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With a Chronograph, Alarm and Timer, this casual digital outdoor watch is designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use.
I mainly use this watch for work where we rely on having accurate time. I have been wearing this watch now for 2 weeks. What I like about the watch:
UPDATE (Nov 30, 2019)
This was the perfect watch. Large display, great functions, durable, inexpensive. All of the features on every T48042 I've owned worked great. They last me several years, until the watch band breaks, the face is more scratched than I like, or the control buttons become difficult to get to work. But I have always gotten a great life from them. I like them so much, I have bought nine of them over the past ten years. I have four in reserve right now, so I can continue to have this model after Timex decides to discontinue them.
I've been wearing Timex watches for years. I think they are the best inexpensive watch you can buy. I've never had one fail other than the battery eventually die. I use the 3 alarms extensively but these do use the battery faster than just the time keeping and Indiglo back light. I used to replace bands and batteries but now I just buy a new one every couple of years. I keep the old one for gardening, swimming, etc. They will keep perfect time long after the battery is too low for the alarms and back light. I've spent hours swimming with these, never got water in them.
Have stuck with Timex Ironman watches over recent years but have been repeatedly frustrated and disappointed by the short life of the resin straps .Although you can get a replacement strap it can be very tricky to fit. I tried this and although the strap I received did match the watch product number,I found it impossible to fit it.
I quite like this watch. Numbers are a good size and its to read. Battery lasts well. The raised surround protects the glass well. The functions are easy to navigate and operate nearly as you'd expect. The big disappointment as is so often the case with a lot of watches these days is the rubbish strap. Sure looks fine as new but the different materials stretch at different rates so you get stress at the joins. ... and then it falls apart, after a year and a half. Quite tedious having to get new strap. I had a freebie watch from Runners World before this which got very harsh treatment (it was free after all) and the strap was still going strong after nearly a decade. Why can't Timex manage to do the same on a 20 - 30 pound watch?
I bought this watch on a great time-limited offer in the Amazon sale period last November 2014. The big attraction for me was an everyday watch that lights up and tells me the time when I wake up in the middle of the night. Yes, the Indiglo thing. Marvellous. Unfortunately, little people like pressing the button and, after 8 months of use, the Indiglo flashed and shorted out, never to work again. I've had the battery changed, just in case, but to no avail. All I know now is that, when I wake up in the middle of the night, it's still dark! Amazon site tells me that return is no longer possible, the last chance being 31 Jan 2015. Ah, well.
I'd have given this 3 stars had it worked for more than 5 days, however the back light failed within the week. Check other reviews before considering. It's a shame the quality can't be assured otherwise this would be a decent every day watch.
Brilliant tough little watch. Can't fault it for £10. I bought it for timing legs on my cross-country flying navigation legs. The big display digits, easy-to-activate night light (which stays on a few seconds so you can press the button then hold the watch up to your eyes in turbulence without taking your hands off the yoke) and the little compass - whilst not massively accurate unless you can stand stock-still for ten seconds - is a nice little gadget.