This relatively new (late October 2014 non-US release), red WV-M200-4AJF is a variation of the black and the blue versions, originally released back in 2009, when a few Multiband 5, non-solars still roamed the earth. This WVM200 lineup, which also includes an attractive silver bracelet variant, somehow lost its Multiband 5 capability on its presumably arduous journey over to the New World, the US versions are 2-band Wave Ceptors.
This red one caught my eye on its release a little over a year ago, but the small date display and the limited, 60-minute timer and stopwatch gave me enough ammunition to resist a purchase until the beginning of this month when I finally pulled the trigger at US Amazon Marketplace Japanese seller Best Treasure.
There's a lot to like about this piece. It has 20-bar WR, G-Shock design cues wrapped around a bit more sensibly sized, comparatively thinner package. It looks bold and cheerful in red and silver. These attributes together with the Multiband 5 make for a cool everyday and travel companion. Oh and the affordability doesn't hurt it one bit either.
This one took its merry time to get to me through regular Japan Post last week and then I in turn took my own merry time ('tis the season, I suppose) to open it and take these shots today.
Some 3 weeks in the air! I'm surprised the plane didn't stall flying at such a stately speed.
Brown paper the watch box was wrapped in gave me the idea to incorporate in this shoot the colored paper from my Secret Santa gift package
And there's the watch box to add its own, serendipitous colors to the scene
Folded manual scroll in Japanese for module 3139
Red coming through
The Crumple Jumble!
Yes! Looking even better than I'd imagined
Kinda like a Ferrari for the wrist
Streamlined, sinewy, purposeful.
Last minute or two of the year 2015, Tokyo time, 14 hours ahead of EST
Happy New Year, Japan! Without even a second's delay, the watch has dutifully gone on a fruitless search for the Japan radio signal
The back view
Metal brushed and polished finish
...Looks rich and clean
A sunlit parting shot
Couldn't have bought a better Christmas gift for myself is what I think of this one. Loving it!
Happy New y'all, hope you enjoyed this.
Here's Casio Europe's page on this:
An electro-luminescent panel causes the entire face to glow for easy reading.
Radio signal receiver (EU, USA, Japan)
In Europe or North America, in many parts of Canada and Central America or Japan - once the watch has been set to the local time zone, it receives the relevant signal ensuring that it always shows the exact time. In many countries the summer and winter time is also shown automatically.
World time function
Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world.
Stopwatch function - 1/100 sec. - 1 hour
Elapsed time, split time and final time are measured with 1/100-sec accuracy. The watch can measure times of up to 1 hour.
Timer - 1/1 min. - 1 hour
For fans of precision: the countdown timers help you to remember specific or recurring events by giving off an audible signal at a preset time. The time can be set to the nearest minute and up to 1 hour in advance.
The daily alarm reminds you of events that recur every day, by emitting an audible signal at the set time.
The name of the day can be displayed in different languages.
Button tones on/off
The button tones for using the mode button can be turned off. This means that the watch no longer beeps when switching from one function to another. Preset alarm or countdown timers remain active when the button tones are deactivated.
Once set, the automatic calendar always displays the correct date.
Times can be displayed in either a 12-hour or 24-hour format.
The tough mineral glass resists scratching.
Stainless steel resin case Resin band
Synthetic resin is the ideal material for wrist straps thanks to its extremely durable and flexible properties.
3 Years - 1 Battery
The battery supplies the watch with sufficient energy for approx. three years.
Water resistance classification (20 bar)
Perfect for free diving without scuba gear: the watch is water resistant to 20 bar / 200 metres. The metres value does not relate to a diving depth but to the air pressure used in the course of the water resistance test. (ISO 22810)
Type of battery
approx. 52,2mm x 47,7mm x 15,2mm (H x W x D)
approx. 58 g
Availability of models and/or lineups may differ depending on the country or region.
Technical amendments and errors excepted. The sizes in figures do not correspond to the original sizes.
The colours may differ slightly from the original.