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    Hi Guys I'm new and n00b...I've found this great forum by "googling" the same question that titles this topic.

    I came from a PHYS STR-400 and I love vibrating alarm that has saved me a lot of time while I was sleeping in some hostels. Now the PHYS has gone.

    So i wanted a watch that has the vibrating alarm function but i was also attracted by atomic time keeping and solar power... so the perfect match was the GW-400 / GW-410 but from what I've read it does not work in europe. This because GErmany atomic clock tramsmitts in 77.5 KHz freq...but i know that England uses 60 KHz freq like USA so maybe should it work??? using England time and setting +2 hours on the clock???

    On the other choice we have the GW9200 which I do like alot! but it doesn't have the vibrating alarm...
    So do exist a watch with atomic timekeeping that works in europe and that has the vibrator??? Maybe in Pathfinder catalog..or maybe other brands???

    Any suggest well accepted!!


    Thanks in advance guys.

    P.S: sorry for my very BAD english..I'm italian

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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    Welcome to the forum!

    I'm afraid the GW-400 won't work in Europe. The USA and UK frequencies may be the same but the signal is coded differently.

    Vibrating alarms are quite rare on G-Shocks, and I can't think of a model that has both atomic sync and a vibrating alarm.

    And your English is very good.
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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    Hi thanks for your reply!!!!!!
    I think i should accept to resign myself...and buy a GW-400/410 and disable atomic timekeeping to save more battery...is that possible?!?!?

    Thanks AGAIN!!!

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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBo View Post
    Hi thanks for your reply!!!!!!
    I think i should accept to resign myself...and buy a GW-400/410 and disable atomic timekeeping to save more battery...is that possible?!?!?

    Thanks AGAIN!!!
    You can disable the auto syncing to the atomic signal on some of my 'G's but not all.

    If you are manually setting the time then I suppose you could set your home city to one that is not covered by the atomic signal and that should stop the watch seeking the signal.

    Mitch

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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    THank you Mitch and thank you TRIbe!!
    So i think that Rome should be the one that fits your description...hope Rome is listed in the watch's cities...

    Thanks again

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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    I'm pretty sure you can disable the atomic sync in the GW-400, but someone will be along to confirm that. Member 'Bluegum' will know for sure - he's probably our leading GW-400 enthusiast!
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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    Yes, on the GW-400 you can disable atomic syncing. The watch uses module 2931, and the manual can be found here in english. Per page 5 of the online manual, you can set the auto sync feature on or off.



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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    Yeah Topher...I really feel Casio dropped the ball on the GW400 model re colours and availability. I had to get mine from Yahoo Japan, and they're typically hard to get LE's except the black model. Casio could have created a loyal following with these like they did with the Frog.

    Re the syncing. I don't think you need to do anything more than set it to a European city since all of those cities are not included in this model's syncing program; only US and Japanese cities are.

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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    The G7500 also has a vibration alarm, at a much lower cost than the GW400. Do you really need the atomic function?
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    Re: A GW-400 that works in Europe or a GW-9200 that as vibration alarm?

    I would be very happy if Casio released a GW-400 update with Multiband 6, a Fahrenheit option, and more colors. It's close to the perfect G-Shock for me, but it's never been very popular. I'm curious to see what happens to this model.

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