Reviews and Problems with Casio AW-81-1A1VEF Illuminator Combi Watch
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Casio AW-81-1A1VEF Illuminator Combi Watch
george3724, REVIEW STREAM
9 December 2010
Excerpt: This Casio watch is one of the best in terms of practicality. It usually costs around $15 and comes with nearly every feature you can think of. It has both analog and digital timekeeping capabilities. The analog hands even glow in the dark. But if that’s not enough, there is indeed a light, making the watch live up to its name of “Illuminator”. The digital part of the watch can switch between a 12 hour mode and a 24 hour mode.
Summary: This item was purchased to meet a requirement for a watch with an analogue display together with sensibly large day/date and perpetual calendar. In this respect this Casio performs excellently, however the "Illuminator" display is very disappointing and should your main requirement be for this function then it may be better to look elsewhere. I have an elderly Timex "Indiglo" which has a far superior backlit dial.
Summary: Bought as Xmas present for my father, it is exactly what he wanted, a dual display analogue and digital watch, at a sensible price. Probably too many features (Never use stopwatch, notes feature for example) but overall very good. Have had 4 Casio dual displays previously, the watch never stops but the case or strap breaks after 2-3 years, but at £5 a year that's cheap timekeeping.
Summary: The main reason I purchased this watch was for the additional length of the strap. It is slightly larger than normal but overall well proportioned and it does exactly what it says on the tin. It is the second of this type that I have purchased and will be the third if still available when i have to replace it. Good simple functions that is all you need when you want to know the time.
Summary: Fits all my requirements: an analogue watch with digital component; compact and practical. Low cost but equally effective and functional as the Rolexes or Tagheurs. Instructions to operate are good enough but are not likely to be easily remembered. I will need to keep and refer to the instructions. I prefer "simpler" watches to multifunctional and complicated ones. I need a watch just to keep my time and date; and an alarm is just the right additional function I need.
Summary: I just wanted an analogue and digital watch with an alarm and luminous hands to use as a bedside alarm. This was inexpensive and seemed to fit the bill. The watch functions are not remotely intuitive. The 42 page manual is not one that you will read once then discard. The lume on the hands was not especially bright so I left the watch under a lamp for 2 minutes to soak up some light.
Summary: I bought this watch almost 2 years ago and it is still working absolutely perfectly. The price was great and it had everything I wanted. The blue background color also matches perfectly with the silver band. Buttons are easy to use and the watch overall has great functions. I've saved the 30 most important numbers on my phone, so in case I don't have my phone with me and need to call them, I can just use my watch to find out the number.
Summary: I have owned this watch for just over a year and have been pleased with its performance overall. I purchased it for holidays etc where my more expensive watches might get damaged. But yesterday whilst cleaning the car it fogged up with moisture as is obviously no longer waterproof and so is no longer any use to me! The plastic strap looks cheap and is too long - I would recommend spending a bit more and getting the metal strap.
Summary: have owned this watch for 7 years right now, never have replaced battery, is accurate, good illumination allows you to read the time in a complete darkness. I am using it each day: when working, sleeping, taking shower so is with me 24h/day and served me well.I think is like a G-shock series :) bad points: 1- during 7 years of using it- I had to replace strap 3 times (first lat 4y second 1,5 and few months ego have replaced second one- not sure for how long is going last...