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 ended up returning this watch due to a couple things. 1) This watch is HUGE. I should have expected this as the size was stated on the specs. but not only is the watch face big, but the watch itself is really thick. 2) The main reason I returned this watch was the leather band. The band felt really cheaply made and the strap that slides over the excess band was super thin. It was only a matter of time before it was going to rip. Additionally the band was really slippery. My two options were to ratchet it super tight or let it slide around my arm all day which would drive me nuts.
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