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A fine looking watch that keeps time well...but caveat emptor!
on May 23, 2007
I purchased this watch hoping for a basic timepiece that would provide me with at least a couple of years of dependable service. The price was right, the watch was handsome looking (based on Amazon's photo), and I was excited about using the "Indiglo" night-light feature.
The watch arrived and I was pleased with how it looked, though I had hoped the watch face would be larger. It's definitely a man's watch, though my subjective feeling is that the face should be somewhat larger. The instructions were certainly simple enough, and I soon had the watch set up and ready to show off. The best feature "was" the aforementioned Indiglo night-light, which is activated by pressing the watch's crown in.
I went out that evening to join a couple of friends for drinks at a local watering hole. I showed them the watch and illustrated the Indiglo feature. The both shared my sentiments concerning the watch's design and thought the Indiglo lighting was exceptional. I went to the restroom at some juncture during the night and washed my hands. Immediately afterwards, the Indiglo light refused to come on when activated, and still will not some nine days later.
The watch still looks great and the time seems to be keeping pace, but I'm still disappointed that the Indiglo light would extinguish itself forever after a single hand washing. The watch is evidently capable of being submerged to a depth of 50 meters, so I can't imagine why this would have happened.