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Quality issues in 2015?
on September 21, 2015
I've been wearing some variation on this watch for 20+ years; I wore 1 particularly durable specimen for at least 14 years. As most people know, this is a great watch that tells time, lights up, reminds you to pick up your kids, and resists an insane amount of abuse for $0.0001 per day.
Style-wise, this watch has transitioned gracefully from hi-tech to retro-nerd look -- either you like that or you don't. I will point out that it's thin profile keeps it out of the way if you're active.
Having said that, I've bought 2 in the last year, and both have been slightly defective: 1 where the blue light did not illuminate the entire dial, and 1 where the waterproof seal was breached by a dip in the pool, resulting in a permanent condensation problem. (Also, the not-quite-fully-illuminated one fell off during a paddle and was never seen again -- not sure it's a problem with the band or operator error, but never had that happen previously).
I find it hard to believe that Casio could be tinkering with perfection, but I wonder if it's possible that they've lowered the quality and/or materials on these? So here goes -- I'm buying one more, but if it's not bulletproof, I'm coming back to downgrade my review.