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Great watch, but dings up a bit too easily,
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This review is from: Timex Men's T5J571 1440 Sport Watch with Blue Band (Watch)
[UPDATE insert on JUNE 30, 2012: Have worn the watch pretty much daily since buying it in September of 2010, and it is now failing--the digital read-out is fading, and, while I realize I could try a new battery to see if that solves it, the watch's face is so badly scratched at this point I'm just going to toss it and buy a new watch--especially since replacement battery prices aren't exactly inexpensive, either. So this update is to let you know I got almost two years' service out of the watch, FYI. Not bad for $15.00. As I mentioned in my previous review, though, I do wish they'd replace the watch face with a more scratch-resistant material, and put in a longer-life battery. I'd gladly pay a few bucks more--even ten bucks more--if I knew the watch was going to last longer, as I love the watch itself just fine.] [UPDATE insert on January 22, 2011: Still my everyday watch, but the crystal is badly scratched at this point, only 4 months after purchase--still readable and useable, but just doesn't look all that great. Otherwise the watch is working fine, and I do use it every day. I'd still rate it 4 stars, especially at this price, but I do wish they'd upgrade the crystal to a harder, more scratch-resistant material, and I'd be happy to pay a few bucks more for same. Original review follows this] After researching watches on Amazon, I settled on this for my everyday watch--first time I'd bought a watch by mail, because I usually figure it's best to see it in person for size of dial, clarity of numbers, thickness on wrist, etc. Amazon's way of detailing it and giving the watch's dimensions with a visible grid helped tip me toward feeling OK with buying sight unseen. Turns out on opening the box I felt like I had already seen it in person (just from Amazon's page pictures and details), so that was a pleasant surprise. I've had it about a month now, and overall, love it. VERY clear read-out of date, hours, minutes and seconds, and the stopwatch (my most-often used function other than time and date) very easy to use and read in quick glances during a workout or walk. Unfortunately it is losing a few seconds a month, so I've had to re-set the time already (I need perfect time for my job), and the crystal and surrounding silver (plastic?) ornamentation has already been dinged up a bit--scratches on the crystal and small gouges and scratches on the silver ornamentation surrounding the crystal (and I would say my usage is normal overall, that I'm not normally in situations that would mean more damage than usual for a watch). It still looks great, though, especially from a distance, and the watchband is one of the best I've ever had--easy to put on with one hand and tighten, plus the loop that ties down the strap has a nice notch that meshes with the strap itself--nice look, and function. Overall, very happy with this bargain--at $15.00 total worth every penny.