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Mens Casio G-Shock Alarm Chronograph Radio Controlled Watch GW-M850-1ER

£110.00
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This classic looking Casio G-Shock Wave Ceptor watch is solar powered and radio controlled, so it never needs a battery and it sets itself automatically. Features a rally timer function, stopwatch, world time, auto EL backlight, day/ date and is water resistant to 200 metres. The digital timepiece has a round dial and fastens with a black rubber strap.

Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Case depth approx.: 14mm
Case Material: Plastic/Resin
Case Shape: Circle
Case width approx.: 42mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Strap buckle
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: LCD
Gender: Gents
Model Name: G-Shock
Movement: Tough solar
Radio Controlled: Yes
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Rubber
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 4971850899679
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GW-M850-1ER
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Specification
Brand: Casio
Alarm: Yes
Analogue/Digital: Digital
Backlight: Yes
Case depth approx.: 14mm
Case Material: Plastic/Resin
Case Shape: Circle
Case width approx.: 42mm
Chronograph: Yes
Clasp type: Strap buckle
Date Function: Yes
Day Function: Yes
Dial Colour: LCD
Gender: Gents
Model Name: G-Shock
Movement: Tough solar
Radio Controlled: Yes
Sports: Yes
Strap colour: Black
Strap Type: Rubber
Water Resistancy: 200 metres
EAN: 4971850899679
Guarantee: 2 years
Packaging: Casio packaging
MPN: GW-M850-1ER
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Rating Breakdown (Average rating: 4.9 / 5)
Based on: 86 Reviews
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Past Reviews

Review date: Wed 5th March 2014
0 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Great watch, as expected
Excellent price cheapest on web
Plus
Great service from the Watch shop, fast delivery and great comms

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Review date: Fri 28th February 2014
2 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Its the first time I purchase a radio controlled and solar powered watch. I was tired adjusting the digital and analog time on my previous Casio watch. On the other hand, I am very satisfied with the brand Casio on one condition : to have a long life battery.

After scrolling several online sites, I decided to order a Casio GW-M850-1ER at Watch Shop.
The watch was in a nice metal box filled with protection foam this box itself was in a little cardboard box. No risk of damage during the transport.

The design of the watch is very pleasant, exactly as shown on the pictures. No bad surprise ! Its a little smaller and a bit lighter as my previous Casio. The resin band seems durable. I hope it will be confirmed in the future. This band is very long, maybe too long for people with small wrist.

The users guide is very comprehensive and the French version is quite well translated. I suppose the others versions are also OK. Only one disadvantage : the booklet is rather bulky.
No problem at home, but I think you have to make a digest if you want to keep the guide with you when you are on a trip.

The watch is shock resistant. I didnt try it. Im confident in the specifications of the manufacturer.

The watch came full functioning. The basic settings were OK. The time difference with a radio controlled alarm clock already receiving the signal was less than 2 seconds. After performing manual receive, the difference was zero. The following nights, the auto receive worked each time. This is indicated by the G letter in a little window. You can also easily check the date of the latest synchronisation by pressing theforward knob.

The battery power indicator is on H high and stays on this position. At the moment, I had not yet the opportunity to test the efficiency of the solar cell because I have been using the watch for just a few days, but I suppose I will get no trouble with it.

I use very often the stop watch function and I need a large display range. Many watches measure up to 1 hour its not enough for me. This one measures up to 24 hours : thats great. The buttons are protected against an unintentional action. Therefore its not so easy to press them. Because of the many functions available, you have to press 6 times the mode button in order to accede to the stop watch from the time keeping mode and twice more to get back to the time keeping mode.

The watch has plenty of others functions :
- Rally,
- Countdown timer,
- Recall mode,
- Up to 5 independent alarms,
- Manual or auto illumination, you can choose,
- Second local time,


Its also possible to switch off the auto receive and to set the time manually. Very useful if you are in a country out of the reception range of the atomic clocks.

Conclusion.

I am very happy with my purchase. This watch meet perfectly my expectations and will probably meet those of many other customers.

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Review date: Thu 23rd January 2014
3 Out of 10 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Does what it says on the box. Radio updating works fine if you leave the watch by a window overnight. Display is clear and functions simple to use. Rugged construction. Only downside is that the strap is not particularly comfortable.

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Review date: Mon 20th January 2014
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Super watch. Manual is quite short really but took a while to digest, but the instructions worked well. It doesnt always reset the time every night and I have to do a manual reset during the day. Time indicator is a bit small, like all Casio watches. But I love the idea of a watch that never gets out of time, never needs a battery and can survive hard knocks. I show it to everyone I meet!

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Review date: Fri 10th January 2014
0 Out of 10 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

fantastic watch and the price was great, its not to big which is why i love it more. The box it came is was lovely. It looks super on.

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Review date: Thu 9th January 2014
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Really pleased with this watch, bought as a present for my husband. He particularly wanted a sturdy day time watch, that he could wear when out in the garden. This G Shock watch fits the bill perfectly. Easy to see the time at a glance. Looks smart too, with a strap that makes it easy to put the watch on and take it off. Also comes in a smart and practical metal tin.

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Review date: Mon 6th January 2014
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I ordered this watch during the Christmas period as a gift and was absolutely delighted with the service provided by Watch Shop - the order was quickly processed and I was kept informed about its delivery progress until it arrived within 2 days of ordering. The watch was duly presented on the day after Boxing Day and its new owner was delighted and is wearing it and boasting about your great service to everyone he meets!!!! and he seems to meet a lot of people. I ordered through Watch Shop after researching many other watch providers and will certainly order again from you. Many thanks.

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Review date: Mon 6th January 2014
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I bought this watch as a gift for my partner and It was very well received. All the functions are easy to use and set up - the instructions are very clear and his favourite part is the fact that it is solar powered.

Very good watch and very good service

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Review date: Thu 2nd January 2014
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

smart stylish watch
colour black, therefore can be worn for work and for smart/casual
multi functions, easy to set up.
Doesnt pinch skin or catch arm hairs
Good value

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Review date: Tue 31st December 2013
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Item bought as a gift, really good looking watch. Practical for other half to wear to work. Meets all his needs for a day to day watch. Great that it doesnt require batteries. Service from you guys was second to non, I wouldnt hesitate to purchase goods from you in the future. Thank very much, wishing you happiness for the New Year.

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Review date: Mon 30th December 2013
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Good watch for water sport participant. Secure double fastening strap. Clear display. Solid and robust but not too large.

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Review date: Sun 29th December 2013
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I bought this for my husband at Christmas and he loves. The price was very competitive and he likes all the features.

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Review date: Sat 28th December 2013
2 Out of 9 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

After checking out a few watches on different sites found on watch shop
This watch first Casio ever owned checked out the picture found it very pleasing on the eye and wanting a solar radio controlled watch I purchased the watch.
Looking at pictures and having the product sometimes they dont seem the same
opened a well packed package to find the watch great product does everything that I was looking for well set out watch face easy on the eye and good to look at and use. Black and Chrome go well together with a black plastic strap.
Well impressed with this product will have many years enjoyment with this watch

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Review date: Wed 18th December 2013
1 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

VERYPLEASED WITH THE WATCH, JUST WHAT I WANTED, COMFORTABLE, EXCELLENT DELIVERY SERVICE.

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Review date: Mon 16th December 2013
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The watch is a birthday gift,all I can say is that it was v reasonably priced, arrived v quickly and looks like the item I ordered. I have no quibbles with the service whatsoever and would recommend to friends.

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Review date: Fri 6th December 2013
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great watch at a realy good price from the watchshop,they even better than price matched .realy pleased.

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Review date: Sun 20th October 2013
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Your service was excellent I received the watch next day. The watch is for Christmas so it has not been opened yet

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Review date: Sat 19th October 2013
1 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Product delivered as described. It was written 40mm dimension and actually it is 40mm not as found on Amazon 47mm. I wanted a watch for my 9 year old son not too big and it met my all expectations. It looks really smart, really nice. My son loves it.

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Review date: Thu 17th October 2013
2 Out of 12 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The Casio G-Shock Radio Controlled watch is perfect for my teenage boy. It is stylish, has all the features he wanted, is easy to use and, especially important for active, sporty types, is waterproof and robust. Exactly what we were looking for.

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Review date: Sun 13th October 2013
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Just what Id come to expect of G-SHOCK watches having had one a few years ago but this one having solar power and radio control its the best watch Ive ever bought.
Once I had read the instructions it was easy to figure out how to set everything up the only downside was the instruction book itself being so full of information it was quite a read before I set everything needed I could of done with a quick start guide .
I wont need the rally timer but I will use the stop watch/lap timer and the countdown timer I like the choice of the four alarms one of which has a sleep facility I only wanted a good watch without the need for batteries or winding and radio control for accuracy of time , with the G-SHOCK toughness and at a decent price.
I got everything I wanted and more with this watch

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Review date: Sun 13th October 2013
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

dear watch shop it was for my 12th birthday
the watch has a stop watch which my old one doesnt and it changes the time itself every year so I dont have to put it forward or back,i can use it for sports because its hardwaring and water proof ,I can even sommersault with it on as youll see in the picture, its cool.
my old watch didnt have a stop watch this one does its fab.

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Review date: Sun 21st July 2013
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

the watch has great features which include world time and power saving device.the strap is good due to hot weatther it does not sweat on the wrist.

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Review date: Sat 6th July 2013
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

bought this watch as a present for my grandson , he thinks its brilliant, this is the second Casio watch I have bought , excellent watches , excellent quality

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Review date: Mon 1st July 2013
1 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I chose this watch after a lot of thought, and when it came I was very pleased with my purchase. The watch is sturdy but not too big, and packed with a lot of features for a reasonable price. The main reasons for choosing this watch was wanted something 200m water proof and solar,this fits the bill nicely. Not tried it out in the water yet though and the strap looks like it may not last as long as the watch but time will tell no pun intended

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Review date: Mon 1st July 2013
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I chose this watch after a lot of thought, and when it came I was very pleased with my purchase. The watch is sturdy but not too big, and packed with a lot of features for a reasonable price. The main reasons for choosing this watch was wanted something 200m water proof and solar,this fits the bill nicely. Not tried it out in the water yet though and the strap looks like it may not last as long as the watch but time will tell no pun intended

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Review date: Fri 21st June 2013
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Bought this for my hubby, he loves it. Looks great not too chunky! Very Happy :

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Review date: Tue 4th June 2013
2 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

the watch is very comfortable easy to operate . I like the fact that I dont need to worry about a battery and no more problems with time changes . I would recommend this watch to anyone and the price was also very good

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Review date: Sat 25th May 2013
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Bought this watch for the automatic timekeeping, the radio controlled update each day means you never have to set the time yourself. Alarm functions are good. Dont know how long a solar battery lasts for but very pleased with look of watch. Delivery by watchshop was very good, great price.

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Review date: Mon 20th May 2013
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent product - met expectations and is comfortable to wear. The person who I bought the watch needs a reliable and hard wearing watch to wear in work. This one was perfect.

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Review date: Sun 12th May 2013
0 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Does what it says on the tin atomic clock updates keep the time spot on. Very impressed for the amount of money paid

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Review date: Sun 12th May 2013
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Very good service, next day delivery on time. Very happy and i think is great choose
Recommend for every one

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Review date: Sat 11th May 2013
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Lovely watch. Bought for a gift for my husbands birthday. He loves it. Had his eye on this one for a while he was very please he got it.

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Review date: Tue 30th April 2013
2 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

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Perfect for my needs. Love the solar power and radio controlled update. Fascinating seeing the watch update whilst I work a night shift. Comfortable and sporty but still smart enough for work. Good value for £70.00. Functions are easy to use: rally, world time and others.

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Review date: Sun 24th March 2013
0 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Fancied a G-shock for sometime but could not decide what style, after much deliberation went with the GW-M850-1ER, exceptionally pleased with my purchase,exceeded my expectations in both looks and performance, I particularly liked the double clasped buckle and the strap itself is comfortable. Face of watch is clear to view in all conditions and the automatic back lighting feature is great. Ideal watch for day and night wear, even had comments at work over style, price , good all rounder. I dont use all the features, instruction booklet is exstensive. Two reasons for picking this watch were, aRadio controlled time update. b Solar charging. Good deliver service. If your looking for a good all rounder at a reasonable price then this is the one to get.

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Review date: Sat 9th March 2013
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Awesome! Does everything : world time, stop watch, alarms, lit up display and it is solar powered so you never have a battery to replace!

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Review date: Tue 29th January 2013
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The watch called Mens Casio G-Shock Wave Ceptor Alarm Chronograph Watch was really good and practical as I am an active and busy person who never go anywhere without my watch. It is water proof as well thus it make me comfortable to wear in all weather either in rain or during the snow season.
I like this watch as it is so comfortable to wear even if I have to wear it for long hours.
I could not say anything bad about this watch as I really like it in term of the colour, the design and even the price are so reasonable.
The design suit for mens from all walk of life and the colour combination of black and silver are so good as it suit with any cloth that you want to wear on any day or any ocassion.
I take three months to decide on this product as I am a person who are very detail when come to choosing a nice watch, I will make sure it is well designed for men, suitable colour, and practical to wear to any place that you intend to go. Other customer should consider about this one, as it got solar power and radio ceptor at the same time in addition to other good features it has.
My views are honestly from my experience starting when I first view it online, buy it and after wearing myself everyday to work.

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Review date: Sat 19th January 2013
6 Out of 9 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I have had a Casio wave cepter for 9 years + and from gardening and other heavy jobs the hour and second sweep hands have become loose. I chose the G- Shock Wave for its clear digital readable face, the wave cepter and solar power, which was superb on my first watch, I like the modern style, light weight with the double hole strap and I can forget sometimes that Im wearing it.
The automatic back lighting to face is really good feature. Im confident that the G Shock watch will stand up better than my other watch did to my gardening and other rough jobs it will face.
The only small point is the function buttons which while being well protected I did at first I find them difficult to operate but to be honest I have got used to this now
Overal. Im delighted with my new Casio which dose everthing and more that I wanted from a wrist watch.

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Review date: Thu 27th December 2012
4 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Had this watch as a christmas present and cant fault it, very easy to set up with some great features on it, looks great, cant believe how much it cost for what you get,

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Review date: Fri 2nd November 2012
5 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I have had a wave ceptor in the past, and found it invaluable in the type of employment I do.
When looking to replace the watch, the Casio G-Shock was the best of the bunch.
Radio controlled time update, and solar charging made the choice easy.
The extra cost for the watch will cancel its self out in 12 months, due to no battery replacement needed.

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Review date: Sun 14th October 2012
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Ideal watch although the instruction book is bigger than the watch it is very easy to set up and the features are excellent

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Review date: Sat 13th October 2012
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Used for outdoor manual work, not really been tested to the limit yet but the reason I bought it was because of the solar battery,remote control wave ceptor ,G shock and double holed strap.So far so good.

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Review date: Sat 1st September 2012
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent delivery next day, the casio G shock GW-M850 does everything is says on the tin, solar power indicater has not gone lower than high, switching to power save mode at night is excellent

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Review date: Thu 23rd August 2012
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Fantastic service from The Watchshop will definitely use again. The Watch look great and my son was thrilled to receive it prior to joining The Army - perfect thanks

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Review date: Sun 15th July 2012
1 Out of 9 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Very happy with the watch very comfortable to wear not to big as some other G-Shock watches are was simple enough to set up some good guides on YouTube saves you reading the instructions altogether satisfied with the product would buy another one

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Review date: Mon 18th June 2012
2 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

great item, exactly as described.
Present for sons Birthday and went down very well. He hasnt stopped looking at it since.

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Review date: Sun 3rd June 2012
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Nice looking watch - does what it says, except the countdown timer only seems to do 1 countdown - Ive had other Casios that repeat the countdown until switched off . The auto works fine & so far battery has not dropped below full. All in all I would recommend to anyone. Also arrived promtly - nice service.

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Review date: Wed 16th May 2012
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Like: its very understated for a G-Shock and so looks "professional" rather than "rugged" which suits me because it doesnt look out of place in an office. I like the idea of not having to set the time or to remember to alter daylight saving, etc. The idea of a solar-powered watch almost put me off, but it seems to be working well even though I often wear long sleeves.

Dislikes: U.S. date format (month-day), but thats common to a lot of watches so Its really a minor niggle.

Features: the base colour is charcoal grey. The exposed watch case is bare polished metal - the two make a pleasing contrast. The lettering on the case is clear - even for someone with my prescription! The display itself is the usual LCD, but is less cluttered than my previous G-Shock and so is easy to read.

Note: if the watch is left still and in the dark for a while, the display will blank. I guess this is a power-saving feature but it startled me the first time I saw it. The display comes on in light or with movement, but it takes 2 or 3 seconds (a long time when you think your new watch is broken!).

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Review date: Tue 8th May 2012
0 Out of 8 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Delivered next day after order placed which is great when you are itching to get your hands on your new purchase.
The watch itself is great. Loads of features, sets itself automatically, Solar powered virtually unbreakable.

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Review date: Fri 9th December 2011
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Christmas present. Have not openedityet.looks good and does all that my husband expects.

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Review date: Wed 30th November 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

this is my fourth casio watch,there
are no better every day watches
can recommened casio watches.

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Review date: Mon 21st November 2011
3 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Very Good! The watch is really nice, the only thing I was unhappy about is that it doesnt self-correct by radio in Austarlia, and that is where my son is going!

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Review date: Mon 31st October 2011
9 Out of 13 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I have always been a fan of Casio's innovative features and designs, and exceptional price comparison to other manufacturers. I currently own a couple of Casio's, the day to day watch and a more sophisticated model from their excellent Edifice range. For this purchase however, I was looking for something in between both. Having fancied a G-shock for sometime and after much deliberation, I decided to take the plunge and I am exceptionally pleased with my purchase. The watch has exceeded my expectations in both looks and performance. Whilst it has the ruggedness of the G-shock range, it is also rather elegent looking and wouldn't look out of place on any occasion. I have no more than a medium sized wrist, and yet the watch sits comfortably and is unobtrusive in it's desgin. A feature I particularly like is the double clasped buckle which makes the watch feel more secure on the wrist. The strap itself is very comfortable, with the double lined holes providing excellent breathability. In fact you hardly know you are wearing it as it is also lighter than i'ts appearance portray's. The buttons although recessed, are easy to operate and the oversize (illumination) button at 6'oclock is a nice touch. I am already familiar with the benefits of solar power as my Edifice has this, but the addition of waveceptor radio control is a real bonus too. The watch was working straight out of the nice looking G-shock tin, and once adjusted to UK time you are set to go. Being multi-band 6, it's worldwide coverage is exceptional as Casio are, at present, the only current manufacturers offering this facility there being 6 main transmitters worldwide. This was my first move away from traditional hands, but I am already a fan of the digital facia with it's clear, concise display. Reads very well when illuminated compared to some analogue displays which only light up the hands. I may not use all the features of the watch (rally timer, stopwatch, countdown timer etc), but they are there if you require them. Of the 5 daily alarms, the snooze WILL definitely be used! The alarm sound whilst not overly loud, should wake most people as the SNZ repeats for upto 35mins. Overall, this watch will fit all of my needs comfortably and I have been instantly converted to the G-shock range. A true watch for life!

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Review date: Sat 15th October 2011
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Nice watch with solid look. Looks more neatly than most of G-Shocks. Also, has solar cell and Wave Ceptor - very good set of features for such low price. Digits are big enough and display has high contrast, so you can see it clearly even when it's slightly dark. The band with double perforation adds wearing stability and looks tough.

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Review date: Wed 12th October 2011
4 Out of 8 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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This is the only watch I could find that met all my requirements.
Namely: Shock Resistant
Gets time automatically from radio waves.
Solar powered, so no batteries.
Water proof (well, resistant to 20 atmospheres, which is more than enough for swimming and diving without oxygen tanks).

It is a true set-and-forget watch, that you'll never need to spend any more money on (no batteries), or adjust the time. In order to allow the watch to overnight, you do need to leave it next to a window though, as the signal doesn't seem to be strong enough indoors. It's a minor niggle.

Otherwise, this is a great looking watch with all the functionality you could ever need - a true watch for life!

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Review date: Sun 11th September 2011
0 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I've owned a Casio Wave Ceptor previously which never left my wrist and was extremely reliable but finally surcummed to heavy use/abuse. This G-Shock model is more rugged, the strap is aerated and more comfortable, it has even more functions and being solar powered, won't ever need a new battery. The display is excellent and I particularly like the way it lights up automatically when you bring it near you face at night. All in all it is the perfect ment for me.

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Review date: Mon 22nd August 2011
3 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

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I use the watch when i'm out on my mountain bike. The strap is very comfortable and secure, and the watch is tough and easy to wash down after the ride.
The back light is great for night time use but ideally I would have preferred slightly larger display numerals.
Overall a great outdoors watch

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Review date: Mon 8th August 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Good product description - just what we expected. Excellent internet service form your Company.

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Review date: Sun 3rd July 2011
2 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Well here is my new G Shock... Far better than i anticipated! Wonderful even...Watch has a sturdy feel about it, nice double tonged strap also.. Usual G Shock functions.. Buttons well shielded but a little fiddley sometimes to push, but dont let that put you off! It is solar powered and has auto time setting by radio frequency. The watch has self illuminating at night/dark with a slight twist of the wrist. Overall it's a great looker and serves my purpose well. Go on get yourself one, you know you need one!

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Review date: Tue 28th June 2011
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Great watch with as many features you could want, a great look and very robust. I had an animal watch for 12 years which gave me good service but had to have the battery changed every 18 months by animal, so now no more battery changes as this watch is solar powered.

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Review date: Mon 27th June 2011
2 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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A great watch - a gift for husband and he loves it, particularly the night light feature, which lights up the watch automatically in darkness, when tilted towards you.

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Review date: Mon 27th June 2011
3 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I got the G-Shock Waveceptor. Solar powered, water proof, and it sets it self from the radio waves in the air. All watches should do this. It is the best digital watch I have ever owned. It was easy to set up, came in a brilliant tin box that I will probably use for something else. Although it had a seven thousand page manual, most of that was in every language under the sun, and I didn't need it, the watch was that easy to get going (it assumed I was in Germany but that was easily changed). The manual also has the added advantage of helping me learn Mandarin Chinese. There are three stop watches, one of which is designed for timing rally stages. I expect I won't be using that one, having no interest in rally driving. A count down and count up are more useful. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend, I'd insist they got one. The strap is black resin, which is comfortable, mostly, although when it's very hot, it can get a little itchy behind it. It being a G-Shock though, I can easily find a fabric strap. All in all, worth every penny.

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Review date: Sun 29th May 2011
0 Out of 0 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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the Gshock watch i purchased is excellent & looks good on. The radio frequency auto uppdates & due to it being solar powered were good selling points to me, as well as the other features such as international time setting as i travel alot.

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Review date: Sun 22nd May 2011
0 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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very good watch lighter and with a better display than my previous g force waveceptor watch

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Review date: Wed 18th May 2011
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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It has been many years since I have owned a Casio watch, and I must say that, after my recent purchase, I feel a little like I have been missing out on something...

Whilst browsing for a new timepiece, the Wave Ceptor GW-M850-1ER really caught my eye. It looks exactly how I want a watch to look - although sturdy, not too 'rugged' and with smoother lines than some. It has all the funtions that I may need during my daily routine, but not too many 'specialised' functions that are unnecessary for some people.

Upon checking websites for prices, Watchshop had an unbeatable deal, and with free delivery and great reviews I decided to give them my business.
Checkout was easy, and the very well packaged watch was delivered early next morning. Upon opening the box, and then the display tin, I knew I had made a great choice.
The watch feels tough but smooth. On the wrist it has a good weight; enough to reassure you that it it there, yet not enough to become a distraction. The strap allows the watch to be worn quite loose, but does not allow excess movement.
When I checked the specification prior to ordering I knew the watch would be reasonably large, and in the flesh it has a great presence about it, without being overbearing. It is the kind of wristwear that I can wear to work, for my physical hobbies, and then on a social night out without having to worry about what it looks like. It fits in well to fairly much any background, be it the forest trail or a restaurant.

Apart from its handsome face, two factors were instrumental in my decision to purchase ths model; it is Solar powered and the Wave Ceptor function means I don't have to concern myself with updating the date/time and daylight saving etc as it is automatically updated every night..

The display is well proportioned and un-cluttered and, once you have learned how to navigate around Casio watches, it is simple to use with some excellent day to day functions.
I now feel that I have a new, reliable companion that will stay with me years, and it feels almost comforting knowing I am wearing it.

All in all I am delighted with my purchase, and the service from Watchshop could not have been better.

10/10 - Thank you Watchshop, and thank you Casio!

"I'll be back..."

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Review date: Wed 11th May 2011
1 Out of 8 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The watch was just as it said in the advert. I am very satisified with it . The only doubt I have is if in the future a new strap is required it might be expencive other than that I am very happy with it

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Review date: Tue 10th May 2011
1 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Mens Casio G-Shock Wave Ceptor Chronograph Watch GW-M850-1ER

The watch is excellent and it is always novel getting a new watch and I cannot help admiring it periodically!

It does what it says on the tin - unerring accuracy, solar power, which were the main features I wanted. It looks good, feels robust and the recession of the buttons is nice so I don't worry about them being activated unecessarily. The extra button at 6 o'clock is good for easily accessing backlighting and turning of the alarms.

For future reference I would like
(1) the ability to have a 24 hr clock not just an am and pm, 12 hr clock.
(2) ability to change to a European date format, ie day, month, yr, rather than the American style of month, day, yr - a source of irritation and a neglect of customers in Europe.
(3) ability to alter the alarm volume, which is low and does not necessarily wake me, when previous Casio watches have done so (and I am not deaf).

But in essence a very good product and I would buy it again - rapidly if the next model incorporated the above improvements.

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Review date: Sun 17th April 2011
1 Out of 4 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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The watch is just what I was after easy to use and a comfortable fit, it also provided me with a accurate time piece that really looks after itself. I was also surprised at the price, I was going to go to a major high street retailer (H S) and I was totally surprised to find including the postage I would make a £30 saving by buying the watch from the Watch Shop. The delivery of the watch was first class and the cheapest service I have ever had. Thank you for a hassle free service.

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Review date: Tue 12th April 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

the watch is exactly as described on the web site it is exceptionally light for such a package. So far I have not found anything I do not like about it.

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Review date: Tue 5th April 2011
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

The watch arrived already time adjusted and ready to wear, it was just a matter of putting it on my wrist and using it.Its a great watch, not too big a face for the smaller wrist and i like the recessed glass face.It was 1/2 charged when it arrived , i left it facing the evening sun for a while and it registered a full charge.I highly recommend this watch if you hate when a battery gives out and needs changing.Watch Shop are excellent people to deal with.It arrived with a easy read manual in a nice chunky round tin.The night light button is easy to hit in the wee small hours and gives a fine blue light.The watch is handsome without being over flashy

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Review date: Thu 24th March 2011
2 Out of 7 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Quite a decent watch. I am a big fan of Casio, sports digital watches. I also wanted a solar watch so dont have to worry about battery going down. Also thanks to the waveceptor, dont have to change times. Liked the watch straight away. The watch doesnt look big on my wrist, me being a slim person.



PS: Has anyone ever won a prize after reviewing their purchases ? If so do mention it in the review :P :).

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Review date: Wed 16th March 2011
3 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I have nothing but praise for Watch Shop. The watch I ordered was a brilliant price and it arrived very quickly. What a pleasure to deal with.

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Review date: Fri 11th March 2011
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Quite simply, a brilliant watch, my second G shock wave ceptor, the last one is still going strong after 6 years too, great solar, never had to put a battery in. I'm a surfer and swimmer, this watch does not leave my wrist. Best bit of tec I own in terms of bang for buck, a genuinely rugged timepiece you can forget about because it's so inexpensive.

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Review date: Thu 24th February 2011
3 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I bought this watch to replace Casio WV-58U-1AVEF. I had two of these watches and both went faulty after I replaced the battery – spontaneous resetting. That is why I went for strong a solar watch.



There is a lot to like about the GW-M850-1ER. It looks good and well built. I like the deeply recessed glass (and I think it is glass, not plastic), should prevent scratching. I like the good illumination despite the power limitations of solar.



But the “Rally Mode” is a waste of time. I doubt if anybody uses it. It is fiddly and complex to use and it makes two extra button clicks to get to the useful modes. The number 1-10 bar and flashing bars on the display take up space that would be better used making the time characters bigger.



The worst aspect is the alarm sound. It is very quiet. I use alarms to remind me to do things and it is only audible if the room is very quiet. I suppose this goes with 200 bar waterproofing. If the case is strong enough to keep the water out it will keep sounds in.



I am not sure I would have bought the watch if I had known how quiet the alarm was. But it is a nice watch nevertheless.

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Review date: Thu 6th January 2011
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I bought this watch for my eldest son whom is a member of the Armed forces, this is the 3rd G Shock to be purchased my husband has 2 a baby G along with a normal G. This particular one has no requirement for batteries a must for a busy guy, strong reliable yet still looks good . What more can I say. Thanks G shock will be back to order soon for my 2 other children .

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Review date: Sat 6th November 2010
1 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Excellent set of functions.

Excellent wristband and clasp.

Very good display, a tad too small day/date field.

Shiny parts are fingerprint magnets.

Black and silver color combination is very good.

If GW5600 series are too small, this watch is perfect size. Not too big even for smaller wrists like mine.

Solar and atomic functions are great.

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Review date: Sun 19th September 2010
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

I needed a watch but wasn't sure which one to go for. I had Casio watches in the past and browsed the watch shop's huge collection. I noticed the G-Shock and thought it looked great. It really is a feature packed watch. I dont even have to press a button for the light to come on, it's got multi alarms, Chronograph with rally feature, water resistant to 200m, the wave ceptor feature means it sets itself, amazing! so it's always accurate to the second and because it's solar charged, it wont ever need another battery! It is really comfortable too. Overall I am delighted with my purchase. It arrived the following day as promised by the helpful guy at the watch shop. Both the watch and the web site come highly recommended.

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Review date: Fri 10th September 2010
1 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Great watch, enough tricks to delight my 13 year old son !

He particularly likes the automatic satellite time changes and the chunky, fashionable looks.

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Review date: Wed 14th July 2010
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Great watch build quality excellent style and feels great in hand and its good for swimming too

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Review date: Mon 12th July 2010
0 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Very Good
star star star star star_border 4/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Seems like a well-made product. Not sure there's any real benefit in the optional feature that switches on the illumination when to turn your wrist through the required angle--there's a well-located button to press that will do the same thing. The only real design flaw lies in the instruction to leave the face of the watch facing a window/sunlight for radio rception/recharging. The strap has all the flexibility of a haeavy duty industrial spring so it's impossible to position the watch ideally as pictured in the manual; it can only lie on its side. Still, it works as described, looks like its picture and seems fine to me.

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Review date: Sun 27th June 2010
2 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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I'm very happy with this watch.

Despite being a G-Shock, with its chunky overbuilt looks, it sits quite well on my skinny arm, not looking oversized at all.

It has a raft of stopwatch/timing features which I'm afraid I haven't got my head round yet, but as I'm planning on getting back into cycling and doing a 10km run soon, I'm sure I'll find a way of using.

The radio-controlled time-keeping is a good little feature, meaning that you don't have to worry about losing seconds/being late if that sort of thing concerns you.

The solar charging feature is brilliant, in theory you should never have to change the battery in this watch as long as it has regular exposure to light. That's good news for swimmers or divers as one fumbled battery change could destroy the integrity of its water resistance.

There were 5 or 6 G-Shocks that were on my list, but this was the one that made the final cut. Why? well for all the reasons listed above, plus the punk-rock looks of the matt-black finish and double-clasp buckle. It is a better looking watch in the flesh than in the photo

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Review date: Mon 21st June 2010
0 Out of 3 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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very good watch great value for money does everthing it said it would do great watch.

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Review date: Tue 15th June 2010
1 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Excellent watch and service.Ordered watch at 3pm , was delivered at 10.30 next day.

The watch is robust and not too big by casio standards.It is solar powered therefore it never needs a battery and will even keep running even if not exposed to light for six months.It has small battery meter which indictes how much power is left. It is also radio controlled which means it keeps excellent time and adjusts itself when the clocks change .Overall i am very pleased with this watch and would recommend it to anyone.

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Review date: Sun 6th June 2010
2 Out of 5 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

Verified WATCHSHOP Buyer

Have had the watch now almost 2 weeks what a great watch.Ordered Sunday arrived Tuesday Looks better than photos.The functions are superb,I watched it pick up a signal at 2am and set to the exact time.The battery charges quickly 5 min in sunlight.The strap is robust and fits comfy on your wrist whith good buckle,I sometimes forget I have it on Thanks watch shop great watch great service.

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Review date: Wed 12th May 2010
0 Out of 1 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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Husband loved this watch. It replaced his original G Shock that had lasted well over 12 years and is still working fine but looking a bit battered! Easy to use and can be set to different worldwide time zones quickly and easily. Great buy!

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Review date: Tue 4th May 2010
2 Out of 6 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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this is an excellent watch which ticks all the boxes. as importantly tho is the service provided by the watch shop.I ordered by phone and the staff i dealt with were amazing. cheerfull and helpfull above and beyond the call of duty. the watch came exactly when requested next day. i cannot fault this company and hope they survive and expand as they deserve to.thanks guys.

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Review date: Thu 24th December 2009
2 Out of 2 people found this review helpful
RATING: Excellent
star star star star star 5/5

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(The reviewer has not yet been verified themselves as a Watch Shop customer)

I'm shocked that there isn't already a review of this watch so I'm making a (hopefully) succinct one now so others don't accidentally let this one slip by unnoticed later.



Firstly, the design of this watch is excellent and the photo honestly does it no justice whatsoever (although I believe this to be the case with most g-shocks). It sits in a paradoxical state of sleek slenderness (dare I add... sexy?) while maintaining a rugged look that suggests it's daring you to take it outside and roll around in the dirt with it.



It manages this look in a number of ways. The watch face itself is about 1.5 inches in diameter, while the actual display sits, or at least appears to sit approximately 5 mm below the main protecting screen. The 'mid' level (with 'CASIO' written on it) helps create further depth to the overall view and detracts from the size of the watch face itself. To add to this, the metal section (which, in complete contrast to what the photo projects is not at all tacky!) frames the display nicely and diverts the eyes' attention from the already subtle black strap/casing. In my mind, deceptively simple when properly scrutinised, elegant and aesthetically pleasing thereafter.



The casing certainly feels tough and while I won't be driving a tank over it to test its sturdiness, I feel sure it'll be able to take the kind of activity I have in mind for it.



The strap is classic Casio (literally, it reminds me of my first 'retro' Casio watch), although again it feels tougher than your average. Very comfortable around the wrist and the method with which it has been attached to the watch face along with the double buckle inspires confidence. Basically, the strap is a single moulded piece that envelopes the watch itself and is attached with a series of metal screws. This aids that 'rugged' look.



Finally, the functions. The watch has your standard stopwatch, countdown timer and multiple alarms along with the international clock. Standard fare so far.



The reasons I went for this watch over the other choices, however, was because at the time it was a bargain at £68 and offered radio controlled time keeping (it automatically updates the time every day at midnight, or you can force it manually. Great little gimmick I think!) along with a solar power battery and the piece de resistance, the 'rally timer' function.



This basically allows you to set the countdown timer and stopwatch at the same time. While a stopwatch is perfectly sufficient, having a countdown timer that warns as specific intervals approach and pass has had a profound psychological effect on how I exercise already!



Finally, the service was impeccable so no complaints there. Overall, I'll be coming back here first next time I want a new watch. For now though, I've hopefully found a companion that'll last a few years at least, and if that turns out to be the case, then Casio have just earned themselves a new customer for life!



Did I say short? Sorry, but I hope if you did read this you found it informative!

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