Casio 1918 User Manual
Module No. 1698/1918
∙The operational procedures for Module 1698 and 1918 are identical. All of the illustrations in this manual show Module 1698.
∙Press M to change from mode to mode. Each mode is explained in detail on the following pages.
To set the time and date
Day of week
1. Hold down A while in the Timekeeping Mode until the
Month – Day
seconds digits start to flash on the display. The seconds
flash because they are selected.
2. Press M to change the selection in the following
Hour : Minutes
3.While the seconds digits are selected (flashing), press Cto reset the seconds to 00.
∙If you press C while the seconds count is in the range of 30 to 59, the seconds are reset to 00 and 1 is added to the minutes. If the seconds count is in the range of 00 to 29, the minutes count is unchanged.
4.While any other digits (besides seconds) are selected (flashing), press Cto increase the number. While the
∙Holding down Cchanges the current selection at high speed.
5.After you set the time and date, press Ato return to the Timekeeping Mode.
∙The day of the week is automatically set in accordance with the date.
∙The date can be set within the range of January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2039.
∙If you do not operate any button for a few minutes while a selection is flashing, the flashing stops and the watch goes back to the Timekeeping Mode automatically.
A backlight that uses an EL
B causes the entire display to glow for easy reading in the
dark. An EL alarm feature can be turned on so the backlight
flashes whenever an alarm or hourly time signal sounds.
The FLASH indicator is shown on the display in all modes
∙ while the EL alarm is on.
The backlight of the watch employs an
∙ (EL) light, which loses illuminating power after very long
∙The illumination provided by the backlight may be hard to see when viewed under direct sunlight.
∙The watch will emit an audible sound whenever the display is illuminated. This is caused by a transformer that vibrates when the EL panel lights up. It does not indicate malfunction of the watch.
∙The backlight automatically turns off whenever an alarm sounds.
To manually turn on the backlight
Pressing Lin the Timekeeping, Stopwatch or Alarm Mode causes the backlight to turn on for about two seconds. Pressing Cin the Beat Counter Mode also causes the backlight to turn on for a fixed amount of time.
∙The backlight normally stays on for about two seconds and then turns off automatically. When the EL alarm is turned on, however, the backlight stays on for about five seconds instead of two seconds.
∙The above operations turn on the backlight, regardless of the current EL alarm settings.
∙Display text appears either as
Beat Counter Mode Stopwatch Mode
To turn the EL alarm on and off
In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down B for about two seconds to toggle the EL alarm on (FLASH indicator displayed) and off (FLASH indicator not displayed).
∙When the EL alarm is on, the backlight flashes while the daily alarm and hourly time signal tones are sounding. Also, the backlight stays on for about five seconds instead of the normal two seconds.
BEAT COUNTER MODE
The Beat Counter Mode can be used to produce an audible
B signal in accordance with BPM (beats per minute) value,
which is like a digital metronome that can be used for a
variety of different musical applications.
The letters “BPM” stand for “beats per minute” in this
Any time you enter the Beat Counter Mode, the last BPM
C ∙ value you set appears on the display.
If you do not operate any button for one hour while in the
∙ Beat Counter Mode, the watch automatically goes back
to the Timekeeping Mode.
To play the beat signal
In the Beat Counter Mode, press B to start a digital beat signal that sounds at the speed indicated by the BPM value. The higher the BPM value, the faster the beat.
∙ The digital beat signal sounds for one minute or until you press any button to stop it.
Setting the BPM value
There are two ways you can set the BPM value: by counting beats of some music or rhythm, or by manually inputting a value.
To count beats
1. In the Beat Counter Mode, press L six times in
accordance with the beat of the music or rhythm.
∙Each time you press L, the number on the display
changes in the following sequence:
1 → 2→ 3→ 4→ 0
2.After you press Lthe sixth time, the watch calculates an
MC average number of beats per minute and sets the
Lapplicable BPM value.
∙Note that you must press L all six times for this procedure to work correctly.
∙If you do not press L within about three seconds after you last pressed it, the watch automatically cancels the beat count procedure.
∙The above procedure sets a value in the range of 60 to 200 beats, in
To manually input a value
1.In the Beat Counter Mode, hold down A until the BPM values starts to flash.
2.Press C to increase the BPM value in units of 5 or B to decrease it. Holding down either button changes the setting at high speed.
∙You can set the BPM value within a range of 60 to 200.
∙Pressing Band Cat the same time changes the BPM value to its standard setting of 120.
3.After you input the BPM value, press A to return to the normal Beat Counter Mode screen.
The Stopwatch Mode lets you measure elapsed time, split
times, and two finishes. The range of the stopwatch is 23
hours, 59 minutes, 59.99 seconds.
AB (a) Elapsed time measurement
(b) Split time measurement
(c) Split time and
Split release Clear
Record time of
time of first runner.
Hourly time signal on indicator
Hour : Minutes
When the Daily Alarm is turned on, the alarm sounds for 20 seconds at the preset time each day. Press any button to stop the alarm after it starts to sound.
When the Hourly Time Signal is turned on, the watch beeps
Bevery hour on the hour.
To set the alarm time
1. Hold down Awhile in the Alarm Mode until the hour digits
start to flash on the display. The hour digits flash because they are selected.
C∙ This operation automatically turns on the Daily Alarm.
2.Press M to change the selection in the following sequence.
Alarm on indicator
3.Press Cto increase the selected digits. Holding down Cincreases the selection at high speed.
∙When setting the alarm time using the
as a.m. (no indicator) or p.m. (P indicator).
4. After you set the alarm time, press A to return to the Alarm Mode.
To turn the Daily Alarm and Hourly Time Signal on and off
Press B while in the Alarm Mode to change the status of the Daily Alarm and Hourly Time Signal in the following sequence.
[Alarm On Indicator/Hourly Time Signal On Indicator]
To test the alarm
Hold down C while in the Alarm Mode to sound the alarm.