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Handsome, Durable, Lightweight Watch: Great for the Price,
This review is from: Timex Women's T47042 Expedition Metal Field Olive/Brown Leather Strap Watch (Watch)
Pros: Durable, lightweight, has simplicity and basic functions of a watch, great for daily wear, aesthetically pleasing and matches well with many casual outfits.
Con: the watch's straps are a bit difficult to put on and off when I am wearing it as a perfect fit, as opposed to when I wear it a bit loosely.
Originally, I was looking for a watch with a 24-hour clock, is simple, durable, and good for everyday wear. For $[...] + free shipping, this watch is exactly those things. I've owned this watch for a couple months now and have yet to be disappointed. To be honest, the only "big" problem I would have later on is getting a new strap for it, and I'll explain why at the end.
The picture of the watch on this page does not do The Expedition justice at all. After taking it out of the box, my immediate impression is this is one handsome watch. The picture on Amazon's site makes the metal casing of the watch look whitish, powdery. This is not so. It is a black metal, and in the light, it sometimes has a copper-brown hue when contrasted to the olive green background and dark brown straps. Also, the olive green background and the numerals look very flat and drab. This is also not the case. Some reviewers have complained that the date indicator is too small to read. I personally had no trouble reading the date in the usual well-lit atmosphere. However, if you push the crown to light up the watch, it will not light up the date window. The 24-hour digits are small, but not unreadable. But since I bought it to get used to using UTC time, it was better this way for me because I could test myself that way. The only function I found useless was the cardinal directions, but it doesn't get in the way. Also, the ticking sound of the second hand is pretty much inaudible, unlike some reviews I've read about other watches on Amazon. Overall, all the basic functions you could want in a watch are there and work very well.
Other notables about the Expedition. I have banged my wrist several times onto things and it has yet to scratch. It's also been exposed to weather as I walked in heavy rain and hail once. Granted I didn't flail my wrist in the air to test this out, but it did get wet and still works fine. Also, another reviewer said the holes go all the way up to the watch itself; I think this is so that you have the choice to wrap the watch around something else like a strap or pants belt loop. I also like that this watch is not bulky at all, making it light and fairly comfortable to wear. Especially in comparison to Coleman's women's watch which I got from a local Target:
They both have the 24 hour clock, lights up, water resistant, and although the Coleman is about $[...] cheaper, it is very bulky because the actual watch sits on top of the leather strap, which itself is also bulky. While the silver casing makes the Coleman look a bit "classier," the Expedition is more suitable for everyday wear for me. All of these things add to the functionality and practicality of the Expedition.
The only thing I will dock the watch is it's strap. It fits my wrist fine, but strapping it on and taking it off is a bit of a struggle as the metal pieces tends to stay in the hole. With all the tugging (when I wear it with a perfect fit), I can see that I'll be buying a new strap for this later down the line. But when I wear it a size looser, I don't have this problem.
Bottom line: at this price, and compared to other watches with similar functions, I am very happy with this purchase.
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Initial post: Aug 15, 2013 2:12:56 PM PDT
I do not see a date window in the pic shown.
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