The Most Popular Casio Watch in 2020

Most people are familiar with Casio’s many excellent series of watches such as Wave Ceptor, G-Shock, Vintage, Lineage, Pro Trek, Baby-G and so on and for good reason.

Casio is tantamount to high quality at reasonable prices and is known for their superb ability of packing many advanced features into a small watch case.

But which watch is definitely the most popular watch Casio has ever made?


By the term ‘popular’ we mean which is the best-selling Casio watch in recent times and we will try to make a serious suggestion based on Great Wristwatches’ own stats.

But let’s take a look around the world first!

What Does Google Reveal?

If you search for “Most Popular Casio Watch” on Google’s search engine, a lot of lists appear with suggestions on which Casio watches are the ‘best’.

Unfortunately, the lists are very different and there is not much recognition to track the lists between.

Searching for similar alternative keywords doesn’t change that.

So the question may be whether many of these lists primarily reflect a personal taste of those who compiled the lists.

Or perhaps many Casio watches are so close to each other in popularity that Top X lists of the most popular Casio watches must inevitably become very different, depending on region in the world and probably other factors as well.

This question will have to remain unanswered for now.

The Winner

Fortunately, Great Wristwatches has made its own observations over time and the many visits we have received have given us good insight into which Casio watches our guests prefer.

However, statistics can quickly become a tedious game, so let’s skip the technicalities and just reveal right away that the Casio watch we’ve seen the most activity around here is the following model:

Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-M650TD-1AER

So what exactly is it that users love about this watch?

Basic Features

There are 4 key features that buyers love about this watch:

  • Wave Ceptor
  • Tough Solar
  • Water Resistance 100 m
  • Double LCD Display

The two LCD displays mean that you can read vital information quickly without having to press one or more keys first.

A definite advantage in everyday life.

Let’s take a closer look at all the specifications in detail.

Specs for Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-M650TD-1AER

1. Radio Controlled Atomic Timekeeping.

This watch is Multi Band 6 meaning that it’s capable of receiving time calibration signals transmitted in Europe, USA, China and Japan.

When the watch receives a signal its time setting is adjusted automatically.

It’s also possible to perform a manual procedure to set the time and date if necessary.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is also automatically adjusted or you can choose to set it manually.

(Read more about the Wave Ceptor technology here and check if you area is covered)

2. World Time.

Displays the current time in one of 48 Cities (29 Time Zones) around the world.

3. Stopwatch.

The Stopwatch allows you to measure Elapsed Time, Split Times and Two Finishes.

The digital display range is 23 Hours, 59 Minutes, 59.99 Seconds.

4. Countdown Timer.

The range of the built-in Countdown Timer goes from 60 Seconds to 60 Minutes.

An Alarm sounds when the timer reaches zero.

It’s possible to select Auto Repeat which automatically restarts the countdown whenever zero is reached.

5. 5 Alarms.

There are two types of alarms – 4 One-Time Alarms and 1 Snooze Alarm.

6. Hourly Time Signal.

If the Hourly Time Signal is turned on the watch will beep twice every hour on the hour.

7. Full Auto LED Light.

An LED (Light Emitting Diode) illuminates the watch for easy reading in the dark.

If you turn on the Auto Light function, the watch is illuminated automatically when you angle the watch towards your face.

Please note that the Auto Light function only causes illumination to turn on when available light is below a certain level.

8. Solar Touch.

An invisible Solar Panel transforms the incoming light to energy which is then stored in a special Rechargable Battery.

If you make sure to expose the watch to light on regular basis, battery replacement will never be required.

After a full charge, timekeeping remains enabled for up to Six Months.

9. Battery Level Indicator.

The Battery Level Indicator informs you of the current status of the rechargable battery’s power.

The hand on the subdial lets you know when/if it’s necessary to expose the watch to a light source for recharging.

10. 12-Hour and 24-Hour Timekeeping.

With the 12 Hour Format times are displayed in the range of noon to 11:59 PM with the “PM” indicator shown to the left of the hour digits.

No indicator appears for times in the range of midnight to 11:59 AM.

With the 24 Hour Format times are displayed in the range of 0:00 to 23:59.

11. Power Saving Function.

If the Power Saving Function is turned on, the watch will enter a sleep state automatically whenever it’s left in darkness for a certain period of time.

After 60-70 minutes in darkness all functions wil remain enabled, but the LCD displays will go blank.

After 6 to 7 days in darkness auto receive, beeper tone, illumination and displays will be disabled.

To recover from the sleep state simply move the watch to a well-lit area.

12. Water Resistant.

The Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-M650 is classified with a Water Resistance Rating of 100 m (10 bar).

13. Size.

43 mm x 15 mm.

14. Weight.

75 g.

Additional info.
  • Clasp Type: Buckle
  • Case Material: Acrylic
  • Band Material: Titanium
  • Band Colour: Silver
  • Dial Colour: Black


It’s easy to understand why the Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-M650TD-1AER has become a bestseller.

Thanks to the Wave Ceptor technology, the watch is always accurate to the second, a solar cell ensures that the battery never needs to be replaced and in addition it is water resistant to 100 m.

And then there are the two LCD displays that display maximum information in limited space, a feature that is very practical in everyday life.

It also comes in handy when setting the watch.

Initially Casio became known for their watches with LCD displays, a collection that still lives on in the best of the classic series.

Only later did Casio also develop watches with analog dials, still powered by quartz technology.

With the Casio Wave Ceptor WVA-M650TD-1AER you get the best of both the digital and the analog world and at the same time it is a beautiful watch to look at.

The watch is available in several variations, both in different color themes and materials, but the variation that is most popular with us has black dial and titanium bracelet.

Black matches with any type of outfit and titanium are lighter than stainless steel, so these choices make good sense.

In short: This watch is an absolute hit, not because we say it, but because users say it!

Amazon Rating: 4.5 / 5 (145)

Price Range (approx.): $120-$160.
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  • Analog/Digital face with 2 LCD displays.
  • Subdial showing mode info.
  • Radio controlled (Multi Band 6).
  • Solar powered.
  • Water resistant 100 m.
  • Titanium bracelet.
  • Good QPR (QPR = Quality-Price-Ratio).
  • Acrylic case (Titanium would have been nice).
Image credit: Casio.

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