Summary: I bought this about 5 years ago, and it works till today without fail. Just hope it deal with daylight saving automatically,which might be too much too ask, since this watch is not built with the ability to sync with wireless bands. Other than that, the watch is perfect.
Summary: Amazing watch. I was camping this weekend and went swimming, canoeing, sailing, and sat in rain. This watch never came off my wrist. Looks brand new still. Very well made. The compass on the watch did come in handy on a few hikes with maps only. I never calibrated the thermomitor due to everyone stating how it isn't effective. Plus I don't care to know the temperature. I can tell if its hot or cold and what I need to wear.
Summary: I bought two watches, one for me and one for my son who was going into the Marines. This was in late 2008 or early 2009. We both still have our watches five years later and they both still work great. I have not changed the battery on mine! The strap was starting to smell and I was tired of washing it so I strapped the watch on to the handle bar of my KLR650. It has been there now for a year and still works great. I have not changed the watch band nor batter.
Full Marks on Readability, Functionality, and Comfort
Blake Law, Amazon
29 March 2014
Summary: I looked around a lot for a watch like this, and read a lot of reviews before buying it. I wanted a good, dependable EDC (every day) watch that could time me on runs, hikes, and help me out on the trail with some general direction, all for less than $75. I actually ordered the comparable TIMEX (Expedition Trail T49612) version of this watch and sent it back. The TIMEX was huge, hard to read, and just didn't look good (greenish markings on huge black rubber case).
Summary: I love this watch. I bought it for backpacking, but like it so much I use it for every day wear. I read through tons of specs and reviews on watches with a compass before ordering this one. This is an awesome price for a watch with an accurate compass. The compass seems to match up nicely with my standard magnetic compass, and can be set for custom declination.
Summary: its simply one of the best, if not the BEST name brand products that I've always worn either for work, sports, or recreational use. You CAN NOT beat the brand. GREAT! products at very understandable pricing.
Summary: My husband absolutely loves it! It does just about everything he wanted a watch to do without paying through the nose for all of the features. He likes the material band better than the leather ones as it allows his skin to breathe, but the material does start to stink from sweat after a while. All in all, would definetely buy again and recommend to anyone who wants a great watch!
Summary: Likes: 1) Pretty accurate compass, what I want in general directional purpose. 2) Glad to have spend few more dollars for the nylon band. Looks durable and comfortable. 3) Easy readout and display. Also as others mentioned, current time is always visible in any function. 4) Price is right, thought about ABC watch but they were over my budget plus I only want compass function. 5) 3 years advertised battery life, so it is not 10 years but good enough.