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7 years and still running without a battery change !!!!,
1999 - one of my other watches had a broken glass - so, I was looking for some watch, which I can use for 1 or 2 months before I can buy a fancy one. I was driving on I35 in Austin, drove into a walmart, saw a couple of watches and made a quick decision to buy this casio which then costed me about $14.
7 years have went by, I never bought another watch - I have received a few watches as gift during product promotions etc. But this is the best. It is on my wrist atleast 15 hours a day - office, sports (not swimming), special occasions ...
It is a fully functional, no-nonsense watch - Illuminator, alarm, large format display of time, day and date on the same screen.
My friends cautioned me against using the illuminator and the alarm - saying that it might reduce battery life. But, I have abused this watch more than anybody else could do, set daily alarms, use the illuminator maybe 4-5 times a month ... - I had to replace the watch strap once due to my misuse.
I have no plans of replacing this watch until the battery lasts. After the battery dies, planning to buy a new one - ofcourse it will be a casio (or maybe a citizen ecodrive).
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Initial post: Dec 22, 2008, 5:20:17 AM PST
Hi, I have had a few Citizen watches. I found that the glass on them are very thin which causes the face to crack easily. Casio and Wenger are more durable
Posted on Mar 29, 2012, 8:28:27 PM PDT
Jay Citizen says:
I"ve used similar models in the military for years, and you're right; they just keep going on and on. I've never worn the basic time piece out, the bands or the band mounts give up first. I seem to wear them for at least 7 years or so before I loose them, or break the band mounts. You can't get any rougher than that kind of service. I never took them off my arm, except to shower or swim, and that is still my habit. They are so slim and compact that the comfort is great. I like to replace the plastic band with expandable bands when they wear out. Those last forever too! Especially if they are Speidel.
Posted on Jul 7, 2013, 2:21:29 PM PDT
I have a citizen eco drive watch I have been wearing daily for about 6 or 7 years. It is very handsome, can be worn for casual, dress up or business. It is not bulk at all. I love it. It did cost just over a hundred bucks at the time. But it was worth it. I just ordered the casio you reviewed. Wore them for years some time ago, particularly for running, but for everyday use as well.
Thanks for the review.
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