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Casio WaveCeptor Watches Review: Analog, Digital

Updated on January 9, 2015

Casio Waveceptor

What distinguishes Casio Waveceptor from G-Shock, and even the Pathfinder, is the underlying sense of privilege, or luxury in a simpler word. In most watchmaking companies, diving watches form their own category, an elite category – and Casio is no exception. Waveceptor watches are the most closely related to Casio's genuinely high-end (mechanical automatic) Oceanus daughter brand.

One of the most notable changes in the Wave Ceptor is the addition of metal band. It's crucial to provide divers with the alternative between resin straps (Casio's usual band of choice) and metallic bracelets, because each one has his or her own preferences, needs, and demands – both inside and outside the water.

Another important alteration lies in the habitual incorporation of analog displays. Entry level Wave Ceptors indeed feature digital square screens – but despite the progress made with LCD screens and digital technology, the combination of lume coated hands and indexes still produce the safest to read dials.

Casio Wave Ceptor Watch
Casio Wave Ceptor Watch


Waveceptor is a universal collection when it comes to functionality. Besides water resistance, various alarms, calendar, and world time, it also features the solar atomic movement combo ( by now a standard in most recent Casio timepieces): automatic calibration with atomic clocks, and the patented tough solar battery system.

By linking the two technologies, the company created a closed circuit, wherein the watch, if taken care or properly, will always show the correct time.


Dress collection is another relative of the Waveceptor: both lines offer pieces that employ indexes instead of numerals or cyphers, both use color, occasionally opting for two-tone variations, and both project a kind of easy going, casually elegant mood. All of these qualities make this line especially suitable for ladies – and Casio make the choice easier by reducing the size of separate models.


A strictly analog version contains an automatic chronograph complication (stopwatch in digital timers), making it a rare Casio watch without almost any electronic/digital elements.


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