The Casio G-Shock Riseman Alti-Therm Atomic Solar
Watch is the latest Casio sports watch with the famous G-Shock
technology that first came out in 1983. In fact, Casio exploded onto
the wristwatch scene back in 1974 when digital watches were invented by
producing the worlds first digital watch with automatic calendar, the
Casiotron watch. It was the first watch to incorporate a digital
automatic calendar function that got rid of the need to reset the
calendar due to variations in the length of the month.
philosophy was to transform the mere timepiece into an information
device by not only displaying the exact time with seconds, minutes,
hours, day of the week, month, a.m. or p.m., but also other functions.
For example, the Data Bank series included a calculator, dictionary,
phonebook, and thermometer functions, and then the Pathfinder series
also included altitude, atmospheric pressure, and compass readings.
The Casio G-Shock Atomic Solar
watch has many innovative features that should satisfy most Casio fans.
Many watches can measures altitude, barometric pressure, and
temperature, but the Casio G-Shock Atomic Solar watch does so
with a unique three layer twin sensor. The G-Shock is again becoming
very popular, more than 25 years after its invention. These watches are
made to be durable and tough to withstand all types of shock, shakes,
and impact; in fact, it was Casio's idea to build a watch that never
breaks instead of a fragile item of jewellery.
Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping
innovative feature is sure to become a standard in the future. The
Atomic timekeeping feature enables the watch to synchronize itself via
calibrated radio signals from up to 6 different atomic clocks around
the world. This means you may never have to adjust the time on your
Tough Solar Power
Solar Power means that you will not have to replace the battery for 20
to 30 years as it gets its energy from the sun and other light sources.
There is a power save mode that works automatically; the watch shuts
down after an hour in the dark, but all the sensors keep on functioning
unless it is kept away from light for an extended period of time. When
the watch encounters light again, it will come out of power save mode.
- Digital-quartz movement
- Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
- A world clock with 29 time zones
- Five daily alarms
- 24hr stopwatch and 24hr countdown
- Water resistant to 660 feet
- Altimeter, barometric pressure, temperature and weather patterns
- Manual memory measurements - capacity of 20 records
it is quite a large watch it is comfortable to wear and quite
unobtrusive. It is ready to go out of the box as you don't have to go
through lengthy setup procedures with time zones and calendars.
Although the Casio G-Shock Atomic Solar
watch is a very versatile instrument with many functions it can be used
as an every day watch. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a compass
- I believe that is the only function that is missing from this classic
Casio D-Shock watch.