Sunday, March 31, 2013

Multi-complications: The April Fools' Story

Casio Sport Multi-Functions SGW400H-1B



All my friends know I love mechanical watches. I wear mostly a hand-winding or automatic watch. So when one sunny day, I told few friends that I bought a watch with world time, day-date, month and year, with perpetual calendar, and fly-back chronograph movement; all start to question, "Jaeger?" "Patek?" "Vacheron?""How much?" Wait for a second, I am not that rich. I cannot afford a luxurious multicomplication watch!  What I have, is just a RM200 affordable Casio Multi-Function sport watch. This watch is mean for when you are doing vigorous exercise like a game of badminton or outdoor activities. 



I would say it is love at first sight. I see a tough, rugged, sporty and complicated watch. The protruding twin sensors, make it looks so sophisicated. A watch fits for a Navy seal or Mr. MAcGyver. When I hold it in my hand, it is light-weighted. Its resin band gives quite a comfortable and intimate soft touching feel.... Caressing her body.... Hold, hold... how comes sounded so much like a romance story..... the push buttons reveal so many function of the watch. Hahahaaaaaaaaaa it also glows in the dark with its EL backlight


Its case back is made of stainless steel and can withstand the punishment of our acidic and corrosive sweat.... The case back is screwed in using 4 tiny screws.






This is by far, the thickest watch manual I ever encountered. 99% of the time, I never look beyond the cover page..... hahahaaaaaaaaaaaa we just try an error and learn from our mistake. I have to say this is truly an awesome ana-digital watch. Casio has established itself as a leading digital watch company.


Technical specs of the Casio 5176 from Casio's homepage:

High quality sports looks, back by a rich feature set, define the new SGW400 Twin Sensor from Casio. The watch takes and displays barometric pressure readings, which are then converted into Altitude measurements based on International Standard Atmospheric Values. A built-in thermo sensor gives reliable temperature readings. Combing these sensors with a rugged case design, ana-digi display and a host of additional features makes this watch tough to beat.


*Altimeter 
  Measuring range: -700 to 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800ft) without reference altitude 
  Measuring unit: 5m (20ft) 
  Others: Reference altitude setting
*Barometer 
  Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg) 
  Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg) 
  Barometric pressure differential pointer
*Thermometer 
  Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F) 
  Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
*100M Water Resistant
*Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F)
*EL Backlight with Afterglow
*5 Daily alarms
*Hourly time signal
*World Time 
  31 times zones (48 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
*1/100 second stopwatch 
  Measuring capacity: 23:59'59.99" 
  Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
*Countdown Timer 
  Measuring unit: 1 second 
  Countdown range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
*Full auto-calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
*12/24 hour formats
*Button operation tone on/off
*Accuracy: +/- 30 seconds per month
*Battery: CR2016
*Approx. Battery Life: 2 Years
*Module: 5176
*Size of case/total weight: 50.8 x 51.9 x 14.9mm / 59g 





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