Summary: I give it 5 stars because for the price you pay, you can't complain. It's easy to read, light works fine, lays flatter than a lot of watches (meaning - fits under most long sleeve cuffs fine), and has a stop watch for when I'm out grilling and need to check how long I've had something on the fire. I don't plan to wear this while swimming, nor when I'm mechanicing. It's not the kind of watch you can expect to take a beating and not be damaged.
Great price -simple to use - doesn't stick out - good watch for the working
2 December 2013
Summary: Simple, waterproof, bang proof and is tight to your wrist with large bulging body's of others. The second time zone isn't needed, it would be better if it had a count down function for breaks and lunch breaks.
Summary: I had two of this watches and after about tree years of use I had to give it up. The watch is good overall and fairly precise ,loaded with functions.Here's the pros : long battery life,easy to read display .Con: The paint from the plastic brezel wears off easy, screen not scratch resistant but soft plastic and will look bad quickly The plastic wrist band breaks off in about a year of use and replacing it costs almost as much as a new watch.DEfinitelly WILL NOT last 10...
Summary: This is one great watch! It is well made,light weight easy to opersate and read.And with its lithium-ion battery it should be maintainance free for up to ten years! I highly recommend this product!
Summary: If you love this watch, then you had better find a pile of replacement watchbands to go with it. You might find it more practical to just buy several more Casio W96H watches, s[...] Casio does not sell replacement watchbands, so you'll have to find a watch shop online to get it for you. Since postage is outrageous, you would do better to get more than one. I had another Casio watch that I bought cheep in 1982 last for 15 years with a few battery changes.
Summary: I have two 2499s. I bought the second one because the band on the first broke after about 16 months and I could not find a replacement for this g-force style (but not sized)band. Accuracy is amazing. #1 loses only a second or two a month. #2 loses only 2 - 3 seconds a YEAR. #2 band also broke after 14 - 18 months, but I finagled a make shift replacement that works but looks stupid. But it is a great watch when the band isn't broken.
Summary: I've had this watch for years. The band broke & I was going to replace it. A new watch cost less than replacing the band. So, I got a new watch and it works fine. I've worn this model for years and am happy with it. Just wish the band held up better.