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Another digital suntimer – the Casio FTW100D-7V

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Since this is the third post I’m writing in a week’s time on watches that feature sunset times on it, I think it’s safe to say that this is a category my interest is growing in.  The Forester series model offers an alternative to the G-shock line, but still offers many of the same functions and features.

You’ll get all of the features you’ve come to expect, including:

  • Atomic Timekeeping
  • Tough Solar Power
  • Sunrise/Sunset Data
  • Bearing Sensor
  • 100M Water Resistant
  • Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow
  • World Time
    4 Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm
  • 1/100 second digital stopwatch
  • Time Recorder (30 Records)
  • Hourly Time Signal
  • Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • 12/24 Hour Formats
  • Accuracy: +/-20 seconds per month (with no signal calibration)
  • Storage Battery CTL1616
  • Battery Power Indicator
  • Power Saving Function
  • Approx. battery life: 7 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
  • Module 2628

I think that the solar recharging and atomic time syncing are great features to have, and have enjoyed it on a different G-shock that is in my collection.  The stand-out feature on this one, to my mind, is the capacity to tell you sunrise and sunset times.  While definitely not something most people would need or find interesting, it could be useful to you if, for instance, you want to get out at sunrise for fishing, or make sure you get outside before full dark to watch the fireflies come out.

Pricing per the Casio site lists the watch at ~$100, and other retailers had it for less, but this may be a harder watch to track down, as it looks like it was released in 2008.  I’ll try going through their catalog to see if there’s a more current model that has similar features.

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