Product Type: Timex watches
Newest Review: ... of constant term time use in temperatures that vary from way too hot to unexpectedly cold and everything in between, I can safely say it's... more
Member Name: fififo
Advantages: reliable and easy to read
Disadvantages: function wins over fashion
For twenty years I worked in a job with a computer on my desk so never needed or wore a watch. A career change into teaching would change that. I knew I needed a watch that was easy to see the time on, stayed still on my wrist, kept good time and could be easily adjusted.
After hunting a few watch store I came across this Timex. Certainly the numbers are very clear and the large face makes it easy to see quickly what the time is. It also has the added bonus of a light up face. So I bought it 4 years ago.
Based on 4 years of constant term time use in temperatures that vary from way too hot to unexpectedly cold and everything in between, I can safely say it's an excellent watch. In that time I have had no problems at all with it's accuracy and have only ever altered the time when the school bell times change after a holiday. The face continues to be very easy to read and I have noticed no scratches or wearing on the face. I don't have sensitive skin so I cannot comment fully but I have had no problems with rashes or skin irritation from constant use in school.
Changing the time on the watch is very straightforward. Pull out the time change button on the side and turn it until the hands are in the correct position. The watch also has a second hand which makes it great for timing short activities. As it is not a digital watch, your time set will not be precise, but it will be accurate and as I mentioned before, remain so for an extended period.
OK so I've never used the glow in the dark face in school but I can confirm it does work as I keep the watch by my bed and have used it on occasion at night. This function is very easy to use, just press in the time change button. During the day, it does not interfere with the watch at all but from certain angles, the face does take on a very slight green tinge.
After 4 years of wear, the only problem I have is that the strap is getting a bit worn in places. I realise as writing the review that the watch is probably battery powered but I have had no need to change that yet so clearly there is a long battery life.
Style wise, the watch has a big face and a black leather strap so is perhaps not suited to a delicate wrist and certainly not for a dressy occasion. It basically looks like what it is, a reliable and functional watch.
I would not hesitate to recommend this watch to anyone.
Summary: reliable functional watch