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And after a year of use...
on April 1, 2012
I bought this watch early last summer and have worn it literally every day since I received it. I have no complaints about the appearance of the watch, I love the simple design. However, I have some major complaints with it that I feel I should let others know about before buying this watch.
1) After less than one year of wearing the watch, it has stopped keeping time well. It is always slow by five minutes no matter how much I wear it. If I set the correct time again, it will keep the correct time for only a day or so. Because it is an automatic, it pretty much requires you to wear it all the time to keep the right time (which I don't mind at all). But, the fact that it keeps such bad time even while wearing it all the time speaks to how poor quality it is.
2) The lume on the hands is just plain awful. The lume wore out after less than two weeks of use. To test it, I held it under a light for a few minutes then turned off the lights. It wouldn't stay lit for even five minutes.
3) I knew this before purchasing the watch but it really annoyed me once I got it. The face is Hardlex and does not hold up well against scratches
4) I thought I understood what the water ratings ment before I bought this watch but I was wrong. This watch is water resistant up to 30 meters. So, I assumed I could safely wear it in the pool or shower with it. That's not true. 30 meters only means that you can safely wash your hands wearing it.
Keep these things in mind when considering buying this watch. For these reasons, I am retiring this watch and purchasing the Citizen Men's BN0000-04H Eco-Drive Professional Diver which I have read nothing but good reviews about.