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Problem free since 1994,
This review is from: Casio Men's DW290-1V "Classic" Sport Watch (Watch)
I bought this watch in October 1994 and have worn it daily without problems. The battery was replaced in 2004, the original band was replaced before the battery. I can't say anything negative about this watch... it's simple to operate, durable, and performs like it did the day I bought it from Mervyn's 16 years ago. I highly recommend this watch!
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Initial post: Aug 13, 2011 7:55:53 AM PDT
I too have had this watch for at least 17 years now, but you are wrong when you said you replaced the battery in 2004, meaning or referring that this is the only time you have had to replace it. I have to replace the battery every 18 t 24 months, but I have never had this watch go longer than 24 months on a battery. I even tried not to use the backlight on the watch and it still ran out of power in less than 2 years. There is not a watch made, digital or analog, that does not have it's drawbacks or problems. I have been a watch collector for 40 years and I own expensive and cheap watches. The cheap ones run and last just as long as the expensive ones, so the best value for your money is in this watch, hands down. Since buying this watch, I have owned 30 to 40 different Casio watches and I always come back to this one, it is the ultimate, trouble-free, Casio watch ever made if you ask me. As a matter of fact, I just bought another one of these Casio DW290-1V watches. This is not a so-called G-Shock, but it has the same shock absorbent working and exterior as G-Shock's have. With that said, why buy another kind of watch, this is the Mother of all watches right here.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 30, 2011 4:19:09 AM PDT
I can only speak of my experience of ownership. Other than replacing the band (three times) the only time the battery was replaced on this model was by Sears in 2004. I too own many watch models and from time to time have not used this Casio model for long periods of time. Again it's been my experience, not trying to promote the Casio brand here, just sharing my mileage with this model.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2012 11:59:42 PM PDT
Lukas Olsak says:
Hi, I must say that I own this watch since 1994 on their SECOND battery, really. I think there must be something wrong with your watch, because otherwise I can not explain the difference in battery life.
Posted on Oct 15, 2014 11:44:27 PM PDT
Edgar 'n' Son says:
I've had mine for nearly 20 years and the batteries do last for several years in my experience. The watch itself has been subjected to pretty harsh treatment and survived.
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