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A pretty good value, but not great
on May 17, 2013
This watch has a nice clean readable face, good bright lume on the dial and hands, and the reliable Eco-Drive technology. A screw-down crown suggests that the 200m water resistance rating is valid. The current price is very good, too.
The faults are that the strap is a bit scratchy, the holes may not accomodate your wrist (you can't punch in a new hole if your size is in-between two existing holes), the lug width is the uncommon 21mm (making it difficult to source replacement bands), and the date window is on the small size. While it is a matter of taste, I also find the hands a bit narrow for the design, which includes very large numerals for indicating the hours. Also, on my watch, there is some crunchiness (lack of smoothness) when unscrewing the crown, and I suspect it should unscrew smoothly.
Not a bad watch, especially if I were willing to spend a few bucks on a better strap -- but I am returning it. There are other nice watches at this price point.