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5.0 out of 5 stars I've had two, May 3, 2004
After replacing the battery for the second time (they last about 3-4 years), my watch had a moisture problem and I couldn't get the fog out of it... the o-ring probably wasn't sealed well. So I gave that one up and bought another just like it. I've had this one for about 4 years now and still think its the perfect watch. It has the digital window with dates, alternate times, and stop watch yet still has an attractive traditional watch style. The only drawback to the standard features is the band... I've found that it lasts only about a year and a half before it breaks... you will definitely want to get a fabric sports band when the stock one gives out.

- edit 9feb06 - Just wanted to edit this post (nearly two years later) to let readers know I am now on my third one! My second one is now about 6 years old I guess and had some scratches on the glass and bezel and was looking a bit too beat up to be wearing out on the town. My wife was looking for another Christmas gift for me and saw that I had this on my Amazon wish list so she got it for me. I noticed when she gave it to me that it had a slightly more dark golden face with significantly more luminescent hour markers than my old one. I don't know if this was a tweak by Casio or because my old one just faded. Either way, I really like the new look. So now I have one for the field and one for the town. I still think its a great watch.

And to answer a comment by another reviewer about the compass dial, it can be used with the sun and your hour hand to help find direction. Point your hour hand at the sun and half way between the hour hand and 12:00 is, roughly, south (in the northern hemisphere). The compass dial can be used from there to get approximate bearings. Google "survival and finding direction" and you'll get a better explanation than I can give I'm sure.
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Initial post: Nov 3, 2008 12:57:28 AM PST
Thanks For the compass tip
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