The Casio Overland
I'm not sure how this works, but I'm guessingthe second hand starts jumping in two-second increments to indicate that thewatch's power is low.Power saving function. If the watch detects that it is in the dark for an extendedperiod of time, it will stop to conserve power.LED illumination. That means it uses a small LED (probably bluish) to illuminatethe dial. LED illumination is much brighter than electroluminescent, and iswhat Casio is using now for analog watches.Perpetual date, meaningit doesn't need to be reset after months with fewer than 31 days.Metal case. Available with metal bracelets or nylon straps.Retail is approximately between $165 and $250.Thanks to the magic of Google, here's an English version of the CasioOverland product page.Of course, the Casio Overland only appears to be available in Japan (aren't allthe coolest Japanese watches?), but if you have some strings over there, they mightbe worth pulling to get your hands on one of these. In myopinion, the Casio Overland is the nicest looking solar Waveceptor to date. Here'sthe skinny: Tough Solar. Solar cells in the dial keep the watch's battery charged. I have a couple Casio Tough Solar watches, and I've found that this system works remarkablywell. Waveceptor. That's Casio's way of saying that this watch is automatically calibratedthrough radio waves transmitted by atomic clocks. The Casio Overland workswith 40kHz and 60kHz signals which are intended for use in Japan, however the atomicclock in Fort Collins, Colorado broadcasts at 60kHz, so it will work in theUS. (Watch Report reader Victor Shiff has pointed out that although the frequency is the same, the time code is different, so this watch will not work in the US. Bummer. Thanks, Victor.)Alarm.Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).Battery charge warning function.