Casio - DBC32D1A

Product Description

Digital quartz movement, Dress watch, 25-page databank, 8-digit calculator, Auto-sort function, 13 languages, Auto LED light with afterglow, Dual time, 1/100 second stopwatch, 4 multi-function alarms and 1 multi-function with snooze, Hourly time signal, Auto-calendar, 12/24 hour format, Water resistant [Learn more]

Product Features

  • Quartz Movement
  • 10 Meters / 30 Feet / 1 ATM Water Resistant
  • 48mm Case Diameter
  • Mineral Crystal

11 comments so far

  • Amazonian Consumer, 2010-03-18:
    This is an excellent watch offering many useful functions for the money. In the timekeeping mode, the display shows the time in hour:minute:second format in the center of the LCD screen. Above this is the Day of Week shown in 3-letter abbreviation, such as MON for Monday. In the third line, the date is displayed in YYYY-MM-DD format. Other display modes include DB (Database), CAL (Calculator), AL (Alarm), ST (Stopwatch), and DT (Dual Time). No matter in which mode, the current time will always be displayed on the third line of the screen. In DB, the watch allows you to store 25 sets of three lines of alphanumeric characters. It is slightly difficult to enter the data because of keys have multiple functions. Unless you need to constantly update or change stored data, it is acceptable. In CAL, the watch turns into a 8-digit basic arithmetic calculator, for those times you do not have access to a regular calculator. The keys are not tactile, and you must use your fingernail to "depress" the keys. Pressing a key, in addition to showing the corresponding digit on the screen, the watch provides an audio beep when your input press is registered. The AC (All Clear) function is on the side of the watch that is denoted the "C" button. In AL, the watch allows the setting of five different alarms. One can be a snooze or one-time alarm, while the other four only one-time alarms. You can set the hourly time signal function, so that the watch will beep every hour on the hour. In ST, the watch becomes a stopwatch that can track two finishes by using the Split function. The watch displays the tracked time in HH:MM:SS format in the center line of screen. On the lower line, another two digits shows the hundreds of a second time. In DT, the watch will display the time of another time zone. Because the AM/PM indicator is pretty small and thus hard-to-see, I recommend using a 24-hour time format (set this in the timekeeping mode)so that when you check the time of another time zone, you won't inadvertently misread the time by 12 hours (for example, reading 3 PM as 3 AM). All in all, this is a great watch given the plethora of features for the low price of less than $35. The watch itself is plastic with silver metallic paint, while is watchband is metallic. In order to adjust the size of the watchband, you need to remove some links. The watch manual does NOT provide any information on how to do this. I don't want to spend $10 or more to get a $35 watch sized to my wrist, so I decided to do it myself. This particular type of watchband has links that are more difficult to remove, but it is still do-able at home. You need a small (1.4 mm or smaller) flat blade screwdriver and a small hammer (or something metallic and has some weight). Turn the watchband so that you can see the inside surface (the side that touches your skin when you wear the watch)of the links. There is an arrow embossed on each link. This arrow points in the direction that you should hammer out the "link pin" that, when removed, looks like the letter "L". Place the screwdriver tip against the "nipple indentation" of the link that you want to remove on the watchband, in a 10-15 degree angle, in the direction of the arrow, and lightly hammer it. The fitting is tight, so it won't come out too easily. If the link pin protrudes out enough after some hammering, you can use a plier to help getting it out. You should try to remove the same number of links from each side of the watch unit. Only links with embossed arrow indication is removable. It took me a long time to remove the first link because I didn't know how the links are constructed. I didn't know how to go about removing the link pin. After I figured out that the "nipple indentation" is the place to hammer, and you must hammer it using the tip of a small screwdriver, in a 10-15 degree angle, in the direction of the arrow. If you understand the above statement, the rest is easy. Good luck and you just saved yourself some money, plus it makes you feel good that you can do this without a watch professional. By the way, if you have the need to adjust the watchband of many types of watches, I would recommend buying a "watch band tool". Just search for the aforementioned term on Amazon.com, and it will give you lots of product options. I recommend the "16-Piece Deluxe Watch Opener Tool Kit Repair Pin Remover"; it's pretty cheap and it makes working on this much easier. It does NOT come with instructions however; you'd sort of have to figure it out yourself.
  • Adrian Michaud (East Coast, USA), 2008-01-12:
    I've been wearing Casio calculator watches ever since they first came out. The stainless steel case and band is very nice on this model. I prefer the keypad on this model to other models. For the price, you can't complain. The 10year battery life is nice although I typically buy a new one every few years anyway.
  • David A. Leach "Photo Junky" (Southern Oregon Coast), 2009-12-01:
    I like this manufacture of the watch and have been using them since their first calculator watch hit the market. I really hope that Casio keeps manufacturing them they are the best. This watch works very good and keeps good time, the operations are intuitive and easy to perform in the dark. I like the looks of the band, but wish that it could be micro-adjusted to fit my wrist without flopping around. I would recommend this watch to anyone wanting a good reliable calculator watch that works great and looks dressy enough to wear when taking the wife out to dinner.
  • Howard S. Leibowitz (usa), 2007-09-12:
    ...the buttons that controls the + - x and divide features are hard to push compared to my last Data Bank watch. I wish Casio would make an all silver watch with the calculator function.
  • Ubuntu Fan "Ubuntu Fan" (Denver USA), 2011-03-02:
    It was fun to observe that this Japanese watch is "Made in China". A Casio Databank watch user from when they were first available many years ago this is my 4th watch of this design. The design makes a lot of sense because it includes a 25 item telephone number memory, a calculator, world time, 5 alarms and a stopwatch. What is changed from the other Data Bank designs is that the schedule feature is dropped replaced with multiple languages (13) and room for country codes in the phone numbers. This watch is maybe twice the size of the older Data Bank watches. Its thicker and almost a 1/4" wider. Length and watch band hookup remain the same as before. The method of entering names and phone numbers is changed to a simple up/down method. Works ok. The calculator keys are a bit stiff to push. The memory feature was dropped from the calculator. The stopwatch reset is moved from the lower right button to the upper left button. All in all it's a lot easier to use. The watch band is a joke so I replaced mine with a 22mm wide Spidel stainless steel flex band. Although the case looks like metal it is plastic. The reason I replaced my old one was because the chrome cover flaked away leaving the unsightly resin show through. That took 10 years though and I still have the old watch as a backup. The watch has a nice big time readout, I really like the watch.

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