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A "Weekly" alarm, with a decent band
on November 30, 2012
Aug 20,2013 I lost the watch on an overseas trip, and promptly re-ordered the same watch when I returned.
July 8, 2013 Editing my original review below from Nov 2012. The watch has been working just fine. I have no problem with "hair trigger" buttons. And so far the band has held up well. So - I strongly recommend this watch, particularly if you need the "weekly" alarm feature.
I've had Timex digital watches for years now, because I like the styling and I need the Countdown Timer and Alarm features. This time I was particularly looking for a version that has the "Weekly" alarm feature, i.e. can be set for a specific day/time (e.g. every Wed at 11:30); this is in addition to the more standard "Daily, Weekdays, Weekends" alarm options. Many watches on the Timex website mistakenly indicate Weekly when you first look at the descriptions, but on the downloaded PDFs, they says only "Daily, Weekdays, Weekends", and not "Weekly". Some of these watches are similarly incorrectly advertised on Amazon, but I attribute the fault to Timex, not to Amazon. I actually bought one from Amazon and immediately returned it when I realized the Weekly alarm didn't exist (no probem; thanks Amazon). The only Timex I knew about with the "weekly" feature was another Ironman model T54281. I had owned this once before, but vowed not to buy it again because the band breaks within a short period and is not replaceable; this problem is noted in the many critical reviews on both the Timex and Amazon websites. I was getting discouraged, until somehow, after more web browsing, I found the T5K335, which does have the "weekly" feature (confirmed when I downloaded the PDF from the Timex website), as well as a band that appeared reasonably durable. So I ordered it from Amazon. After a few weeks, so far so good; but still hoping about the strap - seems better than the T5K335, but maybe not as durable as some other Timex watches. The band is "integrated", i.e. it goes all around the watch and is not replaceable. Why does Timex have to chose a seemingly less durable band for its "Weekly" alarm watches. For this reason I deduct 1 star.
The following sums up my experience:
The right Timex I wanted to seek
But my chances were seeming quite bleak
True, they all take a licking
And keep right on ticking
But few alarms chime once a week