Timex Men's 42681 Expedition Adventure Tech Digital Compass Rubber Strap Watch
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- Quartz movement
- Strong mineral crystal protects dial from scratches and scrapes
- Case diameter measures 44 mm
- Resin case; digital-gray dial; day-date-and-month functions
- Water-resistant to 330 feet (100 M)
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Timex|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||44 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13.5 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Item weight||136 grams|
|Water resistant depth||100 meters|
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However, the strap is terrible. My first strap broke after only a few months. Only the specific strap made for this model of watch will fit it, as well, so you can't pick up a replacement at the store, you have to order it direct from Timex and pay $15 plus shipping. Stupid me, I actually bought two of them, "Just in case the replacement breaks too". Well, both replacement straps have broken as well. Three straps broken and I haven't even owned the watch for a year yet.
Do not buy this product.
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-3 selectable time zones. Military time option.
-Customizable mode set (hide unwanted modes). Means that you can 'hide' compass or any other menu item from showing up when you move from one item to the next. Example: press mode it goes to Alarm 1 then back to current time, or for time 2, goes to compass then to alarm 2 then time.
-Hydration is really just a interval timer.
-Three alarms, all can be set for Weekdays, Weekends or Daily.
-Out of the box (northern Illinois) the compass was perfectly aligned. I had no problem holding the watch level with the bubble level and getting a roughly accurate direction. Don't expect this watch to be accurate enough to bet your life on! If you need a real compass, then get one. Compass turns off in 20 seconds for battery life but you can change that. You can also change the declination angle.
-100-hour Chronograph does splits.
-24-hour Countdown timer.
-15 settable occasion alarms. You can set each to sound a reminder up to 9 days before the date, or the day of at any time. You can look forward to see future set alarms. Set reminders as "anniv, appt, bday, bill, bill-mo, bill-yr, doctor, game, gift, holi, holi-yr, multi, other, show, trip". "ANNIV, BDAY, DILL-YR and HOLI-YR" repeat yearly and "BILL-MO" repeat monthly.
-The indiglo night light only lights up the digits and compass needle not the whole face.
-Band has a raised area at the end of the tongue and is captured by a strap.
-Buttons freely move with a small shelf under them so that your wrist won't press a button but they are still easy to press. One of my buttons is not easy to move, but nothing to complain about compared to the old metal buttons.
I took a risk ordering this watch as I could not find the manual online, but after a week I am still extremely happy with it. Rubber strap will not get stinky as the leather Timex bands have in the past.
Hope this helps your decision.
I was looking for a watch with alarm(s) and multiple time zones that could withstand a beating. Turns out this one satisfied those requirements and then some. Quite satisfied so far.
I purchased this watch back in october 2008 prior to one of my deployments to Iraq. I purchased this mainly for the Compass and the rubber wrist band. This actually replaced a different Timex compass watch of which I had gone through 3.
Upos first recieving this watch I was very happy with the rubber wristband and the compass. I actually use the compass for land nav and in cities when I get turned around. the wrist band is outstanding and very durable. The different functions are very easy to use, I never really used the hydration timer... but the 3 different alarms were very handy.
I got back from my deployment and went on vaction with my wife in 2010. We went to a beach area with salt water, where the watch died after bing in salt water everyday, and no it wasnt beyond the rated 330 ft, it was about 10 ft max.
Even though these watches only have a usefull life of about 2 years, I have gone through 4 now, I will continue to buy them rather than buying one of those gigantic pathfinders or Suuntos. The rubber wristband on this particular expedition compass watch is very sturdy and is probably one of my favorites of the different watchs I have broken... I really like the way these watches work but I just wish they were more durable... I guess I am kinda rough on them!
Hopefully this helps anyone who is considering purchasing this watch, I am buying another one today!
TIMEX rep if you are reading this , make the watch's weather seal more robust and replace the cheap bezel with a thicker high impact rubber one, yes I am referring to the G-shock type bezels.
I have had two of these watches. The first one got water in it, and fogged up. It was only a month old at the time. I had not changed the battery or opened it up and I was swimming in a stream when it happened. I definitely was not more than 5 feet under water.
I got the second watch as a replacement for the first. I used it extensively for 3-4 years. Trained for a marathon with it and timed a ton of splits, which is partially to blame for the split button wearing out (I had to press it super hard towards the end). Then after its last battery change the thing got water logged. I took it apart, let it dry, but the display never fully returned.
Now for the one bad feature. This watch has no split recall. It gives you a total and the lap number. You can't go back and see what you ran. That sort of stinks. But overall its not a bad watch. I loved the compass feature it fit well and it looked good. But for the $50 I paid for the thing I really can't complain to much. Its pretty good.