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Like Déjà vu all over again.
on November 29, 2014
You know how sometimes you've owned something for years but when it's time to replace it what's being offered now just doesn't come up to the standards of the original? Plus ... it cost more? I bought this exact model of watch 5 years ago and when I say I'm rough on a watch I mean it. I work outdoors providing lawn care services and performing landscape installation. That means I'm getting dirty and muddy or wet and using my hands all day long operating gas-powered equipment or hand tools or bales of pine mulch or potted plants. The first Expedition I bought accompanied me everywhere from three feet down in a muddy hole where a 50-gallon tree would be planted ... to twenty-five feet up a ladder and into a tree where I was pruning limbs ... to six feet under water repairing an 8" broken PVC pipe connected to a client's lakeside irrigation system.
Finally after 5 years of abusing the heck out of it (and it outlasting three pairs of steel-toed work boots) the crystal had become scratched enough that it was difficult to read the time. And the band loop had torn loose. I looked & looked around from store to store for the same watch, saw some that were kind of like it but they just weren't the same nor did they cost the same. What did I expect 5 years later, right? Then it hit me. Surely there's a watch vendor out there with the same model Expedition watch and surely Amazon will find it for me. So I flipped my old watch over, found the model number, typed it in, found it in seconds on Amazon, ordered it and ... one week later ... old things CAN BE new again! And the cost? The same I paid for the original Expedition 5 years ago. By the way, although roughly worn and without a band loop, the older Expedition is still running and is packed away in my Bug-Out bag as a trusted backup to my newer one.