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This has to be a good deal. Although the description does not make it clear this is a solar powered, radio controlled watch that is water resitant to 200M. I have had one for several year and has taken a lot of abuse.
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#1
Added an image John, :) Thanks.
#2
Whats a radio controlled watch?
#3
It sets its time by a signal from special radio stations (Rugby) in the UK which means it's always set to the correct time and date no matter where you are!
#4
maddogb
Whats a radio controlled watch?


It keeps itself accurate with the radio signal transmitted from Rugby in England and will work with at least one other too (Germany, US, and Japan). Which have a range of about 600 miles.

You never need to set your watch - excluding when you flick it forward or back when you go outwith the area of the transmitters on holiday.

It also means the time selft adjusts when the clocks change.

I have the analogue version of this watch and they are brilliant - and forty quid was about a third of what i paid for mine two years ago.

Also - the solar power is the best in any solar watch I have had - and means you can use the back light and alarms as much as you want - as the only way you can realistically let the watch run out of power is to put it in a drawer.

Excellent buy - as it seems the lighting on the newer ones than mine is LED which was my only gripe.

Here is a picture - I did not use the amazon one as it was too low res.

Heat and rep added for a great find.

http://www.watchbattery.co.uk/shop/WACS-MTG900DU2.jpg
#5
wow awesome idea, isnt there a time signal generated in cumbria too sure i read that somewhere
#6
How can it manage to receive the signal if you are far far away?
#7
These are fantastic watches. Nice one.
#8
hs-sh
How can it manage to receive the signal if you are far far away?


It just takes more time to get there.....but this means the time the watch receives is out of time...not good if your name is Justin Time.
#9
Rugby covers all of the UK - mine still worked at Durness/Cape Wrath in Scotland which is as far as you can go on the mainland - and when it is away from a signal - it runs as a normal quartz watch.
#10
I have had a simular watch for the last 2 years and they are really good and got mine for 30 quid.

Only got it because my nice expensive watch cost me 40 quid every 2 years to change the battery so this is a nice cheaper option.
#11
Big fan of radio controlled clocks and watches. Great find, voted hot. For other Casio radio controlled watches on Amazon try searching with 'wave ceptor'. Bought myself a Casio WVQ-142DU-2AVER for under £30.

Incidentally if you have problems setting the timezone on an analogue Wave Ceptor watch try just leaving it overnight to go through a resetting cycle. If it's still an hour out in the morning the time zone should be easy to set to UK time by following the instructions (usually pressing button B). For some reason this doesn't always work straight out of the box but seems OK once the watch has gone through an overnight setting cycle.
#12
Nice price - heat added.
Nice to hear also that these work well and are reliable. :thumbsup:
BTW - the Rugby time signal stopped transmitting on 1 April last year (no really!! ;-) ) and it is now is broadcast from Cumbria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_from_NPL#The_.27MSF_signal.27_and_the_.27Rugby_clock.27
#13
I have the same watch but in black, I thoroughly recommend them, total reliability and always 100% on time, there's a certain pleasure in hearing the time pips and watching your timepiece change at exactly the right moment [don't try it against a DAB radio though cos they are always slightly out ]

The lens is recessed on these which means no more annoying scratches.

Solar power is brill, no more batteries required. Ever.

Radio control is brill, no more faffing around twice a year trying to remember how to change the time...

They are not exactly dress watches but excellent in every other respect.

HTH
#14
WOW technology sure get's smaller and better , I bought one of these watches 10 years ago, not much has really changed from the current one ? ( except that they no longer need the "Add on" ariel - See my picture below !? )

http://www.eleceng.adelaide.edu.au/theschool/facilities/images/satellite1_big.jpg

:-)
#15
Yes - I think we all agree the watches are brilliant - its just having to wear the hat with the aerial that seems a bit uncool sometimes.

http://www.detroitatvrepeater.com/24ghzhat.gif
#16
good find, heat added, should be great for centre parcs
#17
just ordered one,be here on thursday:))

great find
#18
My sister in law bought me one of these 'atomic clock'/weather stations .
Trouble is she bought it in Germany and it is always 1 hour ahead of UK time.
I have lost the instructions and, try as I may, I cannot get it to give UK time for
more than 1 hour. :x
#19
Hey, thanks for the bargainiferous spot John Mason, voted extremely HOT! (and repped)

I've always had Casio watches for the last 15 years or so and do rate them.

Currently on my second retro AD-300 analogue/digital watch but unfortunately I'm at that age where the small digital display is becoming very hard to read :-( so have been on the lookout for a decent all digital watch.

Your timing couldn't have been better as it was my birthday at the weekend and as well as my Navigo (another HUKD billy-bargain) I got the princely sum of £42 from various rellys - didn't know what to buy until I saw this post - bit of a no-brainer for me.

Thanks again John, this really is a quality watch :thumbsup:

[COLOR="Red"]Bubba[/COLOR]
#20
I bought a radio-controlled watch from Argos a year ago. It would connect and set the time properly for the first couple of months, but after that, no matter where I am, it does not connect :(

Battery seems fine... (everything else works).

Bit of a waste of money IMO, it gets the day from radio too, and I can't set it myself manually. It's always a day out :(
#21
Bubba Shaboo;1669801
Hey, thanks for the bargainiferous spot John Mason, voted extremely HOT! (and repped)

I've always had Casio watches for the last 15 years or so and do rate them.

Currently on my second retro AD-300 analogue/digital watch but unfortunately I'm at that age where the small digital display is becoming very hard to read :-( so have been on the lookout for a decent all digital watch.

Your timing couldn't have been better as it was my birthday at the weekend and as well as my Navigo (another HUKD billy-bargain) I got the princely sum of £42 from various rellys - didn't know what to buy until I saw this post - bit of a no-brainer for me.

Thanks again John, this really is a quality watch :thumbsup:

[COLOR=Red]Bubba[/COLOR]


A pleasure, I love a bargain!
#22
great find! i think this is going to be the 4th watch ive bought in the past few days!

good review for it here : http://edscorner1.blogspot.com/2007/07/casio-g-shock-mtb-900-review.html
#23
I've also got an analogue version of one of these. Great watch - no more paying for overpriced batteries.
#24
Hey Paul - make and model? You never know, someone might be able to help out...

PaulPoole;1669695
My sister in law bought me one of these 'atomic clock'/weather stations .
Trouble is she bought it in Germany and it is always 1 hour ahead of UK time.
I have lost the instructions and, try as I may, I cannot get it to give UK time for
more than 1 hour. :x
#25
My waveceptor often fails to get a signal down here in devon - dont know why. It tries to set itself at 2am, and if I have the watch on in bed it usually fails to get the signal.
#26
These watches are absolutely exceptional. I've had Casio watches since before I can remember, and they've always been the most reliable and useful watches I've ever had. I will always have them.

At the moment, I have one a few models across from this one: a Waveceptor WVA-430TE. My wife bought it for me on our wedding day, and its absolutely the perfect watch. Sola charging is excellent, and it has always been able to pick up a signal.

Good deal, and a great device!
#27
Had no intention of buying a watch but after reading this i've just ordered!

Heat and rep added :)
#28
I need a new watch too so will get myself one. I've had a G-Shock in the past that I got from Costco. It had a RRP of £110 everywhere else and I paid about £40 back then but didn't have half the functions of this.

The only bad thing about it was because they're so we built it costs £15 for someone to put a new battery in and seal it back up with a guarantee they've done it properly. Solar power takes that hassle away.
#29
Hmmm. Took your advice...got to checkout and found the watch was £34 with £5 postage added, so it wasn't post free. Then it turned out VAT hadn't been added yet so the watch was actually £45. :x
#30
These types of watches are very, very good for the money. Superbly accurate if you can pick up the signal regularly - I live on the outskirts of London, and the overnight update occasionally fails but, not to the extent where I'm continually late for meetings. I have a PAW1300-3V Solar Atomic Pathfinder which I bought off eBay from a seller in the States; the prices were a lot cheaper than the UK but, I did get slammed for tax because I forgot to ask the seller to mark it as a 'gift' and doctor its' value to less than $35 - my bad as they would say.;-) Which, in my opinion, makes this is a great (and cheap) time piece. Good deal OP:thumbsup:
#31
davedixson
My waveceptor often fails to get a signal down here in devon - dont know why. It tries to set itself at 2am, and if I have the watch on in bed it usually fails to get the signal.

Place watch on a window sill, signal is stronger there.
#32
Good price. Seems like this watch only receives auto time signal in UK and Europe.

http://www.casio.co.uk/Products/Watches/G-Shock/MTG-900DU-2VER/Main_Features/
#33
Op_JB
Hmmm. Took your advice...got to checkout and found the watch was £34 with £5 postage added, so it wasn't post free. Then it turned out VAT hadn't been added yet so the watch was actually £45. :x


Thats the price with first class mail. you need to change it to free super saver delivery...
#34
davedixson
My waveceptor often fails to get a signal down here in devon - dont know why. It tries to set itself at 2am, and if I have the watch on in bed it usually fails to get the signal.


Send it up here to Cumbria for a holiday!!
#35
I have owned one of these for 3 years..they are superb.

Just ordered one for my teenage son...great price thanks.
#36
great find.

I have just ordered mine, I've had one of these radio watches for a couple of years and they are the buisness
#37
fantastic find, thanks

ordered mine

heat and rep added
#38
maradona86
Thats the price with first class mail. you need to change it to free super saver delivery...


Op_JB
Hmmm. Took your advice...got to checkout and found the watch was £34 with £5 postage added, so it wasn't post free. Then it turned out VAT hadn't been added yet so the watch was actually £45. :x

You have mis-read. Select the radio button thats states free delivery. Then the £39.99 is split into £34 ish and the rest of 5- £6 ish as VAT
#39
wot do you do if you want to tell the time at night? bloody solar power.......
#40
how does it work at night then if its solar poweed?

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