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Decent Timex watch, features somewhat lacking.
on March 14, 2013
The size of this watch is a little bit larger than I'd like it to be, but that doesn't affect the rating I'm giving it. The buttons on this watch are a little unintuitive. I'm used to Timex watches having the light be the upper left button, not the lower right. This is taking a little getting used to. When setting the time or the timer especially there is only a add increment button, no subtract. So when setting a time, if you happen to go over the desired time you wish to set it at, you have to complete a whole cycle (59 if minutes, 11 (or 23) if hours). Another thing is the timer resets to zero after it goes off. So if you use the timer for say... setting your lawn sprinklers for 30 minutes and you have 3 zones to water, you have to set the timer after each. The Expedition I had stayed at what it was set at after it went off, making it easier to set repeat timers. Having a count up option after it goes off would also have been nice. Also there is no way to turn off the button chirp feature that sounds every time you push a button (light button excluded).
The rubber is pretty nice, the frame is plastic however. I do like the metal clasp and the notches in the strap that hold the retaining band in place. I'll return to the review and rate the durability of the band in a few months or if it falls apart, which ever comes first. Feature-wise, I feel like this is a watch I would win from one of those Claw machines. The construction quality feels better than that though.... barely. I'm a little disappointed given the stellar reviews this watch got, but it's better than nothing. However right now I'm preferring to wear the Casio calculator watch I got around the same time which was about the same price (despite it not having a light... which was weird).