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Casio Releases OCEANUS Watches That Receive Both of GPS Signals and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals to Keep Accurate Time Anywhere in the World

Eliminating the Hassle of Setting the Time for Different Cities and Adjusting for Daylight Savings Time

  • September 12, 2014


Tokyo, September 12, 2014 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today the release of three new OCEANUS solar-powered radio-controlled metal watches designed to capture the essence of elegance and technology. Equipped with an original hybrid timekeeping system developed by Casio which receives both Global Positioning System (GPS) signals and radio wave time-calibration signals, the new watches can determine the user's current location anywhere in the world and correct the time accordingly with just one push of a button.

In July of this year, Casio released the GPW-1000 series of G-SHOCK watches featuring functions for receiving GPS signals and radio wave time-calibration signals transmitted from six stations around the world. These G-SHOCK watches are gaining acclaim as next-generation watches with an advanced time keeping system.

The new OCW-G1000 watches fit the world's firstt*1 hybrid timekeeping system in an elegant all-metal case worthy of the OCEANUS brand. With just a push of a button, the watches access the exact location information, determine the time zone and adjust for daylight savings time. In as little as only seven seconds, the watches correct the time using either GPS signals or radio wave time-calibration signals, depending on the user's location. The new watches also feature the Dual Dial World Time function, which lets users simultaneously confirm the time in two different cities, making world travel simpler.
*1As of September 12, 2014 based on survey by Casio.


In addition, they boast shadow-dispersing solar cells that efficiently receive light using a smaller surface area. This technology enables Casio to create a highly refined watch face design. The face features dual-curved sapphire glass with an anti-reflective coating on both sides for high visibility, and the case has been finished with Sallaz polishing for a lustrous finish.
Silver × Blue
Black × Black
Black × Orange
Looking ahead, Casio will continue to develop analog watches with superior functionality like these, based on its "Global Time Sync" development concept offering world time functions for the era of globalization.


Water Resistance
100 meters
GPS Signal Frequency
Radio Frequency
77.5 kHz (DCF77: Germany); 60 kHz (MSF: UK); 60 kHz (WWVB: USA); 40 kHz (JJY: Fukushima, Japan) / 60 kHz (JJY: Kyushu, Japan); 68.5 kHz (BPC: China)
GPS Signal Reception
Time-calibration (auto*2,manual); acquisition of position information (manual)
*2 GPS signals are received automatically when the watch recognized that the place is area of GPS signal.
Radio Wave Reception
Automatic reception up to six times a day (except for use in China: up to five times a day)
World Time
40 time zones (27 cities, daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time; dual dial world time
1/20-second stopwatch; measuring capacity: 23'59.95"; measuring mode: elapsed time
Other Functions
Automatic hands correction(); full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; day and date display; low battery alert
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 18 months with the power-saving function*3 ON after full charge
*3 Power-saving after a certain period in a dark location
Size of Case
51.1 ×46.1 × 14.7mm
Total Weight
Approx. 106g