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They tear and need to be replaced in a matter of months
on August 21, 2013
Although I love the Casio AMW watches,(I have had 4 over the years in different colors)the watchband is the worst. The old models were made with either natural rubber or heavy duty silicon. Today's models use a very cheap version of a silicon band. After you buy the watch the band will soon break. They always break in the exact same space. The hole in which you place the band clasp is fine. The hole above it however will sustain pressure from taking the watch off and on and will very soon crack and split. It won't be long after this crack (1 week or so) that the band will split entirely. I have been using bands from my old AMW's and ones with dead batteries to use as spare parts. I am now replacing a band every 2 to 3 months.
Buy the watch and go nylon or metal. If you're really feeling frisky you can find a natural rubber band of the same style for a mere $85.00. It's a shame. Buying a nice inexpensive watch should mean spending more in 6 months to replace the band than the watch is worth! Check the below link. These are natural rubber and "other materials" which will probably break soon as well.