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on July 1, 2012
So I have been a Timex customer ever since I was a child. Maybe it was the glowing lights or just the green one I got when I was young. Anyways, I decided to pick this up, despite the high price, and get a watch that had a compass and temperature display.

1. WOW that is a massive watch. It is probably bigger then a 50-cent piece. It is nearly 2 inches, more if you include the buttons. Definitely not for small hands/wrists. given it's bulk, I wish the band had more adjustment in terms of its bracelet size. It is quite large, but it would be nice to have a 1/4-1/2 inch section which you could "fine tune" the fit. The face of the watch is 1/2"+1/32" thick as well. Just something to keep in mind.

2. The temperature must sit off of your hand for at least 20-30 minutes to be correct. If not, it is just your wrist temperature. In my opinion, DUMB position to put the thermistor.

3. The watch doesn't do Compass, time, and tide.... it does compass, temp, OR tide. The three buttons control which is being displayed.

4. The actual dial face of the watch has no numbers, even through it has the room, and the increadibly small text for the temp and others, is more then difficult/impossible to read at night because the indiglo light lights EVERYTHING apart from the center circle. (Everything from the inner silver colored band outward)

5. The compass/temp/tide and seconds arm isn't made with night glowing display luminescent paint. This means if you want to see seconds, or the 3rd "utility" arm of the watch, it isn't actually going to be visible at night automatically. This is tragic because when you have the hours/minutes glowing against the dark face, the way the arms are shaped makes it a truly beautiful image.

6. The outer face with the N/S/E/W and degrees is poorly finished. It isn't the same accuracy and quality as the inner face, which makes it disappointing because they will almost always be seen side by side. The inner face work is a masterpiece (apart from numbers), but the exterior needs to be a bit more accurate in its markings. For instance, on mine... The "N" is slightly crooked and doesn't center on the compass offset marks.

7. EXTREMELY POOR PACKAGING. Firstly, amazon shipped it in a large box with 3 air bladders which did absolutely NOTHING to help protect the item during shipment. By box arrived with tape torn and practically opened for me. The watch is on a store display plastic stand that probably was made for wal-mart and not people buying a 200 dollar watch. The box it arrived in is the same size as the stand. The watch had 1/2" of clear tape to protect it from zip-ties holding the watch onto the stand. Unfortunately one of them was 2" higher then the clear tape and did nothing but scratch the band in order to get the watch off. Again, The watch is wonderful, it is just tragic that it was finished so poorly and that this packaging was my first impression.

As far as one NICE feature of this watch, the way the bracelet opens/locks is extremely nice. It has a large dual button (dual button is standard, yes?), but the way the buttons are positioned and the design of them are truly one of the nice finishes on this watch.

Overall I enjoy the watch and am going to keep it. The $5 dollar 4-year warranty extension is a nice touch as well, just go through the hassle of actually doing it and you have a MUCH longer warranty. I will add some pictures to the amazon posting to help those who are interested see what I am talking about, just make sure you take the time to look at them.
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on May 12, 2015
Ordered this watch for my husband seeking a sleek yet very functional watch that he could wear to work and look stylish while still being able to wear as an everyday item. This watch fulfils it all! The compass and tide feature are very nice to have and the indiglo lights up nice. The only con about this watch is that you have to physically reset the date for months that have 30 or less days but perhaps this feature applies to other non-digital watches as well. Also make sure to calibrate the compass and as with all compasses when in a very congested city-like area the compass can be a bit temperamental as it's not sure of direction with so much interference. I would definitely recommend this watch!
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on December 5, 2014
I love the watch. It is lighter than my old cheap watch.lolz. The compass is accurate for my area so far. We need to re calibrate the compass. The tide and temp also work fine. The Temp function is a little not accurate due to my body temp. The design and watch face is perfect. It is good watch for a 100 bucks. The night glow is working great. The wrist band is very light. I think it is empty inside but it strong to bear the face on my wrist. I shortened the band by myself and it is very easy. I am satisfied with my purchase.
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on August 29, 2014
What a great watch. I am really enjoying the look and feel of it. The capabilities of this watch are interesting to say the least, extremely useful at the greatest. Dressy and somewhat casual definitely an everyday wear. The one drawback, which a lot of watches suffer, is the small text and numbers. The indiglo functionality is always a pleasurable bonus but it does washout the small numerals in no light situations. But without it you can't see them at all without light anyway. Fantastic looking watch with fantastic capabilities, a definite recommendation for watch lovers.
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on January 13, 2015
Got it during Christmas promotion which cost 60USD including the shipment. Big watch as i expected and Love it.
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on August 6, 2015
Beautiful watch. Very sturdy. Waterproof. Accurate. Everything i hoped out would be and then some. Perfect watch
UPDATE: compass doesnt work anymore. Never damaged or anything. I'd tried calibrating it like Timex says but it doesn't work.
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on December 9, 2014
This watch is all that is man!! It's big, it's thick, it's heavy. The style is awesome and the function is great. I own a tag and an omega and this thing is just as cool, but for a small fraction of the price.
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on September 30, 2014
Good watch a little difficult to se and compass is sensitive. Good looking watch. Bought it for tides when kayaking. Tide is handy but must set it or check it before going out since tides can vary day to day.
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on April 24, 2013
If shipping to somewhere in the world where jeweler a are rare, think that you will need a special tool to adjust the wrist band!
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on February 8, 2014
Feels like and look more expensive than it is. The Stainless steel band is heavy. The features like tide, temp function well. The compass is so so. The hand counting seconds is off the marks. But it's still a cool watch.
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