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This is a rubber sports replacement watch band that FITS CASIO G-SHOCK WATCH & OTHERS.
Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex's U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines and India and full scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.
The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the "Switzerland of America." Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey's hands pointing the time.
During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements which emphasized its durability by putting the watch through "torture tests," such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.
The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.
One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.
Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has the style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.
The band is all soft plastic (resin) and looks like it should last. It fit my watch exactly and so far it's comfortable to wear. I am unable to rate "durability" because I've only had the band a few days. I expect a band to last at least 5-10 years. The Timex Expedition watches last many years, but the original band that comes with the watch splits and breaks in less than a year. Replacement bands sold by Timex cost $16 (fabric) to $25 (leather) plus shipping. Timex's secondary market for replacement bands is obviously quite profitable because the bands sell for over half the original cost of the watch. The Resin Sport band only costs $9.99, so is a less expensive option. Although this solid black replacement band doesn't resemble the style of the original band, its functional, inexpensive, and looks good. I won't form an opinion about durability until I've had the replacement band at least a couple years.
This was a replacement for the band on my Timex Expedition watch (about 4 years old). It works well, pretty sturdy, and plain black. Getting the band onto the watch was quite a battle without having the proper tools. I was able to get the first end on fairly easily, but he other side was quite a chore. I finally took the advice of another reviewer and shaved some of the width off the band to get it to connect.
They've apparently changed the mounting on the latest edition of this watch. The mounting part of the band is narrow by a couple mm from the older one and now has little "shoulders" that are wide enough to prevent the band from fitting properly between the lugs. This made it much harder to complete what is already a pain-in-the-neck install until I used a razor knife to trim them off! Why we are still fighting with those little spring pins to mount a watchband in the 21st Century is baffling! Can't somebody figure out a way to make this simpler or are they just too lazy?
5 watches, all different styles and bandwidths. one perfect match. I tried expensive "OEM" Gshocks, but this is the best. REALLY!!
I really like this watchband. It does exactly what I want it to do, and is more durable than the leather band it replaces. I am very happy with purchase. The only issue, and I think this is unavoidable, is that the band/watch slips around on my wrist. The leather never did; that seems to be the only drawback, and it's a small one.
This 18mm band fit my casio ws-300 watch perfectly. The strap itself is a bit stiff. It used to be when I bought this type of band they were as supple as rubber for the first year or so then they would stiffen up with use and exposure. The last two I bought one from Walmart and this one are a good deal stiffer. The stiffer band tends to cause the my watch to shift to the side of my wrist
I installed the Timex watch band on my son's Casio Illuminator and it fit perfectly. The price was slightly cheaper than the Casio's. It took a little longer to install than expected only due to me not using the right tools. I like the looks and feel of the band and the fact that it didn't look or feel cheap. We'll see how durable it is eventually, but I believe it's going to last a long time.
It was a perfect fit for my Timex Expedition watch. I have a watch repair kit, so it was pretty simple to install. Even without the kit, a tiny screwdriver would be all that is needed to replace the watchband. The watch band is even
Despite what an online search had told me, this watch strap does not fit a Timex Expedition (Indiglo, Chrono, Alarm, Timer). To be fair, the seller never claimed it did. The plastic is soft enough, however that it could be modified to fit with a pocketknife. Not what I wanted (my fault), but serviceable and not too expensive, hence my rating.