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5.0 out of 5 stars Could not love this more, September 5, 2011
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This review is from: Geneva Platinum CZ Accented Silicon Link Watch, Large Face (Watch)
I have 7 of these watches in various colors and will definitely be purchasing more. I find them very easy to read even when not wearing my reading glasses without squinting or having to pull my wrist to my nose to try and see the time (which was the point of getting such large face watches). For those of you like me who have no clue what a millimeter looks like, these large face watches are 1.5 inches in diameter from edge near the '9' to the edge of the stem near '3'.

I originally ordered the white and black and within hours of receiving those two, I was back ordering the black with the gold case, another white, purple, red and navy. The bands are very comfortable, easy to keep clean, easy to put the watch on even if you have arthritis in your hands that is crazy-bad in the early morning and late evening. This watch stays where you want it to be on your wrist without falling down like a bangle/cuff bracelet (I have those kinds of watches as well)and these actually work and keep excellent time. What more could one ask for at this price?

I will caution those considering these for the larger face option, many of these colors also have regular sized faces so be sure to read the actual description below the product, not just the title. I made that mistake in my exhuberance to get it in different colors and the navy one has to be returned: small face. In addition to that on the navy one, the stem was positioned so deep into the case, and then protected on 2 sides with the little 'columns' of silicone that hold it in place on the strap, that I simply could not pull the stem out to set the watch or activate it. I did remove the little plastic protector positioned there to protect the stem during shipping, but without jamming something sharp beneath the stem to pop it out, no one in my family was able to pull the stem out to set this for me. And because I have so many watches and switch them almost daily, to preserve battery life, I deactivate them when I remove them for the night (pull the stem out to stop the battery from running when I'm not wearing a particular watch). Because of the 'most excellent' price of these, it would have been just as easy to keep the watch, pop up the stem, and just leave it running all the time including when I was not wearing it, however, the fact that I can hardly see the smaller face means it just has to be returned. So be sure you read the specifications closely.

Now, I'm off to choose between a light pink or a teal....hmmmm, decisions! Decisions!

Buy this watch. You cannot go wrong. Oh, additionally, with the silicone strap/band, if you find it too long, it is easy to trim some off with scissors but be careful you don't take so much off the remaining portion outside the buckle doesn't poke out from your wrist while wearing the watch. You want it to lie flat and still remain in the two "gosh-darn-its". That is the term my mother used for those little cross straps that hold the excess band in place after you buckle it. We never knew what to call them, so she gave them a name. And by the way, each of these Geneva watches (at least the ones I have) have 2 each of 'gosh-darn'its'.

Edit: 9-15-11 I must wear the white watch more often than the others because yesterday I noticed the very edge of the watch case itself, where both sides jut out to provide the area for the watch band to be attached to the watch itself, has black marks on both sides. This is a bit hard for me to explain but coming off the round watch case on both sides, there are 2 metal 'arms' that hold the watchband onto the watch. It is those 'arms' that are either scratching or marring. I noticed it first on the 'arm' that I can see the best when wearing the watch so that is the 'arm' on the inside (toward my elbow) and also the inside portion of my wrist (toward my right arm). I wear my watch on my left wrist. The black mark on the white watchcase makes me think of a child's white patent leather shoe that gets those black scuff marks on them that are difficult to clean/fix. I can only guess this probably happened from carrying stuff - maybe groceries, canned goods, laundry, etc. But now that I know this, I'm glad I originally purchased 2 white watches - I'll wear the marred one for everyday at home and keep the newer one for special occasions. But at such a great price, I'm not too upset over the small defect in the paint on the watch case.
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