Reviews and Problems with Casio Men's Watch DBE30D-1AV
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31 August 2011
Summary: It looks great and I have no trouble using its many features. I've heard the band has had some problems but I am hoping mine won't. I got it mainly because of the band and also to try out a solar watch. So far everything is fine and I do like the large numerals and the day on the main face. The telephone data area is awkward in that it is meant for a different country's system but that is a minor problem.
Summary: + World time (immensely convenient for globe trotters) + Customizable multiple alarms + Excellent power management with the solar cell + Large and legible LCD + Dirt cheap + ... I cannot praise the product enough! And here's how it gets dethroned!! - The face is puffed up and makes it very prone to scratching - This metallic version's strap is pinned to a rubber connecting sleeve that attaches to the case through pins.
Summary: This watch is tough and waterproof as i have been swimming with it and bashed it a few times and everything still works fine. I found that when it switches off to save power it often took about 5 or 6 minutes to turn back on again and this was really annoying. Maybe the watch was too low on charge, so now that I have left it on the window sill for a few months, and it is absolutely fully charged, I will try it again.
D. J. Waugh ""You can stuff your sorries ..., amazon.com
28 March 2010
Summary: I really like this watch. It has all the features i look for in a watch and more. There was one major downside though. Pro's Multiple Alarms Great Backlight Countdown Timer Three letter day on main display Large Numbers Date and year on main display Solar Charged battery Data bank to store names and numbers World Clock Day counter (counts days elapsed since the entered date) Stainless Steel Band Con's Easily scratched face Watch band mounts to the case.
Summary: This watch performs all its functions well. The battery ran out after 2 years on my previous Casio Databank watch; hopefully this solar version will last longer. Two minor concerns: (1) the alarm is not quite as loud as my last watch; (2) the buttons can be hard to locate by touch in the dark when shutting off the alarm. It is a great-looking watch. It has a charge indicator and the solar panels keep it always charged.
Summary: Great value, nice watch with a good set of features. Haven't had any problems with durability - EXCEPT THE STRAP ATTACHMENT - or cosmetic damage. On an inexpensive Casio, replacing the battery (while assuring the watch is still waterproof) is disproportionately expensive and takes too long, so solar power is an advantage. The problem with this watch is that the strap is attached to the watch by a pair of little rubbery plastic components.
Summary: An impressive looking solar timepiece. It could be argued the black plastic edition of this watch looks superior. The metallic version loses something - it's mounted chromed fascia blending into silver plastic, appearing less striking. The ridged grey buttons are also more noticeable set against silver. However still a very sleek looking design for as long as it remains untarnished.