Casio Gents Wave Ceptor LCD Watch - £19.49 (Was £38.99) @ Argos !!
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Casio Gents Wave Ceptor LCD Watch - £19.49 (Was £38.99) @ Argos !!

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Found 19th Feb 2009Made hot 19th Feb 2009
* Radio Controlled Multi Region 2 - Operates in UK, Europe, USA and Japan.
* Rectangular case.
* Adjustable stainless steel strap.
* Illuminator.
* Alarm.
* 1/100th second stopwatch.
* Countdown timer.
* Multi language date display.
* Water resistant to 50 metres.
* Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

49 Comments

Original Poster

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good price, but cant make up my mind if its 80's looks are naff or cool. voted hot though...

davedixson;4428450

good price, but cant make up my mind if its 80's looks are naff or cool. … good price, but cant make up my mind if its 80's looks are naff or cool. voted hot though...



Exactly what i was thinking

voted hot,

if u like the style its a good price.

Banned

davedixson;4428450

good price, but cant make up my mind if its 80's looks are naff or cool. … good price, but cant make up my mind if its 80's looks are naff or cool. voted hot though...


Glad I'M not controlled by what other people think I should wear. lol

reserved, I'm just an 80's kid. :thumbsup:

to be a true 80s watch it would have to have a musical alarm playing yellow rose of texas

Wave Ceptor watches are a no brainer. What other watches give you that much accuracy for so little money?

Horrible watch.

A true mans watch, unlike the sad modern Bench and Ben Shermans watches.

cool just need some white socks

kenan557;4429614

A true mans watch, unlike the sad modern Bench and Ben Shermans watches.



hehe, this should only be worn with a genuine just got out of bed hairstyle, not one that took half an hour in front of the mirror.

another day to day watch i gotta stop

Is it just me, or are the "details" of this watch less than enlightening?

"Radio Controlled Multi Region 2" - wtf is that supposed to mean. Sounds like a DVD controller. The watch seems to have a picture of a satellite on it. Whats that got to do with radio? I guess that the watch synchronises it's time with something, but how exactly does this work and is it dependent on some outside source? How often does the synchronisation occur? I'm not a geek, I just want to know what it is!

love it - yeah

good price for a radio controlled watch

voted hot for price, but shocking looking watch, reminds me of my first casio watch as a kid, plus i would never pay extra for radio controlled as i would never need to be that precise,

blahblahdoh;4430139

Is it just me, or are the "details" of this watch less than … Is it just me, or are the "details" of this watch less than enlightening?"Radio Controlled Multi Region 2" - wtf is that supposed to mean. Sounds like a DVD controller. The watch seems to have a picture of a satellite on it. Whats that got to do with radio? I guess that the watch synchronises it's time with something, but how exactly does this work and is it dependent on some outside source? How often does the synchronisation occur? I'm not a geek, I just want to know what it is!



Set the time every day about 1am from a global time signal that's broadcast throughout the world. If you live in the UK, the signal used to be from Rugby, but is now from Cumbria (I think).
I've had this watch for a while as I wanted a cheap watch that was accurate. It was this price when I got it last year. Yes looks dated, but does the job.

OK, I found this:
"Radio-controlled timepieces receive regular time and date updates over the air via a constantly broadcast long wave radio signal. Clocks on sale in the UK either receive their time signal over-the-air from Anthorn in Cumbria (MSF 60kHz), or from the DCF77 European transmitter in Mainflingen, Frankfurt, Germany. "

Note that it's not just about accuracy - these also remove the need to manually change for British Summer Time, which is useful.

The downside, surely, is that radio signals don't always work - e.g. up a mountain. Whaddyathink?

blahblahdoh;4430139

Is it just me, or are the "details" of this watch less than … Is it just me, or are the "details" of this watch less than enlightening?"Radio Controlled Multi Region 2" - wtf is that supposed to mean. Sounds like a DVD controller. The watch seems to have a picture of a satellite on it. Whats that got to do with radio? I guess that the watch synchronises it's time with something, but how exactly does this work and is it dependent on some outside source? How often does the synchronisation occur? I'm not a geek, I just want to know what it is!



All good questions. Difficult to explain in lay terms, but here goes. "Radio Controlled" means the watch is controlled by your radio and which ever channel is on at any given time - Radio 2, Radio 4 or even Radio 1. The watch will tell you when your favourite radio presenters are statistically most likely to be looking at their respective watches - which should remind you to look at your watch (and therefore help you better keep track of time.) "Multi Region 2" - you're right! - it means the watch plays DVDs and with the use of specially adapted digital electrics will help you to watch movies - like 'Star Wars' or 'Jaws' - without needing to know the time first.

That's chunky retrotastic.

Now if it was just solar powered too. :roll:

Voted hot.

blahblahdoh;4430336

OK, I found this:"Radio-controlled timepieces receive regular time and … OK, I found this:"Radio-controlled timepieces receive regular time and date updates over the air via a constantly broadcast long wave radio signal. Clocks on sale in the UK either receive their time signal over-the-air from Anthorn in Cumbria (MSF 60kHz), or from the DCF77 European transmitter in Mainflingen, Frankfurt, Germany. "Note that it's not just about accuracy - these also remove the need to manually change for British Summer Time, which is useful.The downside, surely, is that radio signals don't always work - e.g. up a mountain. Whaddyathink?



They work better up a mountain. There are places where you won't get a signal like in a basement or a lift or something. But they only sync time once per day anyway, if it misses a sync then you can just ask it to sync again when you are in more suitable place.

These sync in Europe, but won't work with the American system, so when you are in the USA t just becomes a normal digital watch. No downside really.

It's not a question of accuracy, all watches have some degree of drift which would accumulate over weeks. These just correct that drift every day as well as BST/GMT and the occasional UTC adjustment that happens because UTC is not perfectly in sync with the solar systme.

I like it, very retro and chunky, very much a man's watch.

In fact, I think I'm going to buy it. My Pulsar's bezel is woefully scratched and while still providing useful service it's analog display is letting me down at night.

Thanks for the info dirty8 and Androoski - much appreciated, have some rep.

If you can request resyncs that's great, since you can eliminate even small amounts of 'drift' and really can get complete accuracy. Not bad for £19.49.

androoski;4430541

These sync in Europe, but won't work with the American system, so when … These sync in Europe, but won't work with the American system, so when you are in the USA t just becomes a normal digital watch. No downside really. .



States on the description this one updates in USA and Japan therefore assume it does. I know some of the other model only work in UK and Europe.

SuperFlyBlues;4430379

All good questions. Difficult to explain in lay terms, but here goes. … All good questions. Difficult to explain in lay terms, but here goes. "Radio Controlled" means the watch is controlled by your radio and which ever channel is on at any given time - Radio 2, Radio 4 or even Radio 1. The watch will tell you when your favourite radio presenters are statistically most likely to be looking at their respective watches - which should remind you to look at your watch (and therefore help you better keep track of time.) "Multi Region 2" - you're right! - it means the watch plays DVDs and with the use of specially adapted digital electrics will help you to watch movies - like 'Star Wars' or 'Jaws' - without needing to know the time first.



LMAO - rep'd!!!

SuperFlyBlues;4430379

All good questions. Difficult to explain in lay terms, but here goes. … All good questions. Difficult to explain in lay terms, but here goes. "Radio Controlled" means the watch is controlled by your radio and which ever channel is on at any given time - Radio 2, Radio 4 or even Radio 1. The watch will tell you when your favourite radio presenters are statistically most likely to be looking at their respective watches - which should remind you to look at your watch (and therefore help you better keep track of time.) "Multi Region 2" - you're right! - it means the watch plays DVDs and with the use of specially adapted digital electrics will help you to watch movies - like 'Star Wars' or 'Jaws' - without needing to know the time first.



It seems to me you don't know the secret of comedy ...

Banned

I have a radio controlled watch.
Accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.
Hm......
Not a lot of good though.
I mean...
What's the use of being at the bus stop at the exact, correct, time, if the driver only has an inacurate, dear Rolex or even cheap, market/boot sale watch?
Does ANY TV prog start on time?
The only real use for this accuracy is being able to tell virtually everyone in my local that their watches are wrong :-\

I like the style of this watch but the blue area in the corner is kinda off putting. It would be nicer looking without that.

Quality retro style - managed to reserve the last one in my local store

Voted hot...

I'm gonna get one. A real watch indeed.

The rectangular case, looks geeky as the watch has no special features other than the wave ceptor.
If this watch had a black lcd with green writing it would look much better.

Banned

blahblahdoh;4430806

It seems to me you don't know the secret of comedy ...



Of course not. It wouldn't be a bleedin' secret then, would it? :whistling:

Looks great for me.

Can anyone tell me if this will display in 24 hour mode?

Just be careful on a lot of these casio watches the date/month location can not be changed. So it will most likely display it in american format (mm/dd) rather than our dd/mm it is quite annoying when you want a quick glimpse...

i take it mobile phones are dumping there clocks on them eh!!
i have not worn a watch for years now,
just drag ya brick out ya pocket ,
not wear one on ya arm!

Gold Feet;4429634

cool just need some white socks



LOL :thumbsup:

What a classic, ugly as sin but oozing retro style.

Every kid wanted one of these at school.......12 years ago!

Good day to day watch, funky and accurate!!

Managed to get one reserved at local!! Heat and rep added, cheers!!
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