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Excellent running watch
on September 17, 2012
Timex Ironman watches always meet my expectations and this watch actually exceeded my expectations for 1 reason. Every other Timex watch I've owned, while I love them, they all broke in 1 year (the band every time). But this band (only 2 months into it) is fitted to the face more sturdily and it's thicker in the former weak points. I'm VERY tough on my watches. I run hundreds of miles with them but that's their easiest job. I do yard work, construction work, car repairs, etc. usually with them on and so far this one's tough enough for the job.
Besides it's seeming durability (though it has another year to truly prove that to me), it's 50 lap memory is great for track workouts, it IS waterproof as I've swam with it after almost every run (so far about 40 times). It's easy to use, buttons make sense in their locations and their functions, and it's very readable with a big screen.
The only con is, as others noted, the lousy "Ironman" word and logo are on the watch quartz face and both the ink and the shadow from it sort of reduce readability. It's no biggie, but it is very stupid placement on the designers' part!
Highly recommend it and love using it!