My first unboxing and review.
I was looking for a new Diver style watch. My criteria was that it had to have alarms. I needed a minimum of two alarms, but more is better. I wanted a long CDT with repeat and STW as well. Somehow my Orange Monster, although great, was coming up short on those features.
After trolling ebay, Amazon, and Google for old WUS threads, I came across a post from Sedi about his AM-707 and similar models. I looked up the models he named and liked what I saw in the AMW-710-1AV. There are other colors of this model, black (mine) with resin strap, black with stainless steel band and a white faced blue bezel with white resin and a blue bezel blue face on stainless.
The watch is all polished stainless steel, find that in a G for $43.00 and has a long strap.
The features are great: 3 alarms and hourly signal, alarm 1 can be a snooze or daily, the other two are just daily alarms, it. A 24 STW, 24 CDT with auto repeat! Moon/tide phase not needed but nice to have. Dual time can be set to ANY time you want. It is not driven by the main time, it's my first watch that does that. Also time zones are on the half hour. Current time shown in all modes due to analog hands. Current time is shown in CDT on lcd when in use, but not in STW on the lcd.
The watch has serious heft to it at 91 grams. The stainless case is mirror polished and very good looking.
Now the cons.
Typical Casio Lume; weak. It has one of the smallest lcd screens I've seen (Sedi, you were right about that). The lcd is NOT illuminated but dual led's at 3 and 9 light up the analog hands very well. You will not be able to use the lcd screen in the dark. Other than Cal.45 (military) I do not know who would. The analog hands do not auto adjust like the AQS 810/810 when you set digital time but it does sync up when you adjust the hands. Also adjusting the hands is agonizingly SLOW. But that will only be done 2x per year! The hands also do not go counter-clockwise like the 800/810 series when time setting is being performed.
Overall I am happy with the watch. I kind of has a analog G-Lide theme to it, basically the same feature set, but in an analog format.
So without further fanfare, it arrived today.
This picture was posted already in WRUW this afternoon as a teaser.
Packaged pretty good
I'm so used to black boxes from Casio I was surprised the box was white. Model and module numbers
Brand spanking new
Different watch stand
Still has the protective film on the crystal, BTW it's mineral glass
She's coming along nicely so far.
The underside of the strap carried the watch face theme of "waves" nicely.
The strap and lugs integrate nicely together.
Watch case back. All stainless steel!
Top down view. A very three dimensional watch face.
And Wrist shot. Notice the wave theme on the face that carries over to the strap underside. The lcd screen looks weak but it is not.
How it sits on the wrist.
Buckle and strap
Blurry shot I know but I wanted to show how the crystal is flat with the bezel. No protection, but it's not a G.
Attempted lume shot. It's a bad photo I know.
Comparison photos of some watches for size
With my MTD-1010
Blurry (sorry) photo of the 710 and my 270
Let me know what you think.
Have a great day,