Well the ones i've had have a backlight which doesn't illuminate anything properly and the colour of the hands dials and minute/hour markers are the same which in some poitions they're almost impossible to head in daylight
Looks like a standard/usual dial from Casio? the dial and hand should illuminate at night
Perfect was looking for an everyday watch, cheers 0ptix
A photo of this watch I came across on Reddit just now :)
Get a smart watch
I have been into watches for about 7-8 years or so. When the fitness bands came out I would wear one as well. Started out with a Mi Band 2 I think? Then I moved onto an Amazfit Bip. But to be honest I always felt like a bit of a bell end wearing two watches. The Bip finally bit the dust and I didn't bother getting another. I don't miss it. It's kinda nice just to look with my eyes, when I feel the need, to see what notifications I have instead of my wrist buzzing all the time. My phone is always on total silent (out of habit) and I'll only ever turn volume/vibration on if I am expecting some very important call. Otherwise, it'll generally wait.
Genuine question, I stopped wearing a watch for the last 2/3 years in favour of my mi band/smart band. I want to wear a cool watch like this G-Shock again, do people still wear their smart bands on the wrist (or other wrist)???
Picked this up recently for more than this and it's a decent watch. Very light (compared to a similar sized G-Shock) and clear to read. Bargain at this price. Heat.
"5 alarm chilli eh?" £30 for a solar Casio... incredibly good value.
You may trigger an anti terrorism alert there!
We never have complete darkness, though, even in winter. My solar G-Shock would occasionally get low in winter if I have been in the office more with long sleeves, plus my work switched to energy efficient lights that aren't as good at solar charging. I would just leave it sat in the south facing window for a day or so if it did need it. However, that is a are G with snake solar cell, whereas this looks to have a decent sized one with that analogue display, so may not be an issue at all.
That's cos they've degraded the quality of the normal ones! (y) I was once in a swimming pool wearing my Casio watch, metal bezel with screws. > What's that shiny thing on bottom of pool? > Be diving to get it > "Looks like it's off a watch or something.." > Be puzzled > Look at my watch > Be no bezel The bezel was glued on (poorly), and watch had screws with the same head diameter as the holes in the bezel! (fierce) Great design.
Go on YouTube wland watch the tests that they do to normal casios and g shock. There's a massive difference
To demonstrate the strength of my £10 Casio watch in the 90's I slammed it face first onto a solid wooden 'science' bench. No damage as they're inherently strong. Calling it "G-Shock" is just marketing, it's no stronger than any other watch using the same tech. It just appeals to people that have to have words on their stuff like "SuperDry" etc. (y)
Thanks for that, I've been after a green map version for some time. I also picked up an ae-1300 while I was at it. Oh yeah, there's a 5% discount code too "Greatwatches"
Sorry, I saw this comment when I woke up yesterday and forgot to reply. I'm not sure it's rare exactly, just not as widely sold online for us in the UK for some reason. Dx dot com (deal extreme) used to sell the AE-1200WH-1B for a decent price, but not any more. Great Watches has it for £26.50 + Free Shipping (not purchased from there myself, but saw a HUKDer recommend them, can't remember who). https://www.greatwatches.co.uk/products/casio-ae-1200wh-1bv-world-time-4-time-zones-5-alarms-watch Mentioned on Reddit as well. There used to be a few foreign sellers on ebay of this watch for slightly less, but I think Brexit has taken care of those.
How do I get the slightly rarer edition
Amazon reviewers' photos suggest it'll be the one from the Casio link above (resin strap, with the red font).The gold display/green world map AE-1200WH-1B (though though Casio call it -1BV) seems a bit harder to find in the UK for a cheap price. That's the one I think looks the most retro looking.
I got the stainless steel strap, silver, one what must be 9 years ago... still in the original battery.... Just for use as a pill alarm: those 5 alarms a day are hard to come by in a watch. It's not smart - it just reliably sounds the alarm when expected and keeps good time. The only pain is that it is so easy to hit the "mode" button, accidentally. So I've done the odd panic rush towards the front door - the display having switched to something which just happens to be 30 minutes or so after the current time, without me noticing. Or an hour after. Or two hours before. The display, I could live without. Very easily live without. There's a tiny World Map - presumably just because it seemed a good idea at the time. What I'm supposed to do with the round dial. you might know - for me, it's too small to read and the horizontal and vertical black lines don't help. But those 5 daily alarms... If you need daily alarms, what else will do the job, for so long and so reliably?
Bought one for a tenner a couple of years back. Great watch for the price. Wear it when I’m out on my bike (y)
Got 2 last year, they are ok for the money but nothing more than a plastic kids watch, they are no doubt a good buy at A tenner as they where last year.
These are rarely above £15. I bought one a couple of years ago and as much as I love Casio I really didn't like it and took it back after a fortnight. It feels like a toy watch.
Yep me too, love the watch for the price ( I got it at £9.99 deal too) I had bought it for work as am a builder. But liked it so much got another one to wear normally.
I got it at this price years ago. It simply refuses to die despite having spent heaps of time underwater. The batteries are easy to replace yourself and the strap is plenty big enough (I'm 6'2). Can't go wrong at this price if you want a working watch. I've many others, better arguably, but this one spends the most time on my wrist.
Will support BT 4.0 when they push the latest software update apparently.
I have the slightly better version F-105W as I cannot stand the pathetic backlight of F-91W. It brings back fond childhood memories however I think that the strap quality and length was better back then. That said, I wear it almost every day and I only wear my nicer Citizen watch when I leave the house. Added bonus is that I am not afraid to give it to my 3yo daughter every now and then when she wants to play with it.
... Incidentally, these have to be the SAS of the cheap watch world? Mines been through the ringer and still going strong!
Yeah I’m sure I’ve the trolley collectors wearing children’s Casios too (y)
Or 27.22% on TopCashBack - so use that and get this for under £100! Not sure why no-one else has pointed this out. 10% off G-shock.co.uk is never actually a good deal. (Regardless of the Tough solar, MB6, "it looks like a 99p watch" etc etc.)
24% quidco and they’ve paid out for my last three orders when using a code. If you don’t want to chance it with a code and just quidco this comes out around £106. Go with the code and quidco and it’s £94
Great first post @meerkatseverywhere heat added! (y)
My 50p garden lights have solar...radio controlled? Wheres the wheels? :)
It's not about that. It has solar and it's a radio controlled, that's the reason why it's at that price.
No Ill admit I haven’t seen one in the flesh, am happy to stand corrected though if I do. I know it’s called a ‘classic’shape, but I just don’t get the whole ‘square’ shape thing myself. (BTW my only watch is a G shock Solar Mulitband but a ‘round’ one- each to their own.)
Ah, but you didn't mention price as part of the equation, initially. I also assume you haven't seen one in the flesh, let alone use one...
Don't worry about the title. The model reference (B5600BC-1BER) is on a composite bracelet. You can also see it in the product photos and the photos in peoples reviews.
Mine is showing £119.50 Mens Digital Quartz Watch with Resin Strap GW-B5600BC-1BER it's not showing the composite bracelet ;(