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MA0808-EA
Module No. 3178

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  • Page 1 MA0808-EA Module No. 3178...
  • Page 2 About This Manual • Depending on the model of your watch, display text appears either as dark figures on a light background or light figures on a dark background. All sample displays in this manual are shown using dark figures on a light background.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents General Guide ......................E-4 Timekeeping ......................E-6 Stopwatches ......................E-11 Countdown Timer ....................E-14 Alarms ........................E-20 World Time ......................E-27 Illumination ......................E-29 Reference ......................E-33 Specifications ....................... E-42 Operating Precautions ..................E-44 User Maintenance ....................E-53...
  • Page 4 Procedure Lookup The following is a handy reference list of all the operational procedures contained in this manual. To set the time and date ..................E-7 To toggle the Timekeeping Mode time between DST and Standard Time ..E-9 To toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour timekeeping ........E-10 To measure times with the stopwatch (Stopwatch Mode (ST1) and Stopwatch Mode (ST2)) ........
  • Page 5 To turn the Hourly Time Signal on and off ............E-26 To view the time for another city code ............... E-27 To toggle a city code time between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time ........E-28 To illuminate the display ..................E-30 To specify the illumination duration ..............
  • Page 6: General Guide

    General Guide • Press C to change from mode to mode. • In any mode (except when a setting screen is on the display), press B to illuminate the display. Timekeeping Mode Stopwatch Mode (ST1) Stopwatch Mode (ST2) Press...
  • Page 7 Countdown Timer Mode Alarm Mode World Time Mode...
  • Page 8: Timekeeping

    Timekeeping Use the Timekeeping Mode to set and view the current Day of week time and date. Month – Day Read This Before You Set the Time and Date ! The times displayed in the Timekeeping Mode and World Time Mode are linked. Because of this, make sure you select a Home Time zone before you set the time and date.
  • Page 9: To Set The Time And Date

    To set the time and date 1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A until the seconds start to flash, which indicates the setting screen. 2. Press C to move the flashing in the sequence shown below to select other settings. Home time zone Seconds Home Time Zone...
  • Page 10 3. When the setting you want to change is flashing, use D and B to change it as described below. Screen To do this: Do this: Press D. Reset the seconds to Press D. Toggle between Daylight Saving Time ( ) and Standard Time ( Use D (+) and B (–).
  • Page 11: To Toggle The Timekeeping Mode Time Between Dst And Standard Time

    4. Press A to exit the setting screen. • The day of the week is displayed automatically in accordance with the date (year, month, and day) settings. Daylight Saving Time (DST) Daylight Saving Time (summer time) advances the time setting by one hour from Standard Time.
  • Page 12: To Toggle Between 12-Hour And 24-Hour Timekeeping

    To toggle between 12-hour and 24-hour timekeeping In the Timekeeping Mode, press D to toggle between 12-hour timekeeping and 24- hour timekeeping. • With the 12-hour format, the P (PM) indicator appears to the left of the hour digits for times in the range of noon to 11:59 p.m.
  • Page 13: Stopwatches

    Stopwatches Your watch has two stopwatch modes:Stopwatch Mode Timekeeping Mode time (ST1) and Stopwatch Mode (ST2). Both stopwatch modes * During stopwatch elapsed let you measure elapsed time, split times, and two time measurement, finishes. The Stopwatch Mode (ST1) includes Auto-Start. shows the number of •...
  • Page 14: To Measure Times With The Stopwatch

    To measure times with the stopwatch (Stopwatch Mode (ST1) and Stopwatch Mode (ST2)) Elapsed Time Stop Re-start Stop Clear Start Split Time Split Split release Stop Clear Start displayed) Two Finishes Split Stop Split release Clear Start First runner finishes. Second runner Display time of Display time of first...
  • Page 15: To Use Auto-Start (St1

    About Auto-Start (Stopwatch Mode (ST1)) With Auto-Start, the watch performs a 5-second countdown, and stopwatch operation starts automatically when the countdown reaches zero. During the final three seconds of the countdown, a beeper sounds with each second. To use Auto-Start (ST1) 1.
  • Page 16: Countdown Timer

    Countdown Timer The countdown timer can be set within a range of one minute to 24 hours. An alarm sounds when the countdown reaches zero. The countdown timer also has an auto- repeat feature and a progress beeper that signals the progress of the countdown.
  • Page 17 Auto-repeat When auto-repeat is turned on, the countdown restarts automatically from the countdown start time when it reaches zero. When auto-repeat is turned off, the countdown stops when it reaches zero and the display shows the original countdown start time. •...
  • Page 18 Countdown End Beeper The countdown end beeper lets you know when the countdown reaches zero. • When the progress beeper is turned off, the countdown end beeper sounds for about 10 seconds, or until you press any button to stop it. •...
  • Page 19: To Configure The Countdown Timer

    To configure the countdown timer 1. While the countdown start time is on the display in the Countdown Timer Mode, hold down A until the current countdown start time starts to flash, which indicates the setting screen. • If the countdown start time is not displayed, use the procedure under “To use the countdown timer”...
  • Page 20 3. When the setting you want to change is flashing, use B and D to change it as described below. Setting Screen Button Operation Use D (+) and B (–) to change the setting. Hours, Minutes Press D to toggle auto-repeat on ( Auto-repeat displayed) and off displayed).
  • Page 21: To Use The Countdown Timer

    To use the countdown timer Press D while in the Countdown Timer Mode to start the countdown timer. • The countdown timer operation continues even if you exit the Countdown Timer Mode. • Press D while a countdown operation is in progress to pause it.
  • Page 22: Alarms

    Alarms You can set up to five independent multi-function alarms Alarm date with hour, minutes, month, and day. When an alarm is (Month – Day) turned on, the alarm tone sounds when the alarm time is reached. One of the alarms is a snooze alarm, while the Alarm number other four are one-time alarms.
  • Page 23 Alarm Types The alarm type is determined by the settings you make, as described below. • • • • • Daily alarm Set the hour and minutes for the alarm time. This type of setting causes the alarm to sound everyday at the time you set. •...
  • Page 24: To Set An Alarm Time

    To set an alarm time 1. In the Alarm Mode, use D to scroll through the alarm screens until the one whose time you want to set is displayed. • To set a one-time alarm, display an alarm screen , or To set the snooze alarm, display the screen.
  • Page 25 2. After you select an alarm, hold down A until the hour setting of the alarm time starts to flash, which indicates the setting screen. • This operation turns on the alarm automatically. 3. Press C to move the flashing in the sequence shown below to select other settings. Hour Minutes Month...
  • Page 26: To Test The Alarm

    Alarm Operation The alarm tone sounds at the preset time for 20 seconds, regardless of the mode the watch is in. In the case of the snooze alarm, the alarm operation is performed a total of seven times, every five minutes, until you turn the alarm off (page E-25). •...
  • Page 27: To Turn An Alarm On And Off

    To turn an alarm on and off 1. In the Alarm Mode, use D to select an alarm. 2. Press A to toggle it on and off. • Turning on a alarm ( , or ) displays the alarm on indicator on its Alarm Mode screen.
  • Page 28: To Turn The Hourly Time Signal On And Off

    To turn the Hourly Time Signal on and off 1. In the Alarm Mode, use D to select the Hourly Time Signal ( 2. Press A to toggle it on and off. • The Hourly Time Signal on indicator is shown on the display in all modes while this function is turned on.
  • Page 29: To View The Time For Another City Code

    World Time World Time shows the current time in 48 cities (29 time City code zones) around the world. • All of the operations in this section are performed in the World Time Mode, which you enter by pressing C (page E-5).
  • Page 30: To Toggle A City Code Time Between Standard Time And Daylight Saving Time

    To toggle a city code time between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time 1. In the World Time Mode, use D to display the city code (time zone) whose Standard Time/Daylight Saving Time setting you want to change. 2. Hold down A for about one second to toggle Daylight Saving Time (DST displayed) and Standard Time (DST not displayed).
  • Page 31: Illumination

    Illumination This watch has an EL (electro-luminescent) panel that causes the entire display to glow for easy reading in the dark. The watch’s auto light switch turns on illumination automatically when you angle the watch for reading towards your face. •...
  • Page 32: To Illuminate The Display

    To illuminate the display In any mode, press B to turn on illumination. • The above operation turns on illumination regardless of the current auto light switch setting. • You can use the procedure below to select either 3 seconds or 5 seconds as the illumination duration.
  • Page 33 About the Auto Light Switch While the auto light switch is enabled, illumination turns on whenever you position your wrist as described below in any mode. Moving the watch to a position that is parallel to the ground and then tilting it towards you at more than 40 degrees causes illumination to turn on.
  • Page 34: To Turn The Auto Light Switch On And Off

    Warning! • Always make sure you are in a safe place whenever you are reading the watch using the auto light switch. Be especially careful when running or engaged in any other activity that can result in accident or injury. Also take care that sudden illumination by the auto light switch does not startle or distract others around you.
  • Page 35: Reference

    Reference This section contains more detailed and technical information about watch operation. It also contains important precautions and notes about the various features and functions of this watch. Graphic Areas The information shown in the graphic area depends on the current mode. Graphic area E-33...
  • Page 36 • The following table shows the information that appears in graphic area. Mode Graphic Area Timekeeping Timekeeping Mode seconds World Time Timekeeping Mode seconds Stopwatch (ST1 and ST2) Sweeps from left to right Countdown Timer Sweeps from right to left Alarm No indication E-34...
  • Page 37: To Turn Flash Alert On And Off

    Flash Alert When Flash Alert is turned on, the illumination flashes for the alarms, the Hourly Time Signal, the countdown alarm, and stopwatch (ST1) auto start. To turn Flash Alert on and off In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down D for about three seconds to toggle Flash Alert on (Flash Alert indicator displayed) or off (Flash Alert indicator not displayed).
  • Page 38: To Turn The Button Operation Tone On And Off

    Button Operation Tone The button operation tone sounds any time you press one of the watch’s buttons. You can turn the button operation tone on or off as desired. • Even if you turn off the button operation tone, the alarms, the Hourly Time Signal, the countdown alarm, and stopwatch auto start all operate normally.
  • Page 39 Auto Return Features • If you leave the watch in the Alarm Mode for two or three minutes without performing any operation, it automatically changes to the Timekeeping Mode. • If you leave a screen with flashing digits on the display for two or three minutes without performing any operation, the watch automatically exits the setting screen.
  • Page 40 Timekeeping • Resetting the seconds to while the current count is in the range of 30 to 59 causes the minutes to be increased by 1. In the range of 00 to 29, the seconds are reset to without changing the minutes. •...
  • Page 41 • The letters “UTC” is the abbreviation for “Coordinated Universal Time”, which is the world-wide scientific standard of timekeeping. It is based upon carefully maintained atomic (cesium) clocks that keep time accurately to within microseconds. Leap seconds are added or subtracted as necessary to keep UTC in sync with the Earth’s rotation.
  • Page 42 Auto light switch precautions • Avoid wearing the watch on the inside of your wrist. Doing so causes the auto light switch to operate when it is not needed, which shortens battery life. If you want to wear the watch on the inside of your wrist, turn off the auto light switch feature. •...
  • Page 43 • Under certain conditions, illumination may not turn on until about one second after you turn the face of the watch towards you. This does not necessarily indicate malfunction of the auto light switch. • You may notice a very faint clicking sound coming from the watch when it is shaken back and forth.
  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications Accuracy at normal temperature: ±15 seconds a month Timekeeping: Hour, minutes, seconds, p.m. (P), month, day, day of the week Time format: 12-hour and 24-hour Calendar system: Full Auto-calendar pre-programmed from the year 2000 to 2099 Other: Home Time zone (selectable in 0.5-hour increments in the range of –12.0 to +14.0);...
  • Page 45 Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second Input range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments) Other: Auto-repeat timing; Progress beeper Alarms: 5 multi-function* alarms (four one-time alarms; one snooze alarm); Hourly Time Signal * Alarm type: Daily alarm, date alarm, 1-month alarm, monthly alarm World Time: 48 cities (29 time zones) Other: Daylight Saving Time/Standard Time Illumination: EL (electro-luminescent panel);...
  • Page 46: Operating Precautions

    Operating Precautions Water Resistance • The following applies to watches with WATER RESIST or WATER RESISTANT marked on the back cover. Enhanced Water Resistance Under Water Daily Use Resistance Under Daily Atmospheres Atmospheres Atmospheres On watch front or Marking 5BAR 10BAR 20BAR on back cover...
  • Page 47 • A trained technician will know how to check your watch for proper water resistance whenever you have its battery replaced. Battery replacement requires the use of special tools. Always request battery replacement from your original retailer or from an authorized CASIO Service Center. E-45...
  • Page 48 • Some water-resistant watches come with fashionable leather bands. Avoid swimming, washing, or any other activity that causes direct exposure of a leather band to water. • The inside surface of the watch glass may fog when the watch is exposed to a sudden drop in temperature.
  • Page 49 Should you notice any breakage, discoloration, looseness or other problem with the band, immediately contact your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Center to have it checked, repaired, or replaced. Note that you will be charged for any repair or replacement of the band.
  • Page 50 Impact • Your watch is designed to withstand impact incurred during normal daily use and light activity such as playing catch, tennis, etc. Dropping the watch or otherwise subjecting it to strong impact, however, can lead to malfunction. Note that watches with shock-resistant designs (G-SHOCK, Baby-G, G-ms) can be worn while operating a chain saw or engaging in other activities that generate strong vibration, or while engage in strenuous sports activities (motocross, etc.).
  • Page 51 Chemicals • Do not allow the watch to come into contact with thinner, gasoline, solvents, oils, or fats, or with any cleaners, adhesives, paints, medicines, or cosmetics that contain such ingredients. Doing so can cause discoloration of or damage to the case, resin band, leather band, and other parts.
  • Page 52 • Semi-transparent resin parts can become discolored due to sweat and dirt, and if exposed to high temperatures for long periods. • Contact an authorized CASIO Service Center to have resin components replaced. Note that you will be charged for replacement costs.
  • Page 53 • Leaving a leather band where it is exposed to direct sunlight (ultraviolet rays) for long periods or failure to clean dirt from a leather band for long periods can cause it to become discolored. Important! • Subjecting a natural leather or imitation leather band to rubbing or dirt can cause color transfer and discoloration.
  • Page 54 • Display figures may be difficult to read when viewed from an angle. Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss suffered by you or any third party arising through the use of this product or its malfunction.
  • Page 55: User Maintenance

    • Should your band become badly cracked or worn, be sure to have it replaced with a new one. Request band replacement from your original retailer or an authorized CASIO Service Center. Note that you will be charged for band replacement costs, even if your watch is still covered by its warranty.
  • Page 56 Dangers of Poor Watch Care Rust • Though the stainless steel used for the watch is highly rust-resistant, rust can form if the watch is not cleaned after it becomes dirty. Failure of oxygen to come into contact with the metal because it is dirty causes breakdown of the oxidization layer on the metal surface, which leads to the formation of rust.
  • Page 57 Battery Replacement • Leave battery replacement up to your original retailer or authorized CASIO Service Center. • Have the battery replaced only with the type specified by in this manual. Use of another type of battery can cause malfunction. • When replacing the battery, also request a check for proper water resistance. Note that you will be charged separately for water resistance inspection.
  • Page 58 City Code Table City UTC Offset/ City UTC Offset/ City City Code GMT Differential Code GMT Differential Pago Pago –11 Madrid Honolulu –10 Paris Anchorage –9 Monte Carlo Los Angeles –8 Rome Denver –7 Berlin Mexico City –6 Stockholm Chicago Athens New York –5...
  • Page 59 • Based on data as of March 2008. City UTC Offset/ City Code GMT Differential • The rules governing global times Kabul +4.5 (UTC offset and GMT differential) Karachi and summer time are determined by Delhi +5.5 each individual country. Dhaka * In December 2007, Venezuela Yangon...