I don't post here often, but the experts on this forum can probably best answer this one. I have two of the older model atomic / solar models (GW300 I think, see pic below). After about 4 years one of them had a problem staying charged, then just died completey. I sent it in to Casio get fixed, thinking that there was some major problem. They called and said it needed a new battery, and even though they are recharged by the solar capacitor, eventually they run out of juice and need to be replaced. Now...my DW5600 that I bought in the early 1990's had a 10 year battery that actually lasted almost 10 years(and I wore it alot back then). So what is the advantage to the solar? Did I just get a bad one that is the exception? If so, what should the average life of a solar battery be?
BTW, thanks to some advice from Sjors, I scored a MB Frogman that should be in tomorrow.