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Nice if you like big and flashy, and have eagle eyes to see the date
on December 18, 2013
I ordered this as a gift but returned it rather quickly. It's a solid watch. The recipient thought that it was too flashy, with the gold tone, which is more pronounced because of the really big size of this watch. I thought of keeping it for myself. I don't mind the size, though the gold tone would prevent me from wearing it every day at work; it'd be good for dressy occasions. However, one big peeve I have is that the watch has to be functional.
I don't wear glasses, even when I read the newspaper, watch tv, etc. But, the date is so tiny on this watch that's unreadable under most conditions--normal ones in everyday life. Same for the chrono functions: too small. I don't understand why so many companies make these big watches (45+ mm wide), with big hour numbers but the other functions way too small. OK, the chrono could be decorative (how many people actually use a watch chronometer?!) but the date?!! This is something I really use and want to see it at a cursory glance in normal conditions. This watch fails in this regard.
Another issue was the battery. It appeared that it didn't work out of the box, but then it did after I set the time. I don't know if this was problem as I didn't keep the watch long, and it's not affecting my over all rating.