This is the second Timex Ironman Trathlon watch I've used, and the previous one lasted me for about 4 years before I lost it in between movings.
It is a great, lightweight watch, with big numbers and is easy to use. It has 3 time zones, 3 alarms (loud enough to hear from a few rooms away when you are not wearing it) and "ocassion reminders"; this last is a feeble attempt at an appointment alarm, it would be useful if not for the pain it takes to introduce a event.
The strap is rubber, and keeps itself in position without getting in the way when exercising (be it swimming, running or lifting weights), however, when it breaks (all rubber bands will break one day), the shape of the junction (of the band with the watch, that is) will make it impossible to replace it with a standard band, you'll have to get an original one, or use a different way to attach it to your body.
The price on Amazon.co.uk is a steal when compared with brick and mortar stores, at least on BCN, where I live. I just waited for a few more items to put on my shopping cart so I could get free shipping.
I now have (again) a watch that can stand sweat, a few hits, the pool and the sea. I don't fear using it when exercising.