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Casio AMW320B-1A Men's Black Watch
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2012
This watch has met or exceeded almost all my expectations for quality, reliability and features. The digital and analog clocks are separately set, supporting three time zones (ex. analog, digital and digital 'DL'), and all keep accurate time. There is a twenty beep alarm and two beep hourly notices. The hourly alarms are synchronized to the first digital setting. The bidirectional bezel is clicks along smoothly and generally stays put. Occasionally I'll ding it against a wall or table and afterward notice it is a click or two off 12. I cannot comment on the original band's durability, however Armor-All or other protection is suggested to extend the original band's life. I immediately replaced the factory band with a nylon 22mm Zulu NATO.

This is a sport watch, not a tactical watch. The hands, bezel and roulette wheel styled face markers are ALL mirror polished and very shiny (bling), not brushed or satin finished. It is designed to catch people's eye despite the blacked out case and face. The face markers and hands are illuminated, but not very large and last only briefly. If you need a watch for night or low-light activities select an tritium or electroluminescent (Timex Indiglo or Casio Illuminator) watch or carry a light source for quick lume recharges.

Casio's AMW320 series offers multiple case and face styles at very affordable prices. Later, I purchased a Casio AMW320R-1EV and a MDV-106D-1A1VDF. The AMW320R-1EV provides better, but still limited, night visibility with all the same great ana-digi features. The MDV-106D is analog only, but the illumination is incredible (+8 hours) and it has a metal band. For the money, you can afford to purchase more than one Casio.

UPDATE: After purchasing a SEIKO ProspEx model, the Casio watches are all in a drawer. My brother likes them, so I gifted a few to him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2014
I really like the watch, however Casio's quality control is failing on the analog portion, which I depend on. Their customer service folks are non-responsive. I have sent it in twice to correct the analog problems, last time they sent me e new watch with the same exact problems. The customer service folks have yet to respond.
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on July 30, 2014
This is a nice-looking wristwatch that appears to cost more than it actually does. I own a few digital G-Shock models and one inexpensive Casio that was about one-third the cost of this one, but the rotating bezel on that one broke off, which prompted me to buy this model. This one seems a little more substantial, and I like the "ana-digi" interface. I don't use the alarm function, so I can't speak for the loudness of it. It seems to keep time fairly well, although I do regret that the time-keeping isn't radio-controlled. The glowing hands and hour indicators keep their glow for a decent length of time after exposure to light, or just being in the sun.

I installed a NATO "black ops" wristband on this watch. It looks even better than before!
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on July 5, 2014
This watch started running slow just after two months!!!!
I do not know if seller ("shopemco") is selling bad watch or model itself has some issues.
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Love this watch. All black dial, with black bezel. I've got several in this AMW320 series, also one in black/stainless, one in gold/stainless, and I'm very pleased with all of them. This is a watch you can like even if analog-digital isn't your thing. The design has been around at least since Arnold Schwarzenegger wore it in 'Kindergarten Cop'. It also comes in a blue version with blue bezel.

I call this my 'snorkel' watch. The dive bezel works smoothly but moves in both directions, so it's not for true Scuba...however I've snorkeled with this down to 20-25 feet and no problems, so it's definitely waterproof for all non-Scuba uses.
Time adjustment is simple. The luminescent hands are quite bright when you first come in from the sun, they seem to last about an hour before fading, so they're for casual use but not, say, serious spelunking. That said, they're easy to read in all light levels against the black. It's a great watch at twilight because you can still clearly read the dial. The second hand is also easy to read in all light levels.

This is a quietly handsome watch at a great price. Solid, reliable like every Casio, but unpretentious.
I've worn mine as a general outdoors sports/beach/knockaraound watch, and it still looks great.
The crystal is completely un-scratched despite some pretty careless treatment.

I'm totally pleased with both of mine. Check out the gold face version as well. This same style series also comes in a three-dial chronograph version which is equally attractive, affordable and reliable. I have a couple of those too.

There's nothing not to like about this watch. The rubber factory band is fine, but these really look good on a nylon Nato strap (if you're not familiar with those, google it).
I found mine for around $30 shipped. Prices fluctuate, so do shop around.
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on May 7, 2014
I had a watch very similar to this back in the late 1990's that had a black face and gold accents. I really liked that watch, but I do not wear gold anymore. When I saw this I had to have it immediately. I am very pleased with the watch.
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on March 24, 2014
Bought as a replacement for a Freestyle I bought on a cruise about seven years ago. really surprised by the feel of quality from a Casio, really love this watch.
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on March 6, 2014
All: This watch is very comfortable and practical. I have had another and
recommend it to all sports enthusiasts.
Paul deMontesquiou, Esq/Broker
Charlotte, NC
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on January 2, 2014
This watch is everything it says it is. It is simple, classy, and overall, good quality. The only things that prevented me from rating this at 5 stars are based on personal preference. The band is Rubber, which I am not a fan of and it has no light. Aside from that, this watch is excellent.
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on September 16, 2013
Until recently I had been a huge fan of Casio watches. I've owned several Casio's over the years and they had all been great, except for this one. The quality of their current models doesn't seem to be as good as that of models from years' past.

First gripe - the analog portion doesn't always keep accurate time. The digital part works correctly but if it is displaying the date, then you can't trust analog part to show the correct time.

Second gripe - is a ticking noise that is sometimes present. I don't mind a ticking noise but what does bother me is an inconsistent ticking noise. Sometimes I hear it, sometimes it is silent. Whenever I hear it ticking, that's when the analog portion seems to run slow.

Third gripe - No illuminated display. The glow-in-the-dark pieces on the face allow you to tell the time but for only 20-30 minutes.

It's a good looking watch but lacks the quality that Casio once had. Time to shop for another brand. The Sturhling's seem to review well.
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