Casio new 200M solar watch

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    Casio new 200M solar watch

    I just saw this at Walmart today. The 200M model is about $34.95. (The link below shows $32.95)
    They also had a smaller 50M model.


    Walmart.com: Casio Men's Rugged Solar Digital Watch: Watches
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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    Cool, I like it. Old school look...

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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    Looks like they've stuck an updated version of the AL-180 module in a new heavy duty 200m case. I like it. The new version of this.



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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    Well, I guess it's been about 45 days since I bought the 50M solar version of this. I haven't worn it yet, just put it in a drawer after setting it up to my personal liking. It's a drawer that I keep partially open most of the time so I figured it would be okay. But I was WRONG.

    It was blank when I checked it this morning. I've been trying to charge it up for a while now. 12:01, no luck. 12:01 again. 12:05, no luck. 12:05 again. It didn't have a power save I guess. Each time I try to take it into change/set to reset the time it goes blank.

    I'll have to treat it more carefully from now on. Give it the energy and light that it requires.
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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    ...just tried it again at 1:05 (It reset itself 1 hour and 5 minutes ago.) Still no luck! Maybe I'll try taking it outside, although it's partially cloudy still.
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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    I just read the manual for the "Batteryless" model. It says that it requires 90 hours of indoor lighting to get back to low charge, 140 for a full charge. I think 60 minutes of outdoor sunlight, and 90 minutes for a full charge.

    I can actually set it while it is receiving light if I do it carefully. But the second it is removed from that light source, it loses all memory.

    I understand this is necessary. But it's more excessive than I realized. I was wanting to wear the watch yesterday. I wish I had known this.
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    Re: Casio new 200M solar watch

    By the way, it simply required REAL sunlight to get working again. Just a FEW MINUTES and DONE. After being in sunlight I couldn't get it to reset again even if I covered it for a while. It was charged for good.

    Today I bought the 200M version and it is AWESOME! Kind of a cross between the 5600 and the DW290 with its all plastic case. Mineral crystal. Perfection!
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