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I am the type that has not had a watch for years; essentially since I started carrying around a cell phone that could tell me that time without worrying about carrying around another thing. I don't like going to the effort of carrying around something I'm not really going to use. However, I am now in nursing school, and will forever on need a watch with a second hand to take pulse and respiration rates. This made me sad. I tried to find an affordable watch that I could live with from Sears, Walmart, Target, etc, and utterly failed. If I found something that looked nice it wouldn't fit, it would be out of my newly-married college student price range, or be unreliable. After returning two watches that I "settled" with, I decided to try my luck on Amazon.
Here are the things I find important in a watch:
- Has a second hand. That works. For longer than a week.
- Will fit comfortably... Won't be loose, clunky, or excessively heavy.
- Will have a classic look that I can wear to work, parties, or whatever.
- Will fit in my extremely limited budget.
- Extras are nice, especially alarms and date.
This watch delivers with flying colors on all the important things for my needs. The price is great. I barely feel it when I'm wearing it, and the leather band fits around my wrist comfortably and prevents it from sliding down my arm when I raise my hand. It's very easy to read, it's extremely light, it's relatively slim, and its design is classy; it doesn't look cheap in any way (not expensive either, but not cheap). It's just trying to be useful and classic, and it succeeds.
As far as the last thing, alarms and dates and such, this watch does not have that. It has a day of the month thing on the face, but no month or year, so I'll probably have to adjust it occasionally (which is very easy, just not something I want to have to think about). No extras aside from what you see on the face of the watch, period. The only other complaint I have about the watch is the noise. The ticking noise this makes would lead not only Captain Hook to want to smash it, but many others. Especially when they are trying to study. If you point the face away from your ear, or cover it up, the sound disappears, but if you are propping your head up with that hand it's a lost cause. This isn't a huge thing, but it is worth noting.
All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase, and appreciate the fact that what I saw was what I got.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2010 5:20:26 PM PDT
A. Hall says:
I found the noise to be an issue to the point that I'm looking for a new watch. The strange thing is how it seemed to gradually get louder after owning it a year or so.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2011 9:00:26 AM PST
But was it really the watch, or your guilty conscience?
Posted on Mar 27, 2013 12:03:54 PM PDT
Jason Lee says:
"extremely satisfied" is apparently four stars
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 2:37:28 PM PDT
Cameron Earl says:
For 5 stars I expect to be presently surprised or at least have no complaints. That would leave me more than satisfied. As it was, I got what I paid for, with only minor good and bad surprises. So, yep. Very satisfied, not wowed. 4 stars.
That all being said, it is still working great, if that helps anyone. Having owned it for more than two years now, that's got to count for something.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2013 2:40:51 PM PDT
Cameron Earl says:
Is that a Poe reference?
Posted on Sep 21, 2013 7:59:42 AM PDT
This is a wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time.
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