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    What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    Hello
    If i buy a new frogman ,what will be the life time of the solar rechargable battery before it needs to be replaced ?

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    Re: What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    Probably 15 years or more as long as you don't let the battery charge go dead. Keep it charged on Medium or High.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryK30 View Post
    Probably 15 years or more as long as you don't let the battery charge go dead. Keep it charged on Medium or High.
    Great to hear that.
    Someone told me 5 years and i was disappointed

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    Re: What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    Probably at least 15 years, nobody really knows as the original Tough Solar Raysman are only about 18 years old and still going strong on original battery. For all we know, they may last forever.

    I have dozens of solar watches and have never yet replaced a battery. They all work perfectly at full charge.
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    That's the reason Casio should *only* make solar watches and ditch battery powered watches, i heard numerous stories about watches dying because water entered the watch after the battery was replaced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by watchw View Post
    That's the reason Casio should *only* make solar watches and ditch battery powered watches, i heard numerous stories about watches dying because water entered the watch after the battery was replaced...
    I disagree, I like having both available. Casio makes some really good solar watches but they're not perfect and at the end of the day it's still another function that could fail. I find regular batteries more reliable.
    Solar watches are also slightly more expensive (not a fan of the cheaper ones tbh) and you can't always pop them in a drawer, forget about them for a year and slap then back on your wrist immediately.

    If the battery is correctly changed, the gasket replaced if need be and water resistance properly tested, you're good to go. You just have to find some place you trust or do it yourself.
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    I like the 'forever' prediction! I have a couple of Citizen solar watches, nearly 20 years old, and still registering on 'high'. Every solar Casio I have is still on 'high', and the oldest is now on 15 years old...
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    Re: What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    If I get anymore G Shocks, they will only be Solar and Wavereceptor.
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    Re: What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by MainePorsche View Post
    If I get anymore G Shocks, they will only be Solar and Wavereceptor.
    Why wouldn’t I...(not a question)
    This. Both functions are so natural on their own right.

    I think Casio tested the water with GG-1000 and GN-1000 if it is worthwhile to let these features go in favour of a more affordable price. I have no info on how this turned out, but any non-solar, non-multiband G watch is lost on me now.

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    Re: What is the life time of the solar rechargable battery in the new frogman?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miklos86 View Post
    This. Both functions are so natural on their own right.

    I think Casio tested the water with GG-1000 and GN-1000 if it is worthwhile to let these features go in favour of a more affordable price. I have no info on how this turned out, but any non-solar, non-multiband G watch is lost on me now.

    I like the looks of the GG-1000 but I wont get one primarily because no multiband/solar. Plus they are usually priced at more then the "standard" Rangeman. That bit just baffles me.
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