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This review is from: Casio Men's PAG240-1CR "Pathfinder" Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch (Watch)
I must say I'm pleasantly surprised by this watch. I've been put off other ABC watches due to their weight and inelegant bulk on the wrist; this is the first watch I'd be happy to wear on a daily basis. Personally I'm not sure about the styling of the two yellow buttons on the front of the case, but that's up to you. As you'd expect from a Casio, the build quality is fine - you're not wearing an expensive Swiss timepiece, but a brand which nevertheless seems to have bourne the brunt of time well.
All the basic functions work well, accurately and are reasonably intuitive to use. The ABC functions were the greatest surprise. One of the other reviewers said he wouldn't land a 747 with this watch. Well I fly 777s for a living and not that you'd be advised to (and of course allowing for a few other variables, not least an unpressurised cabin, etc,) this watch is just about accurate enough to let you do it. I've worn it all over the world in the few months I've had it in all sorts of wildly different temperatures and conditions, and its altimetry is superb, especially as it's in no way supposed to be a precision instrument. Not just close enough, but absolutely dead on - perhaps I've got a freak example, I still can't accept how accurate it seems to be - so far.
The sunrise/sunset feature works well, I like the ability to show two time zones simultaneously - in fact there's not much I dislike. I supposed I'd have liked the stopwatch to be capable of more than 24 hours, and the alarms (there are five) could be louder - they're not quiet, but easy to miss in a noisy environment. It's unobtrusive enough for daily use, and I've given it a good hammering windsurfing with no problems to date. The price seems good on Amazon: I strongly recommend this product.
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Initial post: Apr 22, 2011 11:38:11 AM PDT
Excellent review. I wanted to make sure that it shows two time zones simultaneously and your review helped. Does it also show the local date and day while showing two times? Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011 11:20:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 22, 2011 11:22:50 PM PDT
Thank you. I must say the dual time feature is very useful - something you find on a thousand other watches of course, but still. To answer your question - no: it digitally displays both times simultaneously, the second time zone also displayed as a three letter city code (NYC, LON, etc), overlayed with an anologue display of both times in relation to the 24 hour clock. You have to remember the date/day for yourself!
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