I love this watch. I've had it for 9 or 10 years now. It has *never* needed a new battery and keeps very accurate time. The timer, chronograph, etc. are easy to use and set. A full charge lasts virtually forever. Maybe if you put it in a drawer for months, it would lose the charge, but with backup, the time and date would probably remain accurate. You can then put it near a lamp for awhile until it's charged again. (Never had to replace the back-up battery either.) Either the solar charger sucks up light very easily, or a single charge just lasts forever. Not sure, but it never goes below the near full setting. The band has never had to be replaced and the face is still without a scratch. The glass is recessed below the plastic and metal rim, so dropping it or smacking it against something will rarely cause any problems. I've never used the Databank much, because inputting numbers, etc. take awhile and there are other devices for that. In an emergency the Databank might be useful. Another nice feature on mine, which I don't see on the more recently made watches of this model, it has the month, day and YEAR. No, I don't often need to be reminded of the year, but it's a nice touch. Bottom line: you cannot go wrong with this watch.
By the way, I saw a review that said when the person got the watch, it said made in China. I can't speak for others, but the back of my watch says it was made in Thailand.
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