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after 1.5 years, still working for me,
This review is from: Timex Women's T5E511 "Ironman" Purple Resin Sport Watch with Gray Band (Watch)
Just a note - I purchased this using my husband's account, so that's why my review doesn't say "Amazon Verified Purchase."
I bought this watch in August 2011. A common complaint about Timex seems to be that the band falls apart quickly and can't be replaced. I have no doubt that it has happened to other people but I'm still using the same watch I bought in '11. I haven't had to replace the battery yet.
In the last several months or so the band has started to pull away from the watch face, and I can pull the watch face off the band completely, but so far it's not bad enough that it just falls off the band by itself. I wear it a lot, but I've avoided getting it wet, so I can't speak to its waterproof-ness. The grey paint on the start/split button has come off a little, I think that happened fairly quickly, like the first several months?, but it's just cosmetic, nothing I'm going to return the watch over.
I got this watch specifically for its interval function. You set interval 1 and interval 2 and you can have it stop at the end of the second interval or have it repeat indefinitely. I do a run/walk, so I use it for that. It'd also be good for timed speedwork, like run for 1 minute, recover for 2. It also has 3 alarms, which I rarely use, and the chrono function, which you can use to time your entire run, with splits.
All in all it's a good watch for runners if you don't need gps (I use mapmyrun to figure out distance/pace).