Timex Men's T5K196 Ironman 30-Lap Shock Full-Size Watch

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  • Black sport watch with logo on dial, exposed screws on bezel, and Ironman branding
  • 42 mm resin case, mineral dial window, and quartz movement with digital display
  • Also features Indiglo night, shock-resistance, 100-hour chronograph, lap and split times, 99-lap counter, and 30-lap memory recall
  • Ribbed resin band with buckle closure
  • Water resistant to 200 m (660 ft)
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About Timex Timex Corporation is the nation's leading watch manufacturer. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there's a great Timex time-piece for you. Look for Timex on the wrists of many great athletes competing in Ironman events world-wide. And like the best athletes, Timex keeps on ticking. Full-size watch, made of durable resin. 24-hour countdown timer. 30-lap memory and 99-lap counter. Shock-resistant and water-resistant up to 61 ft.. Dimensions: 10L x 1.5W x 0.5H in..

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001E4DYEK
  • Item model number: T5K196
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 19, 2011
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #764 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
    • Average Customer Review:
      4.4 out of 5 stars 208 customer reviews

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    Product Specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Timex
    Model number T5K196
    Part Number T5K1969J
    Model Year 2013
    Item Shape Round
    Dial window material type Mineral
    Display Type Digital
    Clasp Buckle
    Case material Resin
    Case diameter 41 millimeters
    Case Thickness 42 millimeters
    Band Material Resin
    Band length Men's Standard
    Band width 20 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Silver
    Bezel material Resin
    Bezel function Stationary
    Calendar day-date-month
    Special features Light, Stop watch, Lap timer
    Item weight 1.92 Ounces
    Movement Quartz
    Water resistant depth 660 Feet

    Customer Reviews

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    Color: Black
    First, a bit of background info.

    About 5 years ago, I went through a major watch phase, trying everything from Seiko 5's to Omega Seamasters. I was 100% focused in on automatics. Then, I happened across a photo of a Citizen Eco-Drive diver (Citizen Men's BN0000-04H Eco-Drive Professional Diver Black Rubber Strap Watch) on a Hirsch Carbon strap that I really liked. It was a bit odd getting used to the idea of a quartz watch, even though it was solar powered, but I decided to buy the watch, and that cured my watch lust. It has been my only watch for 5 years now (and I HIGHLY recommend it if you are looking for an accurate, mid-sized analog diver).

    Fast forward to now. I find myself regularly traveling outside the US to places without cell service or electricity. This has made me want a watch with two time zones and need one with an alarm. Of course, this meant a digital watch. After I got over my initial revulsion (remember, a quartz watch was a big step for me!), I started looking at digital watches, primarily G-Shocks.

    The problem I found was that they were generally quite large, to the point of just being rediculous looking on my smaller wrist. They had overly busy dials and they often times didn't have the functions I wanted, especially on the low end of the price scale.

    Again, I happened across a photo of this Timex Shock watch on a forum, and promptly went to Wal-Mart to check it out. I was immediately blown away by the incredibly legible dial, ease of setting ability and how easy it was to switch between timezones. Then I noticed how low the price was!
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    Color: Black
    I've been a G-Shock fan for a while, but after buying this watch, I am seriously rethinking my loyalties. For the same price or cheaper than an entry-level G-Shock, the Ironman Shock gets you the same basic functionality (stopwatch, countdown timer, light, alarms, 200m WR) and then some (30-lap memory, improved band design, superior legibility, user-friendly guided settings).

    Let's break those improvements down a bit:

    -The Ironman Shock has a 30-lap memory with its stopwatch, so you can time and review your laps or intervals rather than just your whole run/swim/bike. Want to know if you took that hill faster than you usually do? The Ironman Shock will tell you, a standard G-Shock will not.
    -The band includes a notch for the keeper to rest in, so the keeper will not slide around but will do its job and hold the extra strap in place.
    -Unlike G-Shocks, there is no excess visual flair (like redundant seconds counters) taking up space on the dial. The digits are large and legible, easy to read at a glance or from an angle.
    -With a G-Shock, you either have to constantly refer to the user manual, use trial and error, or simply memorize the correct buttons to push in order to change the settings. The Ironman Shock guides you through any settings changes with blinking "next," "done," "+" and "-" markers to indicate which buttons you should push to do what. No more guesswork!

    In addition, the Ironman Shock is a more convenient size than most G-Shocks. It's comparable in size to the DW5600 and significantly smaller than most of the other G-Shock models so you can actually wear it with long sleeves or a coat in winter.

    No, the watch isn't solar-powered. It won't do your homework for you, either, even if you ask it very politely.
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    I bought this watch to replace a 16-year old ironman triathlon which kept time very precisely, had a remarkably long battery life, and survived thick and thin. I dropped it countless times, and even put it through the laundry once when I forgot it in my pocket. It kept working, even though one of the screws securing the back plate was missing! The last time I dropped it the battery was dislodged. Once I slid the battery back it started working again, but I seemed to have erred in the reassembly because the two front buttons don't work now, which means I can't *set* the watch without disassembling it. It probably would have lasted another 16 years if I hadn't been more careful while trying to service it.

    I am hoping the new watch will last at least as long as the old one.

    == PROS ==
    1. One difference between this and the old watch that I really like is that setting the watch is much easier, as noted by other reviewers. When setting the watch, additional display elements appear which literally guide you through the process. Also the ability to go backwards is especially nice, although I recall my older one let me set the tens digit and the ones digit of the minutes separately, which IMO is at least as good.

    2. You can set two different times on this watch and switch between them. The maker calls this a 'second time zone,' although in truth you can set a completely different date as well, which in my case turns out to be very useful.

    3. The display is very legible. The LCD contrast is noticeably higher than on my old watch.

    == INTERESTING ==
    1. The indiglo feature, when viewed in low-light conditions, is light-on-black.
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