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WE HAVE HUNDREDS of awesome watches and just now starting to list our watches, belt buckles and fine Sherman jewellry.. first up is a great black Casio Camera watch that takes pictures, water resistant, date and time shows and seconds. and I found a wonderful write up about this watch online. quote "A watch has never been just a tool for measuring time. It was always a symbol which allowed an owner to express its individuality and social position. There are watches with a thermometer, barometer, GPS receiver, that is why a watch with a camera is no wonder. But still, when comparing a watch with a thermometer and this one with a camera I arrived at the idea that these categories are completely different. A thermometer in my watch doesn't yield to a good electronic thermometer with a digital display - the accuracy is 0.1 degree, while the camera is a decorative element. The model from Casio we have tested can make black-and-white shots, write comments, record about 100 shots into the 1 MBytes camera's memory and transfer them via an IR port into a computer. There is already a model with a color camera, but it is still a watch and not a photo camera. The lens with a 1.1 mm focal length and a fixed aperture equal to F:2.8 shots objects located at the distance from 30 cm to infinity with a 1/14 CMOS sensor. An electronic shutter works with the exposure from 1/11 to 1/1660 sec depending on illumination. The illumination range you can make photos at varies from 100 to 45000 luxes. Since an image is registered and recorded line by line, it's important at what frequency the surrounding light flickers. In order to avoid banding connected with flickering of glow-discharge lamps there are such settings as "daylight", "50 Hz line frequency" and "60 Hz line frequency . Time is displayed on a graphics screen. Although figures are quite big, I accustomed to a usual digital display since it's more convenient and contrast. Unfortunately, the camera works in the energy-saving mode, and you have to press a button to find out the time. The description says the battery CR2032 suffices for 6 months if the camera is used during 60 sec every day. The procedure of opening the case is very simple: you don't need any special-purpose screwdrivers and can open it with any coin. The watch also contains a timer, a stop-watch, a calendar. Besides, it can be implemented in cases with different water-proof degrees (including cases meant for diving with an aqualung). But I think light under water is not enough to make photos. In general, today such watch measuring 40X52X16 mm and weighting 32 g is a good competitor against a golden cuckoo-clock. Read more at UNQUOTE". and another interesting write up quote it seems this was introduced in 2000 quote hese days, nothing can really earn the label 'miniature' until it can be strapped onto your wrist. In terms of the digital camera, Casio achieved this feat with the release of the world's first wrist-watch in June 2000: the WQV-1 - a wrist-worn device capable of taking 120 x 120 greyscale images and transferring them to PC via an infrared link. The increasing sophistication of Casio's watch-cameras has now culminated in the new WQV-10, a wrist-camera with an onboard colour screen that takes 176 x 144 JPEG images and includes 2X digital zoom. The 20 x 20mm, 4,096 colour LCD screen, which also acts as a viewfinder, utilises a 25,344-pixel CMOS sensor which can produce images of 16.77 million colours when transferred to PC. You can also view and manage your photos immediately after they are taken and the WQV-10 has enough memory to store 100 images at a time. As in the original model, data transfer is by infrared link to PC, laptop or PDA, at a maximum rate of 115kbps. A USB adaptor is provided if your computer doesn't have an infrared input along with related driver and imaging editing software. The WQV-10 can also exchange photos with other watches in the family (excluding the early WQV-1/WQV-2 models) and the infrared transfer will operate at a range of up to 10cm. The display of the watch measuring 20 by 20 mm is used as a viewfinder and for the following watching of photos. It displays a complete image: 120 X 120 pixels at 16 grey gradations. Read more at unquote.. installed a new battery and works well.. The camera functions themselves include three presets for outdoor, dusk and indoor photography, automatic electronic shutter speeds from 1/5.5 to 1/1,660 second and a focussing range of 30cm to infinity. The WQV-10 will work in surprisingly low light - producing serviceable pics but not its best - and the scrolling interface that enables you to view, delete, adjust the contrast or name photos using up to 24 characters per image. Of course the device also operates as a normal digital watch with time/date screen, full-month calendar, 5 alarms, a stopwatch function and a choice of four colour schemes, and amazingly, given the uptime of many 'full size' digital cameras, the battery lasts for 6 months under normal use due to a power saving design enables the watch to shut down and conserve energy when not in use. When we first used the WQV-10 the temptation was to remove it from the wrist in order to get the best angle on a subject, but with practice the need to do this decreased and the desired pics could be obtained easily - even surreptitiously - without un-strapping it. The interface is quite simple with the main 'record' button in an obvious and easily accessible position on the face of the unit and once mastered the watch produces great little snap-shots, the closer you are the better the result. And yes, being only about the size of a standard dive watch, the WQV-10 is one for the voyeurs and Magnum PI's of this world, as well as being a very handy way to ensure that you capture the moment during day-to-day life end of quotes the watch is sold as you see it, the watch itself.