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Looks nice at first
on November 9, 2011
I bought this watch before my first cruise to the Bahamas. I don't normally wear a watch since my cellphone is on my at all times, but this was not going to be possible for some portions of the vacation. Timing is very important when traveling, because the train/bus/plane/ship does not wait for you.
Water resistance was key for me, and this watch survived many swims in the pool and ocean. It is very light and although it makes you sweat a little bit, you get used to it. As far as telling time, this watch is great. It was easy to set up, and it was very fashionable to boot (the bright white band with ports made me look extra tan). However, the good looks did not last. Firstly, after a few days of normal use, I noticed a few scratches on the face of the watch. It's only plastic and will eventually develop scratches. The bigger problem was the white finish. I don't know if it was because of suntan lotion or from constant exposure to the sun, but the white band quickly became cream-color and started to transform to yellow. The underside of the band was even worse, but thankfully no one sees that. The white around the face of the watch stayed nice and vibrant, so it made the band discoloration show even more.
I'm not too bummed about it since the watch was cheap and was just for a vacation. It would've been nice, however, if I could wear it after the vacation or use it for a future summer vacation. It doesn't look horrible, but now it is reduced to cheapo drugstore watch level.