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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2010
If you think you're going to get a Real McCoy military watch for a bit over $20, you must be very optimistic. But having said that, this is still a "real" watch in that it looks good, is made of steel and is very accurate. (That's the beauty of a quartz movement - it doesn't have to cost the earth to be accurate.)

As you'd expect with a watch with a push-on back, its waterproof rating is modest, but adequate for everyday use. Just don't tempt fate by showering with it or wearing it while changing the course of mighty rivers.

The three canvas bands are VERY robust, with sewn double layers of canvas. However, the buckle looks a little fragile. Some may find the bands a little stiff at first but they will soften and "bed in" with wear. Unlike NATO type bands that have a keeper sub-strap, you can adjust the watch on these simple one-piece bands until both the watch and buckle centre perfectly on either side of your wrist. And if you don't like canvas, there are plenty of cheap after-market nylon bands out there.

The olive green watch face looks good although the hands are a give-away: decidely "budget" in appearance but acceptable. The time and date are easily readable at a glance. The case is coated in a matte silver finish, something that may not appeal if you're expecting bare satin steel. In my opinion, the black version looks better, particularly with the sand-coloured band. (I also have that model.)

If night-time readabilty is important to you, forget it. There is some token lume on the two main hands only but it's very weak and next to useless at night. As I said, token. On the positive side, the red second hand indexes nicely with the second and hour markings.

Despite its shortcomings, this is a good choice if you're looking for a cheap but not nasty watch with a rugged outdoors look to it. The size is neither too big nor too small - very comfortable. It would also make a perfect gift for a youngster with a liking for gear with a military look - cheap, but definitely not a toy.

If this watch cost $80+, I would give it three stars, but at its very modest asking price, it deserves four. It would cost you more than $22 just to buy the three canvas bands from a specialist supplier, assuming you can find one!

Okay, it's not a Hamilton Khaki or Fortis Flieger. But it's accurate, readable, seems durable, is rugged looking and won't make you cry if you break it. What else do you want for 22 bucks?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2012
I bought this watch in 2010 and it worked for a good solid 8 months. After 8 months, the second hand would go to 12:00 and then fall down to 6. Then the battery died and after replacing the battery, the watch will not function. It worked great and was a fanatastic field watch...when it worked. Sadly, I will not pay to have it repaired as the repairs will cost more than the watch. Buy with caution.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2010
i really liked this watch. there was a major problem with it. after about 3/4 weeks the winding stem broke off. i could send it back because i no longer had the reciept or the original packing. taking it for repair cost more than the watch.do not buy this watch as the same problem could happen to you!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2013
I'm a watch enthusiast. I got this cheap one because I liked it, plain and simple. I've read some bad reviews on this item, so, here are my two cents.

The watch is not looking cheap, the finish is good, the strap is okay and it looks great. Of course, this is definitely not a luxury watch, this is just a very good $25 watch.

The movement is made by Myota (Citizen Japan) and the battery is a Japanese SONY branded one, not a cheap chinese battery. The movement is the same as the ones used on a bazillion of watches from other brands. The case cover is a "push on" type with a gasket.

Seriously, if you like how this watch looks, you can get one. If you're looking for a higher quality watch, you may consider Seiko 5 models, but as the quality is higher, the price is not the same.

Good value for the money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2013
The battery was dead on this watch when I received it. After replacing it, the watch functioned for perhaps a month on the new battery before drastically losing time. This is a poor quality product than I can't recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2013
This watch was broken, the merchant either received it or caused it.It was not inspected.The stem was not connected.It pulled out when it was being set
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2014
I like this watch. The quality isn't great, but it does its job telling me the date and time. The "metal" part is matte finish, but the hour, minute, and second hands are shiny. The face is a nice, versatile army green. The bands are pretty durable, and the reason I bought this watch over the others I was looking at was because you get a tan, black, and army green band. 3 in all. I like that. I find myself wearing the tan most often.

I accidentally showered with the watch on, and it is still going strong. I won't do it again, though. I only mention that so you don't panic if you keep your watch on all the time like I do, and forget to take it off once or twice before you shower.

All in all, I really like the watch, and I'm happy with it. Is it amazing quality? No, but it's good enough for me, and I get compliments on it. I see myself having it for a long time, especially with 3 bands. I'm pretty fashion conscious, so I recommend this watch to those who want something that looks decent without having to pay a fortune for it. I give it a B+.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2014
I bought this watch because I needed a cheap watch for my outdoor activities this summer. I'm into the military look, so this fit the bill, and the price was definitely right. My first outing with this watch was camping, and it performed great. As has been said before, the glow in the dark hands are basically useless, but other than that it's very easy to read in proper lighting. It got a few scratches and I took it kayaking with me so it got a little wet, but still performed beautifully.

My next outing was jetskiing, and again, no problems whatsoever.

The third outing I took my watch on was floating down a river. This time the watch was fully submerged for a good portion of the day as I was furiously hand-paddling around rapids. The watch is still ticking away like a charm, no problems at all.

It's cool that it comes with three straps - I like being able to pick which band I want to wear. The straps are a bit stiff and uncomfortable at first, but after wearing them each for about a day, they break in nicely. The straps themselves aren't the best quality, in fact a couple of mine are already showing significant wear on the holes you use to secure the band. However I plan to make a paracord strap for this, so it's really no big deal.

Bottom line, if you like a simple military-looking, decently built watch, get this!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2013
The watch was not waterproof at all. It was full of water after a light rain. Wore it less than 2 times before it junked all the way out
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2015
Ordered 2 watches. Got 2 watches. It's kinda funny how China has taken all the famous name brands and turned them into junk. Smith & Wesson, Coleman, Singer, Emerson, RCA, Bell & Howell, and the list goes on and on. America has become the Land of the Free, the Home of the Screwed. The Watches I received today were bona fide junk. The watch band would not fit a Man's wrist. Maybe 3 fingers, or an anemic concentration camp victim. Gonna give them to an unfortunate American G.I. camped under one of the overpasses here, trying to keep warm huddled near a burning barrel. The watch would surely fit his malnourished wrist. God Help Us!!
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