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    Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    I was in a Target store and saw this Casio watch. It does not appear on Target's website, and it's not on Casio's, either. I called Casio and they didn't know anything about it.

    Model WL-500-1A

    I did a search and it appears to be Russian!

    Odd...
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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Seems to be an older watch.
    http://www.larrybiggs.net/scwf/index...&id=1058171822
    Still can be found on ebay.

    Not bad functions. If they dropped graphics on top in favor of bigger day/date font, that would be even better. How much was it?
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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    It has larger digits than any G-Shock...

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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    I rather like it.

    The manual is attached for those interested.
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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    I rather like it.

    The manual is attached for those interested.
    Thanks. I might buy one today. It has a 24-hour countdown timer, as opposed to the 60-minute one on my G2800. The only thing that makes me nervous is that the crystal is surface-mounted - not recessed. I guess I have to be careful not to scratch it.

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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Quote Originally Posted by jbc6 View Post
    Thanks. I might buy one today. It has a 24-hour countdown timer, as opposed to the 60-minute one on my G2800. The only thing that makes me nervous is that the crystal is surface-mounted - not recessed. I guess I have to be careful not to scratch it.
    And possibly acrylic rather than mineral crystal, although I didn't see any information about the crystal.
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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Quote Originally Posted by eurocopter View Post
    Seems to be an older watch.
    http://www.larrybiggs.net/scwf/index...&id=1058171822
    Still can be found on ebay.

    Not bad functions. If they dropped graphics on top in favor of bigger day/date font, that would be even better. How much was it?
    Good point. It was $35.00.

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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Holy cow!
    It's solar powered!!!


    Casio WL500-1AV
    Brand new in original packaging "Casio Digital" solar powered watch with a black resin strap. Manufacturers suggested retail of $39.95.
    100M Water Resistant
    LED backlight
    Full auto LED light afterglow
    Solar powered
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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Just saw this one at Target today. I read this thread earlier in the day and was interested-- after seeing in the flesh (er, plastic) i was not impressed. All I can offer is that it "looked better in the picture"


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    Re: Strange Casio Solar - Not G

    Quote Originally Posted by Valaker View Post
    Just saw this one at Target today. I read this thread earlier in the day and was interested-- after seeing in the flesh (er, plastic) i was not impressed. All I can offer is that it "looked better in the picture"
    I agree. I bought one and am taking it back. The display is small, and the day/date font is tiny.

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