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I like it
on June 15, 2012
I have gone through several cheaper Armitron watches, and they were rather cheap-looking -- not because of the face of the watch, but because of the band. It might not seem like much, but considering that the wrist straps of a watch comprise a great deal of the watch's overall surface area, it's not something to shrug off.
The good news is that this particular watch breaks from that mold. The face of it is the visual centerpiece, and I'm fairly sure that it's made of various metals, especially the silver-colored parts. This is supported not only by its feel, but by the weight, as well. While not terribly unwieldy, this watch was quite a bit heavier than I had anticipated. However, it doesn't bother me, and instead reaffirms the value that you get in the watch. The red accents seem to be made of a lighter metallic substance. The band, different to the cheaper digital Armitron variants, is more flexible and not as reflective to light, giving it a greater appearance of quality and workmanship. As with the other lower-end digital watches that Armitron produces, there are no hinges where the straps of the band meet the head of the watch, which some people may randomly take issue with. I personally think that it aids in the longevity of the band. All of the features in the watch work as advertised, and the instruction booklet is there. You just have to dig into the case to get it.
Incidentally, the way the picture is marketed is a bit deceptive, because it's not permanently glowing. However, in situations where the light is required, it looks much like it does in that picture, and is quite readable. I actually find the color contrast on half of the display to be rather unique, but that's just me. Anyway, if you're in the market for a digital watch that looks great, while being relatively inexpensive (so that you won't feel too bad if you manage to lose it or someone decides to steal it from you), look no further.