Casio Gents Wave Ceptor Radio Controlled Combi Watch £24.44 (Half price was £48.88) @ Argos reserve and collect
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Casio Gents Wave Ceptor Radio Controlled Combi Watch £24.44 (Half price was £48.88) @ Argos reserve and collect

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Found 30th May 2009Made hot 31st May 2009
Great price and a great watch, near perfect reviews from 16 customers, radio controlled,

* Quartz.

* Combination, analogue/digital.

* Black dial.

* Round case.

* Black resin strap.

* Light reflective hands.

* 1/100th second stopwatch.

* Illuminator.

* Date.

* 5 alarms (one with snooze function).

* Dual region coverage (UK and most of mainland Europe).

* World time.

* Date alert.

* Time recorder.

* Water resistant to 50 metres.

* Gift boxed.

* Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

28 Comments

Original Poster

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I like the Waveceptor watches but something to beware of is that the black resin straps have an average lifespan of about 18 months before they disintegrate. The straps are specific to each type of watch and you cannot use a generic watch strap so you're stuck with paying Casio about £12 for a new strap.

TrevorPH;5357457

I like the Waveceptor watches but something to beware of is that the … I like the Waveceptor watches but something to beware of is that the black resin straps have an average lifespan of about 18 months before they disintegrate. The straps are specific to each type of watch and you cannot use a generic watch strap so you're stuck with paying Casio about £12 for a new strap.



I can confirm that. I've have two Casio watches, neither have lasted longer than 2 years with the straps being the cause of failure each time.

Ther is an upside though, as The Daily Mail has pointed out. All goods now have a 2 year warrantee courtesy of the EEC, so the watch can be returned for repair, and a new strap fitted, or the whole watch replaced. Just make sure you keep your receipts.

Heat added. Reserved - thanks

Yup - strap failed on mine the other day after around 20 months.

Just bought it and quite pleased with it. The strap is quite better than I have had in the past and may be CASIO have listened to their customers. The watch is quite chunky and manly. The dial is good looking and for the price it is simply a bargain! I love it!

thanks, could do with a watch like this for work.

they dont have any in my local stores, can i go in and ask them for another store to send them one?

.... i am sure i have done that in the past.

ok im a bit slow here but what does Radio Controlled mean, as in what is controlled

oggie223;5363209

ok im a bit slow here but what does Radio Controlled mean, as in what is … ok im a bit slow here but what does Radio Controlled mean, as in what is controlled



I believe this means that you don't need to set the time, its sets itself by using radio controlled signals, i have an alarm clock that does this... its pretty cool... especially if you are like me and forget to put the clocks back or forward :thumbsup:

TrevorPH;5357457

I like the Waveceptor watches but something to beware of is that the … I like the Waveceptor watches but something to beware of is that the black resin straps have an average lifespan of about 18 months before they disintegrate. The straps are specific to each type of watch and you cannot use a generic watch strap so you're stuck with paying Casio about £12 for a new strap.



gazjon;5362136

I can confirm that. I've have two Casio watches, neither have lasted … I can confirm that. I've have two Casio watches, neither have lasted longer than 2 years with the straps being the cause of failure each time. Ther is an upside though, as The Daily Mail has pointed out. All goods now have a 2 year warrantee courtesy of the EEC, so the watch can be returned for repair, and a new strap fitted, or the whole watch replaced. Just make sure you keep your receipts.



I have three Casios with the plastic straps. Exactly the same happened.

I also have the all metal (looking) solar version of this watch, and some that appears metal is actually silverised plastic.

Its a great watch as it changes its time when the clocks change - but its a pity the build quality means its likely to fall apart in less than the time a normal watch might need its battery replaced.


oggie223;5363209

ok im a bit slow here but what does Radio Controlled mean, as in what is … ok im a bit slow here but what does Radio Controlled mean, as in what is controlled



There is a mask in Cumbria - that used to be in Rugby - and it transmits the time to the UK. The watch is controlled by this as well as working like a normal watch - and its time is adjusted each night about 1, 2 and 3 o'clock - so at least one will work.

It means your watch changes time on its own when the clocks change.

The only downside is the sweep second hand stops working while this happens - so you could not time anything over that period which can last up to about 2 mins on each of the hours mentioned during the night.

One last thing - is my watch has a dedicated metal strap that could not be replaced - and the one here too seems to be a non standard strap - so no chance of shoving on a velco Gul one.

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PADMIESTA;5363289

I believe this means that you don't need to set the time, its sets itself … I believe this means that you don't need to set the time, its sets itself by using radio controlled signals, i have an alarm clock that does this... its pretty cool... especially if you are like me and forget to put the clocks back or forward :thumbsup:






There is a mask in Cumbria - that used to be in Rugby - and it transmits the time to the UK. The watch is controlled by this as well as working like a normal watch - and its time is adjusted each night about 1, 2 and 3 o'clock - so at least one will work.

It means your watch changes time on its own when the clocks change.

The only downside is the sweep second hand stops working while this happens - so you could not time anything over that period which can last up to about 2 mins on each of the hours mentioned during the night.

One last thing - is my watch has a dedicated metal strap that could not be replaced - and the one here too seems to be a non standard strap - so no chance of shoving on a velco Gul one.[/QUOTE]


Thanks guys

I've voted cold, because for £25 I want a watch that will last more than 18 months before I have to replace the strap ( and buy it from Casio)

I gave up with resin straps a few years ago, bought the square face waveceptor with stainless steel strap that Argos had about 18 months for around the same price, no problems so far and good to have an accurate watch that doesn't lose any time!

I've got the titanium waveceptor which is over 6 years old now - buy cheap, buy dear as the saying goes...

My son had a resin strap on his that failed - as far as I can recall, Casio asked for a standard repair charge of about £30. What came back, however, was a brand-spanking new watch.

Although the technology is very clever these watches are very cheaply made the case is painted plastic and the strap is of poor quality, I would recommend paying extra for a full stainless steel watch ie one from the battery free citizen eco drive range. I have been wearing the same one nearly every day for over 4 years and it still looks like new and keeps perfect time.

ibiza;5363304

The only downside is the sweep second hand stops working while this … The only downside is the sweep second hand stops working while this happens - so you could not time anything over that period which can last up to about 2 mins on each of the hours mentioned during the night..

I've got a Wave Ceptor and I've lost count of the number of times that I was timing something with the second hand of my watch at exactly 1, 2 or 3am in the morning, just for the second hand to stop for a couple of minutes while the watch acquired the time signal! ;-)

I can't recommend Wave Ceptors highly enough. Most of my family now have them. No more adjusting the time and the assurance that, when someone is looking for the correct time, you can pretty much guarantee that the time on your watch is as accurate as it gets!

ditto wave ceptors are brilliant....although the G-shock versions are better imho...

I picked up a stainless steel WVQ-140DE-7BER ]http//ww…ns/ about a year and a half ago from a local watch shop for £35; seems they went as low as about £30 before they were discontinued.

Very happy with it since then, and - touch wood - I've even managed to avoid scratching the glass!

Batteries? Straps? I'm still wearing the Omega Speedmaster every day that I bought in 1966. Still have the receipt. Have to wind it up, of course, no big deal. Reset the time a few secs every month or so. Buy cheap, buy twice.

You can get a digital Casio Wave Ceptor with stainless steel case and strap for £28.71 + p&p.
Go to [url]www.timegentlemenplease.co.uk[/url] and enter Casio Digital Wave Ceptor in the search box and it should be the first item that comes up.

voted hot. nice find.

reserved last night,bought this morning,wearing now,quite a chunky looking number,been looking for a cheapish one for a while,not allowed to wear my Festina unless surrounded by bodyguards,nice find,H&R added

I had to buy a new strap immediately for mine (I'm a big and tall and have xxl-sized wrists so standard straps don't fit). A local watch shop sourced me an x-large leather strap for about £5.
These watches are routinely sold for about £25.

I live in Cornwall and so I don't want a watch that's accurate to GMT! That would mean I would be on time for everything and left waiting around for hours!

I generally adjust mine when it gets dark before lunchtime, then I know there's a problem!

Great Find .... Reserved and will have a look before I buy it

Had my Waveceptor for more than 5 years and still going strong. Never had to replace the strap or batteries and I know the time is always going to be accurate. I wear the work daily at work and frequently comes into rough and tumbles.
Wouldnt hestiate in buying a waveceptor again. I bought the 100 pound one which is probably why its lasted so long. A bit heat added|!!:-D
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