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I like to know when the bell's going and it's accurate ...
on 15 November 2014
I teach and this watch is "a beast" (that's a compliment) according to the 11-16 year-olds; even the girls. They all assume I've paid silly money for it. One kid guessed £1000 and no-one starts below £100. I use the right dial for GMT/BST and the left for CET and it keeps time well. I like to know when the bell's going and it's accurate but the dial's pretty small and my old eyes have to look over my glasses.
Funny thing; I've seen some claims that the compass and thermometer are decoration only, but not in my case. Sure, my body temp affects it but, off the wrist, it reads around 20 in the house in Blighty and, sitting in the full glare of a warm October in Malaga, it went up to 28. Similarly, as I sat facing the Med Sea, the red pointer of the compass resolutely pointed at me and at the nose of the plane for most of the flight back to Manchester.
It's not especially uncomfortable for its size. I hate wearing watches for a long time but this was no big problem even on warm days. It digs in to the back of the hand a bit when leaning on a desk, but that's all.
Impress the kids (it also scares off the watch sellers walking along Spanish beaches), accurate times, temp and direction all for under a tenner. Excellent.
UPDATE: after a few months, the left side watch has stopped about 5 times. I reset it (easy enough with the other dial) and it held time until the next stop. Minor irritation. Also, the strap band that keeps the excess in has unstitched, followed by the secondary one. I still like it a lot.