3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2014
This little monkey is tough! I'm fairly abusive to watches and hesitated spending a decent amount of money on one for that very reason. So far, I've left it on swimming , and several times when I was working and meant to take it off. It's been bumped and bruised and shows very little wear for what I'd expect. That praise also extends to the glass. I have no idea how my glass is still scratch free, but am not complaining!
I won't comment on the aesthetics, because you wouldn't be reading this if you didn't like the look of the watch to begin with.
Yes, it is a beefy and heavy watch. The normal, large sports watch with plastic or leather band is going to weigh in around 1.5 ounces. This watch dwarfs those, weighing in at 7.65 ounces. I tried to come up with something everyone would have to relate to and chose AA batteries. I used regular alkaline ones, because the rechargeables are heavier. If you want to know what it's like to have the weight of this watch on your arm, strap 9 AA batteries to your wrist. The watch isn't that bulky, but that will get you to 7.55 ounces according to the same scale I'm using.
Aside from those aspects, the functions are great and the watch has performed flawlessly for me for several months now. It keeps time better than any watch I've owned, and this was something I had reservations about buying another analog watch. As of this review, I've had the watch for over 2 months and it is precisely keeping time to the minute.
One thing I thought when buying is that this watch had a seconds hand. It does, but not in the traditional sense. What you see pictured is a seconds hand that only operates for timed (Tachymeter) actions. The hand doesn't move for normal timekeeping functions throughout the day. The seconds hand only functions when you press the top button to begin timing an event like laps around a track, or time remaining on a bottle of diving air. The elapsed time is kept by the upper left of the small inner dials (otherwise you'd only be able to time events 60 seconds or less). The operation of the timer is completely explained in the included directions, but I thought it worth mentioning that this watch has no traditional seconds hand movement in case it matters to someone. Honestly it's a bit moot. When's the last time anyone wanted to know what time it was down to the precise second? Never.
Those are the highlights that might influence my purchase. If you think of any other characteristics or questions, I'll try to answer them as soon as practical.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
My 28 year old son loved it. Great color and tough, a massive piece of substance. But very heavy to wear.