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Now, this is a user review, and not technical review or some seller review because I cannot recall and state everything that's working with this watch - in fact, this watch is that intensely technically advanced!
So I saw this in H. Samuel, and what caught my eye was its big double crowns on its right hand side (facing the watch), and dual time - both analogue and digital. There was also a real alternative, which was just entirely analogue but a little bit pricier - £250, whereas this was £225. The model number for that Edifice is: EQW-M710DB-1A1ER, if you want to have a look at the alternative Edifice.
Pros for this, (compared to the alternative model): Dual time - of course, for stop watch, timer and for looking at seconds, digital is more accurate and easier to see.
Cons for this watch: didn't really like the bracelet design, and generally with 3 crowns on the right-hand side, the alternative looks better (to me at least). Having said that I really fancied the idea of having both digital & analogue times, so I choose this.
User experience: this watch is just great - I could wear this to anywhere and everywhere - it is really durable - I've worn this watch since June, and there is still no single scratch anywhere, and I've worn this watch nearly everywhere and all the time - while at work, exercising, at home, etc. You get the idea. The glass is scratch resistant, the bracelet is not prone to scratches or smudges, it's always shining. There's no greater feeling than wearing a watch that looks new everyday.
Radio control & Solar power: now people may have different reasons and opinions of having a watch; fashion, money, arrogance or, in my case (and I hope for majority of the case), for accuracy of time. So I turn to a device that will keep time accurately, and won't let me down (you never know when a battery powered watch will give out - maybe on the way to an important meeting?) Now, to avoid any unfortunate events, this watch is equipped with solar powered cells: will keep going...forever! It will charge when you're out when the sun's shining, and it will keep going on its battery, and even when the power is low: cleverly, when the power is low, the digital turns off and turns on automatically when sun's shining again. Radio controlled means it will receive radio signals for pinpoint accurate timing. Now, this watch is stated to have Muti Band 6 control, which means it will receive radio signals - all over the World. Wonderful huh?
What I love about this watch: I don't normally use the stop watch, or timer functions: in fact don't use alarm functions either, because it isn't loud enough to wake me up. However, the wonderful function is: you have have analogue watch as one time zone, and digital as another: so I have the analogue time as the UK time, and digital time as Korea. This keeps me in check with what my dear mother is doing, and at the same time, won't make me late for work.
Other great functions: water resistant to 100m, and orange LED light. Water resistance - not really a must for me, but then I don't have to worry about it getting damaged if it nears water by accident or purpose. I suppose if you're a swimmer or not a swimmer but enjoys times in water, then you don't need to part with this watch!
LED light - now the illumination on analogue hands, and on numerals are bright enough for me...and for you. It is so efficient that it almost brightens the whole room! Bit dramatic there, but you get the idea - it works brilliantly at night. LED is just there for when you want to press a button I guess. Either way, you won't need to worry about keeping time in complete darkness.
Hourly Chime: one simple function which most digital watch nowadays have, but it's so great for me, as I don't normally keep checking the watch, and a little 'beep' so conveniently lets me know what time it is! (or the fact that time does flow, and I'm not doing one thing forever!)
For technical spec: please see: http://www.casio-europe.com/euro/watch/edifice/ecw-m300edb-1aer/
That should let you know all about the watch.
You can now purchase it for less than £225, and for around £180, you should be able to own this. You'll find a lot of chronograph watches, dual time watches etc, but you won't find the same quality of design, technology and material as this watch has. Guaranteed.
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