Armitron Sport Men's 408177SIL Silver-Tone and Black Chronograph Digital Watch
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- Rectangle watch in resin with fade feature reverse LCD digital display and diecut band
- Protective acrylic crystal dial window
- Features alarm, chronograph, lap, and 12- and 24-hour formats
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Sporty features with progressive styling, the Armitron Men's Silver-Tone Chronograph Digital Sport Watch features a rectangular resin case with black accents. This attractive watch's band is also made of resin and closes with a traditional buckle for a custom, comfortable fit. The watch's reverse LCD, which comes with a fade feature and silver-toned digits, can display alarm, chronograph, lap, countdown, dual time, and military time information at a glance. Convenient buttons found on both sides of the display allow you to toggle through different functions, including a backlit function for use when it's dark outside. Other features include water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters) and unspoken jealousy from your friends.
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
- ASIN: B003QZQYZ6
- Item model number: 40/8177SIL
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 10, 2010
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Armitron Sport|
|Dial window material type||Acrylic|
|Case diameter||31 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12.8 millimeters|
|Band width||25 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day and date|
|Special features||alarm-feature, Chronograph, Dual time display, Water Resistant|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The digital hour/minute display is large, with somewhat smaller digits displaying seconds and date. This leaves little room for the day of the week display, which requires better than 20/20 eyes to make out. However, the location of this display advances with each day so it is not necessary to read the letters.
The real drawback is that the Reverse LCD is not high visibility and has a limited visibility angle, fading markedly with each degree of deflection. The slightly curved window is prone to reflections, also. At a cost in battery life, this is remedied by the very effective "electro-lite" illumination feature, having its own button, which actually makes the digits glow and shuts itself off in three seconds.
Unfortunately what doesn't look better in person is the display. The 'reverse' LCD is readable, but there just isn't as much contrast as the photos seem to show. At certain angles it becomes easier to read but it never looks like in the photos. In dim conditions when most of my other watches are still readable, this one is almost impossible to read. Luckily the backlight works great and the numbers take on a cool blue glow against the black background. Of course you have to press the button though, so telling the time becomes a two-handed operation.
The case is thicker than I'd expected for a digital. It even seems thicker than my automatic Omegas, but it's very lightweight and the strap is comfortable so it's easy to wear. In fact, I've ended up wearing it more than any of my 'nicer' watches so for under $20 I'd say it's worth the three stars :-)
I ran through the quick instruction script and found out that this watch was more
than expected. To my delight, it has features like a second time zone, stop watch,
count down timer, and dual alarm made this device perfect for my line of work as
well as the recreational running that I enjoy every other day. For the money it
is the best watch I have owned yet!
The design is very modern, clean and appealing. Its unusual lcd and design draws positive attention. I like that with the design you can wear the watch with so many outfits from business casual to sporty. The strap is very comfortable to wear long duration and the watch is very light. I also like that it has a count down timer which is awesome to use when you park at a meter and set it to countdown according to meter.
I'm very happy I took a chance on a watch with an unusual lcd. I have been wearing G shock type watches for years but feel this watch is more versatile with my outfits wit the same stopwatch and count down features.
for under $20 its an awesome watch for the value. would make a great unique gift
After about 6 months of normal, not-abusive use, the crystal cracked and while still functioning, there is clearly moisture gathering inside. I am sorry to say that I could not recommend this watch to anyone as in all my years of digital watch purchase, I've never had a crystal failure such as I have experienced with this watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I keep buying this watch, as the plastic scuffs and wears noticeably after about one year. I consider them a great disposable watch. They still work, but just don't look as nice. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John T.
This was my favorite watch, by far. But after a couple years, the band broke. Can't complain though, because I wore the HECK out of it :) I'm actually surprised it lasted as... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael
Watch looks amazing! People always ask me if it's a smart watch. But I swam in the ocean with it once, just splashing around off the beach, and it got water damage. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Junction14
count down timer really impractical to use. Once its counted down.. you have to reprogramme it to repeat. that process is not encouraging. As a timepiece its fine.Published 12 months ago by Sean Khan