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4.0 out of 5 stars A good value for an inexpensive watch, July 10, 2011
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This review is from: U.S. Polo Assn. Men's US8208EXL Analog-Digital Dial Extra Long Silver-Tone and Gun Metal Watch (Watch)
The US Polo Chronograph watch is one of the few supplied with an extra long watchband. I measure it at 9 to 9-1/4" vs 8-1/2" max for an ordinary watch. The band closes with a clasp, but includes six removable links with instructions to remove them if you want a shorter band.

The watch itself is digital and is controlled by the usual four buttons, but in addition this watch includes a watch face with hands. They are mechanical, controlled by a stem mechanism, and are independent from the digital mechanism. Hence, travelers can easily keep local time on the analog watch and home time on the digital watch. Or you can still see the time while using the stopwatch portion of the digital watch.

Mine was received without the watch-face hands working. I found a piece of plastic packing stuffed under the stem-winder knob keeping it in the time set position. Once the packing was removed, and the stem pushed in, the watch hands ran fine. The instructions provide no clue on unpacking the watch.

This watch is hefty-especially compared to the typical low cost digital watch with a plastic case. This one has a steel case. It weighs 168 g vs 58 g for a typical men's Seiko with expansion band. It is also thicker, ˝" vs 1/4", and larger, 1-13/16" edge to stem vs 1-5/16".

The digital controls are a bit different from a usual digital watch, but the instructions supplied are clear. The watch is made in China with a movement made in Japan. It seems to keep good time. For a low cost, everyday watch, it is an excellent choice.
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Initial post: Jun 15, 2012 1:21:45 PM PDT
Often on electric watches they package them with the stem out. This basically turns the watch off saving its battery life for when it gets purchased. Its something to remember so that if you want to store the watch for a long time while wearing a different one you can save the battery by pulling the stem out and turning the watch off. Not all of them are like this but I've had a few that were.
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