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Bond on a Budget
on July 29, 2016
I really loved this watch at first. I bought as a travel watch because I like to go to strange, dangerous places with perfect strangers and do adventurous things. I also like to look like a Bond girl. And I'm extremely cheap, especially with things I know stand a high chance of being drown, stolen, dropped, etc.
- Looks really classy and stylish. Not at all cheap looking.
- It actually fits my tiny little wrists.
- You can have 3 time zones! This was a must for me. I used the analog for the current destination, one digital for next destination, one digital for home. It worked great. especially when cell phones died.
- It was easy to set up and change times (especially when you change time zones every other day).
- Stopwatch! For daring your friends to do stupid stuff.
- Military time. I don't use anything else. I don't know why people do. If you want to do the 12hr thing, you can. But why!?! I guess if you're staying in the States it's fine but it makes no sense if you travel.
- Alarm. Works fine. Some people thought it was too quiet in the other reviews. I thought it was just right. It woke me up but didn't disturb anyone beyond an 8ft radius or so.
It totally stopped working after a month and a half. I was so heartbroken. I had noticed it was starting to get a little off in its time and then suddenly the analog portion went out all together. The button on the right side did nothing.
I think it's under warranty still, but in a fit of frustration and a hatred for dead weight, I chucked it in the garbage. I also wouldn't spend the effort to sit on the phone (the horror!) and negotiate repair, plus shipping it to be repaired. Not worth the $20 I paid for the watch.
I suppose this is a story of you get what you pay for. And to be fair, I don't think it was built to have the time adjusted so frequently. Honestly, if I could grab another one for about $15, it would probably be worth it.
If you're going backpacking, mountain climbing, travelling or something for a month or two, and don't mind trashing this after, buy it. If you want something for everyday to last you a few years, invest in something better.