original one breaks or frays.
That's my 2 cents. If you buy a Casio, just be sure that you know you won't have it for the long haul.
I had this watch for about six months and then it went dead. Replacing battery did not help. While it worked it worked well, but I would not recommend this watch, because while it worked flawlessly for about six months it just died all of a sudden, apparently this is a known issue with this model.
Ordered two watches. One did not work (display was blank) and the other watch was unable to be synced with the atomic clock. Return was the only seamless process.
This watch sets itself by receiving the satellite signal. You will need to enter your home time zone by following the directions in the users manual. This takes about 5 minutes including turning on the auto daylight savings setting. After this the watch sets itself at 0100 local time. It also has a stop watch, alarm, and timer as well as world time settings. It's a great watch and comes with a plastic watch band which makes the watch good for sports wear and water tight to 50 meters. Who could ask for more? Why spend several hundred dollars when this is yours for under $30.00!! You'll not be disappointed.
I have had this exact same watch for several years, and it just now needed a new battery. While getting that tended to at Walmart, I saw a new one just like my old one, so I ordered one online. (I added some clothing to the order to get free shipping.) So what is so special about this watch? Its radio sensor is extraordinarily sensitive, meaning it NEVER fails to correct its time each night. I don't have to place it in a special location (as I have had to do with other such watches). It stays on my wrist all night, and it always has set itself to the NIST (or whatever national service it listens to), usually at midnight, occasionally at 1am, rarely at 2am. I am sure its success hinges on atmospheric conditions, and where my left wrist is in the wee hours while I sleep.
The bottom line is that my first one has been so good that I decided to buy another just like it because it won't be manufactured forever. When my old one fails, I will simply pull the new one out of its box, strap it to my wrist, and go on as if nothing had happened. My new one is currently sitting in its box. I just opened it and verified that it adjusted itself last midnight.
There are prettier watches out there, but I dare say there are no better ones!
customer service was very good after problems with shipping..
Nice looking watch with excellent functionality....if it worked! Never able to set itself via satellite and after about 3 mos. it started constantly resetting to the year 1/1/05! Also, be aware that the crystal scratches very easily.