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What you might want to know before buying the Casio Duro 200 Diver's Watch...,
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I don't think that I've ever been more impressed with an inexpensive Diver's watch.
The Men's Casio Duro 200 Diver's Watch MDV106-1AV looks great and has all the features of much more expensive water resistant watches. The crystal is tempered glass, the timepiece is easy to set, and the bezel moves counterclockwise with a small amount of effort.
This diver's watch is actually larger in size than many similar, more expensive products from other manufacturers. The screw-on crown increases water resistance, and is a standard feature for any good diver's watch costing considerably more. The MDV106-1AV is water resistant to 200 meters.
The styling of this diver's watch is simply superb. Oh, and by the way, it keeps great time.
Of course, if you buy a quartz watch, the battery will need to be replaced every so often. If that quartz watch is a diver's watch and you get the battery replaced, the water resistance depth will no longer be guaranteed, even if the replacement is performed by an authorized dealer.
Just like an automatic watch, the quartz watch will need to be cleaned every so often in order for it to keep good time. Sometimes, just like a car, they will need an overhaul and at that point, the cost of maintaining the old watch will be more expensive than purchasing a new one.
A few years ago, I had the experience of attempting to revive a Seiko Quartz Diver's watch that had been in storage for several years and was never used. Due to the way the watch was stored, it would not keep good time even with a good battery. I eventually ended up selling the watch to a collector who thought he could fix the problem. To fix that Seiko would have been expensive. I will never purchase a quartz watch for over forty or fifty dollars again.
An automatic is different, but at lower retail prices, they won't be as accurate as a quartz watch. For someone who's considering a Diver's watch, an automatic is one of the best ways to go. However, if' you're looking for a great value, for a selling price around $55.00, Men's Casio Duro 200 Diver's Watch is well worth considering.
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Initial post: Apr 5, 2012 6:05:24 PM PDT
Eleanor J. Guenther says:
Good review. I would add that this watch looks better than the pictures. Also, the crown is screw-on, a feature that makes it more water resistant and usually a feature of higher-priced watches. I love mine.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012 11:41:08 AM PDT
Thank you so much. I incorporated your suggestion into the review.
Posted on Dec 1, 2012 7:42:42 AM PST
Jack Cox says:
Please note that a good watchmaker can absolutely guarantee (with test results) the water resistance after a battery swap. A good battery service also includes new seals throughout.
Stay away from those mall kiosks and your watch will serve you well for years.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 1:29:37 PM PST
Thank you. I totally agree with your comment about mall kiosks.
Posted on May 1, 2014 7:07:19 PM PDT
Quartz watches are usually not serviced, except with a new battery or new movement. You were pretty vague about how you managed to damage it from how it was stored. Probably left the old battery in there until it leaked and ruined the movement. Some watches need to have a CPU reset when a new battery is put in, too, but shorting two points electrically.
Changing a battery is not rocket science, and the seals don't need replacing with every battery change. Every 10 years or so would be plenty adequate. Just make sure they're replaced properly and maybe greased a little with silicone.
Anyone who has more than one quartz watch should invest a bit of time and $12 for a set of tools, and do it yourself. Otherwise, prepare to get raped BIG-time for battery changes these days. I can change a battery for about a dollar myself, or pay someone something like $25. Easy decision. The tools pay for themselves during the FIRST battery change.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2014 8:28:25 PM PDT
Patrick Peoples says:
Every watch shop within about a 10 mile radius charges $5 flat rate for a battery change. And these are guys who have been servicing watches for decades...
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 8:42:30 AM PDT
Ronald Smith says:
Well maybe you are right about the 5 dollars but it is dependant on where you live of course.. europe ranging from 10 pounds to 30 * (50 dollars)
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2014 9:08:14 PM PDT
Jack Johnson says:
Heck, it cost me $80 for a battery replacement in my TAG, and Ive been told that's cheap. Maybe I should start doing it myself too?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 11:09:01 AM PDT
I totally agree. Last year I got a set of tools and battery replacement is a snap, really. The Seiko I had - that was sort of a weird situation. After the battery was replaced, it would work - intermittently. It worked fine for a few days. After that, the watch would stop and then, after a while, start up again. I suppose there could have been leakage, but the jeweler who replaced the battery never said anything about it.
Posted on Jul 14, 2014 4:23:33 PM PDT
Bayard T. says:
Is this watch wind up or battery ?