Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This is what I got for Father’s day. Also got a coffee cup and mouse pad with the traditional I love you dad thing, but the watch, its pretty cool.
Casio G-Shook Black X Solar Atomic GW2310BD-1
Besides the typical features found in these watches, this one is solar powered and fully charged it can work for 10 months without further exposure to light. I can only imagine being down in a bunker for that long, heck even then you’d be exposed to some indoor light and that charges the watch as well. Its also atomic so it can be set to automatic multi-band atomic timekeeping.
This is a limited edition and, besides looking awesome, it has a gold accent circle in the display, and the wristband is stainless steel, black ion plated. I liked this because I’ve already had several Casio watches that ended up with broken synthetic wristbands, even lost a watch once this way. Seems that due to sun, chlorine or whatever, the wristbands breaks sooner or later.
I also have a Citizen Titanium EcoDrive and it has been working for over 10 years without changing the battery thanks to the solar power. I expect at least twice as much from a rugged G-shock, and its cool not to worry about finding batteries to replace every once in a while, likely ruining the waterproof seal in the process.
Very survival-minded type watch: Tough design, no batteries to replace, no plastic wristband to break and not that shiny or eye catching but still looks nice when you look closely.
Very happy with my Father’s Day gift.