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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch!, May 11, 2011
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This review is from: Casio Men's DW6900-1V G-Shock Classic Digital Watch with Black Band (Watch)
Love the looks of this watch; rugged and simple. You could say I'm upgrading to this from a GW500A. Reason is because I bought the GW500A in 2008 and in 2010 the battery started dying on me. The thing is it's solar powered and figured I'd never have to buy batteries again. Unfortunately I was wrong and found out it used rechargeable batteries that do tend to die out. The battery was going to cost $20 and up (CTL1616). And to pay that much every two years or whenever it dies, just didn't appeal to me. I also tried non rechargeable CR1616 as a replacement but it started dying again after 4 months. So I decided to look for a non solar g shock and found this. The batteries are cheap too; under $4 (CR2016). The other G-Shocks were too expensive, didn't look as great to me and/or just had features I didn't need.

Anyway onto this watch. Looks and feels great. Not too light, decent weight to it and doesn't feel cheap in my opinion. The casing definitely feels like it will do it's job protecting this thing, as most of them do I'm sure. I like the dials on top. The first two on the left represent 5 seconds (each), and the third represents every 10 seconds.

Pros:
-The digital layout looks nice, numbers have a nice font to them.
-Just have to easily push the adjust button to adjust settings, not hold it.
-Alarm buzzer with light flash is catchy (can be turned off).
-Alarm buzzes for 20 seconds.
-Countdown Timer.

Some of these aren't really cons (to me anyway) but just a heads up for future buyers:
-Strap latch and buckle are plastic. Seems durable though.
-Adjust button is a little packed in there compared to the other buttons. Safety feature I suppose.
-Only one alarm (a snooze feature would have been nice). Although there are different alarm types: daily, specific date, 1 month alarm, and a monthly alarm.
-Year doesn't show (just day and month + day of the week) unless you're in adjust mode, but not a big issue.
-No automatic EL Illuminator, but you can hold the light button for as long as you want and it stays on until you let go. Stays on for 2 seconds once let go.

And last, this is actually a con to me and an annoying thing, when you're adjusting settings and you pass up a number you wanted, you can't go back. Just have to move forward until you hit that preferred number again.

Overall I think it's a great watch and worth the buy. If you're looking for a simple watch with good looks and will last for years, I see no problem in getting this.

UPDATE: 5/24/12
It has officially been a year now and the watch is still working like it was before! Been through the usual everyday wear and tear, doused in gasoline at one point, and the battery still works great. Although, a few months into it, the beeping all together stopped. So I popped open the case and it turns out the spring was just a little bent and wouldn't make contact with the crystal. I simply just flipped it around and all was well again! Great watch!
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