Reviews and Problems with Casio Men's AL180AMVV-1 Tough Solar Digital Sports Watch
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Kinda cheap but nice retro look
Sergio R Schubert, amazon.com
24 January 2012
Summary: The band is stainless steel of decent quality (not magnetic, so a high enough chromium content unlike many poor quality "stainless steel" products from China), but it is very stiff, not super flexible like a good quality watchband. However, the case is plastic with a chrome plating which will nick and scrape. If you can find it on sale, it's fun enough to buy if you like having many watches to choose from. It isn't worth anywhere near its MSRP though.
Summary: I bought this watch because I didn't want to worry about watch batteries. I've had my watch for over 14 months now, and it still works perfectly. Just give the watch a good couple of hours in the sun (or lamp) light when you first receive it, and you're good to go. The clasp for adjusting wrist size works perfectly and is simple to adjust along the wristband.
Summary: I am ROUGH with my timepieces, my usual timepiece lasts me about 6 months. Well today after a wonderful 2 and a half years of ownership, the clip on the wristband has broken. I can share amazing stories about this watch. I think the thing that impressed me the most about it is when I attempted to charge it right next to a light bulb. I fell asleep and the bulb baked the LCD, once I found it, the LCD was completely black.
Summary: I got this watch after reading many good and bad reviews. The watch looks very retro and nerdy but I like it. I had to wait until morning to put it under the sunlight to charge it because you can't charge it under your home lights. It won't charge and kept fading in and out. Once I charged it for about 1 hour or 2 then the watch did not fad in and out anymore and worked great. It's very thin and light so works great for me. I wanted something like that for a long time.
Summary: Very good product. Mint condition, although I bought a used one. The battery of the watch requires time to recharge and return to normal status (which may cost couples of hours under direct sun burning).
Summary: Tired of buying watches whose batteries and plastic straps need frequent replacement, I searched for a reasonably priced solar powered watch. Casio did well to release this old version at a reasonable price; Casio needs to listen to consumer gripes about the plastic straps -- what's the use of a nice Casio watch with a 10 yr guarantee on the battery if the strap breaks in 2 yrs??
Casio AL180AMVV-1 solar watch with super capacitor
Dennis M, amazon.com
22 May 2011
Summary: When you get this watch make sure you try to charge it in direct sunlight, or from sunlight through a window. When I got mine I tried to charge it by my compact flourescent lamp for a few hours but the next day it was dead. Then I left it on a desk where it got direct sunlight through frosted glass for about 2-3 hours, and then it worked okay.
Summary: Love this watch, falls in line with my type of work, Solar, this solar powered watch works just as normal as a battery powered watch, no difference in terms of accuracy, reliability. Good buy.
Summary: You get what you pay for..A Casio with a solar panel adds a little flair. The Only downside would be not having a light, that gets annoying sometimes. But all in all, what you see is what you get.
Summary: This solar watch stinks, it loses power when the sun goes away or any light source goes away so consequently it can't keep time and when the light comes back whatever time was on their last it starts right where it stopped so it could be minutes or hours off. Don't waste your money look for something else. End of story.