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Nice watch, shame about the case.
on 30 March 2009
I bought this watch just over a year ago. I needed a watch that wasn't too bulky, was waterproof and that I could read clearly. The tide gizmo was nice to have but the main thing was decent sized numerals. Unfortunately nearly all digital watches are too fussy and cluttered but this one passed muster. After a spell with the manual I got it all working including the tides. Then six weeks later the case broke at the strap mounting point. After a wrangle with Casio's warranty department they agreed not to charge me £17 for a repair and sent me what was obviously a new watch. In the meantime I'd purchased a replacement for the same price as the prospective "repair", so I now had two watches. The second one lasted a few months before the strap came off (same place) while taking my jacket off! I switched to watch number three. This lasted until last week when I went to check the time only to discover the watch had disappeared. Presumably the strap failed at the same place.
I've given up arguing with Casio and reverted to wearing a much cheaper Casio which I've had for several years. It's smaller and lighter and the buttons have a better action. More importantly the case is still intact, albeit with a different strap after the old one broke.
So, from my experience two years would be a very long time for this watch to last. Three or four months is good. Avoid.