AE1000W-1AVCF World Time Unpacking
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    AE1000W-1AVCF World Time Unpacking

    I've had my eye on this ultra-affordable with cool features for some time now, but couldn't quite warm up to the black-silver US version. I discovered this all-black international (everywhere except US, it seems) variant just the other day and pulled the trigger. Even at nearly double the price of the regular version this stealth version can still be considered a bargain.

    Unboxing happened late last night and looked like this:

    Found this nestled in my mailbox. Had to tear into it on the spot.


    A flatter than usual Casio box


    No wasted space



    Watch mounted on the nifty Casio stand


    A full-size watch


    Delivered in World Time mode with the calendar set for 2010, probably its release year.


    That SEARCH (D) button, in Timekeeping mode will cycle through T2, T3, T4 city times of your choosing.


    World Map is highlighted with the time zone of the currently chosen city. Digital analog face display only shows the T1, Home City time in hours, minutes and seconds.


    The LED side-lighting has a pleasing color and can be adjusted for either a 1 or 3-second duration


    Another cool feature is the 24hr. timer that can be set to the nearest second.

    Here's what Casio has to say about it. A click on Manual PDF in blue will present the watch in detail:




















    AE1000W-1BV


    At A Glance

    From Casio, a leader in wrist technology, comes a new smart power series, featuring multi-mission LCD with LC Analog and 10 Year Battery. Its large case & button design and new 248 segment high density LCD provide a wealth of easy-to-use, easy-to-read information such as a World Time map and analog LC display. Additional features include a 1/100th stopwatch, 24hr countdown timer and 5 alarms.
    • 248-Segment high density LCD with digital analog hand format
    • World Map time zone display
    • Large buttons for easy operation
    Manual



    Manual


    Variations





    Technical Specs




    • 100M Water Resistant
    • LED Light with Afterglow
    • World Time
      31 times zones (48 cities + UTC), daylight saving on/off, home city/world time swapping
    • 5 Alarms (one-time alarm or daily alarm)
    • Hourly Time Signal
    • 1/100 second stopwatch
      Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99"
      Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
    • Countdown Timer
      Measuring unit: 1/10 second
      Input range: 1 second to 24 hours (1-second increments, 1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
    • Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
    • 12/24 Hour Formats
    • Button operation tone on/off
    • Accuracy: +/- 30 seconds per month
    • Battery: CR2025
    • Approx. battery life: 10 years
    • Module: 3198

    Size of case / total weight
    AE1000 48.1 x 43.7 x 13.7mm / 40g
    AE1000D 48.1 x 43.7 x 13.7mm / 96g

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    Re: AE1000W-1AVCF World Time Unpacking

    It's just not perfect because it doesn't say "G-Shock" on the case .
    The black one is MUCH nicer then the gray version.
    Cheers!
    Luciano

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    Re: AE1000W-1AVCF World Time Unpacking

    Congrats! I have the same version. IMO the nicest one of the bunch. Changed the plastic buckle to a steel one however.
    Have fun!

    Cheers, Sedi

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    Re: AE1000W-1AVCF World Time Unpacking

    Thank you guys.

    Let's go through the modes

    Timekeeping



    Mode Press 1: World Time, here set on UTC. Displayed city can be changed in one, eastward direction by pressing (and holding for continuos action) SEARCH (D) button.


    Mode Press 2: Alarms, here showing time signal turned on and set on an hourly interval. SIG above the map confirms ON. Each push of SEARCH (D) takes you to Alarms 1-5 and back to time signal. ALM above the map indicates that at least one alarm is ON.


    Mode Press 3: Countdown Timer, here set on 24hrs. and not running. Ability to set the timer to countdown less than a minute is not too common a feature in Casios. Seems like it's more prevalent in the inexpensive models.


    Mode Press 4: Stopwatch measures elapsed time, split time and two finishes. Haven't really checked this one out yet.



    Mode Press 5: Back to Timekeeping


    Light Press. At 15, 30, 45 and 00 minutes digital analog minute hand display nearly disappears. Another thing hampering good visibility is the too-thick divider frame on the face casting long shadows, obscuring display data. This effect is intentionally minimized in these shots.
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