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You get what you paid for
on September 29, 2012
I bought this mainly because I am tired of purchasing expensive watches that I put through hell in my travels (Afghanistan, etc.). I wanted one that gives the look of class/luxery without the pain in my pocket. At first glance, this was something I really liked. I got compliments here and there; and even more of a surprise was the price. Everything was perfect.
But the reason I gave this such a low rating is because the quality was disappointing. Although it was a "cheap" item, I treated it as if it was worth more. I did not wear it while I shower, I did not bang it around on hard surfaces, I did not toss it carelessly. With that being said, I can't comment on the scratch-prove which mine neither had on the band nor the face. But what did happen is that over a period of only 4 months, the black started to fade to patches of an ugly looking rusted bronze shade. And the next 2 months it faded even more mainly on around the band.
I've had other affordable watches (Casio, Invictus, etc) but this was one that lost its look in less than a year of good care.