kheegster wrote:The watch is just a quartz watch that periodically adjusts itself based on an atomic clock. A quartz watch should have an error of about a few seconds per month. Unless you are going to be away for months at a time and/or need to keep absolute time to within less than a minute, there is no reason to get this watch.
I presume you mean 'no reason' other than the altimeter, barometer, thermometer, world time, EL backlight, and solar power? All of these are useful for a mountaineering watch.
I am not a great fan of casio altimeter watches because the altimeter isn't temperature compensated like a suunto or avocet watch (both of which I own). On the other hand, it is better than no altimeter, and you won't ever have to change the battery. The display isn't very big, which is an issue for me with my crappy eyesight. It is certainly built very robustly though. Far more robust than my suunto or avocet.
If you bang around your watch, or hate changing batteries, I think this would be an ideal watch. If you are moe concerned with the altimeter than anything else, I think you should get a suunto (or buy my old avocet).