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Best watch every thown away by a cat!,
This review is from: Citizen Men's BJ2000-09E Eco-Drive Aqualand Stainless Steel Black Rubber Dive Watch (Watch)
I owned this watch for about 9 years. I swam with it, and dived with it extensively in fresh and salt water. It had been to depths of 125ft. (about 39 meters) where it worked flawlessly. I was always amazed at how close the depth gauge on this watch mirrored the reading on my actual diving gauge. (accurate in salt - not as accurate in fresh water.) It was worn while playing tennis, football, soccer, volleyball, in the sand, in the mud and so on so - I can attest to it's TOUGHNESS. The look is great and over the years it garnered many compliments. It also told time, believe it or not, and very accurately. My habit was to set it only on New Year's eve as "the ball dropped" and it was never off by more than a few seconds. My "2 year battery" lasted about 8 years. (Not sure why but not complaining.)
Yes the band wears out - it's rubber - but that takes a long time.
Yes - if you don't tighten the crown, then submerge it, you WILL ruin it. No surpise there. And you must thread it carefully. No big deal.
Yes - The orange depth hand looks like a second hand - until you are diving with it, then it makes a VERY handy back-up depth gauge and is critically easy to read.
This WAS hands down (no pun intended) the best all-around watch for an active guy that I have even owned. My only problem with it was that one night, my playful cat pushed it off the nightstand and into the waste basket, after which it made its way to some landfill. Tragic really ... I'll miss that cat!