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Light weight and comfortable Watch
on May 10, 2017
I am a high school volleyball coach/teacher and I need a watch for practices. I have two other watches I have been using and both had major faults. 1) No countdown timer. Timex watches have a countdown timer as a standard feature on their digital watches. 2) Watches were too big and/or heavy. This particular watch is lightweight and very comfortable to wear. It is not a big watch, but the digital face is big enough so you can quickly glance down and easily tell what time it is. The background is is a very light grey and the numbers are black, so the contrast pops. The indigo lighting is a green and very easy to see in the dark. I also like the start/split button in the middle of the watch. I also like how the watch tells me the day like WE 5-10. I bet I look at my watch 5 times a day to write the date.
The velcro strap is comfortable. I have had others where the strap was itchy. The display is actually sunk in around the frame, so the glass is more protected to scratches. I have a SHARP watch and the glass is flush with the frame and it has 2 ugly scratches from me banging it against a door frame accidentally.
I bought this watch because I figured I could replace the velcro strap when it gets all nasty and begins to lose its "velcroiness" but I'm not 100% sure if I'll be able to. I saw Timex velcro bands for sale, so I hope so.
So why did this watch only get a 4? The box. The box was destroyed on arrival. The plastic holder for the watch and the instruction book were in perfect condition, but the actual Timex box was ripped into 3 pieces. I was afraid this was a refurb or a return, but the watch shows NO signs of previous wear. So, I would give the watch 5 stars, but the packaging was damaged (watch is perfectly okay).