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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Nice Watch - Excellent Value, February 17, 2012
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This review is from: Seiko Men's SNE049 Stainless Steel Solar Watch (Watch)
This watch is large enough to be easy to read while not being too bulky or heavy. I really like the styling of it, too. Being solar powered, there are no batteries to replace and, for all practical purposes, no maintenance; that's what I like: no hassles and no additional expense after buying the watch! I have a Japanese Casio solar powered "computer match calculator" that still works perfectly after 20+ years so I feel confident the recharging system will last a long time.

The watch is just heavy enough to feel as though it has some heft and quality without being too heavy. The leather band is excellent and seems to be of very high quality and durability. The watch comes needing a charge, since it has been in that dark box quite awhile. 5 minutes in bright sunlight and it's good to go - it'll pick up the additional charge through normal light and usage - or just leaving it out in ambient light when not wearing it. It keeps perfect time. I like the second hand, too, that clicks to each second rather than just having a constant sweeping movement.

The Weekdays are in both Spanish and English. If you set your weekday in English, it stays English; setting in Spanish presumably makes it stay in Spanish (I didn't try that). It is relatively simple to set, though you do need to read and follow the directions to do that - it's just a little bit tricky.

My only complaint on the watch is that is not waterproof to some degree; it would seem that any modern watch would have that feature. This watch warns that it is OK for the occasional splash, but it should never be submerged.

While the dial is luminous - it isn't for very long so unless it has been in the light within a very short time period, the luminous marks don't show up.

Positive Points: Nice size and weight, high quality band, no batteries to replace, accurate time keeping, great looking.

Negative Points: Not waterproof enough to make you feel comfortable about getting it wet in a rain or in a shower or other situations where it could get wet. Color is very blue-gray - I would have preferred a real blue. Watch band has a permanent loop too close to the buckle - but there is also a second movable look so the 1st one could be cut off.
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Initial post: Oct 21, 2014 3:39:58 PM PDT
EntJ says:
Why do you say it cannot be submerged if it claims it is water resistant to 99 feet?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2014 9:23:36 PM PDT
Frank Dutton says:
1. In the product description at the top by the watch it says "Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion" - doesn't make sense, does it?
2. The watch itself is marked "Water Resistant". The Warranty / Instruction manual defines this as "...your watch is designed and manufactured to withstand up to 3 bar, such as accidental contact with splashes or water or rain but is not designed for wearing while swimming or diving"
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