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this is a very good, basic watch,
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Update after five years of regular use:
Like the ads say, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Absolutely zero problems with this watch. Still on it's original battery. Works perfectly, Indiglo, date, day, time, second hand all spot on. I never have to tweak the time setting. It's really an unbelievable value.
Update after two years of regular use:
This watch is amazing. It remains incredibly accurate, rugged, still looks like it's new and the original battery is still going fine. The band has held up well (albeit still a bit blotchy) but all and all for a mechanical watch that costs less that $35 it's incredible. Let me just make one really strong point about its accuracy. I've only had to change the day/date on this a few times for months with 30 days, leap years, etc. I've reset the time a total of 5 times now for going back and forth with daylight savings. Otherwise I've never had to adjust the time. Every once in a while I check the time with my iPhone (and it gets it's clock updated wirelessly) and the time on the watch is ALWAYS precisely spot on. A-maz-ing.
Man the reviews some folks are writing are surprising to me. People want this watch to be ruggedly constructed, keep accurate time, have a moving second hand, display the date and day, provide a very useful indiglo backlight AND then complain that it SUCKS because it doesn't have a rotating bezel?
Please. The watch costs $33. Calm down.
Yes it shouldn't be described as having a rotating bezel but I don't see that in the Product Description (admittedly it maybe that it was included in early descriptions but it wasn't there when I bought mine).
I've had the watch about two months and wear it daily. It keeps amazingly accurate time (I don't think it's off by even one minute in that time). It's light, very easy to read and the indiglo is great for checking the time in dark conditions.
For the money this is a five star watch EXCEPT for the strap which far too easily absorbs sweat and stains (darkens) very easily. The discoloration is modest but could annoy some. Really the strap should be treated to be moisture resistant. Ergo I give it four stars.
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2013 12:40:57 PM PST
Ian Crossan says:
All leather darkens over time. It's not moisture absorbtion but oxidisation.
Have you ever seen an aged leather object that was light tan?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2013 1:02:57 PM PST
I know leather can darken over time. In this case the strap developed blotchy discolorations on the first wearing once it got wet. Discolorations that were quite noticeable and never cleared.
Posted on Oct 28, 2014 11:43:14 PM PDT
Charles Heller says:
Can someone please tell me how the indiglo is turned on? Where is the control for it?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2014 5:21:56 PM PDT
Ian Crossan says:
press in the adjustment dial
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