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5.0 out of 5 stars This watch is awesome! (Here's how to fix the illumination issue), April 19, 2012
This watch caught my eye as I walked by a counter in a department store. I needed something rugged that could take a serious beating often and never look any worse. In addition, I needed something stylish that would go with anything, that had a stopwatch AND had a countdown timer. This watch had all those things and had them at the right price. I've been REALLY excited to have it and haven't taken it off since I bought it.

Some folks talked about the lighting issue. I admit I too was a little worried about that at first. I wear this watch on stage with a band and there is VERY little consistent light on stage, so something that lights itself and is readable is a must (I handle our timing). The first time I had the illumination issue I got lucky and figured out an easy fix.

----- ILLUMINATION FIX -----
All you have to do is either set the illumination to automatic, or hit it manually (it's easier to do this with automatic). When the light is on, hold a single finger (or the side of your hand, as if you were shading the watch in direct sunlight) across the face of the watch. The reflection of the light off of your hand will make the digital readouts clearly visible.

Since that was the only issue I've seen anyone post on this watch, consider it 5 stars! :)
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Initial post: Sep 11, 2012 11:11:04 PM PDT
GIGANTOR says:
I tried that illumination trick and it works great!! Thanks for the tip

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 8:10:35 PM PDT
Shadow says:
Wow, as a musician of 33 years I've never heard of any use of a watch to keep timing on stage. That's what a drummer is for.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2014 9:28:43 PM PDT
You're joking, right? Timing, as in... your set needs to wrap in 10 minutes to keep the festival on schedule... not as in 1..2..1.2.3.4.

Wait... you were definitely joking. You got me!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2014 12:58:46 PM PST
E. Garris says:
I am looking for a watch for my production manager husband. Needs to be all black, bright enough for him to see but if on stage not bright enough for the audience. Take a beating for the work call pre and post show but look nice enough if he ends up having to suit it up for front of curtain. And I want it a surprise. Would this fit the bill in your opinion?

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 9:48:40 AM PST
How is this supposed to increase the brightness?

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 11:53:26 AM PDT
The Smiths says:
Thanks for the tip. I'm still disappointed that it doesn't work properly. I thought I'd found the watch for me.
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