26 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Hip, loud, understated.
, May 22, 2013
This review is from: Timex® Men's Analog Camper Watch #T41711 (Watch)
This fills a niche left by my very expensive Citizen Eco drive. That's a solar powered, elegant and rugged metal strap watch that's in the 2-3 hundo range.
The problem with the metal band is that when sweating, I get a black ring around my wrist. I dunno what this blackness is, maybe the blackness of the heart of the taskmaster who wrought its steel from the belly of the forge.
Anyway, this camper watch doesn't leave such a mark. Boom, +1 star.
Also while exercising, no one wants their expensive watch scratched or dirtied. So far, this thing keeps on ticking, despite the occasional licking (I have a dog). Star number the 2nd!
The dial glows in the dark at the appropriate points. Chalk up one more star.
I've noticed that watches are getting bigger. So big, in fact, that people are walking with an obvious tilt. This is a very counter-culture statement, and canvas strap camping watch for 20-something dollars. I could buy 1 a year for ten years, make interest on the remainder in the bank and walk away better off than with the citizen. +1
When my wife gave birth to our second kid, she complained about how loudly it was ticking. The other night I forgot to leave it in a hermetically sealed acoustic chamber, and she threw it at me while I was brushing my teeth. Minus 1 star.
What are we at? 3? 3 it is.
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