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My new, favorite watch: Classic style, top materials, accuracy, fit & beautiful simplicity for $ 20....wow....what a value !
on October 6, 2016
My new favorite watch....just the right look, heft, feel & function perfectly merged.
The tough bracelet has just the right tension on my wrist. Stays tight even during vigorous workouts.
(I did have to remove 3 links to size it right, not too hard & tutorials on YouTube guided me...)
This watch neatly divides between 'dress watch' and 'sport watch' - it's both, really. So if you have to have just one watch to fulfill both dressy and sporty occasions, this won't be out of place in either case.
The blue face color contrasts nicely with the medium silver case, and speaking of that, the case & bracelet quality screams 'nice, expensive', yet it's just $20 - amazing.
The accuracy of the movement is stellar - spot on after 3 months of use. And with a 10 year battery, and no possible 'battery overuse' gizmos like watch light, etc, it should live up to the 10 year billing.
Confession: I hate scratches on watch crystals !
Worthy of note, the face is protected by a tough mineral crystal, that is recessed a couple mm so the surrounding rim is higher, and thus it's protected from scratches.
Case in point: I have worn this watch now going on 3 months daily, for my daily work, to church, to business meetings, casual affairs, yard work, car work, everything - not a single scratch yet - bravo, Casio.
I bought another Casio Sport watch here that gets a new scratch every other wearing - as it's crystal is soft & vulnerable - raised so it's the first point of contact. Bad Design !
I also love the simplicity of this watch. After super multi-function digital gee-wow watches, this one is a breath of fresh air in it's beautiful simplicty: It just displays the exact time & date, period !
(We have our smartphones for more advanced stuff, right ?)
How Casio can make & sell a watch of this style, materials & function, for $20, is beyond me.
Now, what's not to like ? A couple of minor gripes - and areas for improvement, if Casio is listening:
The watch hands can be hard to make out in **some** lighting conditions - having some outlining paint on them should help them stand out more. (and no, they're not luminecent)
A 'diopter - magnifier' on the crystal face, over the date, to enlarge the date appearance, (would help those of us over 50 years !)
Maybe also offer it in different face colors - gold, burgundy, etc.
But these are the only areas to improve that would be fairly easy to implement & not detract at all from the already excellent style or appearance, just improve function slightly.
So, Casio, please keep making this watch !