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Casio Men's W753-3AV Sport Watch with Black Resin Band
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2007
I decided I wanted a decent-sized yachting watch with the tide shown on it as I thought it would be handy for sailing. I looked around and discovered there are huge differences in prices for watches and as I couldn't justify spending much, after some study I ended up choosing the Casio Sea Pathfinder. Now I don't know much about brands but I do know that Casio isn't a cool brand but, hey, getting this much watch for less than twenty pounds, I couldn't complain. The Amazon price was significantly cheaper than prices in the various chandlery mail order catalogues (now there's a surprise!). Please note there is a blue strap version (the one I chose) and black strap or silver strap versions which I think are the same watch (at least the same innards) but slightly different visually.

So, what's the watch like? Firstly, I'm a woman (albeit a large one!) and some men's watches look ridiculous. This one is fine, it's got a large face but not enormously so and a curved glass top so it feels smooth. There are four large buttons, two either side, which are easy to press. The main display (usually the time) is easy to see and very clear, the tidal and lunar displays less so, although you get used to reading the watch face.

There are a number of different modes including time, dual time (i.e. two different time zones), moon (how many days into the moon), 5 alarms, stopwatch and countdown timer. Interestingly I've found myself using the countdown timer when cooking (rather than a normal cooking pinger) because it's very easy to set. In fact all of the options on the watch are easy to set - once you've found out your lunitudinal interval. This mystery number helps the watch know the tidal states but the little instruction book that comes with the watch only gives general lunitudinal interval locations, such as 'London'. Armed with a set of tide tables and the watch, I discovered that London is significantly different to Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour) tidal times. The thing I hadn't realised before buying this watch is that you can dial in the date and time and it will tell you the tide at that point, it doesn't just tell you the tide right now, so I was able to check the calculations up till December this year. Eventually, after some googling, I found a table of lunitudinal intervals along the South Coast of England. It didn't include Eastbourne but did have some other locations and, with a little trial and error, I managed to find the best lunitudinal interval which meant my watch tides agreed mostly with the Tide Table tides. And so far the tidal display seems reasonably accurate - it's nowhere near good enough to use for sailing planning but is a helpful quick check when you're thinking about walking on the beach (will the dog be able to play in the rock pools or will they be covered up?) and for general interest.

Being a digital watch it does have the unfortunate problem that when wearing polarising sunglasses (as I do when sailing) it's hard to make out the LCD display, but this is also true for the log, depth display, radar etc on the boat and isn't the fault of the watchmaker, just something to bear in mind.

Battery life is supposedly 10 years but most people will be bored with the watch by then and have moved onto the next one. The light lights up the face in the dark (what more do you need), the beeps for the alarms are loud enough to wake me, the watch overall seems perfectly adequate and it looks good. I think if I'd paid fifty pound I would have been very happy, for less than twenty it's a complete bargain. Go for it!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
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Great watch, does not come with any instructions on how to work the very many functions the watch has. Would be very helpful to know how to use the timer function!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2014
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I use it for sailing, specifically to time the start. The rolling countdown with quick synch up to 1 and 5 minute are easy and work great. The buttons are shaped well enough that they don't get accidentally pushed when trimming sails or working around the boat. Nothing fancy, but it totally does its job at an excellent price point. If it had bigger numbers it would be even better.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 21, 2013
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I Like this watch but if you have the money buy a better one. NOW... I bought this watch for a couple of reasons. 1. I want a watch with a rubber wrist band. 2. water resistant up to 100m. 3. I want a watch with a good light. This watch as all these items,,, but I don't like the small day and date. For the price ... a good watch! I like it. Don't Love, I like it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 10, 2013
I noticed some folk having trouble finding the instruction manual. You can download and print out four page document at:

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CS Blancett
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2013
I wanted a "beater" watch to wear during a trip to Maui, where I would be snorkeling daily. My search criteria were: price less than $20, waterproof rating to 100 m (see [...] for what that really means), alarm clock function, and not too ugly. The W753-3AV fits all of these goals, though you could argue about the last one.

The tide prediction feature was a selling point for me. How effective and practical was this? As it turned out, the watch did give a rough estimate of high and low tides. Kind of neat, but probably more of a gimmick. I could probably just look up tide information in real time on the web, and it would take less time than it did to calculate and enter the local lunitidal interval. Still, it was worth a few bucks to be able to constantly annoy my family with tide updates.

Not a lot of downsides. As others have noted, it's easy to inadvertently push the oversized buttons, so you sometimes check the time only to find your relative time zone, compass bearing, or some other nonsense until you switch back to your home screen. It's bigger than I'd like, though not enough to look like you're compensating.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2013
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I didn't give it a Five star for two reasons:
1. I wear my watch face on the inside of my arm and the lower left button (to change the function/mode) is easily pressed against my arm when I flex my rist. As it contacts my arm, it changes the mode.
2. the black plastic/neoprene band needs to be a little more flexible. The watch can not lye flat and thus hard to look at the face if lying on the desk , table or nightstand.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2012
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Very good value for money digital yachting watch let down by ridiculously small figures on the compass bezel and the alarm indicator. Unfortunately like most of these digital watches it also has a wrist strap that will need replacing for almost the price of a new watch in a couple of years. Dont you wish they would provide an alternative strap such as webbing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Looks great - but the resin band is NOT BLACK but a DARK GREEN. This looks intentional because the green and orange button look kind of spiffy together. But that said, it does not go with everything the way it would if the band was actually black.

In a photo, I think it would appear black, but when you have it in hand, it is clear the band is very dark green.

Even thought the color is different than advertised I like this watch a lot, and wear it when it looks right with whatever else I'm wearing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2013
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A little on the thick side, this is another good looking product from Casio. I will have to learn all of the functions that this piece has for such a reasonable price!
Pros: Casio durability, nice band, pretty display, many functions, center light button.
Cons: Light comes on from left side only and illuminates only the time/date display area. Just a wee bit thick.

This will be perfect for my upcoming vacation to the islands!
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