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      25.02.2014 18:06
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      Thanks for Reading :)

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      The Price
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      My partner purchased this watch for me so I am not sure how much he got it for, however looking online the Amazon website is selling this Casio F91 watch for £8.12, Asos.com for £17, The Watch Shop have it for sale at £14.40, and Argos have it for sale at £8.99.


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      Specifications
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      * Square Dial Window

      * Material Type Acrylic

      * Display Type Digital

      * Clasp Type Buckle Case

      * Material Resin

      * Case Diameter 33.2 millimetres

      * Case Thickness 8.5 millimetres

      * Band Material Resin

      * Band Width 15 millimetres

      * Band Colour Black Dial

      * Calendar Day - Date Special Features Alarm, Stop Watch, Back Light Weight 23 grams Movement Quartz

      * Water resistant 50 Meters.



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      The watch is mainly available in black colour, however there are some places that sell this watch is a range of colours including yellow, orange, and pink, however they do tend to be slightly more expensive than the plain black one. I have the black coloured version, which I got from my partner after constantly borrowing his when I wanted to go swimming, so he decided it was time he got me my very own one! Considering the cheap price now, I don't feel as bad for forcing him to buy me one.

      It is a digital watch that consists of a plain almost retro design with a black plastic wrist trap and blue frame surrounding its small digital screen. It displays the date, time, has a stop watch, and an alarm feature which are all controlled via the three metal buttons located on the side of the watch screen. It also has a back light feature and is 50 meter water resistant.




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      The watch is not something that I wear on a night out or even when I am out and about as it does look pretty unfashionable and boring with its classic black retro design, this is when the other available colours might come in handy for the fashion conscious minded like myself! I do wear this occasionally in the house as it is cheap and comfortable to wear thanks to the thin yet durable plastic wrist strap. I however do find that during hot weather conditions I have to take this off or else I end up getting a rash and sweaty wrists. Other than that however it is comfortable to wear in cool conditions and I also wear this during the occasional swim. This is the main reason for using this as I used to be a frequent swimmer and this being 50 meter water resistant meant it was ideal for shallow swimming, however I do not go swimming as much now so I don't wear it as often as I did.


      It worked excellently when wearing it during my shallow swimming sessions; it kept true to the word at being water resistant and kept on working throughout the swimming sessions. It is easy to use and very simple to navigate through the functions, and just requires a tap of the metal side buttons to activate.


      The time can be set in either 12 hour or 24 hour format, so it caters for either preference. I personally prefer the 24 hour format, but my partner prefers the 12 hour format. The screen is big enough to allow the time and date to be viewed clearly as they are displayed in a black bold digital format. There is an Am and PM indicator on the left making it easy to distinguish between the morning and evening times, and would be very useful for younger kids who have trouble with the distinction. It also displays the day and date, for example 'Sa' is Saturday and 'Fr' is Friday, which is pretty much self explanatory really. The time is displayed with the hour, minutes and seconds clearly visible.


      The Alarm symbol is displayed on the top left of the screen, so it allows me know whether the alarm function is set to on or off. The alarm feature works great, I have only used it occasionally, but when I have used the feature the alarm goes off when specified and does so with a beeping sound. The beeping alarm isn't too loud that it becomes annoying; instead it acts as an effective wake up call when needed and is loud enough to hear.



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      Overall this is a good simple watch that has some useful features, and is simple and easy to use. It is also reasonably priced and therefore is worth the money in my opinion, and even more ideal for younger kids who find times hard to read on a clock face watch. I would therefore give this watch a 4/5 losing one mark for the rash that I get when wearing this in hot sweaty conditions.

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      18.02.2012 01:26
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      Reliable lightweight and waterproof watch and cheap as well

      After recently taking up swimming as a relaxing way of keeping fit, I decided I needed a digital watch for timimg my laps etc. Obviously It had to be waterproof and and I didn't really want to spend a lot either.

      So after a google search on digital watches I visited wwww.watchshop.com and after browsing
      a bunch of watches in the £40-£60 pound range I decided to opt for this budget little casio model for
      only £11.25 - which included free delivery.

      To look at, the watch is basic and simple - It's not a fashion / jewellery Item, its just a basic yet
      well made lightweight reliable watch, Which is very easy to set up and use.

      In fact its overall design and "user interface" is more or less the same as one that I once
      received as a christmas present when I was a kid.

      Its very lightweight which makes it ideal for swimming and has a comfortable and durable plastic
      strap.

      Its a long time since I owned a digital watch so for 11 quid I wasn't really expecting too much and my
      main concern was wether it would be truly waterproof - and work during and after swimming sessions.

      So far, after months and months of visits to the pool, my little black casio watch is chugging away nicely with not a sign of water getting in at all (no steamed up screens ever ).

      The stopwatch function is really simple to use and suits my basic needs of timing my pool length times.
      It has other functions like an alarm and a backlight. And also displays the date which is very handy.

      I nearly spent £50 quid on a much fancier looking "sports digital watch" but I'm glad I didn't.

      I've a feeling that this little watch will serve me well for some time to come. I just cant fault it at all.

      So If you need a basic yet RELIABLE AND WATERPROOF sports watch for not a lot of cash - this will do the job! Simple as that.

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      15.10.2011 16:41
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      Retro?

      So girls, what fair maiden doesn't fall hopelessly in love with a man who has the ability to instantly calculate a 15% tip for dinner on his watch? Oh, not that many then. And if she didn't go for that you could always turn the calculator face upside down and spell HELLO out for her with the numbers. Come on, how could you not be impressed with 007 waking up to the beep on that 'Hamilton Pulsar P2 2900 LED digital timepiece after bedding a beauty or two in 'Live and Let Die'. Or what about good old Roger Moore's Seiko model 0674 Satellite tracker, with built - in ticker tape printer of messages from base for the next mission! Surely his Seiko m354 Memory Bank 'Plastique Explosive' from 'Moonraker' or the Seiko G757 from Octopussy with built in camera and tracking device made your legs go to jelly? How can you not love a man with technology on his arm? You would never tell Connery is a geek and loser. Well Roger, maybe.

      In the 1980s, due to movies like the Bond franchise, digital watches were the thing to have for real blokes (you never saw girls wear them) and we would all be twiddling away with the buttons like girls do today with mobile phones. Even Terry McCann from Minder wears one. We could dive to 50 meters in the ocean without the glass face cracking (although our face and lungs would burst at 25m), or take the temperature on top of a mountain top or in the heart of the desert if we so choose, or just time ourselves doing laps of the track to impress the girls in our birthday suit. But in the 1990s the whole digital watch thing became naff and Bond went back to the classic Omega face, very nice time pieces indeed, digital watches absorbed by the coming mobile phone revolution.

      I currently wear a simple Sekonda timepiece, gold metal finish with a white classic face. But in every mans top draw where they keep their socks, pants and love letters lurks Casio digital watch, lonely, strapless and battery less in the corner by your condoms and Old Spice. It's not dumped there because you are ashamed to wear it now but because that strap has broke and the battery ran down along time ago and you just didn't fancy getting it fixed. Like mobile phones and many other modern electrical devices the branded battery replacement often costs more than the device itself, certainly the case with digital watches and so just not worth replacing. My current cell phone demands I pay £29.99 for the requisite new battery from a specialist stockist?? This rip off is up there with printer ink cartridges, and that's saying something. You may as well have you clock on your phone these days.

      The thing with digital watches is they had the power and room for all the extras, everything from stopwatches to multiple world time zones and even a compass if you so chose. You name it they tried to put it on it. I remember a guy at a running club I used to attend had a universal TV remote control on his and would flick through the channels from behind his pint, much to the bafflement and then annoyance of everyone else in the bar. It was quite funny but you can imagine it gets warring after a while with the family. It was a huge old thing like a Star Trek communicator. I bet he had one of those too at home.

      I must admit I don't wear my Casio these days, not because it's un-cool or anything but because the battery is half dead. But it does have just enough power for the alarm to still work and so at the moment it's my morning wake up call as my clock radio is unfathomable as far as programming the alarm goes. It still has a great beep beep on it after all these years, all 20 seconds of it, and never fails to stir me, in many ways. If I did re-strap it and wear it there is not enough juice to spark the LED to full whack anyway and so you have to tilt it at a certain angle to the sun to read the time, somewhat ironically the same problem as my alarm clock. The backlight still works but the greatest fault with digital watches was if you pressed the wrong button it reset the whole watch and so over-sleeping inevitable. In fact by the late 1980s you were effectively wearing a clock radio on your arm they were that big, chunky and packed with gadgets.

      You can still buy digital watches from Argos for a tenner upwards and the classic like this Casio also lurking on Ebay and Amazon. The manufacturers make them in pretty colors these days in the hope gay men and retro women buy them but the black with black plastic strap is still de regour. Never buy metal chunky straps for them as your arm hair will surely get caught in them for irritating pain all day long. But as much as an ideal timepiece these things are for your international bankers with its calculator and time zones they are extremely naff to wear today and will have to await their retro cool student status to return one day and so will remain in your top drawers until.

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        07.07.2011 11:43
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        An excellent watch with many features for a great price but could be a little more accurate

        I bought one of these watches for a friend so they can actually tell the time when they are out and about. It was supposed to be a bit of a joke as they never seem to know what time it is, but it turned out they loved the watch and consistently wear it every day now. Made by Casio, this watch is quite reliable and keeps time well, although it's very cheap with a retail price of £15. You can even still find it cheaper online.

        Not only does this watch tell the time but it has an alarm, stop watch and back light. There is one alarm on the watch and it works well, although I wouldn't say it's the loudest watch alarm out there so I may not rely on it too much. The stopwatch works perfectly though, although it only times up to an hour before it sort of restarts. If you are planning on running or training for marathons, you may lose track of the hour you're running on!

        The back light is good as you can check the time in the dark. The time is kept pretty well compared to other cheap watches from my experience, but I can still say it may be up to 30 seconds out a few weeks after setting it. The watch is even water resistant to 50 metres... what more do you want for under a tenner? It may not be of excellent quality but it has many features and is quite a good all rounder for the price.

        The watch itself is black in colour and would seem to be for a man, although I guess a girl/woman could wear one. The strap is made of a rather cheap feeling plastic so I'd be careful not to snap it. However it does feel relatively comfortable and snug once done up on the wrist. You do actually get a 2 year warranty with the watch so if you decide to break it, you should be able to get a replacement or refund. You can even set the date for the watch, which appears in the top of the screen with the day (MON, TUES, WEDS etc..) and the date.

        Overall, for such a cheap price, I'd say this watch is definitely worth it. It won't be susceptible to thieves as it doesn't look like much, but it provides many things you may need rather reliably and it is easy to use too, by use of the three buttons on the sides. I'd certainly recommend this if you are traveling and don't want to take an expensive watch, or even for someone younger if it's their first watch!

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          07.03.2011 20:52
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          A standard and cheap looking watch that is actually very hardy and reliable.

          Not being particularly fashion concious I used to always swear by Casio Sports watches. They are so cheap and just cannot be beaten price wise. This price difference does not reflect a lack in quality either it just knocks it aesthetic appearance. It does what you need it to do, tell the time and can be viewed in the dark due to a nice backlit display. This is always useful when out and came in a lot of use.

          Due to its standard nature the batteries last forever too, mine lasted years and never gave out, however sadly after three years the strap split due to a lot of heavy wearing.

          I do not use the term heavy wearing lightly either my watch put up with a lot, it survived getting a full on impact of a car, a couple of hits from fencing swords and numerous dives into the swimming pool. Thankfully the watch is also waterproof. Due to my absent minded nature I often forgot to take it off before partaking in my various sports activities. Thankfully it survived the swimming pool unlike my watch before it. Unless you plan on taking it more than 50 meters deep you will be fine with it on the beach or in a pool, it will not break.

          As far as its electronics go you cannot get much hardier than this little trusty watch, sure it may not be glamorous but it will last you and it will stand the test of time.

          Having an inbuilt stopwatch is also a great bonus for runners, swimmers or even cooks. Generally I find having a stopwatch strapped to my arm does come in a lot of use, more than you would think and the trusty multi alarm is always good to, although standard with most digital watches.

          Overall if you are a tradesman/woman or a sports nut and you do not want to put your current watch at risk this watch is for you. I do not own one any more but if I got into a more practical line of work, I would buy one again.

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          12.10.2010 18:51

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          A vital buy for sports.

          This is a watch I´ve owned since I was at school, and I think it says a lot for the quality and toughness that I still use it now. It´s not going to win any awards for style or design, but when you pay less than a fiver for it, I think this is a brilliant product.

          I like to use it for sport, when I want something that I can use without worrying about it being damaged or lost - after all, if it does get broken, I can easily replace it. It has all the usual features - the time and date, an alarm and a stopwatch with several functions, including split laps. I tend to just use it as a straight timer for running or cycling and find it´s great for this - the buttons on the side are easy to press while you´re excercising and make a beep sound to let you know it´s worked.

          The watch is made from rubber and plastic with a simple clasp at the back which can be adjusted for size. It´s very comfortable and light, so you don´t really notice it, and it doesn´t affect your performance in a negative way. It´s also waterproof, although apart from wearing it in the rain, I´ve never really tested this.

          Obviously this wouldn´t be your first choice if you want to look good, but for sport it´s a great watch, and one I´d always recommend.

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          26.09.2010 19:30
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          Great watch for those who prefer function over style

          I bought this watch as a cheap, has the useful features watch for my summer job at a girl scout camp. I think I paid £9.99 a bargin for what it gives me; Alarm, date, stopwatch, second timer and more.

          You can chose to set the watch in either 24hr or am/pm the button for this is sometimes caught unexpectidly though. The alarm is easy to set and loud enough to wake me up, somethimes a fault of wristwatch alarms is the complete opposite. The data is so handy to have around, it tells you the day and the date but not the month. The stopwatch times down to milliseconds, that has proved very useful when collecting river discharge levels in the Swizz Alps through river gauging. It also has a light, but the button has to be pressed for it to light up, it would have been nice to press the button and have a 10sec standby light or something.

          I bought this watch because of the functions it has not it's sense of style.... I did plan to remove it when home from camp but alas it gave be beautiful tan-lines, so I am sporting it untill I no longer see fit, or the battery dies.

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          26.08.2010 15:57
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          Top quality watch for a low-low price. It's brilliant.

          After having previous Casio watches that have been faithful to me, I wanted a cheap no frills no fuss watch that just tells the time easy and accurately. I looked at this watch because of the price and the make. I can tell you for all the years that I've had it it hasn't let me down once.

          Yes, it isn't the best looking watch out there. It has an effective back light that I've used on many an occasion. It illuminates up the whole screen so you know exactly what the time is. If you forget the date like I sometimes do, displayed above the time to the right is the day and date. Only the first two letters are shown of the day, so for saturday it's sa and so on. Another feature is an alarm, but it isn't that loud and I wouldn't recommend to use it solely for getting up in the morning.

          It is one of the most robust watches I've ever had, and I've had a few. I must have dropped it from a height of about a metre about one hundred times in the years I've had it and it's still reliable as ever.

          It's a very practical watch to have as you don't need to take it off when washing your hands or jumping in the local swimming pool being afraid that it won't work after getting wet as it is water resistant to 50 metres.

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          09.07.2010 23:58
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          Can't ask anything more for all the £9 I paid

          I bought this watch a few months ago from argos for about £9, as I needed a digital stopwatch for my running.

          The watch is very simplstic, there are three buttons which allow you to change the time, set an alarm and start and stop the stopwatch.

          The design isnt overly pretty, it is very old and simple, although the plastic watch strap does feel a bit flimsy.

          THe watch also includes a green backlight - although it cant even be seen in the light, it does provide adequate enough light to read the time.

          There is also a setting which makes the watch beep every hour which can get annoying - it can be turned off, but I'd never bothered to read the instructions so this is my own fault.

          The alarm time is also quite persistent, if a little quiet. It will wake you up eventually, though it is not loud enough to shock you awake.

          The watch is also water resistant, sometimes i wear it loosely in the shower so that I don't lose track of time and have a 45 minute shower - I've done it before!

          The watch also displays the date, which is quite handy but has to be reset every month were there are 30 days.

          The stopwatch makes a little beep to let you know its started, it also has a one lap split time option. There arent any clever options which make it beep every minute though. With this watch it is very much a case of wysiwyg - you get a simple stopwatch and its purpose is served.

          Not at all a bad purchase, it does the job that I paid £9 for it to do, and it hasnt failed me yet.

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            27.05.2010 22:36
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            A Fantastic, Simple Retro Watch. Great Purchase

            About a year ago, I bought one of these for £9 in Argos.

            At the time, things weren't going great for me and I bought one as all of a sudden I started to see them cropping up everywhere.

            When I purchased it, all of a sudden a got a great run of luck. I know that sounds weird and I'm not telling you to buy one because it will bring you good luck, it just became my lucky charm, and it still is!

            I hardly ever take it off. I even shower with it - its 50m water resistant.

            Other great features include an 'electro luminescence' which is a bright blue light, handy on nights out and in bed at night.

            The functions are simple. You can have the time as a 12HR clock face or my preferred 24HR clock face.

            It has an alarm function, stopwatch and lets you store the day and date of the month you are in.

            If you are looking for a simple watch, it's great, very 80's retro which is in at the moment.

            It would also make a great first watch for a child or teenager.

            I'm going to upgrade to a silver one soon I think and eventually get to a gold one.

            My Mum frowns that I wear it as a 23 year-old (it's only because I've ditched the expensive Fossil one she bought me for a birthday!)

            So far, over a year gone, great luck has come my way, the battery is still full of life (despite constantly being in nightclubs and flashing the luminous light in the air) and I love my casio.

            So much so, that me and my casio-loving friend recorded. 'Everyone get on the floor, everyone do the casio!'

            Highly recommended.

            Also great for joggers. I used to time my runs using the simple to use stopwatch.

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            08.05.2010 22:47
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            A great watch which will stand the test of time in almost every way

            Another successful union of affordability and durability with Casio demonstrating why they head the hierarchy in terms of manufacturing watches for the masses. I've had this for over 5 years now, and although the strap did break, the actual watch itself is perfectly functional. I have even taken it swimming many times and had no problems with it, the water depth indication in the product description seems perfectly accurate (though obviously I haven't pushed it to the measurable limit!). It has survived numerous cases of accidentally being thrown in the washing machine in a pocket, and general clumsy battering around, showing no battery deterioration either.

            On that note, the battery life is excellent. I have only had to change it once in its time with me, which is pretty good for 5 years! I also find that the screen itself displays at a sufficient clarity to be viewable in bright and dim conditions.

            I'v always found it pretty comfortable to wear, since it is a lightweight watch compared to some chunkier digital watches. Neither does it get in the way either thanks to its size, it is easy for a cumbersome watch to become an annoyance when trying to fulfil dextrous tasks.

            It may not be fancy but it is superb value for money when it comes to the basic functionality and durability. It is perfectly suitable for all weathers and is discrete to the level of being unnoticeable. Highly recommended!

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