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Customer Review

on 8 December 2012
This watch ticks all the boxes. It's a classic style quartz watch with a twist, the inverted display. The display looks great and works well enough to be user friendly in everyday life. As other reviewers have pointed out, it can be difficult to read in low light conditions, but the illumination works great to allieviate this problem.  The watch wears really well, after you get the band adjusted at a watch shop. The rubberized black steel wristband is very comfortable and looks great. Although it is not a diver's double clasp lock, the clasp is sturdily built to survive a demanding lifestyle.  The watch is just about the right weight, a little heavier than your standard resin wristband g-shock, but it in a pleasant way.  All the functions work well and the solar power assures that the watch won't have have to be opened to change batteries.  This is one of the best aspects about this watch: set it and forget it. I take it to the beach, swim in the ocean, play in the sand with the little ones, go hiking, camping, fishing. No matter what you throw at this watch it can take it. And when you return to the office Monday morning, it'll look smart and your male co-workers will be envious that you found this watch before they did.  

The watch has a few downsides that I can easily live with:
No sapphire glass that would be nice to have in a £110 digital watch
Some of the function indicators are so small you'll need a loupe to see them
The manual is equally small print, get out your reading glasses, if you're over 30
If you have fat fingers the buttons might be hard to push
The auto illumination feature is quirky and takes some training, but there is always the illumination button

Overall a great watch for the money. Not as big and garrish as most g-shocks, but more of a professional look with a back-ops twist.  Before you buy, watch the excellent youtube review of this watch that points out a few quirks of 3159 module this watch is built around: 
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