I can't tell you how many of these watches I've had over the years, but I keep going back to this style; particularly the T78587 model, because the body is made from brass. Brass doesn't corrode easily when exposed to skin oils and salt. Typically, the wrist bands will fail long before the watch will. Takes a standard CR2016 battery, which are available at any major pharmacy. I prefer expansion wrist bands over leather straps and bracelets. This watch has an audible alarm, stopwatch/timer, and Indiglo backlight for reading at night. The easily readable digital face shows month/day and time. Everything I need for casual, daily wear. I wish Timex still made these watches. I love the retro style and appearance. To maximize watch longevity, keep it away from water immersion; avoid taking a shower wearing this watch. If it does get wet, carefully wipe it dry. I'm going to order a couple more of these to keep as spares/replacements. There's no instructions for setting the watch, but if you have any basic experience with simple electronics, you'll figure it out. Takes 20 seconds to set the watch for DST or different time zones. Just what I want in a watch. Very good!
I owned a Timex Expedition watch over 15 years ago so knew of its top quality. This is a great watch especially for anyone who has a rough hand with anything they own. Very reliable, rugged and handsome watch!
Got this for my son to go on a 10 day backpacking trip. No phones meant he needed another way to track time. This watch lives up to the old Timex commercials that claim "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking!" The watch and the band have survived quite a bit. It has been briefly in a shower, a pool, and a snowbank. It has been stepped on, dropped, and scraped on rocks. It has survived high heat and high altitudes. If only his smart phone was as durable and boy-proof! One of the best investments we have made for his Scouting Adventures. He now wears it all of the time and uses it to tell time instead of his phone. Happy mom!
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