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This is not the same model as one I previously owned that I was very happy with. One difference is the four 'set' buttons ...
on July 18, 2017
Its getting hard to find a Timex Expedition that has a Velcro band. This is the type of watch band I prefer, so this is one of the reasons I ordered this model. This is not the same model as one I previously owned that I was very happy with. One difference is the four 'set' buttons around the sides are larger, rectangular and plastic rather than small, round and metal. They look a little cheesier, but are easier to press and hold than on my previous model. The indiglo button that lights up the face works well. I had to clear a culvert of debris twice now in the past week. It drains a pond that either a beaver or muskrat has been blocking and raising the water level on. I've been up to my chest in water, and the immersed watch has been fine. One complaint I read in the reviews when researching the previous model I had was that you can no longer access the battery compartment (i.e. the screws that hold the back plate on are no longer there). This means you either have to send it back to Timex to have the battery replaced (for a charge) or assume its a 'use once and throw away' watch once the battery dies. However, on this model, the T49949, I could see from one of the photos that there were still screws on the back plate. That's one of the main reasons I ordered this one. Although I have not had to do it yet, I'm assuming the battery can be replaced if you have a very small Philips-head screwdriver, like with earlier Expedition models. We'll see how it holds up over time, but so far, I'm very pleased with it.