Casio 4304 Watch User Manual

MO0508-EB
Operation Guide 4304 4305
Getting Acquainted
Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out of your
purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully and keep it on hand for later reference
when necessary.
Before using the watch for the first time...
Some watches are sent from the factory with timekeeping
stopped, and the second hand at 12 o’clock. Press the A
button to start the second hand.
About This Manual
Hour hand
Minute hand
• Button operations are indicated using the letters shown
in the illustration.
• Each section of this manual provides you with the
information you need to perform operations in each
mode. Further details and technical information can be
found in the “Reference” section.
3. Press B ten times to exit the setting mode.
• The watch will also return to the Timekeeping Mode if you do not perform any
operation for about three minutes.
• Normally, your watch should show the correct time as soon as you exit the Home
Time Zone setting screen. If it does not, it should adjust automatically after the next
auto receive operation (in the middle of the night). You can also perform manual
receive or you can set the time manually.
• Even if the time calibration signal is received correctly, there are some times when
the analog hands may not indicate the correct time. If this happens, use the
procedures under “Adjusting the Home Positions” to check the home positions of the
hands, and make adjustments as required.
• The watch will receive the time calibration signal automatically from the applicable
transmitter (in the middle of the night) and update its settings accordingly. For
information about the relationship between time zones (GMT differential values) and
transmitters, see “Transmitters”.
• See the maps under “Reception Ranges” for information about the reception ranges
of the watch.
• You can disable time signal reception, if you want. See “To set the time and date
manually” for more information.
Time Calibration Signal Reception
There are two different methods you can use to receive the time calibration signal:
auto receive and manual receive.
• Auto Receive
With auto receive, the watch receives the time calibration signal automatically up to
five times a day. When any auto receive is successful, the remaining auto receive
operations are not performed. For more information, see “About Auto Receive”.
Date
Second hand
• Manual Receive
Manual receive lets you start a time calibration receive operation with the press of a
button. For more information, see “To perform manual receive”.
General Guide
• This watch is designed so the function of a button is executed when you release the
button, not when you press it.
• Use A and B to change from mode to mode as shown below.
Timekeeping Mode (Day)
Important!
• When getting ready to receive the time calibration signal, position the watch as
shown in the nearby illustration, with its 6 o’clock side facing towards a window.
Make sure there are no metal objects nearby.
Timekeeping Mode
(Day of week)
6 o’clock
Press B.
▲
▲
Timekeeping Mode
Receive Result Mode
• The watch should not be facing the wrong way.
• Proper signal reception can be difficult or even impossible under the conditions listed
below.
▲
▲
Press A.
Inside or
among
buildings
Inside a
vehicle
Radio-controlled Timekeeping
This watch receives a time calibration signal and updates its time setting accordingly.
The time calibration signal includes both Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time
(summer time) data.
• This watch is designed to pick up the time calibration signal transmitted in Germany
(Mainflingen), England (Rugby), the United States (Fort Collins) and the time
calibration signals transmitted in Japan.
Current Time Setting
This watch adjusts its time setting automatically in accordance with a time calibration
signal. You can also perform a manual procedure to set the time and date, when
necessary.
• The first thing you should do after purchasing this watch is to specify your Home
Time Zone, which is the time zone where you will normally use the watch. For more
information, see “To specify your Home Time Zone” below.
• When using the watch outside the range of the time signal transmitters, you will have
to adjust the current time setting manually as required. See “Timekeeping” for more
information about manual time settings.
• The U.S. time calibration signal can be picked up by the watch while in North
America.
* The term “North America” in this manual refers to the area that consists of
Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico.
To specify your Home Time Zone
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for about five
seconds until the currently selected Time Zone appears
on the display. This is the setting mode.
• The GMT differential value indicates the time
difference in hours between Greenwich Mean Time
and the currently selected time zone.
2. Press A to select the time zone you want to use as
your Home Time Zone.
0 (GMT 0) : London
+1 (GMT+ 1) : Paris, Berlin, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam,
Time Zone
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Barcelona, Madrid
+2 (GMT+ 2) : Athens
+9 (GMT+ 9) : All cities in Japan
E (GMT–5) : New York, Detroit, Miami, Boston, Montreal
C (GMT–6) : Chicago, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, Winnipeg,
Mexico City
M (GMT–7): Denver, El Paso, Edmonton, Culiacan
P (GMT–8) : Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle/Tacoma, Vancouver,
Tijuana
Near a
construction
site, airport, or
other sources
of electrical
noise
Near
household
appliances,
office
equipment,
or a mobile
phone
Near hightension
power lines
Among or
behind
mountains
• Signal reception is normally better at night than during the day.
• Time calibration signal reception takes from two to seven minutes, but in some
cases it can take as long as ten minutes. Take care that you do not perform any
button operations or move the watch during this time.
• The time calibration signal the watch will attempt to pick up depends on its current
Home City code setting as shown below.
Home City Code
Transmitter
GMT 0
GMT+1, GMT+2
GMT+ 9
E(GMT–5), C(GMT–6),
M(GMT–7), P(GMT–8)
Frequency
Rugby (England)
60.0 kHz
Mainflingen (Germany)
77.5 kHz
Fukushima (Japan)
40.0 kHz
Fukuoka/Saga (Japan)
60.0 kHz
Fort Collins, Colorado
(the United States)
60.0 kHz
Reception Ranges
1,500 kilometers
2,000 miles
(3,000 kilometers)
Rugby
600 miles
(1,000 kilometers)
Mainflingen
Fort Collins
500 kilometers
500
kilometers
Fukuoka/Saga
1,000
kilometers
500
kilometers
Fukushima
1,000
kilometers
• Under good reception conditions, signal reception is possible within a radius of about
1,500 kilometers (930 miles) from the Mainflingen (Germany) or Rugby (England)
transmitter.
• At distances further than about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the Mainflingen
(Germany) or Rugby (England) transmitter, signal reception may not be possible
during certain times of year or times of day. Radio interferance may also cause
problems with reception.
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• Under good reception conditions, signal reception is possible within a radius of
about 2,000 miles (3,000 kilometers) from the Fort Collins (the United States)
transmitter.
• At distances further than about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the Fort Collins
(the United States) transmitter, signal reception may not be possible during certain
times of year or times of day. Radio interferance may also cause problems with
reception.
• Under good reception conditions, signal reception is possible within a radius of
about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the Fukushima and Fukuoka/ Saga (Japan)
transmitter.
• At distances further than about 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the Fukushima and
Fukuoka/ Saga (Japan) transmitter, signal reception may not be possible during
certain times of year or times of day. Radio interferance may also cause problems
with reception.
• See the information under “Signal Reception Troubleshooting” if you experience
problems with time calibration signal reception.
To check the latest signal reception results
Enter the Receive Result Mode.
• When receive is successful, the display shows the time
that receive was successful. When receive is not
successful, the display shows “xx”.
• To return to the Timekeeping Mode, press A.
• If you adjust the time or date setting manually, The
display shows “xx”.
About Auto Receive
The watch receives the time calibration signal automatically up to five times a day.
When any auto receive is successful, the remaining auto receive operations are not
performed. The reception schedule (calibration times) depends on your currently
selected Home Time Zone, and whether standard time or Daylight Saving Time is
selected for your Home Time Zone.
Problem
Cannot
perform
manual
receive.
GMT +2
Standard Time
3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am Midnight 1:00 am
next day
Daylight Saving Time 4:00 am 5:00 am Midnight 1:00 am 2:00 am
next day next day
Standard Time
Midnight 1:00 am 2:00 am 3:00 am 4:00 am
E(GMT –5) Standard Time and
Midnight 1:00 am 2:00 am 3:00 am 4:00 am
C(GMT –6) Daylight Saving Time
M(GMT–7)
P(GMT–8)
About the Receiving Indicator
The receiving indicator shows the strength of the calibration signal being received. For
best reception, be sure to keep the watch in a location where signal strength is
strongest.
The receiving indicator is displayed while an auto or manual receive operation is in
progress.
If the time and date settings are wrong even after the time calibration signal is
received normally, use the following procedure to adjust their home positions.
To adjust the home positions
1. While in the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A and B
12 o’clock
for about five seconds.
• The analog hands do not keep time during home
position adjustment.
2. Check the position of the second hand.
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• The second hand home position is correct if it is
pointing at 12 o’clock.
• If the second hand is not pointing at 12 o’clock, it
means that its home position is off. If this happens,
press A to move the second hand clockwise in onesecond steps, until it points at 12 o’clock.
•
Holding down A for more than two seconds causes
Correct second hand
the hands to move at high speed. Pressing A again
home position
stops the hands.
3. Press B to advance to hour and minute hand home
12 o’clock
position adjustment.
• If current hour and minute hand alignment is correct,
they will both move to 12 o’clock.
4. Check the position of the hour and minute hands.
• If the hour and minute hands are not pointing at 12
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o’clock, it means that their home position is off. If this
happens, press A to move the hour and minute
hands clockwise in 20-second steps, until they point
at 12 o’clock.
• Holding down A for more than two seconds causes
the hands to move at high speed. Pressing A again
Correct hour
stops the hands.
and minute hand
5. Pressing B exits the home position adjustment mode
home position
and enters the Timekeeping Mode.
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Strong
(Level 3)
• Use the receiving indicator as a guide for checking signal strength and for finding the
best location for the watch during signal reception.
To perform manual receive
1. Place the watch on a stable surface so its 6 o’clock side
Receiving
is facing towards a window.
2. Hold down A for about two seconds until R0 starts to
flash on the display.
• The second hand will move to 12 o’clock and stay there
while actual reception is in progress.
• The hour and minute hands continue to keep time
normally.
• Time calibration signal reception takes from two to ten
minutes. Take care that you do not perform any button
Receive successful
operations or move the watch during this time.
• When receive is successful, the display shows the time
that receive was successful.
• The watch will enter the Timekeeping Mode if you press
A or if you do not perform any button operation for
about three minutes.
Hour hand
Use the Timekeeping Mode to set and view the current
time and date. This section also explains how to set the
current date and time manually.
• If you become confused and lose your way during the
following procedures, simply put the watch down and do
not perform any button operation for about three
minutes. This will cause the watch to enter the
Timekeeping Mode (indicated by normal one-second
movement of the second hand) automatically. After that,
you can try performing the manual setting procedure
again from the beginning.
Date
• All of the operations in this section are performed in the
Timekeeping Mode.
Minute hand
Second hand
To set the time and date manually
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for about five
12 o’clock
seconds.
• This will cause the second hand to move to 12 o’clock.
• The hour and minute hands do not move in the setting mode.
2.
Press
B to cycle through settings in the sequence shown
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below.
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• When receive is unsuccessful, the display shows “xx”.
The watch will enter the Timekeeping Mode without
changing the time setting if you press A or if you do not
perform any button operation for about three minutes.
Timekeeping
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Weak
(Level 0)
Receive failed
Adjusting the Home Positions
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Receiving indicator
• For further information, see “Important!” under “Time Calibration Signal Reception”
and “Radio-controlled Timekeeping Precautions”.
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Note
• When a calibration time is reached, the watch will automatically receive the
calibration signal only if it is in either the Timekeeping Mode or Receive Result
Mode. It is not performed if a calibration time is reached while you are configuring
settings.
• Auto receipt of the calibration signal is designed to be performed early in the
morning, while you sleep (provided that the Timekeeping Mode time is set correctly).
Before going to bed for the night, remove the watch from your wrist, and put it in a
location where it can receive the signal easily.
• The watch receives the calibration signal for two to ten minutes everyday when the
time in the Timekeeping Mode reaches each of the calibration times. Do not perform
any button operation within ten minutes before or after any one of the calibration
times. Doing so can interfere with correct calibration.
• Remember that reception of the calibration signal depends on the current time in the
Timekeeping Mode. The receive operation will be performed whenever the display
shows any one of the calibration times, regardless of whether or not the displayed
time is actually the correct time.
Hold down B.
Note
• To interrupt a receive operation and return to the Timekeeping Mode, press A.
What you should do
• Enter the Timekeeping Mode
and try again.
• Select 0, +1, +2, +9, E (GMT
–5), C (GMT–6), M (GMT–7)
or P (GMT–8) as your Home
Time Zone.
• Perform manual signal
receive or wait until the next
auto signal receive operation
is performed.
• Check to make sure the
watch is in a location where it
can receive the signal.
Time setting • The Home Time Zone setting is not • Select the correct Home
is incorrect
correct for the area where you are
Time Zone.
following
using the watch.
• Enter the Home Position
signal
• The home position of the hands is
Adjustment Mode and adjust
reception.
off.
the home position.
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GMT +9
Probable Cause
• The watch is not in the Timekeeping
Mode or Receive Result Mode.
• Your current Home Time Zone
setting is not one of the following: 0,
+1, +2, +9, E (GMT–5), C (GMT–6),
M (GMT–7) or P (GMT–8)
Auto receive • You changed the time setting
manually.
is not being
• You were adjusting the watch settings
performed
successfully
when the auto receive start times
(“xx”
were reached.
displayed).
• You pressed A while signal receive
was in progress.
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Standard Time
2:00 am 3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am Midnight
1:00 am
Daylight Saving Time 3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am Midnight next day
Signal Reception Troubleshooting
Check the following points whenever you experience problems with signal reception.
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GMT +1
You can use the Receive Result Mode to check if signal reception was performed
correctly.
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Auto Receive Start Times
1
2
3
4
5
Standard Time
1:00 am 2:00 am 3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am
Daylight Saving Time 2:00 am 3:00 am 4:00 am 5:00 am Midnight
Your Home Time Zone
GMT 0
Viewing the Latest Signal Reception Results
Timekeeping
Mode
Auto Receive
Press B.
GMT Differential
Value
Day of the
Week Language
DST
Day
Month
Seconds
Hour
Year
Minutes
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3. Select the setting you want to change, and then use A to change it as shown
below.
Screen
To do this:
Cycle through time zones
Toggle between Daylight Saving Time (
Time (
), or Auto DST (
)
Reset the seconds to
Change the hour
Change the minutes
Change the year
), Standard
Do this:
Press A.
Press A.
Press A.
Press A.
Press A.
Press A.
Change the month
Press A.
Change the day
Press A.
Cycle through day of the week languages
: English
: Spanish
: French
: German
: Italian
Toggle signal auto receive on (
) and off (
)
(This setting is possible only for time zones that support
time calibration signal reception.)
Press A.
• The watch is designed to update the date and day of the week automatically for the
period January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2098. Setting of the date by the time
calibration signal cannot be performed starting from January 1, 2099.
• This watch can receive signals that differentiate between leap years and non-leap
years.
• If you are in an area where proper time calibration signal reception is impossible, the
watch keeps time within ±20 seconds a month at normal temperature.
• If you have problems with proper time calibration signal reception or if the time
setting is wrong after signal reception, check your Home Time Zone (GMT
differential) setting.
The following are the initial factory defaults for this setting.
Module 4304: GMT +1.0
Module 4305: GMT 0.0
4304
Press A.
• When setting the day, the watch automatically will skip days (30 and 31) that are
not included in the currently selected month. If you can’t select 30 or 31 when you
want to, check to make sure that the proper month is selected.
4. Press B to exit the setting mode.
• This will cause the hands to move to the current time, and resume normal movement.
• To find out the module number of your watch, look at its
back cover. The Module number (4304 or 4305) is
engraved inside the box on the back cover.
Transmitters
The time calibration signal received by this watch depends on the currently
selected home time zone.
• When a U.S. time zone is selected, the watch receives the time calibration signal
transmitted from the United States (Fort Collins).
• When a Japanese time zone is selected, the watch receives the time calibration
signal transmitted from the Japan (Fukushima and Fukuoka/Saga).
• When a European time zone is selected, the watch receives the time calibration
signals transmitted from Germany (Mainflingen) and England (Rugby).
The following tables show the reception priority for the European signals.
Module 4304
In this case:
The watch does this:
The first signal search operation after
factory default settings are in effect.
1. Checks the Mainflingen signal first.
2. If the Mainflingen signal cannot be
received, checks the Rugby signal.
1. Checks the Rugby signal first.
2. If the Rugby signal cannot be received,
checks the Mainflingen signal.
Note
• For more information, see “Daylight Saving Time (DST)” below.
• The auto receive setting is used for time calibration signal reception only. See “About
Auto Receive” for details.
The first signal search operation after
the Home Time Zone has been
changed.
Daylight Saving Time (DST)
Module 4305
Daylight Saving Time (summer time) advances the time setting by one hour from
Standard Time. Remember that not all countries or even local areas use Daylight
Saving Time.
The time calibration signals transmitted from Mainflingen (Germany), Rugby
(England), or Fort Collins (the United States) include both Standard Time and DST
data. When the Auto DST setting is turned on, the watch switches between Standard
Time and DST (summer time) automatically in accordance with the signals.
• The time calibration signals transmitted from Fukushima and Fukuoka/Saga (Japan)
do not include summer time data.
• The default DST setting is Auto DST (At) whenever you select 0, +1, +2, E (GMT
–5), C (GMT–6), M (GMT–7), or P (GMT–8) as your Home City code.
• If you experience problems receiving the time calibration signal in your area, it is
probably best to switch between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (summer
time) manually.
To change the Daylight Saving Time (summer time) setting
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B until the currently selected Time Zone
appears on the display. This is the setting mode.
2. Press B and the DST setting screen appears.
3. Use A to cycle through the DST settings in the sequence shown below.
Auto DST (At)
DST on (On)
DST off (OF)
4. When the setting you want is selected, press B nine times to exit the setting
screen.
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.
Auto Return Features
• If you leave the watch in the Home Position Adjustment Mode for about three
minutes without performing any operation, it returns to the Timekeeping Mode
automatically.
• If you do not perform any operation for about three minutes while a setting mode is
selected, the watch will exit the setting mode automatically.
Button Operation Timing
This watch is designed so the function of a button is executed when you release the
button, not when you press it.
Scrolling
In this case:
The watch does this:
The first signal search operation after
factory default settings are in effect.
1. Checks the Rugby signal first.
2. If the Rugby signal cannot be received,
checks the Mainflingen signal.
1. Checks the Rugby signal first.
2. If the Rugby signal cannot be received,
checks the Mainflingen signal.
The first signal search operation after
the Home Time Zone has been
changed.
Timekeeping
• The year can be set in the range of 2001 to 2098.
• The watch’s built-in full automatic calendar makes allowances for different month
lengths and leap years. Once you set the date, there should be no reason to change
it except after you have the watch’s battery replaced.
• The current time for all time zones in the Timekeeping Mode is calculated in
accordance with the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) differential of each zone, based
on your Home Time Zone time setting.
• GMT differential is calculated by this watch based on Universal Time Coordinated
(UTC*) data.
* UTC 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. The reference point for UTC is Greenwich,
England.
Time Zone Table
Display
Indicator *1
GMT
Differential
–11.0
–10.0
–09.0
–08.0
–07.0
–06.0
–05.0
–04.0
–03.0
–02.0
–01.0
+00.0
+01.0
+02.0
• The A button is used to change the hand setting in various setting modes. In most
cases, holding down the A button will start high-speed movement of the applicable
hand(s).
• High-speed movement of the hands will continue until it completes a 12-hour cycle,
or until you press A button to stop it.
+03.0
+04.0
+05.0
+06.0
+07.0
Radio-controlled Timekeeping Precautions
+09.0
+10.0
+11.0
+12.0
• Strong electrostatic charge can result in the wrong time being set.
• Even when the watch is within the reception range of the transmitter, signal
reception will be impossible if the signal is blocked by mountains or other geological
formations between the watch and signal source.
• Signal reception is affected by weather, atmospheric conditions, and seasonal
changes.
• The time calibration signal bounces off the ionosphere. Because of this, such factors
as changes in the reflectivity of the ionosphere, as well as movement of the
ionosphere to higher altitudes due to seasonal atmospheric changes or the time of
day may change the reception range of the signal and make reception temporarily
impossible.
• Even if the time calibration signal is received properly, certain conditions can cause
the time setting to be off by up to one second.
• The current time setting in accordance with the time calibration signal takes priority
over any time settings you make manually.
+08.0
Major cities in same time zone
(Letters in parentheses are city codes.*1)
Pago Pago (PPG)
Honolulu (HNL), Papeete
Anchorage (ANC), Nome
Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver,
Seattle/Tacoma, Dawson City
Denver (DEN), El Paso, Edmonton
Chicago (CHI), Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth,
New Orleans, Mexico City, Winnipeg
New York (NYC), Montreal, Detroit, Miami, Boston,
Panama City, Havana, Lima, Bogota
Caracas (CCS), La Paz, Santiago, Port Of Spain
Rio De Janeiro (RIO), Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo
Praia (RAI)
London (LON), Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Dakar, Abidjan
Paris (PAR), Milan, Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam, Algiers, Hamburg,
Berlin (BER), Frankfurt, Vienna, Stockholm
Cairo (CAI), Jerusalem (JRS), Helsinki, Istanbul, Beirut, Damascus,
Cape Town, Athens
Jeddah (JED), Kuwait, Riyadh, Aden, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Moscow
Dubai (DXB), Abu Dhabi, Muscat
Karachi (KHI), Male
Dhaka (DAC), Colombo
Bangkok (BKK), Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Vientiane
Hong Kong (HKG), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Taipei, Manila,
Perth, Ulaanbaatar
Tokyo (TYO), Seoul, Pyongyang
Sydney (SYD), Melbourne, Guam, Rabaul
Noumea (NOU), Port Vila
Wellington (WLG), Christchurch, Nadi, Nauru Island
• Based on data as of December 2004.
*1 Display indicators and city codes are marked on the back cover of the watch.
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Days of the Week
English
Spanish
French
German
Italian
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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