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Chunky but nice
on 17 February 2013
I have slim wrists for a bloke so have to choose my watches carefully.
This one was chosen for me by my wife and initially I thought it was rather chunky, however I find it is light and very comfortable to wear.
The watch has Timex's fantastic Indiglo backlight, which on this model normally stays on for as long as the "Indiglo" button is pressed but by holding the button down util it beeps, it can be set to stay on for three seconds after a quick press - this behaviour lasts for three hours before reverting back to normal presumably to save the battery.
There is a date function provided by the digital display (the information above says there isn't one) and this can be the default display rather than the time - press and hold the""alarm" button until the watch beeps.
The digital and analogue times can be set independently plus there is a second time zone available on the digital display (so that's up to three time zones in total). The alarm will work from either of the digital time zones (T1 or T2) and sounds for 20 seconds or until a button is pressed.
The stopwatch has Lap or Split modes and there is also a countdown timer which I haven't used yet.
On the downside, the instructions provided in the box were very confusing (too brief and covering too many models). There is a much better set on the Timex website - look for W223.
Also the luminous markers fade quickly so you'll really need that backlight.
However with plenty of features plus 50m water resistance at under £40 (shop around), this gets a thumbs up.