casio mens watch, 1/2 price, 10 year battery £9.99 @ Argos
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casio mens watch, 1/2 price, 10 year battery £9.99 @ Argos

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Found 22nd Jun 2015
Looking for a cheap everyday watch as the battery died in my last one, and don't want to ruin my nice watch wearing it every day. Found this on Argos. Seems decent , 10 year battery, water resistant to 50 meters. Think its a bargain for under a tenner.
More details from the site:
Water resistant to 50m, this Casio Mens Smart Power LCD Digital Watch is both versatile and durable in its design. Featuring a robust resin strap, stopwatch and an illuminator backlight it is ideal for an active lifestyle and for outdoor use.

Watch features:

White easy to read dial.
Resin case.
Black resin strap.
Quartz movement.
Water resistant to 50m.
Backlight.
Digital display.
Alarm.
Stopwatch.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

49 Comments

Good watch but I found the battery lasted longer than the resin strap.

The usual Argos 'half price' BS..... Its the standard price for this watch.

Barso

Good watch but I found the battery lasted longer than the resin strap.



​My strap just snapped & can't find a cheap replacement

Didn't they used to give these away free with petrol

I got one of these about 10 years ago for £15, the strap fell to pieces after 2 or 3 years. But the watch and battery still work!

have one still going from 2009
replaced it with a gshock since though which could be why....

Bought this same watch from Argos for £7 two years ago. Not a bad watch though.

Barso

Good watch but I found the battery lasted longer than the resin strap.


I'm buying this BECAUSE the strap on my current Casio just broke...

Barso

Good watch but I found the battery lasted longer than the resin strap.


Same here. Strap lasted a year.

Good price regardless.

Anyone know what casio digitals you can use with 20mm nato/zulu straps at all? They'd last forever....

I have this watch, pretty good, strap will eventually break and face prone to scratches as usual, but fine for a tenner

Thanks op! Bought for gym use as my old casio f91w's light button has stopped working...

Cant go wrong. Casio & under £10. I have had two casios with 10 year battery life and believe me they aint exagerating! Heat

Same price on Amazon

Cheaper to buy a new watch than a replacement strap. The strap on my Casio has been replaced twice but the watch itself is still going strong. It's solar powered (charged) and I've had it over 10 years.

salahwrexham

Same here. Strap lasted a year.


And mine! Seems a common theme. It must be 7years old now and has been in a drawer for last 6. Battery still going though.

Good for travelling. Cheap so don't care if it gets lost, broken, stolen, washed, scratched, eaten. The dual time setting allows me glance and see the time at home without having to add the time zone difference (cos I'm lazy and crap at Math).

Does this have a countdown timer? Like if i'm boiling eggs and need a quick timer, can this do that?

Banned

Love a Casio!

shak

Does this have a countdown timer? Like if i'm boiling eggs and need a … Does this have a countdown timer? Like if i'm boiling eggs and need a quick timer, can this do that?


It has a stop watch

uote=marlovian]Same price on Amazon[/quote]
Its £17.93 in Amazon

amazon.co.uk/Cas…246

The plastic straps always break first on Casio watches in my experience, and you can't replace them. So the 10 year battery claim will never be tested. The straps are engineered to break in month 13, so that you can't claim under the guarantee. Casio need to sort this out!!! (Not that I'm bitter, or anything..). COLD by the way.

Good holiday watch for swimming! Then put aside until next year with your other beach gadgets... Then it might last few holidays.

kkthomask

uote=marlovian]Same price on Amazon

Its £17.93 in Amazonamazon.co.uk/Cas…246[/quote]




Try looking to the right of the page, at other sellers, its £9.99 from Amazon.

£10 Casio and ten years battery life, or £350 Apple watch for one day battery life....decision decision

Biker Jeff

Its £17.93 in … Its £17.93 in Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-W-96H-1AVES-Resin-Digital-Watch/dp/B000LCSM3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435011000&sr=8-1&keywords=4971850437246


Try looking to the right of the page, at other sellers, its £9.99 from Amazon.[/quote]

Never buy a watch online from "other sellers". Fakes everywhere.

Casio straps are lousy.

If you leave the watch for any period of time, or leave it in sunlight for less (solar), they become the same stuctural integrity of orange peel & rip. Another Casio watch problem is "metal" watches that are actually plastic where the body & strap join, covered with what is best described as a cheap metallic coating.

The resin straps are fine if your watch is the type that can be replaced by another, but useless if the strap makes up part of the watch. I have Casio "blood pressure", "triple sensor", & "altimeter" watches now without straps, over £300 of junk basically. Add in another £100 for a solar waveceptor with a 1cm grey plastic stripe at each side of the case. The first three were bought about one a year apart until I realised the build quality was rubbish, the waveceptor then bought later as I thought "metal" watches would get round the problem.

Biker Jeff

Its £17.93 in … Its £17.93 in Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-W-96H-1AVES-Resin-Digital-Watch/dp/B000LCSM3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435011000&sr=8-1&keywords=4971850437246


Try looking to the right of the page, at other sellers, its £9.99 from Amazon.[/quote]
Just blame my 'man's eye'

I agree with other people - Casio resin straps on their low-end watches are abysmal. I had a couple break on a 30 quid Wave Ceptor so I switched to the metal-strapped version and one of those broke too! Although I loved the WV58DU-1AVEF (best sub-30 quid watch anywhere, IMHO), I got a bit fed up with the strap failures and decided to go up-market in the Casio range.

Wanted radio-controlled and solar (neither of which the 10 quid watch here has - lack of radio control in particular makes any watch without it an immediate thumbs down for me), so went for a Pro Trek (under 120 quid after Quidco tracking and voucher code). Yep, has a resin strap, but crucially is replaceable (25 quid for replacements, but you can put pretty well any standard strap on it).

BTW, with the Pro Trek, I carefully studied the warranty and although there's a 2-year guarantee, it barely covers anything! The case, strap, glass face and even the (recharageable) battery are *not* covered by the warranty, which I'm not sure they could get away with if any of them were shipped with defects. It appears that only an electronic failure inside the watch is actual grounds for a replacement or refund!


Edited by: "rkl" 23rd Jun 2015

Bargain watch. But WATCH out for visible screen defect if looking at the watch through polarised sunspecs. Previous Casio was unaffected by this. Otherwise great value.

Got this watch for £15 a 3-4 years ago and it's still going strong. Good value at £10.

Every resin watch strap I've had broke after less than 2 years. Better getting one with a metal bracelet, they last for years and years.

This is a good price for this watch though, but be prepared to have to buy another one or upwards of a tenner for a new strap in a year or so.

Paid a tenner for this (well those "shop to" vouchers I get from work's welfare every Xmas anyway) from Argos at Christmas for work. Good decent cheap watch
Actually wearing it at moment. Face isn't overlarge as with many - has the odd paint scrape on face, wonder how that happens ? Never feel it scrapes against anything but always gets them !
Edited by: "PhilK" 23rd Jun 2015

Is it easy to play the piano on the small screen?

Cold - not Apple






(Kidding!!)

Anyone got a deal for a cheaper watch? Don't want to ruin this one by wearing it.

Does it beep on the hour, if not then I'm out..

£2.19 to put a 3 year all singing all dancing warranty on it, that covers the strap breaking and anything else. Offered when purchasing one in Argos today.
Straight exchange if anything happens during the 3 years.

I reserved this but at the last minute, I veered off and spent £60 on a G-Shock instead

£19.99 now. ****
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