Most people prefer to use solar watches because they’re efficient and cost-effective.
For example, 3 minutes of direct sunlight or 3.5 hours of artificial light provides 24 hours of power to your ticker.
However, they’re pretty tricky to use.
As a result, many users complain about buying one without knowing how to use it properly.
If you’re having the same problems, this guide is for you.
It shows how to set Casio Tough Solar Illuminator watches.
Preparation Before Setting Casio Tough Solar Watch
Many of my friends ask me if they need special tools to set the time on the Casio Tough Solar.
The beauty of a solar watch is that you don’t need anything extra.
You don’t even need to change the battery because you can use light to charge it.
Either way, the only things you need are your watch and the manual.
Check the battery status
Make sure the battery is charged strong enough for setting the time.
If you notice that the watch is running low on battery, expose it to light or the sun to charge the battery first so it won’t affect the setting process.
Find the user manual
Check the user manual for more information on setting Casio Solar Illuminator watches.
In addition, you can get familiarized with the different buttons and modes.
However, if you can’t find the manual, don’t worry.
You can continue by viewing the Casio online manual or following our instructions in the next section.
Understanding different buttons and modes
Get acquainted with the modes and 4 function buttons located at 2, 4, 8, and 10 o’clock on the side of the watch.
- Press the 8 o’clock ( mode) button setting 7 different function modes: World Time, Timekeeping, Countdown, Stopwatch, Alarm, Date Recall, and Receive
- Use the 10 o’clock button with 3 extra functions: Digital Compass, Barometer, and Altimeter.
Now, let’s proceed to the 4 steps to set your Casio watch.
4 Steps To Set Casio Tough Solar Illuminator Watch
Step 1: Find the Mode button
To begin, you should find the Mode button at the 8 o’clock position.
That button is used to change the mode.
- Press that lower-left corner button to switch between modes
- Each time you press the button, you’ll change to another mode
For example, assuming you start with World Time mode, you can switch to the next mode by tapping the Mode button.
Step 2: Go to Timekeeping Mode
Tough Solar watches use a time correction signal setting the time based on your chosen city.
So, if you want to set the time, you need to go back to Timekeeping Mode to select the city.
- First, hold down the mode button until you get to Timekeeping mode. Your watch will display time and date.
- If you’re in the correct mode, you can release your hand.
Step 3: Choose Location and Timezone
You’re now in Timekeeping mode. Next, press the 10 o’clock button.
You’ll see a bunch of time zones and cities.
- Hold down the Mode button until the city starts flashing.
- Press the 2 o’clock button or 4 o’clock button to scroll up or down the cities.
- Identify your city or location which has the same time zone as your location.
- After selecting the desired city, press the Mode button setting the city. The time will automatically change as you set it.
Finally, press the 10 o’clock button again to exit.
Step 4: Set 12-hour or 24-hour display
For the digital display, press the Mode button to access the Timekeeping mode to start manually setting the time display.
- Press and hold the 10 o’clock button setting the 12-hour or 24-hour display.
- Go back to the Mode button and tap it to set the seconds, hours, minutes, years, months, and days.
The modes appear one after the other, and you can set each by pushing the 8-hour button.
What Is a Tough Solar watch?
If you’re looking for a solar-powered watch that can handle a little bit of everything, then you may want to consider a tough solar watch.
Tough solar watches are designed to be durable and resistant to the elements, making them perfect for outdoor activities or everyday use.
Most tough solar watches are equipped with features like water resistance, shock resistance, and anti-reflective glass.
This makes them ideal for activities like swimming, hiking, and biking.
Additionally, tough solar watches usually have a longer battery life than traditional solar watches, making them a great choice for everyday use.
How does Casio tough solar work?
Casio tough solar watches are powered by a combination of light energy and battery power.
The watch collects energy from any light source, including artificial light, and converts it into electrical power.
This power is stored in the watch’s battery, which can be used to power the watch’s functions.
When the watch is not exposed to light, it will automatically switch to battery power to keep the watch running.
This ensures that the watch will always have power, even in low-light or dark conditions.
How do I set the time on my Casio G Shock Tough Solar?
1. Locate the mode button on the side of the watch case and press it repeatedly until the timekeeping mode is selected.
2. Use the up and down buttons to adjust the hours and minutes.
3. Press the mode button again to exit timekeeping mode.
4. Press the illumination button to check that the watch is now displaying the correct time. (Source)
Are solar-powered watches worth it?
Solar-powered watches are a great choice for anyone looking for a durable, eco-friendly watch.
They are perfect for everyday use and can handle most outdoor activities.
Solar watches usually have a longer battery life than traditional watches, making them a great value. (Source)
How do I reset my Casio Tough Solar watch?
Resetting your Casio Tough Solar watch is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes.
First, make sure the watch is unplugged and disconnected from the charger.
Next, locate the reset button on the back of the watch and press it with a sharp object like a pen or paperclip.
Hold the button down for a few seconds until the watch beeps and the time flashes.
Once the reset is complete, the watch will restart and display the current time.
How do you charge a Casio Tough Solar watch?
Charging a Casio Tough Solar watch is a simple process that can be done in just a few minutes.
First, make sure the watch is unplugged and disconnected from the charger.
Next, locate the charging port on the side of the watch and connect the charger.
Plug the charger into an outlet and wait until the charging light turns green.
Once the watch is fully charged, unplug the charger and disconnect the watch from the charger. (Source)
Can a solar watch battery be replaced?
Most solar watch batteries cannot be replaced, as they are sealed inside the watch.
However, some watches do have replaceable batteries that can be accessed by removing the back of the watch.
If your watch has a replaceable battery, we recommend consulting the manufacturer’s instructions for more information.
Now you understand how to set Casio Tough Solar Illuminator watches.
So you can do this whenever you need to, like when you’re traveling.
You can repeat 4 steps in this guide to match your watch with your location time.
In addition, whenever the battery is damaged, the watch will reset its configuration.
Thus, you need to re-align the clock to reselect your time zone.
Thanks for reading.
Last Updated on June 25, 2022 by The o.d.m team
The o.d.m team is a group of watch enthusiasts and experts who share their knowledge to watch lovers all over the world. The o.d.m team has won many popular watch design trophies including the iF Design Award China, Germany’s Reddot Design Award & IF Design Award, USA’s Good Design Award, and Japan’s Good Design Award. They’re also a regular guest of the Baselworld trade show.