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Great Waterproof Watch!
on January 15, 2011
It's a simple analog watch that's sporty. It's waterproof and has a cool aqua colored glow-in-the-dark button (Instalite) that takes me back to my childhood. The quality of this watch is pretty decent too; I was afraid the velcro would cheapen the look but it's rather outdoorsy.
I debated on whether to subtract a couple of stars because the underside of the velcro strap initially irritated this one little area of my wrist because it kept itching on and off for the first day and wouldn't stop even after I moved it around on my wrist (I have sensitive skin). Finally, I wiggled and adjusted each of the straps just right so that the corner of the underside stopped rubbing that area, which finally helped. Also the end of the strap (it has a tendency to jut out a tiny bit) can catch onto clothing as others have mentioned, especially if you're changing. But it hasn't ruined or snagged anything yet although when it catches onto white towels, picking off the fuzz can get a little old. These straps will be pretty long for someone with skinnier wrists, but a fellow reviewer mentioned you can probably cut the ends of each side (the strap area that loops and hides underneath the outer strap) which should do the trick.
I'm liking this watch for daily casual use and saving the wear and tear on my blingy watches. I debated on this and it's sibling, the black faced watch (Armitron Women's 25/6369 Easy to Read Instalite Black Sport Watch) and ended up getting this one because it looked brighter and more feminine. I may get the black one too because it's definitely sleeker. Besides, you can never have too many watches, especially at this price!
-February 2, 2011 UPDATE-
I went on vacation recently, during which time the silver paint encircling the face of my watch became pretty scratched off in many random areas, so be prepared to see the wear and tear on this thing really fast, especially if you're a very active person. (I admit though, that I treated this thing like it cost me nothing.) The positive however, is that its waterproof feature has been tried and tested in the hot showers, swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas (both steam and dry), and in the ocean! It's ticking strong.
-April 22,2012 UPDATE-
Still ticks great. Instalite still lights great. The only thing now is that the velcro barely sticks together because it's been through the wringer. I've nearly lost it numerous times because the velcro had problems sticking while wet with water. If only they made this watch in resin and in digital format, I'd be stocking up for myself or for gifts...