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While they're nothing super flashy or stylish
on August 3, 2014
I've been buying and wearing Timex Ironman watches over the last few years. While they're nothing super flashy or stylish, I can't beat them for function and value . . . until the plastic watch band that they never seem to make a replacement band for breaks or falls apart. Then the watches are (frustratingly) worthless. So I'm trying the Atlantis in hopes band will give me more than a year-or-so. While my wife and daughter like the look of it on me and the watch and band fit comfortably, it's no Ironman. The buttons are a little smaller and noticeably harder to press. After years of the modes and functionality of the Ironman, I find myself missing the three alarms, repeating countdown timer, the one push to get back to the time mode from the other modes, the light hanging on a little bit after you push it (you can supposedly set this watch to do it, but doing so is not intuitive enough for me to w/o the directions, and I'm not a direction reader kind of guy, so not sure I'll get there), et cetera. And as other reviews have mentioned, the face of the watch seems to be prone to picking up scratches. So if I could find a watch band that would work for my Ironman Triathlon, I'd happily go back to it. In fact, I have a couple of them, now, that would be back in action if they had bands. Until then, I'll put up with this better-looking, but lesser functioning watch.