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Attractive watch overall but.....
on July 2, 2010
Got the watch today and here has been my overall impression of the watch:
Pros: Attractive looking watch good for everyday use, could wear it with casual wear and could wear it with a suit. As long as you don't touch it, it looks expensive. Not a huge face as many "tank style" watches are. I was easily able to size the band with a small flathead screwdriver and a small jeweler's hammer.
Cons: Like the other reviewers I find the display to be darker than expected and difficult to read without the backlight. The crystal seems to have an odd, white haze to it but only at certain angles which makes looking at the display even more difficult. Direct overhead halogen lights or sunlight brings the milky white haze out and makes the face difficult to read. The band feels somewhat flimsy but it is expected for a $50 watch, you get what you pay for. I compared the band to what is on my Citizen Skyhawk Eco-Drive and its painfully obvious which is the $300 watch and which is the $50 watch.
Overall: Attractive watch, good for daily bang around use. I am still concerned about the white haze on the face and have decided to return the watch. I am hoping to get a replacement and this was a defect on this particular watch.
Update 7/7/2010: Contacted Amazon, their customer service was excellent and they sent me another watch. Got the watch today noticed that the hazing was even worse on this one! It looks like the inside of the crystal is dirty and is hazed over, this is especially apparent in direct lighting. I contacted Amazon customer service again to return this unit. I really like the way the watch looks but this kind of sloppy manufacturing is inexcusable. I had given the watch 4 stars but due to this, I am giving it only one star. I have 2 Casios of my own and they have been terrific, they keep great time and reliable as any watch I have had. However, I would stay away from this particular Casio watch.