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This watch could be great with a few minor changes.
on February 23, 2013
I like the watch. I was looking for a watch that did not require regular battery changes and finally decided on an Eco-Drive unit over an automatic mechanical watch because of accuracy. I selected this model over other Eco-Drive models because it was a simple no-frills watch with an impressive water resistance rating of 200 meters at a very reasonable price.
It's a good looking watch--simple and uncluttered. The numbers are large and being white on a black face stand out well. These qualities make the watch very easy to read.
I am impressed with the water resistance rating of 200 meters on such a low priced watch. I rarely swim but it's good to know that I should have no issues with water damage.
The price was very reasonable.
Tiny date window: It's hard to read and not proportionate in size to the numerals on the watch face. It could have been made as large as the space allotted to the 3 o'clock hour position. The small disproportionate window actually detracts from the appearance of the watch.
Small watch band: I have smaller wrists and wear the watch set at the second to the last hole setting. I will probably buy another band. Anyone with larger wrists probably cannot wear this watch without replacing the band.
Time/Date setting instructions are misleading and could lead one to damaging the watch: Initially I could not pull out the crown. This was due to the fact that the instruction manual tells you that if your watch comes with a screw down crown, you are supposed to lift up the crown to loosen it before setting the watch The crown needs to be unscrewed not "lifted". Once unscrewed, the crown easily pops for date and time adjustment. However, attempting to lift (per the manual) rather than unscrew the crown not only proves to be an unproductive exercise in frustration; it could damage the watch.
Overall, I like the watch and would have rated it with 5 stars except for these minor issues, which if addressed will make this a simple attractive well made watch at a reasonable price.