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5.0 out of 5 stars This Watch That Has My Back, July 7, 2013
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This review is from: Armitron Sport Women's 457012BLK Chronograph Black Resin Stainless-Steel Accent Strap Watch (Watch)
I read a review from someone reporting that the version of this watch that had more rubber connecting the watchface to the watchband had broken, and that the stainless steel one was a more sturdy bet.

I don't know about the alternative, but my watch is definitely sturdy. It still looks shiny with barely a scratch on it, even though I've put it through a lot. I wasn't expecting a watch to be this good, especially since I'm a poor college student and very frugal. I needed a watch because I always lose track of time, and I tend to be late for things. Now I proudly have a watch tan, because I rarely take this watch off. It's very comfortable, and it can be worn for exercise, lounging around, in a professional setting, and in some dress-up settings.

The backlight is cool because the light is in the black of the numbers, not the background. I hope that makes sense. It's very convenient, effective, and unobtrusive to check in a dark room.

I've also used this watch as a travel alarm. I wear it to bed, and I can check the time at night by groggily finding and pushing the button on the bottom right. The beeps of the alarm are also not obnoxiously loud- so if it goes off in public it's not too disruptive- but it usually wakes me up just fine.

I'm also the type that doesn't like to read manuals. With this watch, that was okay. With only four buttons (one of which only is for turning on the cool backlight), I could figure out how to change the time (with daylight savings time, time zone changes, syncing it with the clocks at school, or making my watch fast after being frustrated with always being late for things). I also figured out how to use the stopwatch, set one or two alarms, switch to 24-hour time or AM-PM time (in Iceland I switched to 24-hour time so I was in sync with the country around me). I am not saying that EVERYONE can figure it out; I'm saying that for the way that I think, I was able to figure it out and get used to it. I use all of the features, and I don't ever feel the need for something that isn't on my watch.

Often I forget to take off my watch when I go swimming, when I garden, etc. Luckily, this watch hasn't faltered in any situation that I've put it in. For example:
cold New England salt water- swimming, etc.
working with compost / with soil
the shower
hot tubs (up to 44 degrees Celsius)
swimming pools
sleeping
mud
the Blue Lagoon (in Iceland)
Hvergerđi (natural hotspring on a small river in Iceland)
falling down (which I do a lot because I have narcolepsy with cataplexy)
hiking, snowshoeing in New England
hiking in Iceland (in rain or shine, in hail, in cold, in hot, etc.)

I recommend this watch to everyone- whatever age, as long as you can see the numbers on the watch- it's well worth every penny.
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