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7 years of good usage,
This review is from: Casio Men's AW80D-1AVCB 10-Year Battery Ana-Digi Bracelet Watch (Watch)
Well, this coming August is going to be 5 years wearing, using and abusing this watch. No problems so far with it, the battery is still strong (the backligt feature has not dimmed at all) and water resistance is definitively there. I use it at least once a week for swimming in a pool, and I have taken it a few times for short dives in the ocean. Some people dismissed the data bank feature as "useless" or "a thing of the past" just because we have now so many other devices (blackberries, iphones, even regular cellphones). However, I still use my watch to store critical, usually short information such as alarm passwords (like my office's, which is changed monthly), password combinations for banking, websites, etc. I guess I could use my cellphone for that as well, but in terms of retriving, nothing beats a look at the wrist and pressing a couple of buttons! My only big complain with this watch over 5 years is how easily the crystal picks up scratches. I have to admit that I am partly to blame for that. I've used it on several rough camping trips, and I have no pitty on the watch when it comes to using it...just love it. I hope I can give another update in 5 years, possibly with the battery still alive.
- Update, July 1st 2010: Well, now oficially well into the second quinquennium, I can only say that the watch just keep on going, no problems to report, just a few more scratches than a year ago. The 10-year battery life looks more and more like a reality for this little jewel.
-Update, June 2011: OK, this is a good run for the watch. After 7 years, the battery finally died. No complaints; 7 out of 10 years is not bad at all. Highly recommended time piece.
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Initial post: Feb 12, 2012 4:43:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 12, 2012 5:16:00 PM PST
A quick tip about the scratches in the watch face: You can usually polish them out with a little toothpaste and a cotton ball. Just put the watch on a towel on a flat, solid surface (to prevent scratching the watch or the surface), apply some toothpaste to the face, rub the cotton swab in a circular motion while applying pressure. After about five minutes, the scratches in the watch face will be almost invisible. Of course, it only takes a quick brush against a wall to make new scratches, but it will look much better until then.
As for the scratches in the plastic casing, there isn't much that can be done other than to ask Casio to please release an updated version of this great watch with a metal casing (bezel in Amazon's terminology).
Edit: Actually, they already make a steel case version: Casio Edifice Watch EFA110D-1
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 24, 2012 11:41:36 AM PDT
S. Damon says:
Good advice but I should stress that it has to be toothPASTE, not a gel.
Also, you can hide scratches on the plastic with a permanent marker like Sharpie™. They come in many colors including black, and metallic silver and gold (Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers, 1 Each, Gold/Silver (1829202)). As additional protection, you can brush on a thin coat of clear nail polish over the ink.
Posted on Oct 24, 2012 12:21:07 PM PDT
S. Damon says:
Great updates. My guess is that the 10 year figure assumes a minimal use of alarms and backlighting. If you use the alarms daily, including the countdown timer and hourly chimes, battery life will be shorter. The 10 years also assume a fresh battery. We have no idea how old the battery was, and how long it was running in the store before your purchase. So I agree with you, 7 years is vry good.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2013 12:49:56 AM PDT
Henry A. Kim says:
Wow. I tried out your suggestion without really believing it, but it really works! Thanks!!!!!!
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