Reader - 3 years ago
I like Timex Ironman women's sport watches. I like their durability. They usually last a long time. I wore one particular type for years, but it appears to be discontinued, so I decided to try this model. Pluses: Buttons move easily with little pressure, are much easier to press than on my previous watch. Watch face is 'sunk' more deeply within watch than in my previous watch, so hopefully fewer scratches on the watch face. Band is narrower than on the Timex Men's Ironman watches, which is good, as I have thin wrists. Watch itself is a little smaller than similar men's watches -- again, good, as I have thin wrists. Watch alarm rings quietly, but you will hear it. Numbers and letters on watch face are noticeably larger than on my previous Timex watch. Watch is described as "black and silver in coloring" -- actually, it's black and gray. It's not an exciting color scheme, but I like watches that are dark -- I rejected similar purple, blue and yellow models. I don't use the "chrono" and "lap" functions, so I can't comment on them. While the watch is described as a "women's watch," it actually seems to me to be a unisex watch in its appearnce, and I think a man could wear it comfortably. Minuses: Watch band has a tiny bit of rubber smell -- hoping that will disappear with wearing the watch. Band is not as thick as on previous watch -- I will have to see if it stands up to hard usage. (Note: other users have posted no complaints about the band's longevity, unlike on some Timex brands. So I'm guessing the band is sturdy.) Watch face is much larger than on many other Timex women's watches -- almost as large as Timex men's watch faces. I listed that as a plus, but in some situations that may be a minus -- for example, my previous watch looked elegant, but this one looks a bit clunky and covers my whole wrist. That's OK with me, because I'm buying for durability and visibility in the dark. Timex describes this watch as a return to its "classic 1986 appearance."