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CASIO G-SHOCK GENTS COMBI WATCH £37.98 @Argos/Ebay

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
Direct link for for both items in second post!!!

New in stock! Looks like a decent Casio watches and cheapest ever for these models

CASIO G-SHOCK GENTS COMBI WATCH Was £79.99 now £37.98
Desription taken from Argos website:
Quartz.
Auto illuminator.
Black dial.
Round stainless steel and resin case.
Mineral glass.
Black resin strap.
Auto LED.
Date.
World time.
1/100th second stopwatch.
Countdown timer.
Neobrite hands.
5 alarms.
Water resistant to 200 metres.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

CASIO G-SHOCK WAVE CEPTOR SOLAR LCD WATCH
Was £63.99 now £46.98
Desription taken from Argos website
Gents.
Radio controlled.
Stainless steel and resin case.
Resin strap.
LCD display with auto illuminator backlight.
5 alarms.
Snooze function.
World time.
Solar powered.
Water resistant to 200m.
Gift boxed.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
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#1
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ca/casio-g-shock-gents-combi-watch.jpghttp://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ca/casio-baby-g-shock-wave-ceptor-watch.jpg

Edited By: Sliwka on May 09, 2011 20:00: picture
#3
The solar waveceptor is great I've had one for ages.

2 things

1) The warantee on the ebay listing is 12 months Agros warantee not the 2 year Casio
2) The batteries for the solar watches are rechargeable but need replacing after 3 - 8 years and cost £11.50 delivered if you do it yourself

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how-change-ctl1616-rechargeable-battery-41076.html
http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/products/BB-CTL1616.shtml

You can use a 3v non rechargeable cell if you are hard up.
Some shops charge £30 to change the cell

Tempted to ebay my old g-shock waveceptor solar and buy one of these

Superb watches. Heat added.

Edited By: frownbreaker on May 09, 2011 20:39
2 Likes #4


HOT

link returned 3 watches ordered both waveceptor solar watches. Couldn't decide between them!

For comparisons the model numbers of the waveceptors are: GW-500E-1VER and M5600

g-shock combi model number is: G-SHOCK AW-590-1AER

Edited By: Mars104 on May 09, 2011 21:29
#5
ordered great price for a work watch
#6
hotttt
#7
Ordered cheers
#8
Like the looks of the G-shock
#9
frownbreaker
The solar waveceptor is great I've had one for ages.

2 things

1) The warantee on the ebay listing is 12 months Agros warantee not the 2 year Casio
2) The batteries for the solar watches are rechargeable but need replacing after 3 - 8 years and cost £11.50 delivered if you do it yourself

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how-change-ctl1616-rechargeable-battery-41076.html
http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/products/BB-CTL1616.shtml

You can use a 3v non rechargeable cell if you are hard up.
Some shops charge £30 to change the cell

Tempted to ebay my old g-shock waveceptor solar and buy one of these

Superb watches. Heat added.

Only 3 years in my experience. It was a rookie mistake to try replacing the cell myself- as I discovered when I took it for a swim. So I've gone back to wearing my fake Rolex while my savings pot for a real one continues to grow. (Though I doubt anyone will notice when I switch them).
#10
kingyy
frownbreaker
The solar waveceptor is great I've had one for ages.

2 things

1) The warantee on the ebay listing is 12 months Agros warantee not the 2 year Casio
2) The batteries for the solar watches are rechargeable but need replacing after 3 - 8 years and cost £11.50 delivered if you do it yourself

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f43/how-change-ctl1616-rechargeable-battery-41076.html
http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/products/BB-CTL1616.shtml

You can use a 3v non rechargeable cell if you are hard up.
Some shops charge £30 to change the cell

Tempted to ebay my old g-shock waveceptor solar and buy one of these

Superb watches. Heat added.

Only 3 years in my experience. It was a rookie mistake to try replacing the cell myself- as I discovered when I took it for a swim. So I've gone back to wearing my fake Rolex while my savings pot for a real one continues to grow. (Though I doubt anyone will notice when I switch them).
1 This should have 2 year Casio and 1 year Argos warranty.
2 Maybe solar watch need change battery but 3 - 8 years is a long time
I just ordered G-shock Combi Watch, not solar, so I will not have a problem with replacing battery. Great looking watch! :)
#11
Ordered the solar one. Not has a G-Shock for around 20 years and I lost that one :| Thanks OP
#12
I have a g shock, but the resin strap holder ring, that keeps the strap tight broke. Any idea where you can get replacements?
#13
Excellent watch, bought mine a month ago for £70 though...
#14
I don't understand the point of solar power / autoquartz / kinetic watches that rely on a rechargeable battery. You might as well just get a standard battery powered one, which generally last a few years, and not have the hassle of a difficult to purchase / replace rechargeable cell which give no real benefit.
I say this as the owner of a Seiko Kinetic.
Not voted either way though.
#15
i cant decide. I like them all!

CASIO G-SHOCK GENTS COMBI WATCH.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<is the one i prefer
#16
In response to CountFilth's comment. The point is that the cells in solar watches last many time longer that standard watch batteries. Speaking as the owner of a several Casio and Citizen solar powered watches.
1 Like #17
I bought the wave ceptor one about 7 years ago. Still going strong and never replaced a battery. Defo recommend!!!
#18
Cheers, got one for holidays this summer! so cheap and cool to bash around with :p
#19
Apparently you can leave these out in the sun for the afternoon, and the battery wil hold enough charge to last a couple of years.
#20
Always like the solar powered G Shocks. Thanks OP.
#21
edredw
Always like the solar powered G Shocks. Thanks OP.


Agreed my Solar G-Shock waveceptor is now 9 years old original battery I have to pop it in the Windows to top up the charge, still works fine and works for a week or 2 with normal use.

The capacity of the rechargeable cell is now reduced (due to age) and the accuracy of the watch reliability is fine.

These batteries on the solar watches do not report low battery and then die, over time their ability to hold and retain charge is diminished.

The life of a rechargeable cell is a function of the number of charge / discharge cycles not age as the cells are stable for a 10 to 15 year period. So these watches that are old stock from Argos will be fine as they are boxed and new.
#22
I bought the combi watch and I am very happy with the choice, great looking watch.

''So these watches that are old stock from Argos will be fine as they are boxed and new.''
I received my watch in an open box with a label on it ''opened for inspection''. Do I need to worry?


frownbreaker
edredw
Always like the solar powered G Shocks. Thanks OP.

Agreed my Solar G-Shock waveceptor is now 9 years old original battery I have to pop it in the Windows to top up the charge, still works fine and works for a week or 2 with normal use.

The capacity of the rechargeable cell is now reduced (due to age) and the accuracy of the watch reliability is fine.

These batteries on the solar watches do not report low battery and then die, over time their ability to hold and retain charge is diminished.

The life of a rechargeable cell is a function of the number of charge / discharge cycles not age as the cells are stable for a 10 to 15 year period. So these watches that are old stock from Argos will be fine as they are boxed and new.
#23
nice
#24
Can anyone advise, is this one of those real chunky watches that would look silly on someone with slim wrists? I don't want to look like I've got a transformer strapped to my wrist! Thanks
#25
@ timgorry I have the G-SHOCK GW-002E-1VER solar wave ceptor its quite chunky and is just like the CASIO G-SHOCK WAVE CEPTOR SOLAR LCD WATCH argos are selling and it doesn't look silly on a slimmer wrist just takes a little getting used to yourself. I'v had mine for 4 years still holds a full charge and never shows anything but a full battery. besides one small nik in the strap it looks just as good as the day i bought it. I work as a custody officer so its not exactly well looked after or in an office job. you will notice allot of police wear g shock as well because they just work and will take a torrent of abuse without looking like they have went through anything at all.

Also the wave ceptor watches are amazing because even the most expensive of watches gain or loose a few seconds over a year/month. the wave ceptor looses nothing as its updated every morning between 2am and 4am usually and I live in glasgow so a fair bit away from the transmitter which i believe is rugby. So its never wrong. Amazing

Also the solar side is great because it just keeps working longer than most and unless you wear the watch for months on end under a shirt or jumper without letting it see the light of day it will keep a full battery for at least 8 years.

I read once on a police website that member of the forum recommends G shock watches but once you get one you always want another.
I never understood why this would be the case with a plastic digital watch. Having owned mine now for 4 years, I completely understand.

Iv ordered the M5600-er it was made to look and replicate the very first Gshock from 1983 but now with solar and wave ceptor tech inside. Heat for the op thanks

Edited By: Kenneth131 on May 12, 2011 18:46
#26
Kenneth131
I live in glasgow so a fair bit away from the transmitter which i believe is rugby. So its never wrong. Amazing


Actually, you arent that far away (not that it really matters). The transmitter is in Anthorn (just outside of Carlisle).
#27
ah thanks jbrown1. Your right though in the uk shouldn't matter you should pick up the signal at night in mostly all the uk
#28
I seem to be in a group of one that I really hate the look of G-Shock watches - they're like having a tractor tyre strapped to your wrist and are fugly in the extreme, IMHO. Combi watches add an extra level of nastiness - two forms (analogue and digital) that are each harder to read than either a dedicated analogue or dedicated digital watch.

What I think would be the perfect Casio watch would be:

* Metal strap. I've had many Casio resin straps over the years and they break irreparably at ever increasing frequencies.

* Wave Ceptor. I can see absolutely no point in buying an LCD watch that isn't radio controlled. You buy a LCD digital watch for accuracy, so why compromise on its actual timekeeping?

* Solar powered where a) it didn't double the cost of the watch (a classic Casio issue) and b) it had easily replaceable batteries should the solar charge become ineffective.

I love my WV-58U Wave Ceptor, but I'm on my third one after only 2 years thanks to the horrendously short lifespan of the resin strap (and, yes, both straps have now gone on the third one!). I've given up on Casio resin-strapped models completely and have a 30 quid WV-58DU-1AVEF on order now (yes, 10 quid extra for a metal strap!).

In short, a big no to G-Shock, resin straps and overpricing of solar powered models, but a huge yes to Wave Ceptor.
#29
rkl
I seem to be in a group of one that I really hate the look of G-Shock watches - they're like having a tractor tyre strapped to your wrist and are fugly in the extreme, IMHO. Combi watches add an extra level of nastiness - two forms (analogue and digital) that are each harder to read than either a dedicated analogue or dedicated digital watch.

What I think would be the perfect Casio watch would be:

* Metal strap. I've had many Casio resin straps over the years and they break irreparably at ever increasing frequencies.

* Wave Ceptor. I can see absolutely no point in buying an LCD watch that isn't radio controlled. You buy a LCD digital watch for accuracy, so why compromise on its actual timekeeping?

* Solar powered where a) it didn't double the cost of the watch (a classic Casio issue) and b) it had easily replaceable batteries should the solar charge become ineffective.

I love my WV-58U Wave Ceptor, but I'm on my third one after only 2 years thanks to the horrendously short lifespan of the resin strap (and, yes, both straps have now gone on the third one!). I've given up on Casio resin-strapped models completely and have a 30 quid WV-58DU-1AVEF on order now (yes, 10 quid extra for a metal strap!).

In short, a big no to G-Shock, resin straps and overpricing of solar powered models, but a huge yes to Wave Ceptor.



A couple of points

-I agree about the resin straps on the non g-shock models. I've had the same issue on some high end Seikos. Stainless is the way to go. I have an old g-shock 8 or 9 years resin strap is like day 1, truly amazing, the glass is perfect.

-There are thin waveceptors in stainless on the Argos ebay site around £21
-Agree stainless solar are nice £110ish
-Thin cheaper solar gshocks would be great, but in terms of brand the fully loaded models tend to carry a premium :(

Casio offer an amazing range at a budget price, quality on g-shocks is great.


Eabay Item 330562639802 might be ok? or 330562643207 (not solar)

Oh for stainless buy a link removal kit!

Edited By: frownbreaker on May 13, 2011 07:49: ids
#30
Both watches greatt...but can't make my mind up...
#31
Mars104


HOT

link returned 3 watches ordered both waveceptor solar watches. Couldn't decide between them!

For comparisons the model numbers of the waveceptors are: GW-500E-1VER and M5600

g-shock combi model number is: G-SHOCK AW-590-1AER


Now 4 g-shocks listed! one for £29!!
#32
Excellent find OP, heat added. Bought the M5600

Cheers
#33
Thanks to Kenneth131, sorry for delay!
#34
Ordered a AW-590 Thanks.
#35
griff
Ordered a AW-590 Thanks.

Double strap is different
http://en.item.rakuten.com/quelleheure/aw-590bl-1a/
#36
The waveceptor doesn't seem to be available anymore, but ordered the combi one.
Hot,
#37
Biker Jeff
The waveceptor doesn't seem to be available anymore, but ordered the combi one.
Hot,
No you are wrong here it is http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/casio-g-shock-wave-ceptor-solar-watch-gw-500e-1ver-43-99-delivered-argosoutlet-e/941062
#38
Sliwka
Biker Jeff
The waveceptor doesn't seem to be available anymore, but ordered the combi one.
Hot,
No you are wrong here it is http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/casio-g-shock-wave-ceptor-solar-watch-gw-500e-1ver-43-99-delivered-argosoutlet-e/941062

It definitely wasn't on there when i posted, and i notice its now a cheaper price.
I'm not fussed, i preferred the look of the combi one.

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