Product Type: Casio Chronograph
Newest Review: ... £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 bas... more
Cheap & Reliable
Casio Digital Sports Watch W59-1V
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Casio Digital Sports Watch W59-1V
Advantages: Cheap, Many features, Quite reliable for the price, Warranty
Disadvantages: Could be 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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Summary: An excellent watch with many features for a great price but could be a little more accurate
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