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- 150 Page Databank (8 letters and 12 numerals per page, Memory shared between telememo and schedule memo Auto-sort function
- EEPROM memory protection, 8-Digit Calculator Constants for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- EL Backlight with Afterglow, World Time (24 time zones (23 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off ),Daily Alarm
- Countdown Timer, 1/100 second stopwatch, Hourly Time Signal ,Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2094)
- 12/24 Hour Formats, Accuracy: +/-30 seconds per month,Battery CR2016, Approx. battery life: 2 years,Module 1477, Luminous Key Pad
This 150-page databank watch makes it easy to keep important information within reach. World time capability gives you the peace of mind that you'll always know what time it is, even if you've travelled halfway around the world. All of this and the 8-digit calculator make you feel like you've taken an assistant with you on the road. Size of case/total weight: 41.5 x 37.0 x 9.5mm / 35g
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- ASIN: B000U148I4
- Item model number: DBC1500B
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 21, 2007
- Average Customer Review:
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Top Customer Reviews
This one has some minor upgrade of the buttons (glow in the dark) but is essentially the same as the older metal models. At one time (before my computer databases) I used the watch to hold phone numbers, serial numbers, birthdays, access codes, and any other numbers that might be needed at a moment's notice. Unfortunately, I probably won't use the database function any more. I bought this last one because I love the looks, the dependability, and although I have had comments that it is pretty dated for looks, I love this one.
Now, one major problem that may, or may not be applicable to purchasers. The metal coating on the sides close to the skin flakes away after about a year or so, exposing what looks like gray plastic. As far as I am concerned, it is of no consequence as this is an everyday work watch and not noticable to anyone.
The crystal seems to be non-destructable (one minor scratch on the 1st unit I owned), no scratches on the one purchased 9 years ago. The battery life is about 8 years as my second one just recently required a new battery ($10 at the mall aisle vendors). The metal band (although not quite as good as the earlier version, is more than satisfactory. It is easily user adjustable, the latch stays latched, small buttons are still usable, and I like the looks. Kinda' geeky I would say.
In any case, in today's abundance of terrible products (especially expensive watches), this model just keeps going great through the years. I sincerely hope that this newest unit is a good as the two previous ones. I might even live long enough to get another in 10 or 15 years!
My new watch appears identical to my old watch except the new keypad buttons are luminous white, while the old ones were black. And there are no scuff marks or peeling chrome on the new watch. I hope to enjoy it for many years.
1. I am a dinosaur who does not carry a cell phone.
2. I bought this watch as a replacement for a Timex Ironman USB data watch that is no longer made.
First the good: This is a nice looking watch with a steel band. The keypad glows in the dark and the watch has a nice easily accessed backlight that enables you to easily use it in the dark. The calculator function is very handy and easy to use. It performs the other functions as advertised. The price (At Amazon) is quite reasonable.
Shortcommings: The telememo function is limited to eight characters and twelve numbers. The timex on the other hand stored name, phone number address and E Mail address. The portion of the desplay that indiicates upcomming appointments is very small and difficult to read. Entering data is typicaal from a numeric keypad and people who are accustomed to this will have no difficulity. On the other hand it doesn't compare to the convenience of using your computer keyboard and transferring data via a USB connection.
Overall: I may have been unfair in my compasison but feel the old Timex was far superior for only a little more money ($80) It also had a superior clasp. Too bad they discontinued it.
This is the third or fourth DB 150 I've owned. The difference between this and the others is the luminous pad. The most recent one got knocked to the floor, and one of the corners that held in one end of the pin for one of the straps broke out, so that it no longer held in the pin. Haven't even found the bit that broke out, yet. Wonder if airplane glue might hold it in, were I to find it....
The keypad buttons seem harder to press, though if I use a fingernail, it's doable. (Just have to remember not to bite 'em down so close.)
On one of my earlier ones, one of the higher-profile buttons seems to have got cut or scraped off, to the point that it was difficult to use. Should not have that difficulty on this; they're already fairly low profile.
My daughter has always been fascinated with them, to the point that she'd ask to see the one I had on, then not give it back until pressed to. Now that her phone does pretty much everything the watch does, and more, I don't know if she will still be so interested.
I prefer the older metal band, though. This one isn't as flexible as the last one; though the adjustable latch is still the same, and as reliable. Still kinda wish they had the non-luminous pad available in the DBC-1500 model, though.
I seem to get one to two years out of the batteries. I do use mine as an alarm clock, though, so that will eat into the battery life, especially when I'm still sleepy. ;-)
Also with I could sync it with other devices! But hey, that's what the PDA & phone already do, though I have to get them out of my pockets. Trade-offs, always trade-offs. But I've seen some chatter online about smart wristwatches.
Geeky? Perhaps. Still handy, though!
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