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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't fear, (this) IronMan is here!, August 8, 2011
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This review is from: Timex Men's T5F251 Ironman Traditional 30-Lap Silver-Tone/Black Fast Wrap Velcro Strap Watch (Watch)
A few notes is all that's really needed:

I was reluctant to get this one because I'd never had this kind of strap before. Now, I'm frankly curious why they're not more common. Velcro is so much simpler to use and smoother on the skin. You don't have to worry about the little holes fitting. You're going to get closest-to-perfect fit this way.

In terms of the head, its as though its become an extension of my hand. I forget its there most of the time. It doesn't stick out in a major way. And in fact the first few weeks I had it the only extra attention others had was when I'd take a moment to admire it to myself. The display is VERY clear (more so than any Fossil, Nike, or Casio I've had in the past) and the functions are all straightforward. There's maybe 2minutes to set up and then you're good to go. Most of all, there are never any requirements to 'stop and hold two buttons' or anything complicated. To reset, you have to have read maybe 45words in the manual to be an expert. Its got 3 alarms which is more than enough to make up for a lack of snooze.

A bonus is of course the nightlight. You're buying this watch because you want an IronMan kind of watch but without all the extra gizmos that go with a higher end, higher price tagged one, right? Well, the nightlight seems to have been kept from the higher models. Really, I'm not one for hyperbole but none of the similarly priced Casio I tried out at my local sports store came anywhere close .

The only detraction I can offer is that your wrist does get a bit sweaty underneath it. But I've never not had that with a watch. The build quality makes up for it - its so tiny you can fold it quickly up into a pocket without much change to the shape of your clothing. And if you're worried of odor, don't be. Although I had that problem with a previous Fossil, this one's smell is only contained to your wrist at nose-to-joint distance. No one else would notice.

Overall, I'd really recommend it. In addition, just as a personal aside - a former marine whose a friend of mine noticed the strap and asked me to try it on and subsequently really likes it. While he's from Vietnam so maybe his judgement's going (=) this may be a gift idea for someone?
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