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Let me preface this review by stating the 2 stars ...
on January 17, 2018
Let me preface this review by stating the 2 stars is because of my own skin's reaction and not the quality of the product. I do wonder if the material is not as high of quality that it used to be, but that is merely speculation, and at 44, I'm too young to be a curmudgeon. I've had G-Shock watches for over three decades, in all, I've owned five total. The styles have been all similar to the DW9052-1V. This is the first one that I cannot wear because it has created a contact dermatitis on my wrist. It is not where the battery cover makes contact, rather where the band contacts my lateral wrist. My job as a career firefighter/paramedic makes the need for a watch almost a requirement and the durability of the G-Shock has been proven. I am so loyal that I am now going to spend more for a resin style and higher price tag to see if it won't aggravate my skin. Unfortunately, I cannot return this because the dermatitis occurred beyond Amazon's return policy window.